Huawei Y7 Prime 2019

It’s that time of the year when you’re looking for a smartphone that seats in the middle of budget, performance and looks. We rounded up these fantastic budget smartphones and the reasons to get or not to get one – all under Ksh 20,000.

Check them out:

Infinix S4

The S series by Infinix is focused on the selfie-taking audience and its other specs will shake up the very competitive budget category dominating the Kenyan smartphone market. It packs:

  • 6.2 inch HD display with a resolution of 720 by 1500 pixels with 2.5D glass covering
  • XOS v5.0 Cheetah on top of Android 9.0 Pie
  • MediaTek Helio P22 processor
  • 3GB or 6GB of RAM & 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage
  • triple rear camera set-up that features a 13MP standard sensor, an 8MP wide-angle sensor and a 2MP depth sensor aligned vertically next to the quad LED flash.
  • 32MP AI-powered selfie camera.
  • a 4000mAh battery
  • The Infinix S4 comes in various colours including gradient blue, purple and Milan black.

If you’re interested in picking one up yourself, the Infinix S4 starts selling on Infinix Mall for Ksh 13,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage variant and Ksh 17,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage variant.

Here’s our full review and our comparison review with the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019.

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019

The Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 is one of the most exciting smartphones from Huawei this year in its Y series as it packs midrange and flagship specs at an affordable price. Here’s a quick rundown of what you get:

  • Display: 6.26″
  • Software: EMUI 8.2 (based on Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • Processor: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450
  • Memory: 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage
  • Main Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4000mAh

Check out our full review here. It retails on Jumia for Ksh 16,499.

Infinix Note 5

If you’re looking for the perfect Infinix, then this is the one. It comes with Android One so you get to experience stock Android without the unnecessary bloatware – it’s also getting Android Pie update, how about that?

On the hardware side, we get:

  • 6.0-inch Full HD Display
  • MediaTek Helio P23 Procesor
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage
  • 4500mAh battery with fast charging support
  • 12MP main camera and a 16MP selfie shooter

Was it made for Instagram? More on this, check out our full review. It is currently retailing on Jumia at Ksh 17,999.


Chinese phone maker OPPO has been releasing some good phones that go in line with modern design trends. The OPPO A83 packs:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD Display
  • Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53 Helio P23 (MT6737T) Procesor
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage
  • 3180mAh battery
  • 13MP main camera and an 8MP selfie shooter

Read our full review here. Get it at Jumia for Ksh 16,500.

Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus was released late last year and packs:

  • 6-inch Full HD Display
  • Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Procesor
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage
  • 3300mAh battery
  • 13MP + 5MP main camera and an 8MP selfie shooter

It is currently retailing on Jumia at Ksh 19,999.

Nokia 5.1 Plus

This mid-range smartphone brings with it a few changes over its successor. The Nokia 5.1 Plus was released early last year and packs:

  • 5.86-inch Display(720p) in a 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Android One 8.1 Oreo now updating to Android Pie
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage and microSD, up to 400 GB
  • 3060mAh battery
  • 13MP main camera and an 8MP selfie shooter

It is currently retailing on Jumia at Ksh 15,799.

We’ll keep updating this list as more phones in this price category continue being released as the year progresses, stay tuned.



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