This is the time of the year when telco Safaricom holds its Open Day for customers across the country. The promotion period, which launched a few days ago, is marked by the sale of a variety of devices, particularly mobile phones to customers who are searching for a good deal. While Safaricom traditionally slaps a premium on its wares, it has managed to maintain its reputation through excellent after-sale support. This has helped build trust among folks who continually source their smart handhelds from the carrier.
Before we look at some of the devices that have seen price cuts prior to Open Day deadline in July 15, it should be noted that the nation’s top mobile operator does not sell dual-SIM devices. Therefore, if you cannot work with a single SIM phone, then this is not a place for you. It is also worth noting that you do not need to walk to a Safaricom Shop to snug some of these deals as the carrier’s ecommerce platform Masoko lists the phones. You, however, will need to pay more for your purchase to be shipped to you.
Here are the deals at the shop so far:
This smartphone is at the bottom of Huawei’s chain of devices. It has pretty pedestrian specs, including 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory. It gets the work done, and is favourably pocketable in a market that is filled to the brim with oversized phones.
Here is our review.
Price: KES 8300 from 10500
This is the 2019 model of the popular Y6 model. It is a 6” device with 2 GB/32 GB memory configuration. Safaricom tosses in 2 GB of data after purchase.
Price: KES 13000 down from KES 15000
Huawei Y7 2019
This sits above the Y7 with more RAM at 3GB. It is a modern device with a dew-drop notch as the Y6 2019 that ensures that the front has minimum bezels. It also includes free 2 GB of data.
Price: KES 16500 down form 19000
Huawei P30 Lite
While we never got the chance to publish out P30 Lite review (here is the first impressions story), the device has received a myriad of accolades from users and us in equal measure. It is part of P30 series, Huawei’s current top-of-the-line group of smartphones.
Price: KES 27000 down from KES 31000, although it is cheaper elsewhere.
TECNO SA1S Pro
This is one of the best priced phones for people who are buying a smartphone for the first time or have a tight budget. It has 8 GB of internal memory, a gig of RAM and is quite compact at 4-inches.
Price: KES 5000 from 5700
This one costs slightly mote, but expands the display to 5 inches. The memory is the same as that of the SA1S PRO.
Price: KES 6400 from 7500
This is the non-Pro variant, and packs 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. We reviewed the model here, so you may want to check it out for more details.
Price: KES 14000 from KES 16000
We reviewed the Nokia 3.1 Plus a couple of months ago. It is a great a device, although its current asking price sandwiches it between excellent offerings from TECNO, OPPO, Infinix and its newer sibling the Nokia 4.2. Either way, if good software support is your jam, and you don’t mind a single SIM model, then this should be a good investment.
Price: KES 18500 down from 20000.
Lastly, Safaricom Shop may supplement the current offers with more deals, so you may want to be on the lookout if you are interested in picking a device at a steal, for your or your loved ones.