Here Are Some of the Safaricom Open Day 2020 Smartphone Deals

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Safaricom has been running its Open Day deals on e-commerce site Masoko. Open Day features a series of discounts for a variety of devices, mostly smartphones.

We have rounded up a few devices that we think will appeal to customers, particularly those that purchase handhelds from the carrier.

Also worth noting is that these devices are single-SIM models because the operator never sells dual-SIM smartphones, so if the feature is important to you, then you might want look elsewhere.


With that in mind, these are some of devices that caught put eye.

Nokia 2.3

HMD has been selling Nokia devices in Kenya for a while now. The 2.3 succeeds the 2.2 from last year, and is equipped with the following features:

Nokia 2.3 Specifications

PriceKes.12,300
Display
TypeIPS LCD / w Always On
Size6.2" (19:9)
Resolution720 x 1520 pixels
Protection-
Platform
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10; Android One
ChipsetMediatek Helio A22
CPUQuad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Memory
RAM2GB
Internal32GB
ExternalmicroSD, up to 512GB
Network
Technology4G LTE
SIMDual SIM
Camera
Main13 MP, f/2.2 and
2 MP depth sensor

Advanced imaging for low light shots, Recommended shot
Front5 MP, f/2.4
Battery
Size4000mAh
TypeLi-Ion
ColorsCyan Green, Sand, Charcoal
FeaturesGoogle Assistant button

Current price: KES 10000 from KES 12200

Infinix S5

Infinix S5 back

The S series from Infinix has always been about cameras for the entry-level segment, so if that is your jam, then you will not go wrong here.

Infinix S5 Specifications and Price in Kenya

DisplayTypeIPS LCD display with punch hole
Price64GB/4GB Kshs 16,499
128GB/6GB Kshs 20,999
Size6.6" HD+ with 20:9 aspect ratio and 480 nits rightness
Resolution720*1600
Protection2.5D glass covering
PlatformOperating SystemXOS v5.5 Cheetah on top of Android Pie
ChipsetMediatek’s Helio P22 SoC
CPUocta-core processor Cortex-A53 processors clocking at 2.2GHz.
GPUPowerVR GE8320 GPU
MemoryRAM4GB
Internal64GB
ExternalmicroSD, up to 256GB
NetworkTechnology4G LTE connectivity
SIMDual SIM
CameraMain16MP main camera, 5MP ultrawide(114-degree field of view), 2MP for depth and a 2MP low-light sensor., phase detection autofocus, Quad LED flash, 5MP shoots macro photos and videos,
Front32 MP with with 4-in-1 pixels plus AI 3D Face Beauty mode
BatterySize4000mAh
TypeLi-Ion
ColorsQuetzal Cyan and Violet
FeaturesRear Fingerprint reader

Price: KES 15500 from KES 16700

Nokia 4.2

nokia 4.2

This is another capable device by HMD. Similar to other phones from the manufacturer, the 4.2 ships with stock Android, and rocks Android 10.

Specs:

Display 
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.71"
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio
Platform
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); Android One
ChipsetQualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPUAdreno 505
Memory
Internal32 GB, 3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
ExternalmicroSD, up to 400 GB
Camera
Front8 MP, f/2.0
Rear13 MP, f/2.2
2 MP, depth sensor
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Colours Black, Pink Sand
Price KES 18,500

Price: KES 15500 from KES 16700

Samsung Tab A8

Android tablets have always been let-down, but some manufacturers such as Samsung keep making them. This one is priced reasonably well, and can be a great tool for kids.

Specs:

Display: 8”, 1280 by 800

Cameras: Main – 8 MP, Selfie – 2 MP

Chipset: S429

Memory: 32 GB, 2 GB RAM

OS: Android 9 Pie

Price: KES 16000 from KES 17700

Samsung Galaxy A51

This is Samsung’s best-selling phone in 2020 so far. We put it to test alongside Huawei nova 7i, and it scored some key points. You can find out more from the video linked below.

Specs:

SoCExynos 9611 (10nm)
RAM4/6GB
Storage64/128 GB
DisplaySuper AMOLED 6.5" 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Main camerasQuad
48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide),
12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide),
5 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), dedicated macro camera
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Selfie camera32 MP
Battery4000 mAh, 15W fast-charging
SoftwareAndroid 10.0 running One UI 2
3.5 mm jackYes
FeaturesUnder the display finger-print reader, NFC, FM
Weight172 g
PriceKES 30000

Price: KES 33000 from KES 35400

OPPO A1K

OPPO A1K Specifications

DisplayTypeIPS LCD display with notch
PriceKsh 15,000 - Ksh 17,000
Size6.1”
Resolution720*1520 (19.5:9 aspect ratio)
Protection-
PlatformOperating SystemColorOS 6.0 on top of Android 9.0 Pie
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P22
CPUCortex A53 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz
GPUPowerVR GE8320
MemoryRAM2GB
Internal32GB
ExternalmicroSD, up to 256GB
NetworkTechnology4G LTE
SIMDual SIM
CameraMain8 MP
Front5 MP
BatterySize4000mAh
TypeLi-Ion
ColorsBlack, Red, Accented Blue
FeaturesNo rear Fingerprint reader

Price: KES 11500 from KES 12750

The pricing in the specs (recommended) list is different from what Safaricom is asking for these devices, so you might want to take note of that. Lastly, we know there are better options out here, but Safaricom has always been known to offer better warranties, and has traditionally been slapping their wares with a higher price tag.

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