The 20K to 25K price bracket is the sweet spot when it comes to buying a really good smartphone.

We’ve already compiled our list of the best-value smartphones under 20K and 15K which you can go check out.

We now shift our attention to the best smartphones you can buy for under 25K in Kenya.

Samsung Galaxy A14 – Ksh 24,000

The Galaxy A14 is the latest entry-level device from Samsung. 

It is the company’s most affordable device in the A series.

  • 6.6″ Infinity V display with 1080p resolution and 400 nits
  • Helio G80 chipset
  • 4GB of RAM and 4GB of virtual RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • Android 13 and OneUI Core 5
  • 5000mAh battery with support for 15W fast type-C charging
  • 50MP triple rear setup – 5MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro
  • 13MP selfie camera

Samsung’s software and its upgrade program will definitely convince users already in its ecosystem. 

Read our full review here.

Infinix Hot 30 – Ksh 25,000

Infinix is going to turn 10 later this year. They have been operating in the country for a decade and the Hot series has evolved over the years. 

Infinix is going to turn 10 later this year. They have been operating in the country for a decade and the Hot series has evolved over the years. 

  • 6.78 inch 1080p display that has 90Hz refresh rate and 270Hz touch sampling rate
  • 96% DCI-P3 rich color and WideVine L1 for FHD+ streaming
  • 600 nits peak brightness
  • Stereo speakers with DTS sound
  • Side-mounted fingerprint reader
  • Helio G88 chipset 
  • 8GB onboard and up to 8GB of virtual RAM
  • Storage options start at 128GB and there’s an option to increase with an external microSD card up to 1TB
  • Android 13 and XOS 12.6 user interface
  • 5000mAh battery which supports 33W fast Type-C charging
  • 8MP selfie camera housed at a punch-hole cutout(1080p 30fps)
  • 50MP main with a complementary lens(1440p(2K) at 30fps and 1080p 30fps)

The Infinix Hot 30 is an outstanding choice for a budget device. It has a high-quality display, high refresh rate and speedy processor not only optimized for gaming but heavy multitasking as well and a long-lasting battery that supports fast charging.

Read our full review here.

OPPO A77 4G – Ksh 26,000

OPPO launched the A77 4G last year and is available for Ksh 26,000:

  • Mediatek Helio G35 chipset
  • 4GB RAM and 128GB storage
  • 6.56-inch HD+ screen with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Android 12 and ColorOS 12.1
  • 50MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 5,000mAh battery and 33W fast charging

Realme C55 – Ksh 24,000

Realme C55 is the company’s device launched in April and featured a MiniCapsule similar to Apple’s Dynamic Island.

Realme C55 Mini Capsule
Realme C55 Mini Capsule

The Mini Capsule feature is limited in functionalities and will only show step counts, low battery alerts, data usage, and the phone’s charging status.

  • MediaTek Helio G88
  • 1080p 6.72″ screen with 90Hz refresh rate and brightness peaking at 680 nits
  • 6/8GB RAM and support for virtual RAM expansion which adds 6GB and 8GB virtual RAM.
  • 128GB/256GB of onboard storage
  • Android 13 and Realme UI 4.0
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 64MP main and 2MP complementary
  • 5000mAh battery which supports 33W fast Type-C charging

TECNO Spark 10 Pro – Ksh 25,000

TECNO Spark 10 Pro is the top dog in the Spark 10 series.

  • 6.8-inch 1080p 90hz screen
  • Android 13 and HiOS 12.6
  • Helio G88 chipset
  • 8GB RAM and 8GB virtual
  • 128GB/256GB
  • 50MP main camera and an additional VGA camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • 5000mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging

Read or full review here.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 – Ksh 24,500

Xiaomi officially launched the Redmi Note 12 series early this year.

The lineup includes the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12S and Redmi Note 12.

  • IP53 rating
  • 1080p 6.67″ AMOLED screens with 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. 
  • 5000mAh batteries with support for 33W type-C charging
  • Side-mounted fingerprint readers
  • 48MP main with 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro
  • 13MP selfie camera
  • Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 processor
  • MIU 14 and Android 12. 
  • 4GB RAM and 128GB storage


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    • Infinix Hot is the best deal to be honest it has a nice camera, best storage and a super battery.

  1. Infinix is quite economical with a good quality. The features are amazing and the services offered are highly recommended.

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