TECNO makes the best affordable foldables, flagships, midrange and entry-level smartphones and 2023 has been their year. Yes, they even have a concept rollable smartphone which they’re calling the Phantom Ultimate.
While we wait for those two to be available locally, here are the best TECNO smartphones you can buy in Kenya right now.
TECNO Phantom X2 Series – Ksh 68,000
The Phantom X2 series succeeds the Phantom X series from last year and we have the regular and the Pro versions. The Pro has a retractable portrait lens in the triple main camera setup.
- a slightly curved 6.8″ Super AMOLED display(1080 x 2400 pixels) rocking a 120Hz refresh rate in a 20:9 aspect ratio
- Gorilla Glass Victus
- 32MP selfie camera
- Regular X2: 64MP main camera with OIS + 13MP ultrawide + 2MP macro
- X2 Pro: 50MP main camera with OIS + retractable 50MP portrait lens + 13MP ultrawide
- Dimensity 9000 5G(4nm) chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM
- 256GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage.
- 5160mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging.
Pricing starts at Ksh 68,000 and Ksh 82,000 for the Phantom X2 and the Phantom X2 Pro respectively.
Read our full review here.
TECNO Phantom V Fold – Ksh 129,999
As a first-generation product from TECNO in the foldable space, the Phantom V Fold gets a lot of things right. Flagship design, flagship performance, quality cameras, fast charging and long-lasting battery.
We now have a really good and affordable competitor in the foldable smartphone market in Kenya and globally as well.
- 6.42″ LTPO AMOLED cover screen at 1080p resolution protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
- 7.85″ foldable LTPO AMOLED inner screen at 2K resolution
- 1100 nits in terms of peak brightness and 120hz refresh rate
- Dimensity 9000+ 5G processor, 12GB of RAM with an additional 9GB virtual RAM. We also get up to 512GB of onboard storage
- Android 13 and HiOS 13 Fold, upgradeable to Android 14
- 50MP main, 50MP telephoto with 2X optical zoom(20x Digital Zoom) and 13MP ultrawide.
- 5000mAh battery and supports for 45W wired charging
TECNO Phantom V Fold recommended retail prices(Exclusive of VAT) start at:
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option: Ksh 129,999
- 12GB RAM + 512GB storage option: Ksh 143,999
Read our full review here.
TECNO Spark 10 – Ksh 19,300
I have liked the improvements TECNO has made across the Spark 10 series especially when it comes to photography.
The Spark 10 ticks off most checkboxes but one feature it falls short on is performance. Even with up to 16GB of RAM, the phone still couldn’t keep up with my demanding tasks. A relatively faster chipset would have made the Spark 10 the perfect budget smartphone.
- 6.6″ screen sporting a 90Hz refresh rate and HD resolution
- 16GB of RAM which is 8GB onboard and 8GB virtual.
- storage options starting at 128GB all the way to 256GB for the Pro version
- Android 13 and HiOS 12.6
- Helio G37 chipset
- 50MP main camera and an additional VGA camera
- 8MP front-facing camera
- 5000mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging
- TECNO Spark 10C: Ksh 15,600(4GB/128GB)
- TECNO Spark 10C: Ksh 17,600(8/128)
- TECNO Spark 10: Ksh 19,300(8/128)
TECNO Camon 20 Premier 5G – Ksh 50,999
This is a gorgeous phone both front and back literally.
It also has the brains to match thanks to the latest hardware in the phone. The incredible camera performance is the cherry on top as it can take phenomenal photos even in challenging conditions. The super fast charging and long-lasting battery gets a final tick on the Camon 20 Premier 5G making it a premium midrange smartphone worth considering.
- 6.67″ AMOLED screen rocking 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate.
- Dimensity 8050 5G chipset with 8GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage
- Storage goes all the way to 512GB
- 5000mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging
- 50MP RGBW Pro primary lens with sensor-shift OIS and support for ultra-Steady video, a 108MP ultrawide with autofocus and macro capabilities, and a 2MP depth sensor.
- 32MP selfie camera and an LED flash.
- Camon 20: Ksh 26,999(8+256)
- Camon 20 Pro: Ksh 30,999(8+256)
- Camon 20 Pro 5G: Ksh 39,999(8+256)
- Camon 20 Premier 5G: Ksh 50,999(8+256)
Read our full review here.
Where To Buy
TECNO smartphones are available to purchase at their official stores(8 exclusive stores countrywide), partner retailers and online.
- Nairobi: Greenwood Building(Moi Avenue), Two Rivers Mall, Garden City Mall, BBS Mall, Central Electronics, Edin Communications, Ropem Kenya, SmartHub, TECNO Exclusive Smarthub KTDA, TECNO Exclusive Trendz, TECNO Exclusive Trucom Mama Ngina, Real Team Luthuli, Target Luthuli Shop
- Embu – TECNO Exclusive store
- Kisumu – TECNO Exclusive Store Kenshop(Odinga Oginga St)
- Eldoret – TECNO Exclusive Store – Sajj Wholesalers, Dhaval Emporium
- Thika – TECNO Exclusive Thika Brand Shop(Uhuru St), Orchards Communications(Kwame Nkuruma St)
- Mombasa – Steplink Communications(Digo Road)
- Nakuru – Ropem Telcom(CBD Nakuru), Digitronics(Kenyatta Avenue)
- Meru – Tricom(Nhuri Njeke St), Mkenya Annex
- Malindi – Emirates
- Machakos – TECNO Exclusive Generation Machakos
- Kitui – Generation Planet Electronic
- Kitale – Branded Communication
- Kisii – Fone Fun Kisii(Hospital St), Keromatt Kisii Sansora(Sansora St), TECNO Exclusive Tosaco Holdings(Kissi Hospital road opposite Police line)
- Kericho – Genesis Enterprises, Vision Gate(Naivas)