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5 Awesome Smartphones under Ksh. 10,000: July 2015

July 1, 2015
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Under Ksh. 10,000 defines the budget smartphone segment in Kenya.

Smartphone vendors are now focusing on this segment that was for long dominated by second-rate smartphones that struggled to provide the value that keen smartphone buyers now demand.

That said, here is the best a Ksh. 10,000 budget can get you in Kenya.

Microsoft Lumia 430

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The Microsoft Lumia 430 is a fine choice if you are out shopping for a solid smartphone priced under Ksh. 10,000. We recently did a review of the gadget and I was really impressed by the value that the Lumia 430 delivers despite its ultra-low price tag.

Microsoft Lumia 430 Key Specifications

Display: 4.0-inch

CPU: Snapdragon™ 200 Dual core 1.2 GHz

Camera: 2 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1500 mAh

Price: Ksh 7,999

Read more about the Microsoft Lumia 430

Tecno Y4

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The Tecno Y4 is currently the cheapest smartphone that Tecno Mobile has to offer.

The Y4 is definitely for the buyer who appreciates a great smartphone design. It may not have a lot to offer in terms of its technical specifications, but still the Y4 drives a perfect bargain for your cash.

Tecno Y4 Key Specifications

Display: 4.0 inches

CPU: 1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9

Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1800mAh

Read more about the Tecno Y4

Price: Ksh. 5,999

Infinix X507

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The Infinix X507 is one of the hottest selling smartphones in the country and if you simply check out its specification sheet, you will understand why.

I mean currently, there is no decent smartphone that offers 16 GB internal memory and is priced at less than Ksh. 10,000.

Infinix X507 Key Specifications

Display: 5.0 inches

CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A7

Camera: 5.0 MP

Battery Capacity: 2000 mAh

Price: Ksh. 7,799

Read more about the Infinix X507

HTC Desire 210

There is always something premium about the HTC brand. The Desire 210 is one of the most affordable HTC smartphones on the Kenyan market.

I would recommend the HTC Desire 210 to the buyer that prioritizes Brand value over everything else.

HTC Desire 210 Key Specifications


Display: 4.0 inches

CPU: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A7

Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Po 1300 mAh

Price: Ksh. 9,999

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Wiko Lenny

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The Wiko Lenny is a budget smartphone with a specification sheet that its rivals simply struggle to beat. The smartphone features a 5.0-Inch display and runs Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box and you get all of this for under Ksh. 10,000.

Price: Ksh. 7,299

Read more about the Wiko Lenny


Samsung Galaxy J1


The Samsung Galaxy J1 should definitely be on this list. The Galaxy J1 features just the basic in features with its highlighted feature being that it is 4G ready, which is kind of a big deal to the buyer in pursuit of high speed internet connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Key Specs

Display: 4.3 inches

CPU: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1850 mAh

Price:  Ksh. 11,999

Read more about the Samsung Galaxy J1

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

  • manu

    Personally I think Infinix x507 should be at the top of the list not because of the price but because it has a quad core and 16gb memory. It is also quite light for a 5 inch phone.

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    • Hi Manu,

      Yeah, the Infinix X507 is a great smartphone. I deliberately avoided ranking the smartphones in a particular order mainly because there are lots of metrics involved in deciding what is the best. I therefore, left that privilege to techies like you :)

      Many Thanks for reading

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