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June 2016: 5 Awesome Budget Smartphones under Ksh. 15,000

June 2, 2016
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Under Ksh. 15,000 is what defines the lower mid-range smartphone segment in Kenya.

It is at this segment that you find the best budget smartphones available on the Kenyan market.

Without any much further ado, here is the best a Ksh. 15,000 budget can get you in Kenya (May 2016 Edition).

P.s: All the smartphones on this list are available online on Jumia Kenya.

Related: How Jumia Kenya Deliveries Work

Infinix Note 2

The Infinix Note 2 is the latest smartphone offering from Infinix Mobile.

[image] Infinix Note 2 Price in Kenya

The smartphone is an upgrade of the extremely popular Infinix Hot Note 2 and it features some really impressive specification that makes it an almost perfect bargain for your cash.

Infinix Note 2 Key Specifications

Display: 6.0 inches

CPU: 1.3 GHz Octa-core

Camera: 13 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 4000mAh

Price: Ksh. 13,999

[Image] Jumia Button

Related: Infinix Note 2 Review

Sony Xperia E4

The Sony Xperia E4 is among the few decent budget Xperia smartphones available in Kenya. The Xperia E4 highlighted features includes a 5.0-inch display and its advertised two-day battery life.

[image] Sony Xperia E4 Technical Specifications

Sony Xperia E4 Key Specifications

Display: 5.0 inches

CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7

Primary Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2300 mAh

Price: Ksh 13,899

[Image] Jumia Button

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

The Galaxy Core Prime is one of the finest Samsung budget smartphones available in Kenya. It’s highlighted features include a 4.5-inches display and its Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 chipset.



Display: 4.5 inches

CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

Primary Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2000 mAh

Price: Ksh. 12,500

[Image] Jumia Button

Related: Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Review 

Tecno Camon C8

The Tecno Camon C8 is marketed as a camera-centric smartphone designed to appeal to digital photography enthusiasts who are out shopping for a solid smartphone while on a budget.

[image] Tecno Camon C8 Price in Kenya

Tecno Camon C8 Key Specifications

Display: 5.0 inches

CPU: Quad-core 1.3GHz Quad-core

Primary Camera: 8 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2500mAh

Price: Ksh. 12,999

[Image] Jumia Button

Related: Tecno Camon C8 Review

Microsoft Lumia 550

The Microsoft Lumia 550 was one of the finest budget Windows Phones smartphones to launch in 2015.


The Lumia 550 is still a fine choice especially if you take into account that it comes with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.

Microsoft Lumia 550 Key Specifications

Display: 4.7-inch

CPU: Octa-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7

Primary Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2100 mAh

Price: Ksh. 13,599

[Image] Jumia Button

Review: Microsoft Lumia 550 Review 

Bonus #1: Infinix Zero 3

The Infinx Zero 3 is a fantastic mid-range priced smartphone that launched just a couple of weeks ago. The Zero 3 is the best smartphone Infinix Mobility has to offer.

[image] Infinix Zero 3 Review 8

Infinix Zero 3 Key Specifications

Display: 5.5 inches

CPU: Octa-Core 2.0 GHz

Primary Camera: 20.7 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 3030 mAh

Price: Ksh. 18,499

[Image] Jumia Button

Review: Infinix Zero 3 Review 

Bonus #2: Tecno Boom J8

The Tecno Boom J8 is one of the latest smartphones to launch in Kenya. The higlights of the smartphone includes its fantastic build quality as well as HiOS (Tecno Mobile new UI)

[image] Tecno Boom J8 Display

Tecno Boom J8 Key Specifications

Display: 5.5 inches

CPU: 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53

Primary Camera: 13 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-ion 3000 mAh

Price: Ksh. 17,999

[Image] Jumia Button

Review: Tecno Boom J8 Review 

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 :)

  • Sponsor Ni Wewe

    How’s 18K under 15K?

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    • Hey,

      Those are under the bonus tag, for buyers who are a bit flexible with their budget

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      • Karleb, It is

        I notice no Cubot makes your list – I dont like their Cameras “interpolations” but hoping to read a review of a surprise all round perfomance – since the batteries are pretty reasonable.

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