5 Awesome Budget Smartphones priced under Ksh. 10,000: November 2015

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

Smartphone vendors now focus on the under Ksh. 10,000 segment that for long was dominated by second-rate smartphones that struggled to provide the value that keen smartphone buyers now demand.

For the first time ever we have a great smartphone running Android 5.1 priced under Ksh. 10,000 on the list. That said, here is the best a Ksh. 10,000 budget can get you in Kenya.

Ps. I appreciate for your feedback from the October 2015 Buying Guide

Infinix Hot 2

The Infinix Hot 2 is undoubtedly the best Android smartphone priced under Ksh. 10,000. The Hot 2 features a technical specifications profile that its rivals struggle to beat.


I strongly suggest that you go through a comprehensive review of the Infinix Hot 2 in order to realize why it deserves the #1 Spot on this list.

Infinix Hot 2 Key Specifications

Display: 5.0 inches

CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core

Camera: 8 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-ion 2200 mAh

Price: Ksh. 8,999

Microsoft Lumia 430

The Microsoft Lumia 430 is among the best budget smartphones, we currently have on the market. The Lumia 430 is in fact the most affordable Windows phone that Microsoft has to offer.

[image] Microsoft Lumia 430 unboxing

There are several Lumia smartphones priced under Ksh. 10,000 but the Lumia 430 stands out simply due to the fact it is among the ten smartphones that Microsoft confirmed will be receiving the Windows 10 Mobile update.

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. 8,699

Microsoft Lumia 430 Review

Tecno Boom J5

The Tecno Boom J5 is a budget variant of the Boom J7. The Boom J5 offers most of the features buyers loved about Boom J7 is a slightly smaller package and at a price below Ksh. 10,000.

[image] Tecno Boom J5 Price in Kenya

Tecno Boom J5 Key Specifications

Display: 4.5 Inches

CPU: 1.3 GHz MediaTek Quad-core

Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1950 mAh

Price: Ksh. 9,899

Tecno Boom J5 Review

HTC Desire 310

There is always something premium about the HTC brand. The Desire 310 is one of the most affordable HTC smartphones on the Kenyan market.

[image] HTC Desire 310 Price in Kenya

I would recommend the HTC Desire 310 to the buyer that prioritizes Brand value over everything else.

HTC Desire 310 Key Specifications

Display: 4.5 inches

CPU: Quad‎-core 1.3 GHz Cortex‎-A7

Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Po 2000 mAh

Price: Ksh. 9,999

Wiko Lenny

The Wiko Lenny is a budget smartphone with an impressive specification sheet. The Wiko Lenny features a 5.0-Inch display, runs Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box and is priced below Ksh. 10,000.

[image] Wiko Lenny Price in Kenya

Wiko Lenny Key Specifications

Display: 5.0 inches

CPU: Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7

Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1800 mAh

Price: Ksh. 9,600

Wiko Lenny Review

Bonus: Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 4G

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 4G is an upgrade of the Samsung Galaxy J1. The Galaxy J1 features a number of worthy upgrades that includes a Super-Amoled Display and a Quad-core CPU.


Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Specifications

Display: 4.3 inches

CPU:1.2 Quad-core GHz

Camera: 5 MP

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1900 mAh

Price: Ksh. 11,999

Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 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 :)

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