The Best 10 Android Smartphones under 10k in Kenya (2019)

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Are you looking for cheap smartphones in Kenya with prices under 10k? Chances are that you will end up with several options.

We sifted through the latest mobile phones available in the Kenyan market, focussing on their prices, without compromising on the best features.

This comprehensive list contains all the best pocket friendly yet powerful smartphones available in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and other towns in Kenya.

1. Infinix Hot 7

(6.2″, 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 3G, Dual SIM @Ksh 9,999)

Infinix Hot 7
Price in Kenya 9,999 /=
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Screen Size 6.2 inches
Display Resolution 720 x 1500 pixels
Processor Speed 1.3GHz
Processor Type Quad-core cortex A7
Connectivity 2G, 3G
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 16GB
Expansion Slot 128GB
Main Camera 13 megapixels
Selfie Camera 8 megapixels
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Powerful Sound Output, Design, Excellent Display and Cameras, Enhanced Security Features
Colors Sandstone Black, Sapphire Blue, Blush Gold, and Bordeaux Red
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This is undeniably one of the best cheap smartphones in Kenya in 2019, if not the very best.

If you are looking for a reliable, prestigious smartphone at less than 10k, then your search ends here.

The Infinix Hot 7 features a 4,000mAh battery and a 6.2 inches HD capacitive touchscreen.

When online and using mobile apps such as Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, and making Phone calls from time to time, a 4000 mAh battery should therefore last 7–10 hours.

For just Ksh 9,999, you get an experience of Android V8.1 Oreo operating system, a 13Mp main camera, and a 8Mp front selfie camera.

2. Huawei Y5 2019

(5.71″, 32GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 3G, Dual SIM @Ksh 9,899)

 

Huawei Y5 2019 in Kenya
Price in Kenya 9,899 /=
Operating System Android 9 Pie
Screen Size 5.71 inches
Display Resolution 1520 x 720 pixels
Processor Speed 2.0GHz
Processor Type Quad-core cortex A53
Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G
Battery Capacity 3020mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 32GB
Expansion Slot 128GB
Main Camera 13 megapixels
Selfie Camera 5 megapixels
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Excellent Display and Cameras, Faux-leather finish
Colors Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown, Modern Black
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If you are looking for a cheap smartphone in Kenya with good features, Huawei Y5 2019 may be your perfect choice.

Featuring a 3020 mAh battery and intelligent power-saving technology, this smartphone gives you more run time hence a better entertainment and gaming experience.

Typically, a smartphone draws 400–500 mA current on average, when using Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Phone calls, etc. from time to time. A 3020 mAh battery should therefore last 6–7 hours.

3. Infinix Smart 2 HD

(6″, 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 3G, Dual SIM @Ksh 8,199)

Infinix Smart 2
Price in Kenya 8,199 /=
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Screen Size 6 inches
Display Resolution 1440 x 720 pixels
Processor Speed 1.3GHz
Processor Type Quad-core cortex A7
Connectivity 2G, 3G
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 16GB
Expansion Slot 128GB
Main Camera 8 megapixels
Selfie Camera 8 megapixels
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Excellent Display
Colors Sandstone Black, Sapphire Blue, Blush Gold, and Bordeaux Red
See Latest Price

 

This cheap but amazing Infinix smartphone features a spectacular 6.0″ HD Display, giving you an awesome experience with videos and graphic images.

With a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and a 8-megapixels rear camera and a 8-megapixels front camera, this smartphone got you covered on matters photos.

The phone also features 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage,expandable up to 128GB.

4. Samsung Galaxy A2 Core

(5″, 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, Dual SIM, 4G @Ksh 7,899)

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core
Price in Kenya 7,899 /=
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Screen Size 5 inches
Display Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Processor Speed 1.6GHz
Processor Type Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G
Battery Capacity 2600mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 16GB
Expansion Slot 512GB
Main Camera 5 megapixels
Selfie Camera 5 megapixels
Pros Affordable Price, Good Display
Colors Black, Blue, Red, Gold
See Latest Price 

 

If you are looking for a cheap smartphone with 4G network, Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is a perfect choice for you.

For only Ksh 7,899 you get a brand new smartphone featuring a 5 inch screen, 16GB internal storage space and 1GB RAM.

A downside you must be prepared to deal with is the relatively low battery capacity of 2,600mAh.

When fully charged, this would only sustain a few hours of intensive online activity.

5. Tecno Pouvoir 3 Air

(6.0″, 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, Dual SIM, 4G @Ksh 8,499)

Tecno Pouvoir 3 Air
Price in Kenya 8,499 /=
Operating System Android 9 Pie (Go edition)
Screen Size 6 inches
Display Resolution 960 x 480 pixels
Processor Speed 2.0GHz
Processor Type Quad-Core
Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G
Battery Capacity 5,000mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 16GB
Expansion Slot 128GB
Main Camera 8 megapixels
Selfie Camera 8 megapixels
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Good Display
Colors Champagne Gold, Midnight Black , Aqua Blue
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If you are looking for a pocket friendly smartphone in Kenya with a good battery capacity, Tecno Pouvoir 3 Air may be your most suitable choice.

This smartphone features a 5000mAh battery, capable of serving your normal mobile phone needs for up to 4 days.

If you travel for long hours, or live in areas without access to the main power grid, this smartphone would help you enjoy consistent usage without worrying of low battery.

Pouvoir-3-Air battery

Powered by 4 processors each with a 2.0Ghz speed, Pouvoir 3 Air can handle multiple simultaneous tasks with ease.

If you are looking for a cheap smartphone that will allow you chat with friends, listen to music, taking selfies, browse the internet or even play your favorite games at the same time, Tecno Pouvoir 3 Air is a perfect choice for you.

6. Infinix Smart 3

(6.2″, 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM, Dual SIM, 4G @Ksh 9,499)

Infinix Smart 3
Price in Kenya 9,499 /=
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Screen Size 6.2 inches
Display Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Processor Speed 1.3GHz
Processor Type Quad-core
Connectivity 2G, 3G
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 16GB
Expansion Slot 128GB
Main Camera 13MP+2MP+QVGA
Selfie Camera 8 Megapixels
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Excellent Display
Colors Midnight Black, Sapphire Cyan
See Latest Price

 

If you are looking for a smartphone that does much more than just the basics, has a powerful battery and is equally pocket friendly, then the Infinix Smart 3 is your best choice.

For Ksh 9,499 only, you get a feel of a 3500 mAh battery and a 6.21 inch screen with IPS display, protected by a durable Scratch Resistant glass.

And for Android gaming lovers, this smartphone has 2GB of RAM, ensuring that your phone speed remains optimum even with several apps running concurrently.

7. Tecno Pop 2 Power

(5.5″, 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, Dual SIM, 3G @Ksh 7,252)

Tecno Pop 2 Power
Price in Kenya 7,252 /=
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
Screen Size 5.5 inches
Display Resolution 960 x 480 pixels
Processor Speed 1.3GHz
Processor Type Quad-Core
Connectivity 2G, 3G
Battery Capacity 4,000mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 16GB
Expansion Slot 128GB
Main Camera 8 megapixels
Selfie Camera 5 megapixels
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Good Display
Colors Champagne Gold, Midnight Black, City Blue
See Latest Price

 

If you are looking for a pocket friendly smartphone in Kenya with a good battery capacity, Tecno Pop 2 power is one of the options to check.

The smartphone’s 4000mAh big battery may be all you need to cater for your heavy daily mobile usage.

If your needs are more inclined to listening to music, gaming and watching your favorite videos, this battery capacity will save you the worries of frequently running out of battery.

What more? Selfie lovers have a whole wealth of amazing features included, among them the 8MP front camera with flash. This makes it possible to take selfies in low-light conditions.

8. Ulefone Note 7 Pro

(6.1″, 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM, Dual SIM, 4G @Ksh 8,299)

Ulefone Note 7 Pro-Features
Price in Kenya 8,299 /=
Operating System Android 9.0
Screen Size 6.1 inches
Display Resolution 600 x 1280 pixels
Processor Speed 1.3GHz
Processor Type Quad-Core
Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G
Battery Capacity 3,500mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 32GB
Expansion Slot 128GB
Main Camera 8MP + 0.3MP + 0.3MP
Selfie Camera 5 megapixels
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Good Display
Colors Black, Gold, Purple
See Latest Price

 

9. Nokia 1 Plus

(5.45″, 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, Dual SIM, 4G @Ksh 7,399)

Nokia 1 Plus
Price in Kenya 8,299 /=
Operating System Android 9 Pie (Go edition)
Screen Size 5.45 inches
Display Resolution 480 x 980 pixels
Processor Speed 1.5GHz
Processor Type Quad-Core Cortex-A53
Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G
Battery Capacity 2,500mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 8GB
Expansion Slot 128GB
Main Camera 8MP 
Selfie Camera 5MP
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Good Display
Colors Black, Red, Blue
See Latest Price

 

Nokia’s android smartphones are doing well in the Kenyan market, partly because of their reliablility and affordability.

The Nokia 1 Plus is powered by a modest 1.5GHz MediaTek processor, with 8GB internal memory and 1Gb RAM.

The 5MP front camera is both for selfies and facial unlock, an additional security feature to safeguard your phone.

The 8MP rear camera with flash produces clear shots even in poor lighting conditions.

10. Tecno Spark 3

(6.2″, 32GB ROM, 2GB RAM, Dual SIM, 4G @Ksh 9,950)

Tecno Spark 3 features
Price in Kenya 9,950 /=
Operating System Android 9 Pie
Screen Size 6.2 inches
Display Resolution 1500 x 720 pixels
Processor Speed 2.0GHz
Processor Type Quad-Core Cortex-A53
Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G
Battery Capacity 3,500mAh
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory (ROM) 32GB
Expansion Slot 32GB
Main Camera 13MP 
Selfie Camera 8MP + 2MP
Pros Long lasting battery, Affordable Price, Good Display
Colors Black, Red, Blue
See Latest Price

 

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