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5 Best Smartphones Under 10k in Kenya – October 2016

Phones are getting cheap. Cheap phones are getting better. The phones in this list have crazy amazing specs at the prices they go for. They are all less than Ksh. 10,000 ($100).

It has been quite a while now since the last list. And I want to have two more lists – under 15k and under 20k – in the coming few days. So your suggestions are all welcome.

Problem is the smartphone market changes very quickly. And that’s why all my best lists have months attached to them. Meaning this October list will most likely be useless next month.

So this October, these are the 5 best smartphones, in my opinion,  you can get with 10k or less shillings.

-Advertisement- Infinix HOT 40i

Update: I am adding the InnJoo Halo X on top of the list. It hadn’t launched by the time I was writing this, and it blew many away after launch. So you now have 6 phones to choose from!

InnJoo Halo X

innjoo-halo-xIt is almost impossible to believe you can get a 4G phone with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and 3000mAh battery running Android 6 Marshmallow for only Ksh. 7799. And the Halo X gives you exactly that! Get it from Jumia right now.

Infinix Hot 4

The Hot Series is always colourful. Remember the original Hot, this design...This one is the very best undoubtedly. Nothing else comes close to this one. For just Ksh. 9699 you get a 5.5 inch HD display, a 4000mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This will be the new Infinix HOT Note that sold very may units. Get it here.

Xtigi Vision6

XTIGI Vision 6 PosterIt could fall on another list as on Jumia it is 10,499. But the extra 499 I would like to consider as negligible considering this phone gives you a VR Kit, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 13MP back camera all on a massive 6.0″ HD display. Get it here.


W3LTE TECNOThis is the best phone I could say for a first time Android user. It has 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, runs on Android 6.0 and supports 4G networks. And all this for only Ksh. 7,800. Get it here.


I don’t understand how HOTWAV devices on Kilimall have these killer specs at awfully low prices. The IP7 for example is a 5″ HD device with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP back camera and 5MP front camera. It supports 4G networks. It has a killer iPhone design too. But it only costs Ksh. 7000 on Kilimall. I don’t get it. Check it out on Kilimall.

InnJoo Fire 2 LTE

innjoo-fire-2-lteThis phone is pure fire. For only Ksh. 9999 you get a 5 inch display phone with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP back camera and a killer full metal body design. It is a beautiful device. Get it from here.


I don’t want to assure anyone about HOTWAV devices as I haven’t used any. But their Kilimall prices always shock me. Anyone who’s tried a HOTWAV please share that with us.

If you have devices you feel should be on this list, please share so with all of us in the comments sections’.

You make sure you read the respective posts of the phones above. Also make sure you read the best under 10k in May and compare them to those right now.

Phones are getting better and better and at the same time, cheaper and cheaper.



  1. About the Hotwav any one who has used them exploited them thoroughly pliz share we need to know about them

    1. Hi, I have owned hotwav v20 but to be very sincere if you’re planning to purchase one, please don’t. They’re are very fake and I think their specifications are only cosmetic

  2. Where are the Cubots? They abyre far much superior to some of those brands you have put there apart from Infinix.

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