One thing you can always say about Xiaomi phones is this: you get good value for money at whatever price point. That’s something not so many companies can boast of. And it is the main reason on our best devices under KES. 10,000, Xiaomi has remained the leader with its A-Series.
Here are the top Xiaomi phones you should consider buying right now if you’re in the market for a Xiaomi device. The affiliate links will lead you to Jumia, but you can consider any other stores of your choosing. Let’s go:
Xiaomi Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C:
The Redmi 9A is the best phone for less than KES. 10,000. The problem is this, many sellers currently have it at just above that price point. Some argue its thanks to the US dollar. While others say it is because of the demand. All in all, you’re getting 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a good Helio A25 processor, with 5000mAh of battery. This is something only the Realme C11 can compete with for the same budget. Buy it online here.
Xiaomi Redmi 9:
If you have a little more money, this is the best under 15k device to go for. It builds up on the Redmi 9A’s approach by bumping up RAM and Storage to 4GB and 64GB respectively. It also uses a more powerful Helio G80 processor (which is good for gaming at this price point). The battery is almost the same at 5020mAh but there’s now USB Type-C. There’s also now a more serious set of cameras, plus a fingerprint scanner at the back. Buy it for KES. 14,999 here.
Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 10 Series:
Xiaomi has recently announced it is bringing to the market two new devices; the Redmi NOTE 10 and the Redmi NOTE 10 Pro. Both are really really good devices. Since they’re not yet available online, you will need to get them from Xiaomi stores in Nairobi. The Redmi NOTE 10 Pro retails from KES. 27,499 for the 6/64GB variant to KES. 31,899 for the 8/128GB variant. The Redmi NOTE 10 goes for KES. 19,499 for the 4/64GB variant, KES. 21,499 for the 4/128GB model, and KES. 23,499 for the 6/128GB model.
Xiaomi has plans to make the POCO brand standalone in Kenya, as they did in India. But before that happens, the devices will still be listed as Xiaomi phones. The POCO M3 is exciting because of a couple of reasons. First it is only KES. 15,099 yet for that you get 128GB storage. There’s a huge 6000mAh battery, 4GB RAM, a 48MP main camera, and a really good processor at this price point: the Snapdragon 662. That’s something no other company can boast of at this price. Check it out here.
Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 9 Series:
The Redmi NOTE 10 succeed the Redmi NOTE 9 Series. Which are also still really good devices. And now they’re much more affordable. The Redmi NOTE 9 with a 48MP main camera, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, a Helio G85 processor, and a 5020mAh battery is retailing at KES. 15,999. Check it out here.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite:
Yes, the Mi 11 Ultra is currently one of the most talked-about phones in the world right now. But that one’s pretty expensive. You can consider the Mi 11 Lite currently available from another Xiaomi retailer in the market. For KES. 37,000 you get 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, a 6.55-inch AMOLED Display, a 108MP rear camera all powered by a 4250mAh battery. Check it out here.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro:
If you’re willing to go all-in on affordable flagships, here’s one with 5G support for you. The Mi 10T goes for KES. 55,000 and features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, a 144Hz 6.67-inch display, a 108MP main camera, a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging out of the box. Check it out here. You can also consider the normal Mi 10T which is KES. 50,000.
What other Xiaomi phones would you have loved to see on this list that are available locally. Share them in the comments section below with full details.