You can now access 5G in Kenya thanks to Safaricom. Currently, Xiaomi is among the few manufacturers whose devices can readily access the network. Other manufacturers will need to send out updates to their phones to enable access.
Also, Xiaomi boasts some of the most affordable 5G handsets in the market right now. Meaning you don’t need to spend lots of money to acquire a 5G device.
Here’s a list of Xiaomi 5G phones in Kenya:
- Redmi 10 5G – for KES 26,200 with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.
- Redmi 10 5G – for KES 28,700 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
- Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G – for KES 49,900 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
- Xiaomi 11T Pro – for KES 64,500 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
- Xiaomi 12 – for KES 89,600 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
- Xiaomi 12 Pro – for KES 105,000 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
We can break down the devices above from budget to high-end. With the Redmi NOTE 10 devices being the budget offerings. The Redmi NOTE 11 and 11T Pro can be categorised as mid-rangers. While the Xiaomi 12 Series go as the high end devices.
Redmi 10 5G:
The Redmi 10 5G is an addition to the Redmi 10 lineup offering 5G at a more affordable price range. It is the first in the series to offer 5G support powered by the Dimensity 700 chip. It has a 5000mAh battery and comes with a 22.5w charger in the box, though it charges at 18W.
Redmi NOTE 11 Pro+ 5G:
It is the first Redmi NOTE device to feature Xiaomi’s crazy 120W fast charging which should charge the 4500mAh battery in a mere 15mins from zero. It is powered by Mediatek’s Dimensity 920 chipset competing with the likes of the OPPO Reno and the Infinix Zero Ultra.
Xiaomi 11T Pro:
This has been our favourite normal-form-factor device ever since picking up one in December of 2022. It supports 120W fast charging, is powerful thanks to the Snapdragon 888 processor, and has an amazing display.
Xiaomi 12 Series:
The flagship devices from Xiaomi this year. These boast the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM. You can read more of the phones here.