Android phones took Kenya by storm and by the look of things; this is a wave that is here to stay. Manufacturers keep chucking out high-end Android phones to feed the smartphone-hungry market made up of individuals who are looking for better looking phones, better cameras, connectivity and great performance. Below are some of the best Android phones in Kenya in no particular order.
Now let us start with list of some of the Best Android Phones in Kenya:
List of Best Android Phones in Kenya in 2019
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- LG G5
- Infinix Zero 4 Plus
- Tecno Phantom 6 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
- Huawei P9
- HTC Desire 10 Pro
- Huawei GR5
Now let go over these best Android phones in Kenya in a little more detail. Of course, if you need more information, you can click on the appropriate link for a dedicated page to each of the phones listed above.
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Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung has done a tremendous job in staying relevant in the world of smartphones where there are multiple manufacturers all trying to fight for the same market. In Kenya, a lot of the best Android phones in use are from Samsung.
The Galaxy S10 is arguably one of the best Android phones in Kenya. It of course comes it two major variants: the Samsung Galaxy S10, which offers a brilliant 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED display.
The bigger model is the Samsung Galaxy S10+. It has a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display.
Both smartphones are loaded with Android 9 Pie and powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung Exynos processor. You also get 8GB RAM, which makes the device run smoothly (12GB for the plus edition).
Other key features of the Galaxy S10 include a under screen fingerprint sensor, water and dust resistance, fast wireless charging and more.
The Samsung Galaxy S Series has always had great cameras, this model carries on with the heritage. It has a triple camera setup on the back and a 16MP camera upfront.
The Android phone offers 128GB or 512GB internal storage with support for up to 512GB microSD memory card. The price starts at around KSH 76,800. S10 Plus starts at around 93,800 KSH.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Key Specs & Features
- 6.1-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1440 X 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
- Always On Display, HDR10
- Android 9.0 (Pie), One UI with 8GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (USA, China, Latin America), Octa-core Exynos 9810 (EMEA)
- 128GB / 512GB built-in storage and support memory card up to 512GB
- 12MP + 12MP + 16 tri rear camera and 10MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint sensor (under Display)
- Fast Wireless Charging
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 3, 400mAh non removable Li-ion battery
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S10
Jumia.co.ke from KSh 76,500.00 Buy Now
The LG G5 is one of the best Android phones in Kenya. It offers a modular design that enables you add more features or increase battery capacity. It features a 5.5-inch IPS display with a brilliant 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. The smartphone also sports a 16 megapixels rear camera and a 8 megapixels camera.
The G5 runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM. Price in Kenya starts at around 45,000 KSH.
Where to Buy LG G5
Jumia.co.ke from KSh 45,000.00 Buy Now
Infinix Zero 4 Plus
The Infinix Zero 4 Plus is the best phone ever from Infinix a brand that is now very popular in Kenya and across Africa. The phone is powered by a 10-core processor (Mediatek Helio X20) and 4GB RAM for a smooth running smartphone.
Infinix Zero 4 Plus features a massive 5.98-inch display with a premium metal design with a 21MP camera on the back. The 21MP rear camera adds optical image stabilisation for less blurs and reduced shaky videos.
It is probably one of the best Android phones in Kenya if you are looking for value for money. Price in Kenya starts at around 25,500 KSH.
There is also a a more compact Infinix Zero 4, which offers a similar design with a 5.5-inch Display. It comes at a price of 19,000 KSh in Kenya. Both models run on Android 6 (Marshmallow).
Where to Buy Infinix Zero 4 Plus
Jumia.co.ke from KSh 25,500.00 Buy Now
Tecno Phantom 6 Plus
Tecno used a simple strategy to get into the Kenyan mobile phone market; they first introduced cheap feature phones to gain grounds, then they brought in the large touchscreen smartphones, again, at a cheap price and when they became a household brand, they refined their phones, which is why models like the highend/mid-range Phantom 6 Plus exist.
Tecno Phantom 6 Plus is full of amazing features and is probably one of the best Android phones in Kenya right now.
Though cheaper than offerings from heavy-weights like Samsung and LG, Tecno has managed to squeeze in great functions in the phone. Tecno Phantom 6 Plus offers a 6.0-inch full HD display, offers smooth performance with 10-core Mediatek Helio X20 chipset, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), and 4GB RAM.
The smartphone has 21 Megapixel primary camera and a secondary camera of 8 megapixel. Price in Kenya: 29,999 KSh
The smartphone has a smaller cousin, the Tecno Phantom 6, which has a 5.5-inch display and a dual-camera setup on the back. Phantom 6 offers a more modest 8-core chipset and 3GB RAM with a price of 24,500 KSh
Where to Buy Tecno Phantom 6 Plus
Jumia.co.ke from KSh 25,500.00 Buy Now
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
This is another great android phone in Kenya from Samsung. As mentioned, Samsung has become a household name in the Kenyan Smartphone market and you can only expect the brand to appear more than once in this list.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is quite a looker when it comes to physical appearance. Some of the key features that make this phone a great gadget include but not limited to the massive 5.5-inch PLS TFT screen with protective corning Gorilla Glass 3.
It runs on 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 Octa CPU with Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and 3GB RAM. You get a 13 megapixels rear camera and an 8 megapixels front camera. Price in Kenya: from 28,700 KSh.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Jumia.co.ke from KSh 28,699.00 Buy Now
Huawei is another manufacturer that has managed to penetrate the Kenyan Smartphone market. The Company also takes pride in other gadgets such as modems and this helps in keeping it relevant. The company boasts of high quality smartphones one of the best being the Huawei P9.
It is one of the best Android phones in Kenya with a stunning design and impressive specs. Huawei P9 features a brilliant 5.2-inch display.
Other key features of the Huawei P9 include Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), internal storage of 32GB/64GB and 3GB/4GB RAM. Huawei P9 has a Dual 12 megapixel primary camera and an amazing 8 megapixel secondary camera. Price: 42,999 Kenyan Shilling.
Where to Buy Huawei P9
Jumia.co.ke from KSh 42,999.00 Buy Now
HTC Desire 10 Pro
Though HTC is not as popular as Samsung in Kenya, but the company has managed to win some fans in Kenya with its stylishly designed mobile phones. The HTC Desire 10 Pro is one of the best Android phones in Kenya today.
Like is now standard from the brand, the HTC Desire 10 Pro comes in a brilliantly crafted design that matches the good looks with impressive functionality. It features BoomSound Hi-Fi edition stereo speakers for great sound.
HTC Desire 10 Pro key features includes a 5.5-inch screen, operates on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), has a 2.0GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio P10 CPU, a 20 megapixel rear camera and a front camera of 13 megapixel. Price: 39,999 Kenyan Shilling
Where to Buy HTC Desire 10 Pro
Jumia.co.ke from KSh 39,999.00 Buy Now
That is our list of best Android phones in Kenya updated for 2017. The list will be updated as new Android phones are launched in Kenya.