The most popular price range among smartphones is priced between 150€ (19,423KES)and 200€(25,000KES). The real problem is recognizing among these the best models for value for money because if it is true that in this price range, the quality should begin to be satisfactory, it is also true that the rip-off is around the corner. It is easy to buy something already old.
We discover in this shopping guide the best smartphones at 25,000KES which, even if they are cheap, we can buy without problems because they are modern, sufficiently equipped and fast to perform any daily activity.
Best smartphones at 25,000KES
Before we headlong into smartphones to buy, it is always advisable to look at the technical features to keep an eye on this specific price range, especially if we want to buy the smartphone in a physical store or shopping center.
Discovering the best smartphones at 200€ becomes more difficult because to avoid rip-offs we have to compare, more than the technical characteristics, the reviews of those who used them and the general impressions, to discover the weaknesses (which are always at these figures) and if it is a great smartphone. Indeed, at these figures, we will never talk about the top of the range (even if we look for refurbished or regenerated), but those who care about saving can find excellent compromises. The features that must not be missing in a 200€ (25,000KES)smartphone are:
Everyone now uses the fingerprint reader or unlocking it with their face, so we don’t choose models without this quick access security system.
At least 4 GB of RAM: With that amount of RAM, the Android operating system and modern apps (including messaging apps and social apps) can run smoothly.
At least 64 GB of internal storage.
This amount is now the bare minimum to hold all the apps and media files that we can generate during use, especially if we take many high-resolution photos or receive many multimedia messages on WhatsApp groups. The presence of a slot for micro sd’s is a factor not to be underestimated so that you can expand the capacity at any time.
Display of at least 6 inches
we no longer go down below this display size but orient ourselves on models with fragile edges, to the point of being able to hold 6 inches without difficulty (being just over 5.5 inches large with a non-thin shell, typical of older smartphones).
Octa-core processors have become the standard. They offer an attractive compromise between power and power savings (since they are two quad-core processors side by side, one more powerful and the other designed for energy saving).
having the dual-slot will allow us to use two different SIM (one per home and one per office, for example) without having two other smartphones.
The battery of at least 4000 mAh
To arrive quietly until the evening with good autonomy, we recommend focusing only on models that provide at least 3000 mAh of lithium battery.
Almost all smartphones have three or more sensors for the rear camera so that you can take very nice photos in any light condition.
To make contactless payments without even pulling out the credit card (especially these days), it is advisable to focus only on models that integrate the NFC chip, indispensable to pay by approaching the screen to the POS (to pay with Google Pay or other similar systems).
Recent operating system
We try to focus only on models with Android 10 or higher since previous versions risk becoming obsolete in a short time.
These are the features that we absolutely must look at before buying; other sponsored features on information sheets or cards (such as Camera Megapixels, pixel displays, speaker numbers, etc.) can also be ignored, as they either don’t live up to the most expensive products or they’re not there at all.
After seeing together, the features must have a good smartphone under 25,000KES, let’s now see which smartphone models it is better to bet on for value for money. All products are available on famous known retailers such as Amazon and Jumia or your best physical retailers you can get in town.
The first phone to consider in this price range is the Nokia 3.4. It is available for less than 19,422KES. On this phone, we find a 6.39-inch 19:9 HD+ display, 1560×720 pixel resolution, Dual Sim support,64 GB of internal memory, 4 GB of RAM, Triple Rear Camera, Android 10 operating system, and 4000mAh battery.
Another exciting smartphone that we can consider. It is available for KES 25,000. On this phone, we find a 6.53-inch display, FHD resolution, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of Internal memory, triple 48MP rear camera, 6000 mAh battery, dual Speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, and MIUI for POCO operating system (based on Android 10).
Motorola Moto G 10
Among the phones available in this price range, we also point out the Motorola Moto G 10. It is also available for less than KES 25,000. This phone boasts a 6.5-inch display with Max Vision technology, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, quadruple 48MP rear chamber, 5000mAh battery, NFC sensor, Dual SIM support, and Android 11 operating system.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
This smartphone boasts a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with DotDisplay technology, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of RAM, 48MP wide-angle multiple cameras, 5000mAh battery, 33W fast charging, and MIUI operating system (based on Android 10). It is also available for less than KES 25,000
Samsung Galaxy M12
This phone features a 6.5-inch HD display, a Samsung Octa-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal (expandable) memory, a 48MP Quad Camera system, a 5,000mAh battery, and an Android 11 operating system.
Among the most powerful phones we can find in this price range certainly stands out the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC, available for less than 25,000 KSH.
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
This phone boasts a 6.67-inch display, 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution, Snapdragon 732G processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, quadruple 64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera, 5160mAh battery, NFC sensor, Dual SIM support, and MIUI for POCO operating system (based on Android 10). It is also available within the same price range as the phones mentioned above.
If we intend to spend less than 25,000KSH, the mobile phones available are much higher than those that manufacturers sold up to 3 or 4 years ago:
- They have everything you need.
- They are fast.
- They have good cameras.
- They have excellent operating systems (optimized to work with reasonable amounts of RAM and internal memory).