Gone are days when you had to break the bank to afford a quality phone. Cutthroat competition has seen prices fall considerably while manufacturers continue to improve on quality to stay ahead of the pack. Here are some smartphones packed with features that make their pricing too good to be true.
1. Motorola Moto C
Motorola was once a big player in the cell phone industry until the smartphone revolution almost threw the company under the bus. However, the brand was able to quickly get back on its feet and jostle with other players for the cake.
The Moto C is one of its budget smartphones packed with features like 1GB RAM for the 3G version and 2GB for the 4G version. The selfie camera is 2MP while the rear camera has a 5MP resolution.
Internal memory is 8GB and 16GB for the 3G and 4G versions respectively. It runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) and is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Cortex A53 processor. The battery packs a paltry 2350 mAh. The Moto C 3G version retails at Ksh 8,399 while the 4G version retails at Ksh 9,999
2. Tecno Spark K7
Tecno has evolved to become one of the big players in the mid-range and low-end segments. They have shown marked improvement in design and quality while at the same time maintaining low-pricing.
The Spark K7 boasts of 16GB internal storage space, 1GB RAM, a 5MP front facing camera and 13MP for the rear shooter. Other notable features include 5.5-inch IPS screen with a 2.5D front glass panel.
The phone runs on android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 2.2 and is powered by a 3000mAh battery. The phone is available on Jumia at Ksh 8,999
3. Infinix Hot 5 Lite (X559)
Infinix is another Chinese mid-range smartphone manufacturer that has vastly improved to give high end manufacturers a run for their money.
The Hot 5 Lite is packed with 16GB internal storage space, 1GB RAM, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 5.5-inch HD screen, 5MP front and 8MP rear cameras. The smartphone is powered by a 4000mAh battery that guarantees a day of full charge for heavy users. The phone is available on Jumia at Ksh 9,325
4. Huawei Y5 II
Huawei rose from a low-end smartphone manufacturer to become one of the most popular brands in the world. In August of this year the brand had sold more units than Apple’s iPhone, rising to occupy second position after Samsung.
The Y5 II is a budget smartphone with a premium feel. Its key features include 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, expandable to 32GB via micro SD, 5.0-inch IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz Quadcore Cortex A53.
The selfie shooter has a resolution of 2MP while the rear comes at 8MP that can compete with 13MP cameras of most mid-range to low-end smartphones. It runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) layered with Huawei custom Emotion UI 3.1. The battery has a capacity of 2200mAH. It is retailing on Jumia at Ksh 9,999.
5. Infinix Smart (X5010)
I am trying to maintain brand diversity on this list but could not resist this mouth-watering deal from Infinix. The phone’s quick specs include a 5.0-inch IPS HD display, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB RAM, 2MP front and 8MP rear cameras with dual LED flash. It runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) layered with XOS 2.2. It has an average battery capacity of 3060mAh. The phone is available on Jumia at Ksh 7,999.