One advantage of the rapid evolution of mobile telephony is that you no longer have to break the bank to own a smartphone with premium features.
That comes as a relief as most people are price-cautious at the very beginning of the year.
Here are some great 4G smartphones retailing for 15k or under this January.
Tecno Spark K7 Plus (Kshs. 10,799)
The Spark 7 Plus is a swankier version of the Spark 7. It has a 6.0-inch HD IPS display, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) layered with HiOS and is powered by a 1.3GHz Octa-core processor.
The device has a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie camera. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
The phone has 4G LTE support.
The Tecno Spark 7 Plus is powered by a 3400mAh battery to last through heavy use.
Samsung Grand Prime Plus (Kshs. 10,900)
Samsung is known for premium devices but they also do manufacture quality devices for customers on a budget.
The reasonably priced Grand Prime Plus has a Super AMOLED 5.0-inch PLS TFT display with Gorilla Glass protection.
It runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and is powered by a Quad-core 1.4GHz processor.
Memory is taken care of with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD of up to 256GB.
It has an 8MP primary camera and 5MP selfie camera with an LED flash.
The device supports 4G LTE network standard and it is powered by a 2600mAh battery.
Huawei Y5 2017 (Kshs. 10,999)
Huawei is another Chinese device manufacturer known make phones to cater for almost every customer segment while not compromising on quality.
The Y5 2017 has a 5.0-inch IPS LCD HD display, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and is powered by a Quad-core 1.4GHz processor.
It has an 8MP front camera and a 5MP back camera. It has sufficient memory with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
The device has 4G LTE capability and is equipped with 3000mAh battery to get you through a day of heavy use.
Tecno Camon CX Air (Kshs. 13,390)
The Camon series from Tecno are known for their camera-centric approach and the CX Air does not disappoint in that regard.
The CX Air has a 5.5-inch HD IPS display, runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) layered with HiOS 2.0 and is powered by a 1.25GHz Quad-core processor.
The memory department is well-catered for with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage.
The device has a 13MP selfie shooter with a dual-LED flash. The back camera is also 13MP.
The device has 4G LTE capability and fingerprint scanner for fool-proof security.
The device draws its juice from a 3200mAh battery, sufficient for heavy use.
Infinix Note 4 – X572 (Kshs. 13,999)
The Note 4 came in hot on the heels of its highly successful predecessor; the Note 3.
It runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat), layered with Infinix XOS 2.2 and is powered by an Octa-core processor.
The device has a 5.7-inch FHD display, 13MP + 8MP camera with dual LED flash, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
The device has 4G LTE capability.
It’s 4,300mAh battery is more than enough to get you through heavy use. It’s fast-charge feature guarantees 45% charge in only 30 minutes.