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PHONES UNDER 20K IN KENYA 2022 Leave a comment

This year’s budget phones pack a punch of new flagship features. We’ve tested multiple brands and models that cost 20K and below and established that they deliver more than expected. The phones offer capable cameras, big-enough displays for watching videos and playing games and plenty of battery life to get you through the day. These are the best phones in 2022 under 20K in Kenya based on our testing and reviews.

1. Samsung Galaxy A13

The Galaxy A13 is an economical 4G phone with model number SM-A136B. Its design features a more detailed 6.6” Infinity-V display with a Quad Camera system, Featuring Macro, Depth and Ultra wide lenses. The A13 works at a lightning speed with Octa-Core processing power and 32MB of expandable storage. Those who have an average income can buy it easily at our store. Samsung Galaxy A13 Price in Kenya is Ksh. 19,999.

Samsung Galaxy A13 main specs and Features:

  • Display: PLS LCD, 6.6 inches, 102.0 cm2
  • Chipset: Exynos 850 (8nm)
  • Operating System: Android 12, One UI 4.1
  • Rear Camera: Quad, 50MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • Selfie camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 4GB RAM 128GB Internal Storage
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, 15W Fast Charging

2. Xiaomi Redmi 10 2022

Xiaomi Redmi 10 (2022) is an Android Enterprise Recommended budget smartphone that retails at a price of Ksh. 19,900. This new smartphone is the successor to Redmi 10 that launched in 2021. Redmi 10 (2022) offers among many a next-level photography, Impressive Speakers, a large battery, high performance and a beautiful outlook.

Redmi 10 2022 main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD, 6.5 inches
  • Main Camera: Quad, 50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Software: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

3. Realme C25Y

Realme C25Y is another power packed phone equipped with several unmatched features. This phone is similar to the Realme C25 and Narzo 30A. If you are looking for a budget friendly smartphone with almost flagship features, the Realme C25Y is the best option. Its price of Ksh. 18,000 makes it rank among Phones Under 20K in Kenya 2022. At this price, you get a 50MP AI Camera, All-day performance, a Unisoc T618 Powerful Processor, and a large Display all packed in line Aesthetic design.

   Realme C25Y main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD, 6.5 inches
  • Main Camera: Tripple, 50 MP + + 2 MP + 2 MP
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Software: Android 11, Realme UI R
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W

4. Oppo A16K

The Oppo A16K is no doubt gaining much positive fame. You would not fail to mention it in the list of Phones Under 20K in Kenya 2022. This is because it is a pocket-friendly device, and at a price of Ksh. 17,000 it is offering so much. The device has a water drop-style screen notch display and comes supported by an Helio G35 processor by Mediatek. Further, the device arrives with a 13-MP introductory lens and a 5-MP front camera. Also, it features a 4,230mAh strong battery. With no doubts this phone will be your best investment in 2022.

Oppo A16K main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD, 6.52 inches
  • Main Camera: Single,13 MP
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Software: Android 11, ColorOS 11.1
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Po 4230 mAh
  • Charging: Fast charging 10W

5. Xiaomi Redmi 10A

Xiaomi Redmi 10A is a silk, compact smartphone fueled by a non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery and a MediaTek Helio chipset. The Redmi 10A is here to make your life simpler and smoother. There is no need to worry about battery running out, a 5000mAh battery has your back. In general, the Redmi 10A brings celebration for those who like a high performing phone with honest pricing!

Redmi 10A main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD 6.53-Inches
  • Main Camera: Single, 13 MP
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Software: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable

6. Tecno Spark 9T

The Spark Series is Tecno’s best selling smartphone sub-brand and thanks to this year’s Spark 9T coming in with a couple of cool nice-to-have for the price. The body of Spark 9T is plastic but in a glossy kind . It also has the flat edges we saw in Camon 19 Pro 5G. Running the Spark 9T is the Android 12 with HiOS 8.6 on top. The Spark 9T comes with 4G of RAM that can be bumped up to 6GB with some magic they call memory fusion. Performance is the key feature in Spark 9T. It runs things reasonably from Apps, Multitasking and Gaming all are perfect that’s why we recommend this phone to you.

Tecno Spark 9T main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD 6.53-Inches
  • Main Camera: Single, 13 MP + 2 MP + QVGA
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 32 MP (wide)
  • Software: Android 12, HIOS 8.6
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable

7. Infinix Hot 12i 

The Infinix Hot 12i  is a decent budget friendly smartphone that makes it to the Phones Under 20K in Kenya 2022. The phone was announced in April 2022. Your security is the top priority when it comes to Infinix Hot 12i, so say goodbye to snooping eyes from strangers. There is no doubt that the Hot 12i is a midrange killer and will introduce a new beginning, thanks to many upgraded features. Frankly speaking, the Hot 12i blew our expectations and actually raised the bar for other midrange brands to follow.

For only Ksh. 16,000 you get 4GB ROM Super Storage with Files-Cleanup, Up to 7GB Extended RAM, a 5000mAh Power Marathon for lasting fun, a 13MP F1.8 Wide aperture Triple Camera, a 6.6” IPS Premium Super Bright Display and a Cinematic DTS Audio Processor.

Infinix Hot 12i main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD 6.53-Inches
  • Main Camera: Single, 13 MP + QVGA + QVGA
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Software: Android 11, XOS 7.6
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable

8. Xiaomi Redmi A1+

Redmi A1+ is Xiaomi’s new entry level smartphone launched in Kenya on 8th October 2022. The budget smartphone is targeted towards those who want to either upgrade from  a feature phone or get their hands on the android mobile operating system for the first time.

There is a water-drop notch at the top of the display. The screen, like its predecessor Redmi A1, has an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 Pixels. In addition to its fine display, the phone runs Android 12. The amazing AI design with leather texture finish adds great grip, stylish looks and smudge free touch to the smartphone. The smartphone also packs a huge 5000mAh battery with a 10W charger in the box, now you do not have to worry about running out of Charger. This also comes with OTG support.

Redmi A1+ main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD, 6.52 inches
  • Main Camera: Dual, 8 MP + 0.3 MP
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Software: Android 12, MIUI 12
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 32GB 2GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

9. Samsung Galaxy A03s

Samsung Galaxy A03s is another budget smartphone from Samsung that offers you a chance to expand your view to the 6.5 Inch infinity -V display of Galaxy A03s and see what you’ve been missing. And with HD+ technology, your everyday content looks sharp, crisp and clear. For only Ksh. 17,000 you get a smartphone that features an easy on eye and hand design with a Macro Camera that allows you to pay attention to the tiny details. The camera App also lets you adjust the depth of field in your photos with just a simple touch. 

Here at Phones&Tablets KE we recommend this phone because it’s the power you need to keep  you going. The 5000mAh power house lets you keep doing what you do for hours on end.

Samsung Galaxy A03s main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD, 6.52 inches
  • Main Camera: Dual, 8 MP + 0.3 MP
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Software: Android 12, MIUI 12
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 32GB 2GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

10. Infinix Note 12i

Closing our list is the Infinix Note 12i which retails at a Price of Ksh. 20,000. The Note 12i  is a new Infinix model that has first appeared in Kenya. It is a more affordable alternative to the Note 12 and a follow-up to the Note 11i. The phone arrives with a 90Hz IPS LCD and a 5000mAh battery with no 5G connectivity.

The Note 12i gets its muscles from an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) processor that teams up with a 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. With this processor, the phone is much more powerful than the standard Note 12 variant that uses the Helio G88 processor. The processor is touted to deliver an impressive performance with enhanced display and gaming capabilities as well. Another super feature of this phone is the 50MP Ultra Night Camera that makes your photos look like a work of art. The Infinix Note 12i is a more capable budget phone than you know.

Infinix Note 12i main specs and Features:

  • Display: IPS LCD, 90Hz, 6.82”
  • Main Camera: Triple, 50 MP + 2MP + QVGA
  • Selfie Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Software: Android 12, XOS 10.6
  • Network: 4G, 3G, 2G
  • Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000mAh, non-removableCharging: Fast charging 33W

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