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Top 21 Best Cheapest Phones In Kenya Under 10k [May 2021]

Are you looking for one of the cheapest phones in Kenya? Well, your search is over. In this list are the 21 best cheapest Android phones you can get for less than 10k.

Granted, you won’t get the best of features in a smartphone, but the phones below have more than enough features considering their prices.

From the cheapest smartphone in the market to the best budget phone in 2020, you’ll definitely find what you need.

And, to simplify things, I’ve also shared a link to the phone’s official stores (run by the manufacturer or authorized dealer in Kenya) to help you order as soon as you decide.

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the list and see which phone has what you need at the price you can afford…

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NOTE: Phone prices and availability do change almost daily, and so will the phones on this list. While I’ll always do my best to update the list, don’t hesitate to visit sites such as Sky.Garden  Jiji Kenya to by you gadget at competitive prices.

Safaricom Neon Ray

Neon smartphones are arguable the most popular brands in Kenya going by the numbers sold so far. A press release by Safaricom indicated they had sold over 600,000 Neon units by September 2019.

The secret being Safaricom Neon smartphones two-fold; coming from a trusted brand and offering more features for less. Neon Ray is no different when it comes to features. In fact, it is better.

Safaricom Neon Ray LTE, as it is commonly known, is a combination of superior connectivity, decent battery life, and ample storage. Here is a brief look at the cheapest android phone in terms of features.

Safaricom Neon Ray LTE Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5 inches IPS LCD Screen (480 x 854 px) and 196 PPI
    • CAMERA: 5 MP depth sensor, f2.2 Aperture, LED flash
    • SELFIE: 2 MP, f2.0 Aperture,
    • STORAGE: 8GB Internal, MicroSD up to 32GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.3 GHz Quad-core, MediaTek Cortex-A53 CPU and 1GB RAM
    • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 2000 mAh, removable
    • FEATURES: Single SIM, FM Radio, 4G
    • COLORS: Black

The 5″ IPS Display gives you brighter colors from a different angle and is sufficient to enjoy watching your favorite video on YouTube. In fact, the low resolution is a blessing in disguise as saves on battery juice.

The 2000 mAh can comfortably take you through a busy day.

On the Camera front, the cheapest android smartphone in Kenya gives you something workable. Don’t expect crisp photos or some crazy zooming, but the 5Mp  has a wider aperture for decent pictures in well-lit areas.

And, you have 8GB to store your pictures and the option to even expand it further (with a Memory Card) to 32GB.

While you’d expect Safaricom Neon Ray to hang and overheat every now and then (considering the price), that’s not the case. The MediaTek processor works with 1GB RAM for fluid user experience.

Again, the Android Go Edition is made for smartphones with entry specs.

Other features you’d enjoy while using this phone include but not limited to a faster 4G connection and FM Radio.

Further Reading: Safaricom Neon Ray LTE

As long as you can use Safaricom SIM 24/7 and accept the Black Color, Neon Ray is one of the cheapest phones in Kenya to buy.

Wiko Sunny 4

If you want a smartphone that fits into your palm without compromising on the design, then Wiko Sunny 4 is your go-to phone. Definitely, one of the cheapest phones in Kenya, Sunny 4 isn’t so shy on features.

Wiko Sunny 4 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5 inch TFT Screen (480 x 854 px) and 196 PPI
    • CAMERA: 5 MP with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  5MP with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 16GB Internal, MicroSD up to 32GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.3Ghz Cortex A7 CPU and 1GB RAM
    • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 2200 mAh, no fast charging
    • FEATURES: Radio, Dual SIM,
    • COLORS: comes in dark grey, blue, or gold

You get a bright 5″ Display with a 480p resolution. The advantage of such a low resolution is longer battery life. In other words, the 2200mAh will give you enough juice to get through the day without a recharge.

Being a cheap phone doesn’t mean Wiko Sunny 4 is without a decent camera. The smartphone rocks 5Mp on the front and back. Both lenses are supported by a LED flash to get you clear pictures even in low light. Wiko also has 16GB ROM so that you can store your pictures and favorite playlists.

The 1GB RAM with a 1.3GHz Cortex A7 Processor ensures sufficient speed to operate such a small phone. And yes, Wiko Sunny 4 comes in 3 colors (i.e. dark grey, blue, or gold) to match your needs.

Further Reading: Wiko Sunny 4

Itel A33

Itel A33 is comfortable to use with one hand and packed with all the features you’d expect in a basic smartphone. The word basic should not mislead you thought for A33 has so much to offer for so little.

Itel A33 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5 inch IPS LCD Screen (480 x 854 px) and 219 PPI
    • CAMERA: 5 MP with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  2MP with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 16GB Internal, MicroSD up to 32GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.3Ghz Mediatek MT6580 CPU and 1GB RAM
    • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
    • BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
    • FEATURES: Fingerprint, Radio, Dual SIM Standby,
    • COLORS: Champagne Gold, City Blue, Piano Black

The phone rocks a 5″ inch with a 480p resolution. While such a resolution won’t give you the crisp pictures and videos you see in high-end gadgets, the power consumption won’t be as aggressive. That means the 3 is your phone of choice.

Further Reading: Itel A33

Nokia C1

Nokia C1 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5.45 inches IPS LCD Screen (480 x 960 px) and 197 PPI
    • CAMERA: 5 MP with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  5MP with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 16GB Internal, MicroSD up to 64GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.3Ghz Quad-Core CPU and 1GB RAM
    • OS: Android 9 Pie Go Edition
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 2500 mAh, Removable
    • FEATURES: Radio, Nano-SIM Dual Standby,
    • COLORS: Black, Red

Another powerful but cost-effective gadget from Nokia

Further Reading: Nokia C1

Nokia C2

Nokia C2 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5.7 inches IPS LCD Screen (720 x 1440 px) and 282 PPI
    • CAMERA:5 MP f/2.2 autofocus with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  5MP with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 16GB Internal, MicroSD up to 64GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.4Ghz Quad-Core Unisoc CPU and 1GB RAM
    • OS: Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)
    • BATTERY: Removable 2800 mAh
    • FEATURES: Google Assistant Button, LTE
    • COLORS: Cyan, Black

A significant upgrade of Nokia C1 is this cheap phone

Related: Best Nokia Phones In Kenya

Further Reading: Nokia C2

Wiko y61

A phablet for the price of a feature phone is how I’d describe Wiko Y61. This gadget has a sleek design (made of premium plastic) and fluid software to boot. You get the faster 4G connectivity and Standby Dual SIM.

Wiko Y61 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6 inch IPS LCD Screen (480 x 960px) and 194 PPI
    • CAMERA: 8 MP with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  5MP with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 128GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio A20 CPU, 2GB RAM
    • OS: Android 10 Go Edition
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 3000 mAh
    • FEATURES: Stereo Radio, fingerprint, Google Assistant Button
    • COLORS: Deep Grey, Deep Green, and Gold

Wiko’s immersive 6″ IPS Screen with scratch-resistant glass is a great bargain considering the price. And since it only rocks a 480p resolution, the 3000mAh battery will certainly last you a full day of heavy use.

Speaking of heavy use, you can comfortably take photos with the 8MP rear camera or clear selfies using the 5MP front camera. Both cameras have LED flash for low-light photography and use the fluid Go Camera Software. And, you don’t have to worry about storage as Wiko Y61 comes with 32GB internal storage (expandable to 128GB using a MicroSD Card).

The affordable Wiko runs on Andriod 10 Go Edition to guarantee timely updates. The latest Operating System is supported by 2GB RAM and Quad-Core MediaTek  Helio A20 CPU to ensure your phone doesn’t freeze during heavy use.

Last but not least, Wiko y61 boasts of a fingerprint reader and comes in Deep Grey, Deep Green, and Gold colors for your taste.

Further Reading: Wiko Y61

Ulefone Note 7

Ulefone Note 7 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.1 inches Waterdrop Screen (600 x 1280 px) and 232 PPI
    • CAMERA: 8MP Main, 2MP bokeh, and 2MP with LED Flash & HDR
    • SELFIE:  5MP, 720p video @30fpswith LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 64GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.3Ghz MediaTek 6580 CPU and 3GB RAM
    • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
    • BATTERY: Li-Po 3500 mAh, non-removable
    • FEATURES: Stereo FM radio, Dual SIM,
    • COLORS: Black, Gold, Twilight

One of the most popular budget phones is Ulefone Note 7

Related: Best Ulefone Phones in Kenya

Further Reading: Ulefone Note 7 

X-Tigi V29 Pro

X-Tigi V29 Pro Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.1″ IPS TFT  (600 x 1280px)
    • CAMERA:8.0MP + 2.0MP AF Flash
    • SELFIE: 5MP Flash
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 32GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.3Ghz MTK6580 Quad-core and 2GB RAM
    • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
    • BATTERY: Li-polymer 4000 mAh, no fast charging
    • FEATURES: Fingerprint, dual sim, Face Unlock
    • COLORS: Grey, Gold, 3G

You want a feature-rich smartphone that doesn’t come at a great price then this is your phone of choice

Related: Best X-Tigi phones in Kenya

Further Reading: X-Tigi V29 Pro

Oukitel C15 Pro

Oukitel C15 Pro Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.1 inches 2.5D Screen (600 x 1280 px) and 300PPI
    • CAMERA: 8MP +2MP with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  5MP with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 32GB
    • CPU & RAM: 2.0Ghz MT6761 CPU and 3GB RAM
    • OS: Android 9 Pie
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 3200 mAh, no fast charging
    • FEATURES: Face ID, Fingerprint
    • COLORS: Classic Black, Gradient Blue

Looking for a phone that doesn’t compromise on the processing power then Oukitel C15 Pro

Related: Best Oukitel Phones In Kenya

Further Reading: Oukitel C15 Pro

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5.0 inches PLS TFT Screen (540 x 960 px) and 220 PPI
    • CAMERA: 5 MP f/1.9, AF, LED flash, HDR
    • SELFIE:  5MP f/2.2, LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 16GB Internal, MicroSD up to 256GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.6Ghz Exynos 7870 Octa-core CPU, 1GB RAM
    • OS: Android 8 Oreo Go Edition
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 2600 mAh, removable
    • FEATURES: FM Radio, 4G, Dual SIM,
    • COLORS: Black, Blue, Red, Gold

A new low-cost entry into a crowded market but one that easily stood out

Related: Bestselling Samsung Phones in Kenya

Further Reading: Samsung Galaxy A2 Core

X-Tigi V30 Max

X-Tigi V30 Max Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6 inches TFT IPS Screen (600 x 1280px)
    • CAMERA: 8MP + 2MP with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  5MP FF Camera
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 32GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.3Ghz MTK6737 Quad-Core CPU and 3GB RAM
    • OS: Android 9 Pie
    • BATTERY: Li-polymer 4000 mAh, no fast charging
    • FEATURES: Fingerprint, Dual SIM, 4G
    • COLORS: dark grey, Green

Another wonderful upgrade from the Chinese phone maker

Further Reading: X-Tigi V30 Max

Tecno Pop 3 Plus

Tecno Pop 3 Specs

    • DISPLAY:  6.52 inches IPS LCD Screen (720 x 1600px) and 269 PPI
    • CAMERA: 8MP, AF, HDR, Panorama with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  8MP, f/2.0 HDR with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 16GB Internal, MicroSD up to 128GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.8Ghz MediaTek Helio A22 CPU and 1GB RAM
    • OS: Android 9 Pie, HIOS 5.5
    • BATTERY: Li-polymer 4000 mAh, non-removable
    • FEATURES: Fingerprint, FM Radio, Dual Sim standby
    • COLORS: Midnight Black, Vacation Blue, Hillier Purple

You already know how popular Tecno is in the country. Here is one of their best phones

Related: Best Tecno Phones In Kenya

Further Reading: Tecno Pop 3 Plus

Cubot R15 Pro

Cubot R15 Pro Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.26 inches water drop IPS Screen (720 x 1520 px) and 295 PPI
    • CAMERA: 16MP + 2MP with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  13MP
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 128GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.3 MT6580P Quad-core CPU and 3GB RAM
    • OS: Android 9 Pie
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 3000 mAh, removable
    • FEATURES: Fingerprint, FaceID, Type-C
    • COLORS: Aurora, Green, Black

Cubot is known to make some of the most versatile but affordable phones

Related: Best Cubot Phones In Kenya

Further Reading: Cubot R15

Infinix Smart 4

Infinix Smart 4 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.6 inches LCD IPS Screen (720 x 1600px) and 266 PPI
    • CAMERA: 8 MP + QVGA FF with Dual-LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  5MP with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 256GB
    • CPU & RAM: 2.0 Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 CPU and 2GB RAM
    • OS: Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition)
    • BATTERY: Li-Polymer 4000 mAh, no fast charging
    • FEATURES: Fingerprint, FM Radio, Dual SIM,
    • COLORS: Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple

Infinix is the second most popular smartphone brand in kenya and there is a good reason for that

Related: Best Infinix Phones in Kenya

Further Reading: Infinix Smart 4

Nokia 3.1

Nokia 3.1 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5.2 inches IPS LCD (720 x 1440px) and 310 PPI
    • CAMERA: 13MP f/2.0 AF, HDR with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  8MP f/2.0 HDR
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 128GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.5Ghz MT6750N Octa-Core CPU and 3GB RAM
    • OS: Android 9, Android One
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 2990 mAh, non-removable
    • FEATURES: Radio, Dual SIM standby, LTE, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • COLORS: Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, White/Iron

Another great alternative from Nokia and one that’s bound to cost you less

Further Reading: Nokia 3.1 

Infinix Smart 5

Infinix Smart 5 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.6 inches IPS LCD Screen (720 x 1600px) and 266 PPI
    • CAMERA: 8MP + with Triple-LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  8MP with Dual-LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 128GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.8 Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 CPU and 2GB RAM
    • OS: Android 10 Go Edition
    • BATTERY: Li-Po 5000 mAh, no fast charging
    • FEATURES: Radio, Dual SIM,
    • COLORS: Ocean Wave, Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black

An exciting upgrade to smart 4 comes with even larger battery

Further Reading: Infinix Smart 5

Huawei Y5p

Huawei Y5p Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5.45 inches IPS LCD Screen (720 x 1440px) and 295 PPI
    • CAMERA: 8MP (f/2.0 aperture), AF with LED flash, HDR, panorama
    • SELFIE: 5MP (f/2.2 aperture), FF
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 512GB
    • CPU & RAM: 2.0Ghz Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22 CPU and 2GB RAM
    • OS: Android 10, EMUI 10.1, no Google Play Services
    • BATTERY: Li-Po 3020 mAh, non-removable
    • FEATURES: FM Radio, Dual SIM standby,
    • COLORS: Mint Green, Midnight Black, Phantom Blue

If you don’t care about Google Apps, then this is your cheapest Huawei phone

Related: Best Huawei Phones in Kenya

Further Reading: Huawei Y5P

Vivo Y1s

Vivo Y1s Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.2 inches IPS LCD Screen (720 x 1520 px) and 276PPI
    • CAMERA: 13MP (f/2.2 aperture), AF with LED Flash
    • SELFIE:  5MP, (f/1.8 aperture), FF
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 256GB
    • CPU & RAM: 2.3Ghz Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 CPU and 2GB RAM
    • OS: Funtouch OS_10.5(based on Android 10)
    • BATTERY: Li-Po 4030 mAh, non-removable
    • FEATURES: Stereo FM radio, Dual Standby, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G
    • COLORS: Aurora Blue, Olive Black

This is the entry point of Vivo phones.

Related: Best Vivo phones in Kenya

Further Reading: Vivo Y1s

Umidigi A7

Umidigi A7 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.49 inches LTPS 2.5D Screen (720 x 1560px) and 196 PPI
    • CAMERA:16MP (Main) + 8MP (ultra-wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 5MP (macro)
    • SELFIE: 16MP f/2.0, Face recognition
    • STORAGE: 64GB Internal, MicroSD up to 256GB
    • CPU & RAM: 2.3Ghz MediaTek, Helio P20 CPU, and 4GB RAM
    • OS: Stock Android 10
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion4150 mAh, fast charging
    • FEATURES: Fingerprint, Electronic Compass, 4G, Type-C
    • COLORS: Midnight Green, Space Gray

The spec sheet of this phone contrast the price

Related: Best Umidigi Phones In Kenya

Further Reading: Umidigi A7

Lenovo K5 Note

Lenovo K5 Note Specs

    • DISPLAY: 5.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD Screen (1080 x 1920px) and 401 PPI
    • CAMERA:13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
    • SELFIE:  8MP with LED Flash
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 128GB
    • CPU & RAM: 1.8GHz Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 CPU and 3GB RAM
    • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
    • BATTERY: Li-Ion 3500 mAh, non-removable
    • FEATURES: Dolby Sound, Fingerprint, LTE, Hybrid Dual SIM
    • COLORS: Silver, Gold, Gray

The oldest model on this list but still with features very few modern phones can match

Further Reading: Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Realme C11

Realme C11 Specs

    • DISPLAY: 6.5 inches IPS LCD Screen (720 x 1560 px) and 270 PPI
    • CAMERA: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
    • SELFIE: 5 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide)
    • STORAGE: 32GB Internal, MicroSD up to 32GB
    • CPU & RAM: 2.3Ghz MediaTek Helio G35 CPU and 2GB RAM
    • OS: Android 10, Realme UI 1.0
    • BATTERY: Li-P0 5000 mAh, no fast charging
    • FEATURES: FM Radio, Dual Standby, Bluetooth 5.0
    • COLORS: Mint Green, Pepper Grey

Realme is a new entrant in the phone market in Kenya and already hitting airwaves.

Related: Best Realme Phones In Kenya

Further Reading: Realme C11

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