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Best Smartphones Below 20000

We have created a list of the best phones in Kenya under 20000. When you have one of these smartphones, you will always be able to stream videos and download files from the internet at very high speeds, take high quality pictures, play games and run all your everyday applications without problems.  

All phones featured on this page support 4G

Safaricom Kenya was the first mobile network to provide 4G in Kenya. Today, 4G is also available on Telkom, Faiba, and Airtel. 4G phones are not all the same.  Most 4G enabled phones in Kenya under 20K can connect to 4G networks provided by Safaricom, Airtel, and Telkom but only few can connect to the 4G network offered by Faiba. If you are planning to use your phone on the Faiba network, take time to ensure that you check the bands supported. The phone must supports band 28 (700mHz) to be able to connect to Faiba 4G. 

Here are the best smartphones below KSh, 20000 in Kenya updated on 20th November 2019:

SmartphoneKey SpecsPrice
Tecno Camon 11 Pro6.2", 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 16MP + 5MP camera, 3750mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy A206.4", 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Dual 13MP + 5MP camera, 4000mAh battery KSh16,450.00
Samsung Galaxy M206.22", 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Dual 13MP + 5MP camera, 5000mAh KSh17,300.00
Samsung Galaxy A306.4", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 16MP + 5MP camera, 4000mAh KSh22,000.00
Huawei Y7 Prime 20196.26", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 13MP + 5MP camera, 4000mAh battery KSh16,450.00
Nokia 3.1 Plus6.0", 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Dual 13MP + 5MP camera, 3500mAh KSh14,650.00
Nokia 6.1 Plus5.8", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 16MP + 5MP camera, 3060mAh battery KSh16,950.00
HTC Desire 12 Plus6.0", 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Dual 13MP + 8MP camera, 2965mAh battery
HTC U Ultra5.7", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Single 12MP camera, 3000mAh battery
Oppo A3s6.2", 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 4230mAh battery
Infinix Hot S46.2", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Triple 13MP + 8MP + 2MP camera, 4000mAh battery KSh18,400.00
Infinix Note 56.0", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Single 12MP camera, 4500mAh battery KSh14,849.00
Huawei Y9 20196.5", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 16MP + 2MP camera, 4000mAh battery KSh19,750.00

Tecno Camon 11 Pro

Tecno Camon 11 Pro
  • DISPLAY: 6.2 inches, 81.3% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1500 pixels (268ppi density)
  • OS: Android v8.1 (Oreo)
  • CHIPSET: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • STORAGE: 64GB microSD, up to 128GB (dedicated slot)
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 16MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), AF
    5MP, f/2.4, depth sensor, Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama, 1080p@30fps videos
  • Front: Single 24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), LED flash, HDR, 1080p@30fps videos
  • SENSORS: Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • 3750mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Nebula black

Price In Kenya;

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Samsung Galaxy A20

Samsung Galaxy A20
  • DISPLAY: 6.4 inches, 84.2% screen-to-body ratio, 720 pixels x 1560 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 ratio (268ppi density)
  • OS: Android v9.0 (Pie)
  • CHIPSET: Exynos 7884 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz & 6×1.35 GHz)
  • GPU: –
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • STORAGE: 32GB, microSD up to 512GB – dedicated slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 13MP, f/1.9, 28mm-wide, AF
    + 5MP, f/2.2, depth sensor, 1080p@60fps videos
  • Front: Single: 8MP, f/2.2
  • SENSORS: F ingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
  • COLORS: Black, Blue

Prices In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo KSh16,450.00 Shop Now
Phone Place KSh16,500.00 Shop Now

Samsung Galaxy M20

Samsung Galaxy M20
  • DISPLAY: 6.22 inches, 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 pixels x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (409ppi density)
  • OS: Android v8.1 (Oreo)
  • CHIPSET: Exynos 7904 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.1GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM: 3GB
  • STORAGE: 32GB, microSD up to 512GB – dediacted slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 13MP (f/1.9, PDAF) + 5MP (f/2.2, depth sensor), LED flash, panorama, HDR, 1080p@30fps video,
  • Front: Single: 8MP, f/2.0, 1080p@30fps
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 5000mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black

Price In Kenya;

32GB
Gadgets Leo KSh17,250.00 Shop Now
Phone Place KSh17,300.00 Shop Now
64GB
Gadgets Leo KSh18,450.00 Shop Now
Phone Place KSh18,500.00 Shop Now

Samsung Galaxy A30

Samsung Galaxy A30
  • DISPLAY: 6.4 inches,1080 pixels x 2340 pixels
  • OS: Android v9.0 (Pie)
  • CHIPSET: Exynos 7904 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • STORAGE: 64GB, microSD up to 512GB – dedicated slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 16MP, f/1.7 + 5MP f/2.2, LED flash, HDR, panorama, PDAF & 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front: Single 16MP, f/2.0
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 4000mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Black, Blue, and Red

Price In Kenya

GadgetsLeo @ KSh21,950.00 Jumia
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Huawei Y7 Prime 2019

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019
  • DISPLAY: 6.26 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels resolution, 19:9 ratio (269ppi density)
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo); EMUI 8.2
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3GB
  • STORAGE: 32GB, microSD up to 512GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 13MP, f/1.8, PDAF
    2MP, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR, panorama, 1080p@30fps
  • Front: Single: 16MP, f/2.0, 1080p@30fps
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 4000mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Aurora Blue, Midnight Black, Coral Red

Price In Kenya;

32GB
Gadgets Leo KSh15,650.00 Shop Now
Phone Place KSh15,700.00 Shop Now
64GB
Gadgets Leo KSh16,450.00 Shop Now
Phone Place KSh16,500.00 Shop Now

Nokia 3.1 Plus

Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • DISPLAY : 6.0 inches, 77.5% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, (286ppi density)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  • CHIPSET: MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU : PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2GB
  • STORAGE: 16GB, MicroSD up to 400GB – hybrid slot
  • CAMERAS :Back: Dual: 13MP + 5MP
  • Front: Single 8MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3500mAh battery, removable
  • COLORS: Blue, White, Gray

Price In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo KSh14,650.00
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Phone Place KSh14,700.00 Shop Now

Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • DISPLAY : 5.8 inches, 81.5% screen-to-body ratio,1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio, (432ppi density)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 636
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8GHz Kryo 260
  • GPU : Adreno 509
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 400GB – hybrid slot
  • CAMERAS :Back: Dual: 16MP + 5MP
  • Front: Single 16MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3060mAh battery, removable
  • COLORS: Blue, White

Price In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo KSh16,950.00
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Phone Place KSh17,000.00 Shop Now

HTC Desire 12 Plus

HTC Desire 12s
  • DISPLAY: 6.0 inches, 77.6% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1440 pixels
  • OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo); Sense UI
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3GB
  • STORAGE : 32GB, MicroSD up to 512GB – uses SIM 2 slot
  • CAMERAS : Back: Dual: 13MP, Front: Single: 8MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 2965mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Black, Silver, and  Gold

Price In Kenya;

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HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra
  • DISPLAY: 5.7 inches, 72.1% screen-to-body ratio, 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Secondary display, 160 x 1040 pixels, 2 inches
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 821
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-T860MP2
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 512GB – Hybrid slot
  • CAMERAS : Back: Single: 12MP, Front: Single: 16MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3000mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, and Sapphire Blue

Price In Kenya;

GadgetsLeo @ Jumia
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Oppo A3s

Oppo A3s 16GB
  • DISPLAY : 6.2 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 81.2% screen-to-body ratio, 19:9 ratio, (271ppi density)
  • OS : Android 8.1 (Oreo); ColorOS 5.1
  • CHIPSET : Snapdragon 450
  • CPU : Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU : Adreno 506
  • RAM :2GB
  • STORAGE : 16GB, MicroSD up to 256GB – dedicated slot
  • CAMERAS : Back Dual: 13MP, Front: Single: 8MP,
  • SENSORS :Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY : 4230mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS : Red and Dark Purple

Price In Kenya;

GadgetsLeo @ Jumia
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Infinix Hot S4

Infinix Hot S4
  • DISPLAY: 6.2-inch display, 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels resolution, 18:9 ratio (403PPI)
  • OS: Android v8.1 Oreo
  • CHIPSET: MediaTek MT6762
  • CPU: Quad-Core 2.0GHz
  • GPU: Mali
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • STORAGE: 64GB microSD, up to 128GB (dedicated slot)
  • CAMERAS: Back: Triple: 13MP (f/2.0, PDAF) + 8MP (2X optical zoom) + 2MP, Quad-LED flash, HDR, panorama & 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front: Single 20MP, LED flash, facial recognition, 1080p@30fps
  • SENSORS: Face ID, fingerprint(rear), accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope
  • COLORS: Space gray, Nebula blue, Twilight Purple

Price In Kenya;

32GB
Gadgets Leo KSh14,499.00
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64GB
Gadgets Leo KSh18,400.00
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Infinix Note 5

Infinix Note 5
  • DISPLAY: 6.0-inch display, 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels resolution, 18:9 ratio (403PPI)
  • OS: Android v8.1 Oreo; Android One
  • CHIPSET: MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23
  • CPU: Octa Core 1.4GHz
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • STORAGE: 64GB microSD, up to 128GB (dedicated slot)
  • CAMERAS: Back: Single: 12MP, dual LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, panorama & 1080p@30fps
  • Front: Single:16MP, 1080p@30fps
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear), Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope
  • BATTERY: 4500mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Berlin Gray, Ice Blue, Milan Black

Price In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo KSh14,849.00
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Phone Place KSh14,900.00 Shop Now

Huawei Y9 2019

Huawei Y9 2019
  • DISPLAY: 6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo); EMUI 8.2
  • CHIPSET: Hisilicon Kirin 710
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A73
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, microSD, up to 400GB – uses SIM 2 slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 16MP (PDAF) + 2MP (depth sensor), Front: Dual: 13MP + 2MP (depth sensor),
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 4000mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Aurora Purple

Price In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo KSh10,650.00 Shop Now
Phone Place KSh10,700.00 Shop Now
Tonny has been interested in phones and mobile phone technology for as long as he can remember. He loves everything smart – smartwatches, smartphones, smart TVs, etc. He can tell you which phones were released last month, which ones will be released next month and the best phone you can buy at KSH. 20,000. Tony also loves cars and traveling. Reach him via tonny@naiventures.com.