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Best Phones Below 25K

When you are looking for the best camera phones in Kenya, the number of megapixels should not be the only factor that you are considering. Most Kenyan go wrong when they focus on smartphones with cameras with higher megapixels.  This short buying guide is meant to help you buy the best phone if you are planning to spend Ksh. 25000 or less.   When creating the list of best smartphones below 25K, we considered all the features that make a good phone. We also took a closer look at the features that make a quality camera.  Here are the most important factors that you must consider when looking for a quality camera phone:

  • The size of the aperture (f/1.6, f/1.8, f2.2 etc.). Lower is always better.
  • Availability of autofocus, image stabilization and other camera features. Autofocus and image stabilization helps your camera to focus on the desired object correctly to avoid blurred pictures.
  • LED flash – Helps you to capture bright photos in areas with low light.  A phone may have Single LED flash, dual LED flash, Quad-LED flash etc.
  • Number of megapixels – This is important but was deliberately put last because people are too obsessed.  A good quality 8MP camera with all of the essential features listed above can capture better quality photos than a 13Mp camera without these features.

Without further ado, here are the best phones below 25K in Kenya that you can buy right now;

SmartphoneKey SpecsPrice
Xiaomi Redmi Note 76.3", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 12MP + 5MP camera, 4000mAh battery KSh19,450.00
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite6.26", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 12MP + 5MP camera, 3350mAh battery
Honor 8X6.5", 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM, Dual 20MP + 2MP camera, 4000mAh
Oppo A76.2", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 4230mAh
Oppo A56.2", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 4230mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy J8 64GB6.2", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 16MP + 5MP camera, 3500mAh
Nokia 7 Plus6.0", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 12MP + 13MP camera, 3800mAh battery
HTC U11 Eyes6.0", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Single 12MP camera, 3930mAh battery
HTC U12 Life6.0", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Dual 16MP + 5MP camera, 3600mAh battery
Huawei Y9 Prime 20196.59", 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM, Triple 16MP + 8MP + 2MP camera, 4000mAh battery KSh23,299.00
Huawei P30 Lite6.15", 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Triple 20MP + 16MP + 2MP camera, 3650mAh battery KSh26,250.00

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
  • DISPLAY: 6.3 inches, 81.4% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 660
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 256GB – hybrid slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 12MP, Single: 13MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 4000mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Blue, Black, and Twilight Gold

Price In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo KSh13,999.00 Shop Now
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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite 128GB
  • DISPLAY: 6.26 inches, 82.5% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10.2
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 660
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 256GB -hybrid slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 12MP, Front: Single: 24MP, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3350mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Midnight Black, Aurora Blue, and Twilight Gold

Price In Kenya;

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Honor 8X

Honor 8X
  • DISPLAY: 6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 8.1
  • CHIPSET: Hisilicon Kirin 710
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.4GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • RAM: 4GB: 128GB, microSD 400GB – dedicated slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 20MP, Front: Single: 16MP, f/2.0, HDR, 1080p@30fps
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3750mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Black, Blue, Red, and Pink

Price In Kenya;

GadgetsLeo @ Jumia
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Oppo A7

Oppo A7 32GB
  • DISPLAY: 6.2 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo); ColorOS 5.2
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 256GB – dedicated slot
  • CAMERAS: Back Dual: 13MP, Front: Single: 16MP, f/2.0, HDR, 1080p@30fps
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 4230mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Glazing Blue, Dazzling Gold, and Rose Pink

Price In Kenya;

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Oppo A5

Oppo A5
  • DISPLAY: 6.2 inches, 81.2% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1520 pixels
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo); ColorOS 5.1
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 256GB – dedicated slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 13MP, HDR, Front: Single: 8MP, f/2.4
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 4230mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Blue, Pink, and Red

Price In Kenya;

GadgetsLeo @ Jumia
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Samsung Galaxy J8

Samsung Galaxy J8
  • DISPLAY: 6.2 inches, 75.8% screen-to-body ratio, 720 pixels x 1520 pixels resolution
  • OS: Android v8.1 (Oreo)
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • STORAGE: 64GB, microSD up to 512GB
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 16MP Front: Single: 16MP, f/1.9, LED flash
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
  • BATTERY: 3500mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Black, Gold, Blue, and Purple

Price In Kenya;

GadgetsLeo @ Jumia
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Nokia 7 Plus

Nokia 7 Plus
  • DISPLAY: 6.0 inches, 77.2% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio, (403ppi density)
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 660
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 256GB – hybrid slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 12MP, Front: Single: 16MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3800mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Black/Copper and White/Copper

Price In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo
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HTC U11 Eyes

HTC U11 Eyes
  • DISPLAY: 6.0 inches, 78.4% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo); Sense UI
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 652
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • GPU: Adreno 510
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 512GB – uses SIM 2 slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Single: 12MP, Front: Dual: 5 MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3930mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Black, Red, and Blue

Price In Kenya;

GadgetsLeo @ Jumia
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HTC U12 Life

HTC U12 Life
  • DISPLAY: 6.0 inches, 77.7% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (402ppi density)
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • CHIPSET: Snapdragon 636
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 64GB, MicroSD up to 512GB – uses SIM 2 slot
  • CAMERAS: Back: Dual: 16MP, Front: Single: 13MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3600mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Moonlight Blue and Twilight Purple

Price In Kenya;

GadgetsLeo @ Jumia
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Huawei Y9 Prime 2019

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
  • DISPLAY: 6.59 inches, 1080 pixels x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (391ppi density)
  • OS: Android v9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • CHIPSET: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.36GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE: 128GB, microSD, up to 1TB
  • CAMERAS: Back: Triple; 16MP + 8MP + 2MP with panorama, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection & 1080p@30fps
    Front: Single: Mechanical pop-up 16MP, f/2.0
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 4000mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue

Price In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo KSh23,299.00 Shop Now
Phone Place KSh23,300.00 Shop Now

Huawei P30 Lite

Huawei P30 Lite 64GB
  • DISPLAY: 6.15 inches, 1080 pixels x 2340 pixels
  • OS: Android v9.0 (Pie)
  • CHIPSET: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2GHz Cortex A76
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • RAM: 4GB
  • STORAGE : 64GB, MicroSD up to 256GB – hybrid
  • CAMERAS: Back  Triple: 20MP, Front: Single: 32MP
  • SENSORS: Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • BATTERY: 3650mAh battery, non-removable
  • COLORS: Twilight, Black and Midnight Blue

Price In Kenya;

Gadgets Leo KSh26,250.00 Shop Now
Phone Place KSh26,300.00 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.