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10 Best and Affordable 4G LTE Phones in Kenya

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If you thought your 3G Android smartphone is dope, think again! It’s a new dawn as 4G LTE enabled smartphones prepare to go mainstream. Leading smartphone manufacturers seem to have received the memo and are fast adopting 4G LTE network. With a 4G network, you will have an enjoyable browsing experience.

With Safaricom launching 4G network in Kenya and Airtel, its close competitor, likely to follow suit, it is important to be aware of devices that can support 4G. Today’s assignment is to talk about the best and affordable 4G enabled smartphones in Kenya.

1. Samsung Galaxy J2 – KSh 11,999 on Jumia

Samsung Galaxy J2

This handset retails at KSh 11,999 on Jumia and KSh. 12,500 on Phone Place Kenya.

It is runs on v5.1.1 lollipop, is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor, 4.7-inch screen, 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras,  1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, and boasts a 2000mAh battery capacity.

2. Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo – KSh. 19,500 on Phone Place Kenya

This handset sells at KSh. 19,500 on Phone Place Kenya.

Key features are 1.2GHz Quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8MP primary camera, Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat), and a 4.8-inch screen.

3. Tecno Camon C5 – KSh. 12,000 on Jumia & Kilimall

Tecno Camon C5

This is a great product by Tecno. The 4G LTE-enabled smartphone is not available on Jumia, Phone & Tablets Kenya or Kilimall. Guess you will have to visit Phone Place Kenya and acquire it at KSh. 12,000.

The phone runs on 1.3GHz Quad-core Cortex-a53 CPU, is powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop, has 1GB RAM, 8MP primary camera, and a 2500mAh battery capacity.

4. Tecno W3 LTE – KSh. 7,750 on phone place Kenya

Tecno W3 LTE

This is perhaps the most affordable 4G LTE smartphones. You can get it on Phone Place Kenya at KSh. 7,750.

The specs are that of a mid-range smartphone but we cannot frown over that. The 1.3GHz Quad-core processor, 5MP rear camera, 1GB RAM, 5-Inch screen and 2500mAh battery capacity are perhaps its most outstanding features.

5. Infinix Hot 3 LTE –  KSh. 9,799 on Jumia and KSh. 9,999 on Kilimall.

Infinix Hot 3 LTE

You can get it at KSh. 9,799 on Jumia and KSh. 9,999 on Kilimall.

The features are okay. It runs on 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, a v5.1 Lollipop OS, 2GB RAM, 5.5-inch screen, 13MP primary camera, and is powered by a 3000mAh battery.

6. Infinix Hot S X521

Infinix Hot S

Infinix devotees can breathe a sigh of relief since Infinix has got them covered. Hot S is 4G LTE ready and it sells at KSh. 12,699 on Phone and Tablets Kenya, KSh. 13,000 on Phone Place Kenya, and KSh. 13,899 on Jumia.

The handset has an impressive design in addition to possessing impressive features. It runs on v6.0 Marshmallow, powered by 1.5GHz, 13MP primary camera, a 5.5-inch screen and a 3000mAh battery capacity.

7. Tecno Boom J8

Tecno Boom J8

You can get it on Phone & Tablets Kenya at KSh. 11,999, Phone Place Kenya at KSh. 12,000, and KSh. 14,999 on Jumia.

This was definitely an upgrade from its predecessors. It has nice features such as 1.3GHz 64-bit Quad-core processor, 13MP primary camera, 2GB RAM, 5.5-inch display, and 3000mAh battery capacity.

8. Huawei P9 LITE

Huawei mobile has not been left behind. P9 LITE retails at KSh. 22,800 on Phone Place Kenya and KSh. 18,999 on Jumia.

The handset comes with a 5.2-inch screen, 3000mAh battery capacity, Android 6.0+EMUI 4.1, 3GB RAM, and 13MP primary camera.

9. Tecno Phantom 5

Tecno Phantom 5

This will require you to dig deeper into your pockets. It sells at KSh. 19,999 on Phone &Tablets Kenya and KSh. 19,900 on Phone Place Kenya.

This device reigned supreme before the launch of Tecno Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus. Its features are okay as it runs on a 1.5GHz Octa-core processor, 13MP primary camera, Android v5.1 Lollipop, 3GB RAM, and a 3000mAh battery capacity.

10. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

You can get this handset at KSh. 16,500 on Phone Place Kenya.

To be honest, I did not think Lenovo could pull this one but I was proved wrong. The handset has impressive features such as 1.5GHz Octa-Core processor, 5.0-inch screen, 2GB RAM, 13MP primary camera, and a 2750mh battery capacity.

In 2017, we expect most smartphone companies to launch 4G LTE enabled gadgets. That translates into a delightful smartphone calendar.

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