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Best Smartphones Under 20K

Have you ever wondered about the list of all smartphones you can afford given your particular budget -and in this case, a 20K budget and below? Here are the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya that certainly won’t break your bank. You will be spoilt for choice as all have key premium features while the price is kept under check.

The below best smartphones under 20K in Kenya have brilliant cameras, 4G network capabilities, superb processing powers, great displays, modern platforms, considerate internal memories, sleek designs supplemented with smart features that enhance their offers given their price tags.

The only thing to do after reading this comprehensive guide is for you to make a choice based on small price and features differences since they might matter to you, and of course the brand.

Brands featured in this article include Samsung, Xiaomi, Tecno, Oppo, Huawei, and Nokia. These brands command a significant mass following and their products are top-notch satisfying to the fullest every phone need you have. The way you shoot videos, stream contents, browse through your phone, share, or play games will never be the same again.

Without further ado, here are the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya arranged in no particular order.

Last Updated 27th July, 2020.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 2020: Superb Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 was released in May 2020 and is the editor’s choice in this list of the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya.

This device comes in a sleek body design and weighs only 199g. The body is made of a glass front (Gorilla Glass 5) and a plastic frame with water-repellent coating.

It comes with a 6.53-inch Infinity-O display IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels (HD+). This display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 corning. You will experience immersive viewing in a large crystal clear display.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10.0 –the latest Android operating system. Under the hood are MediaTek Helio chipset and an Octa-core processor cloaked at 2.0 GHz. To offer you a brilliant performance, this processor is paired with 3GB or 4GB RAM. The internal storage is 64GB or 128GB depending on the version. This means a smooth running while streaming, gaming, running apps, browsing, or when sharing.

You want a phone with a premium camera with a guaranteed low price tag? Then choose Xiaomi Redmi Note 9. It has a quad (4) main/rear camera with 48MP primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth camera. The selfie camera is 13MP. This device is for those who love to capture stunning photos, shoot and broadcast clear live videos.

Let us talk about its massive battery. The battery is quite massive with 5020mAh capacity. This means you will do what you love to do with this phone all day long –take pictures, shoot videos, call, stream videos, play games. If you run low, you can power immediately with 18W fast charging and 9W reverse charging.

Other cool features that come with Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared port, and 3.5mm jack.

The price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 in Kenya is KES 17,999

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Best Smartphones Under 20K: Samsung Galaxy M11 2020

Samsung Galaxy M11 was released on March 2020 and is for those who love capturing photos that stand out and a phone that will keep them powered all day long.

Its body is made of a glass front, plastic back, and a plastic flame and only weighs 197g. It comes with a 6.4-inch Infinity-O display with 720 x 1560 pixels which is quite immersive.

Samsung Galaxy M11 runs on One UI 2.0, Samsung’s latest user interface based on Android 10.0 meaning a more smooth experience. It is powered by Snapdragon 450 chipset and an Octa-core processor cloaked at 1.8GHz. This processor is paired with 3GB or 4GB RAM. Content streaming, gaming, browsing, running apps, or sharing is smooth and effortless. Internal storage is 32GB or 64GB depending on the version.

The rear camera is a triple (3) with 13MP primary camera, 5MP ultra-wide sensor, and 2MP depth lens. The selfie camera is 8MP.

The battery with this gadget is also huge with 5000mAh capacity. If you run out of power, you can immediately power on with 15W fast charging.

Other features worth mentioning in Galaxy M11 include 4G network, rear-mounted sensor, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, and an FM radio.

The price for Samsung Galaxy M11 in Kenya is KES 15,480

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Tecno Camon 15 2020: Great Camera

Tecno Camon 15 was released in February 2020. It is one of the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya with generous premium features for a budget price tag. Camon 15 is for those who love a smartphone with a huge immersive display, awesome photo capturing capability, and a massive battery under the hood.

It is built of a glass front, plastic back, and a plastic frame and weighs only 196g with shoal gold, fascinating purple, jade colors to choose from.

Camon 15 comes with a 6.6-inch IPS LCD Infinity-O display with 720 x 1600 pixels (HD).

Tecno Camon 15 runs on HIOS 6.0 based on Android 10.0. It is powered by Helio P22 chipset and an Octa-core processor cloaked at 2.0GHz. To offer you smooth streaming, gaming, browsing, and sharing experience, this Octa-core processor is paired with 4GB RAM. Internal storage is 64GB and there might be no need for cloud-based storage for your files.

Capturing moments is the area this device excels in. Camon 15 comes with a quad (4) rear camera with 48MP primary lens, 2MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth lens, and QVGA. The selfie camera is a single with 16MP.

The battery for Camon 15 is massive too with 5000mAh. This will keep you powered all day long doing what you love to do with this phone.

Other supplementary features on this device include 4G network, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, and FM radio.

Tecno Camon 15 Price in Kenya is KES 17,599

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Best Smartphones Under 20K: Tecno Camon 12 Air 2019

Tecno Camon 12 Air was released on October 2019 and is mostly similar to Camon 12 Pro.

It is made of a glass front, Plastic back, and a plastic frame. It weighs 181g with 3 colors to choose from -Ocean Blue, Alpenglow Gold, and Stellar Purple.

Camon 12 Air IPS LCD Infinity-O display is 6.55 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. As you can see, this display is quite large, clear, and distraction-free.

It runs on HIOS 5.5 based on Android 9.0 pie. Under the hood is Helio A22 or Helio P22 chipset and a Quad-core or Octa-core processor both cloaked at 2.0GHz paired with 3GB or 4GB RAM. Internal storage is 32GB or 64GB depending on the version.

It comes with a triple rear camera with 16MP primary lens, 5MP ultra-wide camera, and 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a single with 8MP and features HDR.

The battery is quite massive with 4000mAh capacity. Unfortunately, Camon 12 Pro has no fast charging.

More features that come with this gadget include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, FM radio, Bluetooth, loudspeaker, and a 3.5mm jack.

Tecno Camon 12 Air price in Kenya is KES 13,189

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Best Smartphones Under 20K: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro 2019

Xiaomi Note 8 Pro was released in September 2019. It is for those who love big immersive display and shooting stunning photos without having to worry about running low in power. If you are looking for a smartphone just to do that and something more, this device is your best bet smartphone under 20K in Kenya.

This gadget’s body is slim made of a glass front, glass back, and a plastic frame and weighs 200g with several colors to choose from -black, red, blue, white, deep-sea blue, midnight blue, electric blue, or twilight orange.

Xiaomi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch Infinity-U display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels (FHD+). It is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. This display is immersive and you will enjoy watching content on it.

It runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 which is upgradable to Android 10.0. Under the hood is Helio G90T chipset and an Octa-core processor cloaked at 2.05GHz. And paired with 6GB or 8GM of RAM, this processor returns high processing performance for video playback, gaming, streaming, and running apps. The internal storage is 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB depending on the version.

The camera for Redmi Note 8 Pro is brilliant and will let you capture the world around you in clear detail. It comes with a quad (4) camera with a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth camera. The selfie camera is a single with 20MP and features HDR and panorama.

What about the battery of Xiaomi note 8? The battery has a capacity of 4500mAh to keep you powered the whole day. In case you run out of power you can power up quickly with 18W fast charging.

Important features worth mentioning also include 4G network, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, FM radio, NFC, infrared, Bluetooth, and 3.5mm jack.

The price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro in Kenya  is KES 19,999

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Samsung Galaxy A21s 2020: Excellent Camera, OS

Samsung Galaxy A21s was released in June 2020 with 4 colors to choose from – black, white, blue, and red. It is the newest phone in this list of the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya

It comes with a 6.5-inch PLS TFT Infinity-O display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. This screen is crystal clear and quite immersive while streaming or watching videos, gaming, browsing, or sharing.

Galaxy A21s runs on Samsung’s latest interface One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 hence a more smooth experience.

Under the hood of this device is Exynos 850 chipset and a 2.4GHz cloaked Octa-core processor and paired with 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM returns a high processing performance when running apps, streaming contents, gaming, and browsing. Internal storage is 32GB or 64GB depending on the version.

Capturing the world around you is one of the areas Samsung Galaxy A21s excels in. It has a quad rear camera with 48MP primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro lens, and another 2MP depth lens. The single selfie is 13MP. It is for those who love to capture moments, shoot, and broadcast live videos.

The battery power is the other area Galaxy A21s excels. It comes with a 5000mAh battery that will keep you powered all day long and no need to worry about working with this phone. If you run low, you can recharge with 15W fast charging.

More features to enjoy in this device include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 4G network, NFC, Bluetooth, and 3.5mm jack.

Samsung Galaxy A21s price in Kenya is KES 19,999

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Best Smartphones Under 20K: Oppo A31 2020

Oppo A31 was released in February 2020 with several colors to choose from – fantasy white, mystery black, and lake green. It is the only Oppo smartphone to feature in this list of the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya.

Its body is made of a glass front, plastic back, and a plastic frame and weighs 180g.

Oppo A31 comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD Infinity-U display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The touchscreen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

It runs on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0. Oppo A31 is powered by Helio P35 chipset and a 2.3GHz cloaked Octa-core processor. This processor is paired with 4G or 6GB RAM to offer you high processing performance. You don’t need external storage since this device offers 64GB or 128GM ROM to store your files.

A31 camera is generous given it budget. It comes with a triple (3) rear camera with 12MP primary camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth lens. The selfie camera is 8MP and features HDR.

Battery is generous too with 4230mAh capacity to keep you powered all day long.

Other great features that come with Oppo A31 are like rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, FM radio, 4G network, Bluetooth, loudspeaker, and 3.5mm jack.

The price of Oppo A31 in Kenya is KES 17,190

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Best Smartphones Under 20K: Tecno Camon 12 Pro 2019

Tecno Camon 12 Pro was released in September 2019. It is not as generous as Camon 15 but also makes generous premium offers to its consumers given its budget.

The body is made of a glass front, plastic back, and a plastic frame. It weighs 161g only and comes in one color -Dawn Blue.

Camon 12 Pro offers crystal clear 6.35-inch AMOLED Infinity-U display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. Trust me you will enjoy every moment while streaming content, gaming, browsing, or sharing in this huge immersive display.

It runs on HIOS 5.5 interface based on Android 9.0 pie. Helio P22 chipset and a 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor powers this device and paired with 6GB RAM, this device returns high processing performance. Camon 12 Pro will handle most of your games, run apps smoothly, stream, and play content effortlessly. Internal storage is 64GB enough to handle most of your files.

The rear camera is a triple with 16MP primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP depth lens. The selfie camera is a single and it quite generous with 32MP and features LED flashlight and HDR.

Tecno Camon 12 Pro battery is the smallest in this list of the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya with only 3500mAh. Will keep you powered but may be ranked average.

More features with this device include Bluetooth, 4G network, under-display fingerprint sensor, FM radio, and 3.5mm jack.

The price of Tecno Camon 12 Pro in Kenya is KES 16,490

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Best Smartphones Under 20K: Samsung Galaxy A20s 2020

Samsung Galaxy A20s was released in October 2020 and it one of the best Smartphones Under 20K in Kenya.

It comes with a sleek body design weighing only 183g. The body is made of a glass front, plastic back, and a plastic frame. The display is Infinity-U type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels (HD+).

It runs on One UI 2.0 based on Android 9.0 upgradable to Android 10.0. One UI 2.0 is the most recent Samsung user interface software hence better performance and layout. Samsung Galaxy A20s has high processing performance backed by Snapdragon 450 chipset and an Octa-core processor paired with 3GB or 4GB RAM. Internal storage is either 32GB or 64GB meaning you won’t struggle storing your files on this device.

With Samsung galaxy A20s, you can take brilliant photos and selfies that stand out. The main/rear camera is a triple (has three cameras) with the 13MP primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 5MP depth lens. The selfie camera is as single with 8MP.

When it comes to the powering of this device, there is no need to worry. Galaxy A20s comes with a massive battery of 4000mAh capacity. You can stream your content, browse, share, and play games all day long and if you run out of power, you can recharge with 15W fast charging.

Other great features that come with this device include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, 4G network, and FM radio.

The price of Samsung Galaxy A20s in Kenya is KES 17,350

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Best Smartphones Under 20K: Huawei Y7p 2020

Released on February 2020 Huawei Y7p is for those who love brilliant camera on a phone.

The body of Y7p is built of a glass front, plastic back, and a plastic frame. It weighs 176g only and comes in 2 colors – aurora blue and midnight black.

This device comes with an immersive 6.39-inch Infinity-O display with 720 x 1560 pixels.

It runs on EMUI 9 interface based on Android 9.0 but, unfortunately, no Google Play Services. It is powered by Kirin 710F chipset and 2.2GHz cortex processor paired with 4GB RAM. The internal storage is 64GB which is quite generous.

The main camera is a triple with brilliant with 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a single with an 8MP lens and features HDR.

Huawei Y7b battery is not bad either but it is beaten by most of the competitors in this list of the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya. It has a capacity of 4000mAh with 10W charging.

Other brilliant features with Y7p include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, FM radio, Bluetooth, 4G network, and a 3.5mm jack.

The price for Huawei Y7p in Kenya is KES 16,799

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Best Smartphones Under 20K: Huawei Y6p 2020

Huawei Y6p was released in May 2020. It is made of a glass front, plastic back, and a plastic frame. It weighs 185g with three colors to choose from -phantom purple, emerald green, and midnight black.

Y6p comes in a 6.3-inch IPS LCD Infinity-U display with 720 x 1600 pixels.

It runs on EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10.0 with no Google Play Services. Huawei Y6p is powered by Helio P22 chipset and an Octa-core processor cloaked at 2.0GHz paired with 3GB or 4GB RAM. Internal storage (ROM) is either 32GB or 64GB depending on version/model.

The rear camera is a triple with 13MP primary sensor, 5MP ultra-wide sensor, and 2MP depth lens. The selfie camera is 8MP.

Battery for this device is massive with 5000mAh and in case you run low in power you can power up quickly with 10W fast charging. Reverse charging is also possible with this Y6p.

The price of Huawei Y6p in Kenya is KES 14,450

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Best smartphones Under 20K: Infinix Note 7 2020

Infinix Note 7 was released in July 2020 and is loaded with a brilliant 48MP camera, 4G network, a massive display, large battery, and considerate internal memory. With that, this device has earned its place in this list of the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya.

It weighs 206g with three colors to choose from -forest green, aether black, and Bolivia blue.

It comes with a 6.95-inch IPS LCD Infinity-O display with a resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels. It is protected by Gorilla Glass corning.

Infinix Note 7 runs on XOS 6.0 interface based on Android 10.0 –the latest android operating system. It is powered by Helio G70 chipset and an Octa-core cloaked at 2.0 GHz paired with 4GB or 6GB RAM. Internal storage is 64GB or 128GB depending on the version which can be expanded through a dedicated microSD slot.

The quad rear camera is impressive with 48MP primary lens, 2MP macro lens, 2MP depth lens, and 2MP dedicated video camera. The rear camera features a quad-LED flash, HDR, and Panorama. The selfie camera is also impressive with a 16MP sensor.

The battery for this gadget is massive with 5000mAh capacity. You can recharge quickly with 18W fast charging in case you run low in power.

More features for this device –side-mounted fingerprint sensor, FM radio, Bluetooth, dual loudspeakers, and a 3.5mm jack to connect to your current headset.

The price of Infinix Note 7 in Kenya is KES 17,799

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Best Smartphone Under 20K: Xiaomi Redmi 8 2019

Xiaomi Redmi 8 was released in October 2019 and features 4G network, 12MP rear camera, and a massive battery.

It weighs 188g with 4 colors to choose from – onyx black, ruby red, sapphire blue, and phantom red.

Redmi 8 comes with a 6.22-inch IPS LCD Infinity-V display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 corning.

It runs on MIUI 11 interface based on Android 9.0 Pie. Redmi Note 8 is powered by Snapdragon 439 chipset and a 1.95GHz Octa-core processor paired with 3/4GB RAM. Internal storage is 32GB/64GB based on the version.

It comes with a dual main camera with 12MP primary lens, 2MP depth sensor and features LED flash, HDR and panorama. The selfie camera is a single with 8MP and features HDR.

The battery is huge with 5000mAh capacity and 18W fast charging.

A rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, wireless FM radio, Infrared port, Bluetooth, loudspeaker, and 3.5mm jack are more features that supplement this device capability.

The price of Xiaomi Redmi 8 in Kenya is KES 13,999

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Other honorable mentions in this list of the best smartphones under 20K in Kenya include Tecno Pouvoir 4, Tecno Spark 5, Oppo A12, Tecno F3, Infinix Note 7 Lite, Tecno Camon 15 Air, Samsung Galaxy A112020, and Samsung Galaxy A10s.

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