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A selection of the best smartphones to buy in Kenya right now

The modern-day smartphone offers more power and sophistication than we have ever known before. Folding smartphones are becoming a popular option for users these days, alongside a whole host of other devices which boast impressive functionalities and can house a variety of detailed apps and take impressively high-quality photos, alongside a whole host of other options.

Most people in today’s tech-savvy climate own a smartphone device, but it can be hard to keep up with the latest releases from time to time. In fact, new smartphones are regularly being released as the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Nokia aim to better previous models. The competition in this space is impossible to ignore, especially as innovation continues to grow and new technologies begin to emerge. As a result, smartphone devices have never been so good.

In terms of buying a smartphone, it can tough to choose the ideal option for you. Some people have a big budget, while others are keen to get value for money with a solid device that doesn’t break the bank. With that in mind, here is a look at some of the best options in Kenya right now.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Regarded by many as being the best Samsung phone in the S-series range, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a humongous 108MP primary shooter, which separates its camera out from most of its competitors. On top of this, it has a 5,000mAh battery, Wireless PowerShare, Bezel-less screen, and it also offers water and dust resistance.

Vivo V21

In terms of cost, the Vivo V21 is a solid mid-range option boasting a selection of appealing specs. Not only does this mobile look slick with its stunning design, but it comes with an AMOLED 6.44-inch 90Hz FHD display, a MediaTek Octa-core 800U processor, 128GB storage, 8GB RAM, an impressive camera, and a decent 4000mAh battery. It isn’t the best smartphone you can buy in Kenya at the moment but in terms of value for money it’s most definitely up there.

iPhone 12 Max

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Most people want an iPhone, but they aren’t cheap. In terms of the iPhone 12 Max, you certainly get what you pay for. A hugely powerful device, it features the latest Apple A14 Bionic, 6GB RAM, an amazing 12MP camera ideal for vloggers and keen photographers, while also possessing the power gamers need to play the best online slots at a reputable African casino or tackle the odd game of Among Us with friends. Overall, the iPhone 12 Max is hard to fault, although it is clearly a pricey purchase.

Nokia 1.4 

If you’re on a small budget and are keen to get the most bang for your buck, then the Nokia 1.4 is a fantastic option. Featuring IPS LCD 6.52-inch HD (720 x 1600 pixels) display, a Snapdragon 215 processor, 32GB storage or 2GB storage, an 8MP and 2MP rear cameras, and a 5MP selfie camera, plus a 4000mAh battery, the Nokia 1.4 offers plenty of benefits at a relatively low cost. It certainly isn’t the best smartphone device available in the country, but it still represents excellent value for money.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

A new smartphone many Kenyans are flocking to buy, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro is a beautiful product. Not only is it well designed and looks impressive, but it boasts an extensive catalogue of features too. It has an AMOLED 6.67-inch 120Hz HDR10 FHD display, a Snapdragon 732G processor, an impressive 5,020mAh battery, and a hugely powerful 108MP camera.

Other smartphones worth checking out are the OnePlus Nord, Oppo A93, and the Infinix Note 8.

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