We selected the current best smartphones under 30k in Kenya and analyzed them. We focused on what you consider the most important features on a phone.
Smartphones on our best phones in Kenya under 30k list
- Samsung Galaxy J8
- HTC U-Ultra
- Iphone 6
- Infinix Zero 5 pro
- Nokia 7 plus
- Xiaomi MI A2
What we focused on to come up with the best phones in Kenya under 30k
- Internal Storage Capacity
The winner is not the best in all these categories, but rather it is the phone that best balances all the 6 factors above.
The MI A2 has 12 MP + 20 MP Sony rear cameras with dual LED flash. At the front, Xiaomi has 20 MP camera with a flash. Xiaomi MI A2 shoots 4K videos.
Nokia 7 plus has 12 MP + 13 MP Zeiss cameras. Nokia’s selfie is 16 MP. There is no front facing flash on Nokia 7 plus. You can record 4K videos on this Nokia.
Infinix Zero 5 Pro has 13 MP + 12 MP rear cameras. It has a 16 MP selfie camera with a flash. It is not clear whether it shoots 4K videos or not. Photos of this infinix are grainy.
It is hard to compare Iphone 6 with android phones. It has an 8 MP single rear camera and a 1.2 MP selfie camera. It does not shoot 4K videos and lacks a front facing flash.
HTC U Ultra has a single 12 MP rear facing camera and a 16 MP front camera. You do not get a front facing flash on this HTC. This HTC U Ultra records 4K videos.
Samsung galaxy J8 has 16 MP + 5 MP rear cameras. The front camera is 16 MP and has a flash. You cannot record 4K videos with this Samsung galaxy J8
The best camera phone under 30k in Kenya is the Xiaomi MI A2.
Xiaomi MI A2 has 128 GB internal storage with a 6 GB RAM.
Nokia 7 Plus has 64 GB internal storage and 4 GB of RAM.
Infinix Zero 5 pro has 128 GB ROM and a 6 GB RAM.
Iphone 6 packs 64 GB of internal storage and 1 GB of RAM.
HTC U Ultra has 64 GB of ROM and 4 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy J8 has 64 GB Internal storage and 4 GB of RAM.
The winner with best storage under 30k in Kenya is Xiaomi MI A2 and Infinix Zero 5 Pro
Xiaomi MI A2 has a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh.
Nokia 7 plus packs a 3800 mAh non-removable battery.
Infinix Zero 5 pro has a 4350 mAh battery.
Iphone 6 has a battery capacity of 1810 mAh.
HTC U Ultra carries a 3000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy J8 has a battery capacity of 3500 mAh, which is non-removable
The smartphone with the best battery under 30k in Kenya is the Infinix Zero 5 pro
Xiaomi MI A2 has a 5.99-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 × 2160 and a density of 403 pixels per inch. The screen to body ratio is 77.4%. The screen is IPS LCD capacitive.
Nokia 7 plus has a 6.0 inch IPS LCD screen with a screen resolution of 1080 × 2160. The pixel density of Nokia 7 plus is 403 ppi. This Nokia screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Screen to body ratio is at 77.2%.
Infinix Zero 5 pro packs a 5.98 inch screen with a resolution of 1080 × 1920 pixels. The pixel density of the screen is 368 ppi. Infinix has a screen to body ratio of 71.86%
Iphone 6 has a 4.7 inch with a resolution of 750 × 1334 pixels. The pixel density is 326 pixels per inch. Screen to body ration of Iphone 6 is 65.8%.
HTC U Ultra has a 5.7 inch super LCD5 screen. Its resolution is 1440 × 2560 pixels and a density of 573 ppi. The screen to body ratio is 69.7%. HTC have protected their screen with Gorilla Glass 5.
Smasung galaxy J8 has a 6.0 inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 × 1480 pixels. The pixel density is 274 ppi. Samsung J8 has a screen to body ratio of 75.8%
The phone with the best display under 30k in Kenya is the HTC U Ultra.
Xiaomi MI A2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and runs android 8.1 Oreo. The MI A2 will get a free upgrade to Android 9.0 pie.
Nokia 7 plus comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Nokia 7 plus has Android 8.1 Oreo, which will get a free upgrade to Android 9.0 pie.
Infinix Zero 5 Pro has a mediatek Helio p25 processor. It runs on Android 7 Nougat.
Iphone 6 has an Apple A8 processor. The phone runs on iOS 8, which is upgradeable to iOS 12.1.
HTC U Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and runs on Android 7 Nougat.
Samsung Galaxy J8 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and runs android 8 Oreo.
HTC U Ultra has the best processor among phones below 30K in Kenya.
None of the phones above has a notch on their screens. Infinix has a very poor display compared to its competitors. Nokia 7 plus and Xiaomi MI A2 are almost identical in all aspects. Unfortunately, we cannot compare iPhone 6 with Android phones because of its unique style and technology. However, the iPhone 6 is a superb phone even if it appears to have the worst features on paper. Samasung Galaxy J8 is the only phone with a dedicated SD card slot in this contest.
The Overall Winner
The best two phones under 30k in Kenya are Xiaomi MI A2 and HTC U Ultra. However, we only need one winner. HTC U Ultra has the best display and the best processor while the Xiaomi has the best camera and the largest internal storage and RAM. Both of them have 3000 mAh batteries. The Xiaomi has a slight edge over the HTC U Ultra because it has the latest Android 9.0 Pie version compared to Android 7.0 Nougat on the HTC U Ultra. Xiaomi MI A2 is also cheaper than the HTC U Ultra.
The best phone under 30k in Kenya in 2018 is the Xiaomi MI A2.