These are the most expensive phones in Kenya money can buy. You may have a clue which phones are on this elite list, but can you guess their position?
You need to know where to buy such phones because counterfeits are everywhere. Very few smartphone shops in Kenya can afford to stock up such phones.
Here is a full list of the most expensive phones in Kenya.
1. iPhone XS MAX
You guessed it right. iPhone have the most expensive phone in Kenya. At what price do you expect to buy the iPhone XS MAX in Kenya? If you want to buy this classic notched phone, you must pay Ksh. 161, 999 for the 512 GB know where version.
The 256 GB version retails at Ksh. 139, 999. The 64 GB version cost Ksh. 134, 999. The price of iPhone XS MAX in Kenya is above Ksh.130 k in most shops. Anyone promising to sell you a brand new iPhone XS MAX at any other price lower than 130k is selling you a counterfeit phone. Avoid it like a plague.
2. iPhone XS
It is not strange to see another iPhone on this list. This time it is the iPhone XS. The iPhone XS price in Kenya varies depending on the internal storage that a phone has.
The iPhone XS with 512 GB internal storage costs Ksh.161,999. iPhone XS with 256 GB internal storage costs Ksh.132, 999 on Jumia Kenya Smartphones. The price in Kenya of the iPhone XS with 64 GB ROM is Ksh. 121, 999.
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3. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Again, you guessed it right! Samsung Note 9 is on the list of the most expensive phones in Kenya 2019.
The price of Samsung galaxy note 9 in Kenya is Ksh. 125, 780. This Samsung has 512 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM. Its smaller version that has 128 GB ROM and 6 GB RAM costs Ksh.84,999 on Jumia Kenya smartphones.
4. iPhone X
You will see so many iPhones on this list. You must have anticipated that. iPhone X price in Kenya is at Ksh. 108, 999. You get 256 GB internal storage when you buy this iPhone X.
Another version that has 64 GB internal storage costs Ksh.96, 499 on Jumia. A Kenyan who buys an iPhone X is only after social status. Specs of this phone are not a major concern to him.
Have you ever seen anyone with an iPhone X? Do you have it yourself? No problem, this is a third world country! We only care about having food on the table.
5. Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei P30 Pro is the flagship phone for Huawei and it is no surprise it appears in the top 5 on the list of most expensive phones in Kenya. Despite being far below on this list, Huawei P30 Pro is one of the best phones here.
The 256 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM version costs Ksh. 98,999. If you want to buy an expensive phone but you care much about the features you get, this Huawei is the best.
6. Oppo Find X
Finally, we have a phone on the most expensive phones in Kenya list that is neither an iPhone nor a Samsung. Which other brand do you think is most likely to appear on this list apart from Samsung and iPhone?
The price of Oppo Find X in Kenya is Ksh. 96,990. It has an 8 GB RAM and 256 GB ROM. Anyone who wants an expensive phone but does not want to follow the crowd in buying Samsungs and iPhones will definitely buy Oppo Find X, the selfie expert.
7. Samsung Galaxy S10
It is hard to believe a Samsung flagship phone is not among the top 3 most expensive phones in Kenya. It packs great technology, anyone will easily conclude this is a great bargain. This Samsung S10 version has 128 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM. It costs Ksh. 95,999 on Jumia. This is definitely the best deal on this list.
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8. iPhone XR
iPhone! iPhone! iPhone! They really dominate this list.
Anyway, the iPhone XR costs Ksh.94, 999 on Jumia Kenya smartphones. It has 3 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM. Its price in other shops must be in the same range. If you own a shop that sells iPhone XR or you know its price in other shops, you will confirm this.
9. iPhone 8
iPhone 8 is still one of the most expensive phones in Kenya despite being one year old. It was released in September 2017. The price of iPhone 8 in Kenya has depreciated but it is still too expensive for most people who are reading this article. Actually, most people are reading this article for fun. iPhone 8 has two versions in Kenya. The 256 GB ROM with 2GB RAM costs Ksh. 89,999 while the 64 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM costs Ksh.69,999. You can find iPhone 8 on Jumia.
10. Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P20 Pro was the best phone in Kenya in 2018. Its AMOLED display, its three rear cameras (40 MP, 20 MP and 8 MP) and a magnificent glass body with aluminum frame
Huawei P20 Pro price in Kenya stands at Ksh. 84, 000. It has 128 GB internal memory and 6 GB of RAM.
What you must know
The 10 phones listed above as the most expensive phones in Kenya are on Jumia. The prices listed are the exact prices at the writing of this article. Prices may vary slightly or products run out of stock.
Smartphone prices are rising every day. I have written another post digging deeper to know exactly what causes smartphone prices to rise. In my research, I found out there are 10 reasons that cause smartphone prices to go up. You can read the article here.