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Why are smartphones important for students in Kenya

In the world today, particularly in Kenya, students do use smartphones for their studies and other non-academic purposes.  Regarding studies, smartphones are used for note taking, planning students work, organizing study timetable, and for conducting some research on some topics being taught in the classroom.

Factors to consider before buying a budget smartphone for a student

Before purchasing a smartphone, it is important to always know the phone’s features and weather they suit your need as student or not. The following are some of the basic features a student’s smartphone should have:

  • A good camera for taking clear images
  • A device that charges and can store power for a longer duration
  • A wide range of easy to use inbuilt features such as calculators and adobe readers.
  • You also need to have a smartphone that is compatible with other electronic gadgets such as a tablet or a laptop computer.
  • Lastly, students also opt for smartphones that have large screens

List of best cheap smartphones for college and university students

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Here is a list of some of the cheapest phones available for Kenyan students.  We have also included their price and the important features. Please note that the list has been prepared in no particular order of preference. The phones are available in nearby shops and online stores like Jumia Kenya and Jumia Nigeria.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 5A, 16GB + 2GB RAM (Dual SIM), Grey

Mi Xiaomi Redmi 5A Cell Phone 5.0 Inch 2GB RAM 16GB ROM -Rose Gold

Key Features
  • Screen: 5.0″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • Memory: 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM
  • Camera:  5MP  Front Camera + 13MP Back Camera
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Battery: 3000mAh

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Cubot Nova 4G Phablet 5.5 inch Android 8.1 MTK6739 Quad Core 3GB RAM 16GB ROM

Cubot Nova 4G Phablet 5.5 inch Android 8.1 MTK6739 Quad Core 3GB RAM 16GB ROM - Black

Key Features
  • Display: 5.5 inch 1440 x 720 pixels
  • CPU: MTK6739 quad core 1.5GHz
  • System: Android 8.1
  • Storage: 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM; TF card up to 128GB (not included)
  • Cameras: front 8.0MP and rear 13.0MP cameras
  • Sensors: Fingerprint Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light

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Leagoo KIICAA POWER 5.0″HD 4000mAh Battery Dual Rear Camera 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Quad Core Rear Fingerprint 3G Smartphone

Leagoo KIICAA POWER 5.0"HD 4000mAh Battery Dual Rear Camera 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Android 7.0 Quad Core Rear Fingerprint 3G Smartphone - Black

Key Features
  • Earphones Not Included
  • 4000mAh Huge Battery
  • 2GB RAM+16GB ROM
  • Dual Rear Camera
  • 5.0″ HD MT6580A Quad Core
  • 0.3s Rear Fingerprint ID

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X-TIGI V18- 5.0″- 16GB+1GB- 5MP Camera- 3200mAh- Android 7.0

X-TIGI V18- 5.0"- 16GB+1GB- 5MP Camera- 3200mAh- Android 7.0

Key Features
  • Android 7.0
  • 5.0” screen size
  • 16GB Storage, 1GB RAM
  • 3200mAh battery
  • 5MP Rear with flash, 5MP Front

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ZTE Blade A2S – 5.2″ – 32GB – 3GB RAM – 13MP Camera – 4G LTE

ZTE Blade A2S - 5.2" - 32GB - 3GB RAM - 13MP Camera - 4G LTE

Key Features
  • 3 GB RAM – 32 GB ROM – Expandable Upto 128 GB
  • 5.2 inch Full HD Display
  • Android 6 Marshallow
  • 13MP Rear Camera – 5MP Front Camera.
  • Dual Sim 4G LTE

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Ulefone S9 Pro – 5.5″ – 16GB – 2GB RAM – (13MP+5MP) Dual Camera, 4G (Dual SIM), Black

Ulefone S9 Pro - 5.5" - 16GB - 2GB RAM - (13MP+5MP) Dual Camera, 4G (Dual SIM), Black

Key Features
  • Screen Size: 5.5-inch
  • Resolution: (1440x720pixels)
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 16GB Storage, 2GB RAM
  • Rear: 13 MP+5 MP, Front: 5 MP Camera
  • 3300mAh Li-Polymer Battery

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Alcatel P4 Plus – 5.5′- 16GB ROM- 2GB RAM -4G-Dual SIM – Android 6.0 Nougat

Alcatel P4 Plus - 5.5'- 16GB ROM- 2GB RAM -4G-Dual SIM - Android 6.0 Nougat

Key Features
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Cpu :  Quad-core1.3Ghz
  • Display:5.5’’FWVGA
  • Memory: 16 GB ROM+1.5 GB Ram
  • Rear Camera: 8Mp
  • Front Camera:5Mp,LED Flash

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iBrit i7 – 5.5” – 32GB – 3GB, Fingerprint ID Front, 8MP Camera – 4G Dual SIM – 4000mAh

iBrit i7 - 5.5'' - 32GB - 3GB, Fingerprint ID Front, 8MP Camera - 4G Dual SIM - 4000mAh

Key Features
  • Finger Print ID
  • Storage: 32GB, 3GB RAM
  • Camera: Back-8MP, 5MP Front
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 5.5inch Full HD IPS Display
  • 4G Dual Sim

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Tecno Spark 2, 16GB, 1GB RAM, 13MP Camera (Dual SIM)

Tecno Spark 2, 16GB, 1GB RAM, 13MP Camera (Dual SIM)

Key Features
  • Display: 6.0-inch IPS
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Resolution: 1440×720
  • Storage: 16GB ROM, 1 GB RAM
  • Camera: 13MP Rear & 8MP Front Camera
  • Battery Capacity: 3500mAh

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Gionee P5L – 5.0″ – 16GB – 1GB RAM – 8MP Camera – Dual SIM – 4G

Gionee P5L - 5.0" - 16GB - 1GB RAM - 8MP Camera - Dual SIM - 4G

Key Features
  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.0″ HD
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~312 ppi density)
  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Internal: 16GB, 1GB RAM
  • Primary: 8MP, Secondary: 5 MP
  • Battery Capacity: Removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery

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Oukitel C8 3G – Smartphone 5.5 inch – Android 7.0 – MTK6580V/W 1.3GHz Quad Core – 2GB RAM – 16GB ROM – 13.0MP Rear Camera

Oukitel C8 3G - 5.5 inch - Android 7.0 - 2GB RAM - 16GB ROM
Oukitel C8 3G – 5.5 inch – Android 7.0 – 2GB RAM – 16GB ROM

Main Features:
OUKITEL C8 3G Smartphone 5.5 inch Android 7.0 MTK6580V/W 1.3GHz Quad Core 2GB RAM 16GB ROM 13.0MP Rear Camera
● Display: 5.5 inch, 1280 x 640 Pixel screen
● CPU: MTK6580A 1.3GHz Quad Core
● System: Android 7.0
● RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
● Camera: Front camera +5 .0MP ( SW 13.0MP ) back camera● Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
● SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. 1 Nano SIM card + 1 Micro SIM card
● Feature: GPS
● Bluetooth: 4.0
● Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz

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Huawei Y5 Prime 2018, 5.45″, 16GB, 2GB RAM, 13MP Camera, (Dual SIM)

Huawei Y5 Prime 2018, 5.45", 16GB, 2GB RAM, 13MP Camera, (Dual SIM) Black

Key Features
  • Size: 5.45 inches 18:9 full view display
  • Resolution: 18:9  1440 x 720 pixels, 295 PPI
  • OS: Android™ 8.1.0 (Android Oreo)
  • Storage: 2GB RAM + 16 GB ROM
  • Rear camera: 13 MP , AF, Front camera: 5 MP, fixed focus lens
  • 4G LTE, 3G WCDMA
  • Battery Capacity: Removable Li-Po 3020 mAh battery

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Infinix HOT 6 [16GB+1GB RAM] – 6.0″ HD+ – 13+8MP – Face ID+Finger Print – 4000mAh Battery

Infinix HOT 6 [x606D] - [16GB+1GB RAM] - 6.0" HD+ - 13+8MP - Face ID+Finger Print - 4000mAh Battery - Dual SIM - Blush Gold.

Key Features
  • Quad-Processor
  • 1GB Ram
  • 16GB Rom
  • OS: Android 8.1 [Go Edition]
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera

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Fero Royale X2 32GB, Mocha Gold

Fero Royale X2 32GB, Mocha Gold

Key Features
  • Screen Size: 5.2 inch IPS Display
  • Processor: 1.25 Ghz 64 bits Quad-core CPU
  • Storage: 32GB, 3GB RAM
  • Camera Resolution: 13 MP (Auto Focus) Rear, 8 MP Front
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh (Li-Poly)
  • Front Fingerprint Scanner

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