Top Affordable and Midrange Android Smartphones to Buy this December

2020 has been quite a rough year for most of us, chances are you’ve not had a chance to upgrade your smartphone this year or, since it is the festive season, you’re in the market for the perfect gift for a loved one and an affordable android smartphone might just be the one.

While the likes of the Galaxy s20, Note 20, iPhone 12, and other top of the range flagships are still priced well into the hundreds of thousands there are plenty of really good options at under Sh50,000 and if you’re willing to import, you can find even better deals.

Without wasting any of your time, my preferred best overall midrange device to pick is no doubt the Google Pixel 4a.

Google Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel 4a comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ resolution OLED screen. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor that is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. There’s a 12.2MP camera at the back and an 8MP camera in the front. It is backed by a 3140mAh battery.

You’d have to import this one and wait about 8 days. the whole process would cost you Sh46,000

Ok, this one might be a hard one to get in the country so let’s go simpler.

Samsung Galaxy A51

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Samsung has dominated the midrange market in Kenya the whole of 2020, it is not a shocker that the A51 which comes with a 6.5-inch Samsung AMOLED panel and runs Exynos 9611 chip makes the list. It spots a 32-megapixel selfie camera, a 4,000 mAh battery and a capable 48-megapixel primary camera and 12-megapixel ultrawide camera.

This retails on Jumia at Sh29,999 for the 4Gb/128GB Variant

Nokia 5.3

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This is on here because of android one, if you love that clean android feel with no bloatware, the Nokia 5.3 offers a near-stock version of Android guaranteed to get timely Google software updates for at least two years.

In terms of specs, the phone offers a 6.5-inch 720 x 1600 screen a 13-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel ultrawide camera and 3GB of RAM.

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You can get this phone on Jumia right now for Sh21,290

One Plus Nord

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The One Plus Nord is a flagship with midrange pricing. From a 90Hz OLED panel to a versatile camera system, and power from a Snapdragon 765G, you can’t go wrong with this one.

The phone sports a 48-megapixel camera, a 5- megapixel depth, and a 2-megapixel macro. On the front, you get a 32-megapixel camera and the phone also has two 8-megapixel ultrawide selfie and back cameras.

You can get this phone from Sh49,999 on Jumia


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The Oppo A73 features a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display, with a refresh rate up to 60Hz. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card.

You can get the phone on offer this festive season at Sh24,999 on Jumia.

Nokia 3.4

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The cheapest phone on the list is the Nokia 3.4 which features a 6.39” HD+ punch-hole display and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box. It sports a 13-megapixel back camera, 5-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

The Nokia 3.4 was recently launched in the Kenyan Market and retails at Sh18,000

Realme 6

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The Realme features a 6 6.5″ LCD, 90Hz refresh running on the Helio G90T which is fast enough for gaming on the budget. The phone boasts of a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide, and 2-megapixel macro, and depth sensors. On the front, the phone sports a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

You can buy the Realme 6 for Sh29,999 on Jumia.

That concludes my list. Drop a comment down below for a phone you think should have made the list.

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