Caroline Mutoko wants a New Phone!


#10

Hehe I guess she doesn’t like my comment then. :cry:


#11

True it is driving the price up and that’s not good for a company that aims at producing awesome phones at mid range prices.

But I guess they are doing this because a company cannot survive being an enthusiast’s brand forever since we are very unforgiving to any mistakes. This is highlighted in this video below:


#12

I like it when I know people who watch the same videos I watch on YouTube.

Lakini this guy @McBHD is playing with us with that a name.

Now, onto the serious question, what were you (@bhattkishan9) doing watching Caroline Mutoko on YouTube?


#13

Hahah her YouTube channel covers some serious content. Most of which interests me.


#14

:joy: True!


#15

Will switch to HD this 360p mobile life… :joy: More people joining Airtel has REALLY SLOWED DOWN the network. Still better than having your bundles stolen tho :grin:

Wooooi. I guess your username might have her a little worried. And maybe she wants to only approve oppo friendly comments so it looks better for her ad.

I think everyone here watches the same youtube tech videos though we could always open a thread that’s a running update - where the first post is constantly edited to include any new/noteworthy tech YouTubers. Would certainly help non-techie readers find secondary confirmation sources.


Noteworthy Tech Youtubers worth watching
#16

Great idea!


#17

Apart from her talking about some serious issues, she does push adverts, EazzyApp, KRA iTax, and now Oppo.


#18

I get how everyone would push iTax, it’s widely applicable. But things like Oppo? Seriously? People at Capital Club use 7+, S8+, expensive vertus. Not mid-range china phones.

Again, she needs to better define her audience/target market and understand the products she can successfully ‘market.’

If one wants to understand journalism and current affairs or ‘women empowerment’, they may go to her. But I don’t remember the last time a non-techie I know wanted a phone and their first thought was ‘what phone is this media personality using? Maybe I should get one’

It goes more like:

Kamau/Wanjiku: You guy Niaje?
Techie: Sema Guy, Fiti.
Kamau/Wanjiku: I know you are a techie, so help me out
Techie: Sure, w’sup
Kamau/Wanjiku:: I need a new phone, what would you advise?
Techie: What’s your budget/What are you looking for in a phone?

etc…

If someone here has a story about how a media personality/celebrity/socialite in Kenya successfully influenced sales of a tech product to their audience (people went out and bought said tech because their celebrity told them so), kindly share with us.


#19

Kwani what cut? I just changed it…


#20

Who is MKBHD? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marques_Brownlee


#21

Check this link :wink:


#22

Why would Carol get an OPPO phone? Yep,its an ad,we can tell


#23

Exactly my thoughts as I read the OP. How can Mutoko buy a friggin 0PP0 when she can afford to buy box-loads of !Phone 7’s, walk on a carpet made of Samsung S7’s, and wallpaper her house with Google Pixels? Maybe @bhattkishan9 is in on it.


#24

I beg to differ with the most beautiful phone. Have you seen the Xiaomi Mi Mix? It looks like something from a sci-fi movie. Sammy surely copied it because the Mix was released October last year and they’re about to release Mix 2.


#25

If you keep your ear on the ground it won’t matter. You’ll see the marketing for what it is and move on to find a better product (of which there are so many.) I knew 1+ when they launched the 1+ One and called it a flagship killer (which it was) because it had the same specs as the flagships of those days. Only difference is that they priced it at $350 when the flagships were above $500. Their price is still modest at about $450 but it’s hard to reconcile the $100 increase.


#26

Not to worry. They’re almost launching 4G. There is a real sense of urgency now that Telkom have beaten them to the punch. Now I’m see Airtel 4G network everywhere. It’s just a matter of days before they launch it officially. Airtel began testing their 4G end of last year. I’m surprised they still haven’t gone live.


#27

What do you mean? :confused:


#28

I agree Sammy might have copied it but I like the symmetry of the S8.

I doubt Xiaomi has made much use of the edge to edge display.

However, I hope both of us agree that the Xiaomi Mi 6 also looks great! :fire:


#29

OPPO is selling a camera phone. For the kind of things I do with a camera phone, I’d rather buy a Galaxy Note 4 than OPPO F3 for that purpose.

That said, regarding Xiaomi versus Galaxy S8, I will top up that money any day and get the S8+ for the best camera phone.