Cheapest 4G Phone


#1

Hi guys, any Idea of the cheapest 4G phone on the market right now? The Samsung Z2 is great retailing at 5K but comes locked to Safaricom. I think unlocked it goes for 6,000/= bob. Any other idea?


#2

Are you sure it’s locked to Safaricom?


#3

I don’t know about the Samsung Z2 but I’m wondering about these cheap 4G phones. Are they worth buying? I believe the main reason 4G is put into phones is to make them excellent for media consumption (streaming etc.) What’s the point of having a 4G phone that can’t even multi-task properly or even take advantage of high quality streams because of limited screen size and resolution?


#4

Yes they have confirmed it’s locked.

Usually, I don’t buy MiFi. Somehow these devices usually have a weak network reception. So I mostly recycle old phones to work as a router. At present, none of the recycled phones has 4G. Also, all of the 4G MiFi routers that are currently been sold by service providers are locked. Checked two on jumia that are unclocked and I think the price is just a knock-off. But still, MiFi haven’t worked well with me. Had one from Safaricom and sold it due to weak network reception. Got another from Orange. Same thing happened.

So I’m looking into purchasing a cheap 4G phone that I can use as a router at home. So far I think the Samsung Z2 fits this criteria but it’s a Tizen phone. Hope I can get an Android one. Could have gone to OLX but simu za kuiba is no go zone for me. Only if I get someone with the original box of the phone that is when I might consider the buying from OLX. Still looking for one though.


#5

Fero Royale J1 and Fero Iris are 4G and both come in at around 6k


#6

Thank you so much. This will do.


#7

Hey, can we please get an update on cheap 4G phones for 2018.


#8

I will work on it and get you guys a list…


#9

Thanks man, looking forward to that.


#10

Nokia 8110 (4G) - 8,000
Nokia 1 - 9,000
Infinix Smart 2 - 10,000
Huawei Y5 Prime - 10,000
Nokia 2.1 - 10,500
itel S32 LTE - 13,500
TECNO Camon CM - 15,000
Nokia 3.1 - 15,000
Infinix Hot 6 Pro - 16,000
Huawei Y7 Prime - 17,000
X-Tigi A2 - 17,000
Nokia 5.1 - 17,500
Infinix S3 - 18,000
Infinix Note 5 - 18,000
Samsung Galaxy J4 - 19,000
TECNO Camon X - 20,000

For those who want more details, I will be turning this list into an article next week.


#11

This is where the battle is at. Make for good second phones, value add would be good battery life so it’s used to tether all day.


#12

Fifteen 4G Smartphones that Cost Less Than 20K Shillings

There… It has been posted :slight_smile:️


#13

But those price points are competitive btw,Its exciting to see 4G devices finally becoming more affordable.


#14

Thank you @sarunibm


#15

Well… you forgot Lenovo phones. These phones most of them are 4G and they are below 18K


#16

I wanted to list phones I have some sort of experience with… Last time I used a Lenovo it was back in highschool.

Correction, used one in Uni.


#17

You can have two separate lists…edit: maybe a rating(good,bad, average, 1 to 10 scale etc) for the ones you’ve used.


#18

That’s fair but from the look of things you don’t like them.
On my experience with Lenovo A7600M & K4 Note, those phones have power batteries, really good cameras & performance is average.
I remember 2015, mimi ndio nilikua kusema na A7600M because its Dual 4G capability


#19

More like they don’t like me because they don’t send me devices… hahaha


#20

the smart 2 is not bad if you want a cheap 4G phone with 18:9 i have had it for 2 months now