Below are the ten best phones to buy in Kenya for less than $500.

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The features considered are the RAM, storage, camera, battery size, and screen size.

10.      Apple iPhone SE (2020)

If you want to get one of the best phones, consider purchasing Apple iPhone SE, version 2020. Apple runs Apple iPhone SE (2020). It has 64GB internal storage and 3GB RAM.  It has a 4.7-inch touchscreen display. Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 7MP front camera for selfies and a 12MP rear camera. It has a 1821mAh Battery and runs iOS 13. It also has an A13 Bionic processor that runs at 2.65GHz Hexa-core. The phone has a 4.7″ inch display. Its current price tag is Kshs. 49,500.

9.      One Plus Nord 128GB

OnePlus Nord has a 128GB of internal storage and 8GB RAM. The phone has a 6.44-inch touchscreen display. A 765G processor runs OnePlus Nord with a 2.4GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon. Oneplus Nord has a Front camera for selfies of 32MP + 8MP and a Quad Rear Camera of 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP. The phone also has a 4115 mAh battery and runs Android 10.0. In the market, the phone is valued at Kshs. 48,500.

8.     Realme X2 Pro

Realme X2 Pro has 128GB of internal storage and 8GB RAM. It has a 6.5″ inch display screen. The phone also has a 4000 mAh Battery and runs Android 9.0 (Pie). An 855+ processor runs Realme X2 Pro and a 2.96GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon. It has a front camera of 16MP for selfies, aQuad Rear Camera of 64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP, and a 2.96GHz Octa-Core processor. Realme’s current price is Kshs. 47,500Kshs.

7.     Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has a 128GB of internal storage and 6GB RAM that is expandable using a microSD card up to 1TB. It has a 6.7-inch touchscreen display. A processor runs it with a 2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7 nm). Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite also has a Front camera of 32MP for selfies and a Rear Triple Camera of 48MP +12MP + 5MP. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has a 4500 mAh Battery and runs Android 10.0. Its current price is Kshs. 48,299.

6.     Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 128GB of internal storage and 6GB RAM. It has a 6.47-inch display touchscreen. It is run by a processor of 2.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor. It has a Front camera of 32MP for selfies and a Five Rear Camera of 108MP + 12MP + 5MP + 20MP + 2MP. It has a 5260 mAh Battery and runs Android 9.0 (Pie). Its current cost in the market is Kshs. 47,399.

5.      Blackberry Key2

Blackberry Key2 has 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM, and expandable using a microSD card of up to 256GB. It also has a 4.5-inch display touchscreen. Blackberry is run by a processor of 2.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. It has an 8MP front camera for selfies and a rear camera of Dual 12MP + 12MP. Blackberry Key2 has a 3500 mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo). The phone costs Kshs. 45,700.

4.     Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite has 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM and an expandable using a microSD card up to 1TB. It has a 6.7-inch touchscreen display. It is run by a processor of 2.7GHz Octa-core Exynos 9810 processor. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite has a front camera of 32MP for selfies and a rear triple camera of 12MP + 12MP + 12MP. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite has a 4500 mAh Battery and runs Android 10.0. Its cost is Kshs 46,500.

3.     Samsung Galaxy A80

Samsung Galaxy A80 has an internal storage of 128GB and a RAM OOF 8GB. It has a display touchscreen of 6.70-inch (1080×2400). A Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor runs Samsung Galaxy A80. It lacks a front camera while its rear Camera has 48MP + 8MP. It has a battery capacity of 3700mAh. It runs OS Android 9.0 Pie. Its current cost is 40,899.

2.      Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus has 256GB of internal storage and 3GB RAM. It has a Retina HD display with an accurate tone display. Apple iPhone 8 Plus has an LCD Multi-Touch display of a 5.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen with IPS technology. Its camera is a 1920*1080-pixel resolution at 401 PPI. the phone has a typical contrast ratio of 1300.  The phone also has a maximum brightness of 625. Apple iPhone 8 plus has a current price tag of Kshs. 47,3999.

1.   Samsung Galaxy S10 e

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the lightest and smallest of the three new Galaxy S10 models. It weighs 150g and feels comfortable to hold. The rounded edges are suitable to the skin and aren’t abrasive. The glass and aluminum back are a bit slippery if used with one hand. It also attracts fingerprints easily. The phone doesn’t have a telephoto camera. It also has a display of 5.8 versus 6.4 inches. Samsung Galaxy S10e has a fingerprint sensor located under the show and on the side of the power button. It has a battery of 3100 vs 4100 mAh. The phone’s current cost is Kshs. 48,300.