Getting a smartphone in good condition is the pride of every smartphone holder especially here in Kenya. There are so many smartphone manufacturers in our markets that are offering to attract spec sheets. Everything is included in this Publication, from the Expensive models to the budget-level devices.
Safaricom is a household name with over 35.6 million customers and about 65% market share locally. As of the writing of this article, the organization is also the first brand to push the connectivity of the 5G Network in the country.
In 2020, Safaricom introduced its Lipa Mdogo Mdogo service to allow Kenyans to go digital, targeting individuals with Kabambe smartphones. However this does not imply that everyone who holds a kabamabe phone can walk into any Safaricom shop and get a Lipa Mdogo Mdogo phone.
Safaricom has poised several guidelines that you must be willing to beat for you to get a smartphone. You should not be listed on CRB, You must be a Safaricom customer for at least one year, and finally, You must be using a 2G or 3G smartphone.
Before switching to Lipa Mdogo Mdogo, what should you Know?
This service makes it possible for customers to purchase a smartphone via manageable daily installments of Kshs 20. Customers who successfully access the service will need to give a down payment of Kshs 500 and will have the freedom to pay the balance within nine months. You will be awarded a free 1GB internet bundle and a 100MB YouTube Bundle upon making 7days of consecutive repayments during the purchase.
How to Check if you Qualify for Lipa Mdogo Mdogo smartphones from Safaricom
- Dial *544# on your Mobile
- Choose option 8,” Lipa mdogo mdogo option.”
- Accept option one, which is the term and Conditions of the service
- You should get a message on your SMS after Approval
Which Lipa Mdogo Mdogo Phones are available now in Kenya
Neon Ray Pro
On the Lipa mdogo mdogo series of smartphones, the Neon Ray Pro has been available since the service was launched. This series features a great spec sheet with faster and lighter operating systems than the standard Neon Ray predecessor. Daily installments required when purchasing the device equate to KES 20 a day,140 in a week, and 600 KES per month.
Neon Ray Pro Key Specifications
- Display: 5.5’’
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Back Camera: 5MP
- RAM: 1GB
- Processor: Quad-Core MediaTek Processor
- Network: 2G, 3G, 4G
- OS Android
- Battery 2500mAh
- Price in Masoko: KES 5,499
Tecno Spark 7
Suppose you are just any Kenyan who values the Price ratio given its fine-tuned Quality. The Tecno Spark 7 is the device that should be on your waiting list. Its stylish design, sharp display, and Good battery Life are the areas you should consider. Safaricom will allow you to pay instalments of KES 50 daily,350 weekly, and 1500 Monthly.
Tecno Spark 7 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.52-inch (720×1600)
- Processor: MediaTek Helio A25.
- Front Camera: 8MP.
- Rear Camera: 16MP + AI lens.
- RAM: 3GB.
- Storage: 64GB.
- Battery Capacity: 6000mAh.
- OS: Android 11.
- Price in Masoko: KES 13,999
Itel A24 series was late to join the Lipa Mdogo mdogo smartphone series in December 2021. Like other devices in this article, t features an Amazing spec sheet that can be vividly seen below: Its installments include KES 20 daily,140 weekly, and 360 Monthly.
Itel A24 key specifications
- Processor: Quad-Core 1.4Ghz
- Display: 5’’
- Camera 2MP/5MP
- RAM: 1GB
- Network Sim Type – Single Sim
- OS: Android
- Battery: 2050mAh
- Price in Kenya: KES 4,999
Tecno Camon 17
We recommend the Tecno Camon 17 to buyers seeking a solid smartphone with good performance, feature-rich custom skin, a reliable, sturdy phone, and good battery life. Its enslavements plans are KES 80 daily, KES 560 weekly, and KES 2400 monthly.
Tecno Camon 17 Key Specs
Rear Camera:48MP + 2MP + AI
OS: Android 11
Price in Kenya: KES 18,599