Cheap Phones With Best Cameras | Under 20K | Feb 2018

With a budget of 20k, there are many phones in Kenya with awesome cameras that you can buy.  We compiled this list to help you find a quality smartphone that will help you capture quality moments in your life.

There are very many phones in Kenya under 20K. However, you should keep in mind the fact that these phones are built with different features in focus. For example, there are some that are fast performance but have very poor cameras. There are others that have very good looks but have poor cameras.  We take a look at the best camera phones under 20K that you can buy in Kenya.  If you are camera focused, we want to help you find a smartphone that will provide the best image quality.  Without further ado, here are the best camera smartphones in Kenya that you can buy with KSh. 20,000 or less:

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017

Key Features 
Display5.0 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53, Exynos 7570 chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, NFC, MicroUSB
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery2400mAh (removable)
Read more about Samsung Galaxy J3 2017
Price In Kenya
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Phone Place KSh16,500.00 Order Now!
Phones Store KSh16,300.00 Order Now!
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo

Samsung Galaxy J7 NEO

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPUOcta-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, Exynos 7870 Octa chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, MicroUSB
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, fingerprint(front-mounted)
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3000mAh (removable)
Read more about Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo
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JumiaKSh18,630.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh18,500.00 Order Now!
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Tecno Camon CX

Tecno Camon CX

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPUOcta-Core 1.5GHz, MT6750T Mediatek chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 128GB
CameraBack: 16MP

Front: 16MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0, FM Radio
Sensorsfingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity, light, G-sensor
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3200mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Tecno Camon CX
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Tecno Camon CX 16GB
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Phones Store KSh15,900.00 Order Now!
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Tecno Camon CX 32GB
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Tecno Camon CX Manchester City Edition
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Quick Note

The cameras are the highlight of the Tecno Camon CX.  This phones captures clear, colorful images. You will be wowed with the picture captured by the CX, especially when the in-built effects are well utilized. The back camera is pretty amazing in places with adequate light.  It comes with a ring-flash that enables the user to take good quality photos in low light settings.

The front camera does a very good job as well. The front flash comes with a dual LED flash for low light photography.

Tecno Camon CX Air

Tecno Camon CX Air

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPU1.25GHz quad-core, Mediatek chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 128GB
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 13MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0, FM Radio
Sensorsfingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity, light
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3200mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Tecno Camon CX Air
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Tecno Phantom 6

Tecno Phantom 6

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow
CPU2.1GHz Deca-core, MediaTek Helio X20 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage64GB, microSD up to 128GB
CameraBack: Dual 13MP + 5MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0, FM Radio, NFC
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Iris scanner
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery2700mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Tecno Phantom 6
Price In Kenya
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Phones Store KSh18,400.00 Order Now!
Phone Point KSh18,500.00 Order Now!

Tecno Spark Plus K9

Tecno Spark Plus K9

Key Features 
Display6.0 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPU1.5 GHz Quad-core, Mediatek chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 32GB
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0, FM Radio
Sensorsfingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity, light, compass
Network2G, 3G
Battery3400mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Tecno Spark Plus K9
Price In Kenya
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JumiaKSh12,990.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh12,400.00 Order Now!
Phones Store KSh12,300.00 Order Now!
Phone Point KSh12,400.00 Order Now!

Tecno Spark Plus  K7

Tecno Spark K7

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 720 pixels x 1080 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPU1.3 GHz Octa-core, Mediatek chipset
RAM1GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 32GB
CameraBack: Dual 13MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0, FM Radio
Sensorsfingerprint (rear-mounted), Light, accelerometer, proximity, compass
Network2G, 3G
Battery3000mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Tecno Spark K7
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Tecno Spark K7 With 1GB RAM
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JumiaKSh9,900.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh10,000.00 Order Now!
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Tecno Spark K7 With 2GB RAM (AKA Tecno Spark Plus)
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Lenovo K6 Note

Lenovo K6 Note

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow
CPUOcta-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
RAM3/4GB
Storage16GB (microSD up to 256-uses SIM 2 slot)
CameraBack: 16MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB v2.0, FM radio
Sensorsfingerprint (rear)accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery4000mAh (non-removable)
Price In Kenya
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Quick Note

The K5 Note is the only Lenovo handset on this list.  Although this smartphone comes with a set of specs found in most phones below Ksh. 20,000, it is one of the best phones you can buy if camera performance is on top of the list of the things you are considering.

The Lenovo K5 Note sports a 13MP camera on the rear side. This primary camera has several attractive features including: Autofocus, Phase detection, f/2.2 aperture and a 5 piece lens.  It comes with an 8 megapixels camera on the front side. This selfie camera has a large pixel size (1.4μm) which helps it to gather more light. More light improves camera performance, especially in a low light set-up.

Lenovo’s camera application has not changed a lot.  When you open up the camera app, the display goes to a full viewfinder. The HDR toggle, shutter button and flash are easily accessible.  This phone allows the user to tweak camera settings like white balance and ISO.

The front camera allows you to beautify selfies and it comes with several snap modes.

Both the rear and front camera produce outstanding g images in well-lit areas.  The colors are accurate.

Higher Dynamic Range (aka HDR) is a feature that was only available in high-end DSLR.  However, today its part of most smartphone cameras available in Kenya.  HDR enables the camera on the Lenovo K5 Note to capture images that are evenly exposed. Colors on the HDR pictures captured by the K5 Note are close to what is witnessed with the naked eye.

Like most camera phones in the budget range, the Lenovo K5 Note struggles in places with poor lighting.  In areas with low light, images are grainy and details are sparse. Fortunately, an LED flash is available to reduce these problems.

Oppo A71

Oppo A71

Key Features 
Display5.2 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.1 Nougat
CPUOcta-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6750 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage16GB
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0 (USB OTG)
Sensorsaccelerometer,proximity, compass
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3000mAh (non-removable)
Read more about the Oppo A71
Price In Kenya
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JumiaKSh19,480.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh19,000.00 Order Now!
Phones Store KSh19,300.00 Order Now!
Phone Point KSh19,200.00 Order Now!

Infinix Note 4 Pro

Infinix Note 4 Pro

Key Features 
Display5.7 inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPUOcta-core, MediaTek MT6753 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage32GB (microSD up to 128GB)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB V2.0
SensorsFingerprint (front), accelerometer, compass,Light, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery4500mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Infinix Note 4 Pro
Price In Kenya
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JumiaKSh19,499.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh20,900.00 Order Now!
Phone Store KSh20,800.00 Order Now!
Phone Point KSh21,000.00 Order Now!

Infinix S2 Pro

Infinix S2 Pro

Key Features 
Display5.2 inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow
CPUOcta-core, MediaTek MT6753 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage32GB (microSD up to 64GB)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: Dual 13MP + 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB V3.0
SensorsFingerprint (back), accelerometer, compass,Light, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3000mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Infinix S2 Pro
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JumiaKSh15,699.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh16,200.00 Order Now!
Phone Store KSh16,000.00 Order Now!
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Infinix Zero 4

Infinix Zero 4

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow
CPUOcta-core, MediaTek MT6753 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage32GB (microSD up to 128GB)
CameraBack: 16MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG
SensorsFingerprint (back), accelerometer, compass,Light, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3200mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Infinix Zero 4
Price In Kenya
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JumiaKSh19,220.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh17,700.00 Order Now!
Phone Store KSh18,000.00 Order Now!
Phone Point KSh17,800.00 Order Now!

Infinix Note 4

Infinix Note 4

Key Features 
Display5.7 inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPUOcta-core, MediaTek MT6753 chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB (microSD up to 128GB)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB V2.0
SensorsFingerprint (front), accelerometer, compass,Light, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery4300mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Infinix Note 4
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JumiaKSh14,399.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh14,900.00 Order Now!
Phone Store KSh14,800.00 Order Now!
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Infinix Hot 4 Pro

Infinix Hot 4 Pro

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow
CPUQuad-core 1.3Ghz, MediaTek MT6737 chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB (microSD up to 128GB on a dedicated slot)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0 (USB OTG)
SensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, compass,Light, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery4000mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Infinix Hot 4 Pro
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JumiaKSh11,499.00 Order Now!
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HTC Desire 10 Compact

HTC Desire 10 Compact

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HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow
CPUQuad-core, Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage32GB (microSD up to 256GB)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB v2.0
SensorsCompass, accelerometer, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery2700mAh (removable)
Price In Kenya
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Phone Place KSh19,100.00 Order Now!
Phones Store KSh19,000.00 Order Now!
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HTC Desire 830

HTC Desire 830

Key Features 
Display5.0 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow
CPUQuad-core, Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
RAM1.5GB
Storage16GB (microSD up to 256GB)
CameraBack: 8MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB v2.0
Sensorsaccelerometer, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery2200mAh (non-removable)
Price In Kenya
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SafaricomNot available
JumiaKSh12,699.00 Order Now!
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Phones Store KSh13,200.00 Order Now!
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Nokia 5

nokia 5

Key Features 
Display5.2 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Snapdragon 430 chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0, FM radio, NFC
Sensorsfingerprint (front), accelerometer, Proximity, compass, gyro
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3000mAh (non-removable)
Read more about Nokia 5
Price In Kenya
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JumiaKSh17,885.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh17,300.00 Order Now!
Phones Store KSh17,300.00 Order Now!
Phone Point KSh17,400.00 Order Now!

Sony Xperia XA

Sony Xperia XA

Key Features 
Display5.0 inches, 720 pixels x 1280pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradable to v7.0 Nougat
CPUOcta-core, Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0, NFC, FM Radio
Sensorsaccelerometer, Proximity, compass
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery2300mAh (non-removable)
Price In Kenya
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Quick Note

The Sony Xperia XA comes with a very capable 13 megapixels back camera.  This camera comes with a lot of good features, including Sony’s object tracking technology. This tech allows you to slap a yellow box around a stationary or moving object to keep it in focus.  This, plus the smart autofocus feature prevent burry photos.

Objects captured by Sony Xperia XA’s primary camera are packed with detail.   The images are crisp and clear.

In addition, you get a very good 8 megapixels selfie shooter when you get yourself the Sony Xperia XA.

Sony Xperia L1

Sony Xperia L1

Key Features 
Display5.5inches, 720 pixels x 1280pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
CPUOcta-core, Mediatek MT6737T chipset
RAM2GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 256GB
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 5MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C 1.0, NFC, FM Radio
Sensorsaccelerometer, Proximity, compass
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery2620mAh (non-removable)
Price In Kenya
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Huawei Y7 Prime

Huawei Y7 Prime

Key Features 
Display5.5 inches, 720 pixels x 1280 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53,Snapdragog 435 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage32GB, microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
CameraBack: 12MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0, FM Radio
Sensorsfingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery4000mAh (non-removable) Read more about Huawei Y7 Prime
Price In Kenya
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JumiaKSh19,099.00 Order Now!
Phone Place KSh19,000.00 Order Now!
Phones Store KSh18,900.00 Order Now!
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Huawei GR3 2017

Huawei GR3 2017

Key Features 
Display5. inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 Nougat
CPUOcta-core, HiSilicon Kirin 655 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage16GB, microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
CameraBack: 12MP

Front: 8MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0, FM Radio
Sensorsfingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3000mAh (non-removable)
Price In Kenya
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Phone Place KSh18,600.00 Order Now!
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Huawei Shot X

Huawei Shot X

Key Features 
Display5.2 inches, 1080 pixels x 1920 pixels screen resolution
Operating SystemAndroid v5.0.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Android v6.0 Marshmallow
CPUOcta-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset
RAM3GB
Storage32GB, microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
CameraBack: 13MP

Front: 13MP
ConnectivityWLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0, FM Radio, NFC
Sensorsfingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Network2G, 3G, 4G
Battery3100mAh (non-removable)
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There are many different types of phones in Kenya. The camera is one of the key features that people consider when they want to buy smartphones in Kenya.  Phone cameras have come a long way over the past few years. Today’s smartphones have many features that help to improve the quality of images captured by their cameras. Larger sensors, Optical Images Stabilization(OIS), optical zoom and bright lenses are examples of features that have made today’s smartphones be very good in photography.  Today’s phones can capture superb photos even in low light conditions.

High end phones top the list of phones in Kenya with the best cameras. What did you expect? High end phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Huawei Mate 9, the HTC 10 and the iPhone 7 provide the best combination of clarity, color and accuracy.  They perform very well both in low light and in day light because of their ability to swiftly focus on objects.  Unfortunately, not all of us can afford these phones.

High-end phones come with pocket-bursting price tags. Clearly, they are not meant for everyone. Even though phones in the high end market have the best cameras, the phones above are in the budget range but they have awesome cameras.  These phones provide great value and will meet 99.5% of your needs.