The Safaricom Open Day is once more.
The Open Day, which is in most cases marked by way of drops in prices of the slightly numerous devices and accessories that Safaricom sells in its retail stores, has been working over the previous couple of days and is set to continue till December 8th.
As such, we’ve lengthy long gone via the over 40 smartphones and 20 mobile accessories which will also be on offer and picked a few that may pique your interest. A no longer strange theme all through all of them is that the discounts are slight so don’t expect any of the huge monetary financial savings that have been on offer all the method thru the Black Friday product sales season.
If you are in the market for a elementary smartphone this is just good enough to stick the conversation going down WhatsApp (merely don’t attempt to restore your gigabytes of photos and films from your previous phones) and, whilst you get it as a safety web for while you go wilding this December, hail a cab, then the ones will maximum often decrease it.
They are moreover a good have compatibility for anyone who is just getting started in the smartphone world.
The Wiko Sunny 3 mini and the itel A14s are notable standouts for anyone whose funds is capped at merely Kshs 3,000. For the ones with additional to spend, the Wiko Jerry 3, which fits for Kshs 5,499 and the itel A23s which costs just a Kshs 1,000 more than the A14s (Kshs 2,499), will have to be good possible choices.
While Safaricom will be glad to have you ever ever ease its balance sheet of the criminal duty this is your Bonga problems by way of freely giving 1,000 of them in alternate for undoubtedly considered one of its best-selling Neon smartphones, the Neon Storm, that doesn’t exactly sound like a good idea since that device is locked to its group (and they’re gracious enough to imply you’ll know about this up to now) and has specifications similar to the A14s whose value is what you moreover need to come to a decision on ultimate of the Bonga problems.
While it is understandable why one would get a 3G-only smartphone – tight budgets and all – it is in reality our considered advise that if you are able to, add a few notes and get a smartphone with 4G. That way, whilst you prepare to remaining long with it, you’ll have fewer regrets as you utilize it.
Safaricom does have slightly numerous 4G devices to offer at dust reasonably priced prices alternatively the most outstanding in the beneath Kshs 10,000 section are from Chinese language language device maker Huawei.
The Huawei Y5 Lite (Kshs 6,999), which is over a one year in the local market now, and the Huawei Y5 2019 (Kshs 9,999) offered in Kenya once more in Would possibly are the ideally fitted provides. Now not by way of so much alternatively for what they supply in their serve as set, they stand above the conceivable alternatives – certain, along with the discounted Nokia 1 Plus.
This is my favourite device section because of herein you in discovering good reasons to certainly not spend more than you will have to on a smartphone. Certain, Kshs 100,000 smartphones are nice – and you will have to evidently trend them in case your pockets allow – alternatively do you actually need to ruin your monetary establishment merely to keep in touch and make a observation?
The Huawei Y9 Best 2019, my favourite funds smartphone this one year, has all the time topped my ideas. At the Kshs 22,499 that Safaricom has discounted it to, it’s a no-brainer if it is within your funds. If truth be told, I’d only advise in opposition to getting the Y9 Best 2019 if you are able to get a good bargain on the Samsung Galaxy A50, which, sadly, Safaricom does no longer appear to be selling.
Spending Kshs 16,999 on the up-to-the-minute fashion of the other favourite funds smartphone of mine this one year, the Samsung Galaxy A20s, may be no longer an uncongenial thought as you’ll be getting a lot more phone for the money than you ordinarily would.
Will have to you need your Android revel in herbal and up-to-the-minute (don’t all folks?) then the Nokia 7.2 at Kshs 26,999 is actually a no-brainer.
The problem with accessories is that the majority stores gained’t once more them up with warranty and help you return them if you happen to open the packaging they come in and use. For the reason why that they are maximum often very affordable, this has lengthy long gone on unchecked for a longer while. Don’t get me started on having to care for the many fakes that have flooded the market.
So, if you are able to find a credible provider like Safaricom with supplies on accessories, you will have to go all in.
From the tens of accessories on offer, my interest is on the Advance USB OTG (on-the-go) energy.
You understand, I am merely from spending a few weeks reviewing most of Tecno and Infinix’s latest smartphones. The one issue they all have in no longer strange – from the ones that go for beneath Kshs 10,000 to people who are a few money shy of hitting the Kshs 20,000 mark – ? They all improve USB OTG. It’s undoubtedly considered one of the ideally fitted problems about funds smartphone producers like Infinix and Tecno. The only downside, although, is that USB OTG drives tend to be just a bit pricey by way of odd energy’s necessities. For Kshs 950 and Kshs 1,200 for the 8GB and 16GB variants respectively, go get ’em!
You’ll be able to check out the rest of the provides proper right here. Specifically if you are interested in spending Kshs 50,000 or grabbing a tablet.
The ones provides are also available online on Masoko.
As is all the time the case with devices on sale at Safaricom stores, till in a different way mentioned, the ones are single-SIM devices.