7 Smartphones to buy this Jumia Black Friday Festival


For the first time in Kenya, the global Black Friday shopping bonanza will take place for a whole month. Over this period, starting November 13th, shoppers stand a chance to secure over 500,000 deals and discounts of up to 80 per cent off from phones to TV’s to car’s.

The deals go live deals go live on 12th November Sunday at 11.59 pm and with the limited stock, its first come, first served basis that will guarantee you get the best deal you desire.

The decision to have it for a month was informed by Kenyans, who in a Twitter poll, said they feel having it longer will make it better.

Sam Chappate, the Jumia Kenya Managing Director is emphatic that since it started four years ago, there has been tremendous increase in interest in the festival and overall products on Jumia. He cited the huge growth in the 2016 Festival and this year’s anniversary in July, where sales doubled, indicating interest on the platform and products available.

If your are looking to buy a phone on the best deal here are your choices;

1. Huawei GR5 Mini  (Kshs 12,999 was Kshs 19,999)


Huawei GR5 Mini was released in July 2016. This smartphone, runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In addition, it supports dual sim cards (Nano Sims). The device weighs 156 grams and has a thickness of 8.3mm.

2. FERO Royale X2  (Kshs 11,999 was Kshs 14,999)


Fero Royale X2 mobile was released in October 2017. This smartphone, runs Android 7.0 Nougat. It supports dual sim cards, has 4G and very good performance. The storage capacity is also large and has impressive cameras.

3. Infinix HOT 5 Lite  (Kshs 7,999 was Kshs 8,499)



The Infinix Hot 5 Lite is an affordable variant of the Hot 5 and an upgrade of the Infinix Hot 4 Lite. The smartphone features a basic tech profile with the highlight being dual speakers and a large battery.

4. TECNO L8 Lite  (Kshs 7,999 was Kshs 10,999)

Tecno L8 has been this kind of phone brand that has some kids around it. With the coming up of Tecno L8 Plus we thought it was final but No!  Tecno Mobile designed a lighter version of the Tecno L8, the Tecno L8 Lite. The device is smaller in display and also focuses keenly on the battery with 4000mAh for the Tecno L8 Lite but much lower than the Tecno L8 and Tecno L8 Plus 5500mAh.

5. Samsung J1 ACE  (Kshs 7,999 was Kshs 14,500)


The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is a basically an upgrade of the Galaxy J1 4G and is part of Samsung’s strategy to tighten its grip on the budget smartphone segment.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace features the generic Samsung budget smartphone design and is appealing to the eye despite its super affordable price tag. The Smartphone is in comparison to the Galaxy J1, slightly bigger and heavier.

6. Huawei Y3C  (Kshs 3,049 was Kshs 3,679)


Huawei Y3C budget smartphone was released with a 4.0 inch display. It comes with a display resolution of 480 x 854. Though not much, it is quite appropriate for the small display. It weighs only 134 grams. In addition, it has a thickness of 8.2mm. The body is made of plastic and it comes in two color options.

7. X-TIGI V1  (Kshs 2,899 was Kshs 3,299)


Xtigi V1 is a budget smartphone. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. In addition, it only weighs 123 grams and has a thickness of below 10mm. The Xtigi V1 has plastic body and comes in three color options. This mobile phone has a display size of 4.0 inches. In addition, it has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. For the small display, this is quite suitable.




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