Best Smartphone brands in Kenya

This article lists the best smartphone brands that are shaking the local market ecosystem with various models. Read to the end to find out if you are using one of the models from the manufacturers listed below.

Best Smartphone brands in Kenya
Best Smartphone brands in Kenya

The market for smartphone marketability in Kenya is so stiff. Unlike in the past, where we had one smartphone manufacturer like Nokia, who dominated the market, the game currently looks different. Over the years, Kenyans have embraced digital life, leading to better lifestyles and the development of new technologies.

For this reason alone, we have also seen various Smartphone manufacturers coming up in the country to help embrace the digital transition via smartphones. According to recent statistics from the Communications Authority of Kenya, the number of Kenyans who have smartphones stands at more than 64.9 million as of 2021. Well, this is a good figure considering the many benefits that a good smartphone can do.

As said previously, there are pretty many smartphone brands in Kenya, but not all of them do provide quality products. Therefore in this guide, we have listed the mobile phone brands you should be aware of. Here are the top-notch brands to consider if you want to buy a good smartphone in Kenya.


Founded by Lee Byung Chull, Samsung has been one of a kind company that has been doing great since its early days. Samsung now has its products in Kenya, whereby is known for its quality electronic products. Expressly the manufacturer has set standards with some of its flagship, Midrange, and entry-level smartphones. Some of the best smartphones from Samsung now are:

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 series
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s
  • Samsung Galaxy A03s 


Since 1987, Huawei has been a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and bright devices. Even though the brand has passed through some serious issues with Google, they have managed to stay to the bar with its excellent products. Huawei smartphones in Kenya are known for their ample storage capacities and better Price ratio phones. 

  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei Mate X2
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 9 


Founded on 1st April 1976, Apple has been one of the Most celebrated brands ever since its early days. True to its word, the brand has stuck to producing unique products highly known for their higher prices. As of the publication of this article, Apple is currently at the iPhone 14 (Expecting)series of iPhones. Here are the best iPhones at our Kenyan Markets

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  •  iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  •  iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Mini

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In 2016 Xiaomi entered the Kenyan Market with bhang, and since then, the brand has continued with the same spirit. The Chinese manufacturer is known for coming up with many models and, most importantly, for bringing flagship features to its cheap smartphones. Take note that some models not featured in this article, such as Poco and  Here, are some of the best Xiaomi smartphones in Kenya in 2022.

  • Xiaomi 12 pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 pro
  • Xiaomi 12
  • Xiaomi 11T pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11


Oppo is another prestigious brand serving many Kenyans with exceptional products. Only focused on producing smartphones in every category in Kenya, the brand is mainly appreciated for coming up with the best Photophones. Oppo has become the largest smartphone seller in Kenya, with several outlets in the country. Its latest product in Kenya is the Oppo Find X5 pro, but here are some other unique products.

  • Oppo Reno7 5G
  • Oppo Reno7 4G
  • Oppo Reno6 5G
  • Oppo A54
  • Oppo A11s


 BBK Electronics owns Vivo and Oppo. However, please note that the two have very different features, which sets them apart; thus, do not confuse Oppo and Vivo. Here in Kenya, the Vivo brand competes directly with the Xiaomi brand. Vivo phones are recognized for their excellent camera setups and specifications. Here are some of the best Vivo phones in Kenya.

  • vivo V23e 4G
  • Vivo V23 5G
  • Vivo Y15s
  • Vivo Y33s
  • Vivo Y53s
  •  Vivo Y21


Tecno Mobile was founded in 2006 under Transsion Holdings subsidiary. Tecno has concentrated its operations in Africa, especially in Kenya where it has been widely accepted with several models. Tecno brand is born because of the decent spec sheet that most smartphones come with. Here are the best models in the line.

  • Tecno Pova 5G
  • Tecno Phantom X
  • Tecno Camon 18 Premier
  • Tecno Camon 19


Infinix was created in 2013 to create attractively designed cutting-edge technology, emphasizing intelligent devices that give unique smartphone experiences. Infinix smartphones are widely accepted due to their advanced technology and excellent design. Here are the best Infinix Models.

  • Infinix Zero X Pro
  • Infinix Zero X
  • Infinix Zero 8
  • Infinix Note 11 Pro
  •  Infinix Note 12
  • Infinix Note 12 VIP 


Itel is among the most loved smartphones by many Kenyans, mainly for its cheaper phones. If you are low in cash and want something premium, itel smartphones are a great deal to start with. Not to say that the brand does not have expensive smartphones. Check these fantastic products from itel Kenya

  • Itel P38
  • Itel P37
  • Itel A58

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