Best Latest Samsung Phones In Kenya (Dec 2016)

When you take a close look at Kenya’s phone market, it is impossible to ignore the fact that Samsung is one of the biggest players.  Samsung holds the top positions when it comes to Android phones: not only in Kenya, but all over the world.  We have seen many Samsung phones in Kenya.  This piece is about the latest Samsung phones in Kenya.  It focuses on the latest budget & mid-range & high end Samsung phones available in Kenya. Here are the best latest Samsung phones in Kenya:

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 has almost all the features that you would expect from a mid-range smartphone.  It is well designed, it has good screen and a fast camera.  The 2016 version of the Galaxy A5 is so much better than the 2015 version.

This phone’s body is made from metal and glass.  The corners are well rounded and the back is flat.  It feels comfortable in one hand.  Like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and other high end Samsung phones, the screen on the A5 2016 is Super AMOLED.  Although it does not match the screen on the Galaxy S7, it is still a very good display when you consider the price of the Galaxy A5. The 5.2 inch screen has a resolution of 1080p.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is powered by Exynos 7580 CPU.  It is supported by 2GB of RAM and it has a Mali-T720 GPU. This is a fairly good combination that will get the job done. 16GB internal storage space is reasonable.  The Galaxy A5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The Galaxy A5 is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 but it has mid-range specs, a downgraded camera & a lower resolution display. Here are the key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A5:

  • 5.2 inch screen
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Octacore 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP back camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 2900mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 price

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Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime

Samsung Galaxy J prime

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is an impressive well priced smartphone from Samsung Mobile.  This smartphone has a good design, just like other flagship devices that we have seen from the Korean tech company.  The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime feels good in the hands and its buttons are well placed.  Its 5 inch super AMOLED screen displays images with accurate colors.

Its 1.4GHz quadcore processor and 2GB of RAM guarantee a mid-level performance. This phone can easily multitask.  Internal storage space is 16GB. If you need more storage space, you can use a microSD card (up to 256GB).

The 13MP rear camera on the Galaxy J5 Prime is impressive.  It has a wide aperture that allows a good amount of light to get in.  This camera captures high quality images even in low light conditions.  There are 7 different camera modes.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is a perfect choice if you are looking for an affordable smartphone with great features.  It stands out from other phones in its price range.  Here is a summary of the features of the Galaxy J5 prime:

  • 5.0 inch screen
  • Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • 1.4GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 13MP back camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE
  • 2400mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime price

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Samsung Galaxy J1 2016

Samsung Galaxy J1 2016

The Galaxy J1 2016 has to be on this list because it is one of the cheapest phones produced by Samsung this year.  If you love Samsung phones but you are on a budget, the Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 is a good choice.

The J1 2016 has a 4.5 inch super AMOLED screen. Since it’s a small smartphone, it is easy to get a comfortable, compact grip.  When you hold it in one hand, you will be able to reach almost all areas of the screen with your thumb.  The battery is removable. You have to remove the battery to access its microSIM slot.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 has a Spreadtrum SC8830 processor. This processor clocks at 1.3GHz. It provides decent performance and consumes low power. The processor is supported by 1GB of RAM.  You might be disappointed by 8GB internal storage space. Fortunately, this space can be expanded by up to 128GB using a microSD card slot.  Here is a summary of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy J1 2016:

  • 4.5 inch screen
  • Android 5.1.1(Lollipop)
  • 1.3GHz quadcore processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2MP back camera
  • 2050mAh battery

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Samsung Galaxy J7 2016

Samsung galaxy J7 2016

The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is an affordable Samsung phone that is also stylish and has a few features that are only available in premium smartphones.  Its metal frame is pleasant.  The Galaxy J7 can be described as a well-balanced 5.5 inch phone.  It is slim and the buttons are well placed.  The super AMOLED screen is impressive but you should not expect it to display images that are as sharp as images displayed by high end phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 runs on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow).  Like other latest Samsung phones, it is hard to tell that the J7 2016 is running on Android because of the TouchWiz custom interface.  This interface offers many useful features.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 has Exynos 7 Octa- 7870 chip. The 8 cores run at 1.6GHz. This processor, along with 2GB of RAM do a good job.  The J7 2016 has the Mali T830 GPU. Although it’s not a gaming monster, it can easily pull off most of the popular games. The internal storage space is 16GB. You can use a microSD card to expand the storage space by up to 256GB.

The 13MP back camera on the J7 is very good.  The camera is fast and the interface is excellent.  You will also be happy with the quality of images captured by the 5MP front shooter.  Here are the key features of the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016:

  • 5.5 inch screen
  • Android 6.0.1(Marshmallow)
  • 1.6GHz octa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB
  • 13MP back camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 3300mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 price

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Galaxy S7 Edge is one of the best latest Samsung Phones in Kenya on the high-end side. This phone is an all-round star.  The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has the best screen and optics. It is more attractive than the regular Galaxy S7 and it’s also more expensive. When you buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, you will get value for money.  Here are the key features of the Galaxy S7 Edge:

  • 5.5 inch screen
  • Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Quad-core(2×2.15GHz Kryo & 2×1.6GHz Kryo) & Octa-core (4×2.3GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6GHz Cortex-A53)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal memory
  • 12MP back camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE
  • 3600mAh battery

Read more about the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 price

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Safaricom Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with 32GB ROM
KSh. 79,999
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Samsung Galaxy C7

Samsung Galaxy C7

The Samsung Galaxy C7 has been described by some people as the sleekest mid-range Android phone. Yes! It is a very beautiful phone.  There are only two phones in the C series at the moment. The other phone in the new Samsung’s C series is Samsung Galaxy C5. They were announced at the same time.  The Galaxy C7 is bigger, better and faster.

The Samsung Galaxy C7’s screen is 5.7 inch screen.  The full HD super AMOLED screen displays sharp and clear images. As earlier stated, this phone is sleek and gorgeous.

The 16MP rear shooter is quite impressive.  It captures really nice daylight photos.  The 8MP front camera is also good for selfie lovers.

The Samsung Galaxy C7 runs on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow). It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octacore processor.  This powerful processor is supported by 4GB of RAM.  Internal storage space is 32/64GB.  The Galaxy C7 seamlessly handles graphic intensive tasks on high settings. You should not expect hanging when multitasking on this phone.  The C7 is undoubtedly one of the best mid-rangers in the Kenyan market.  Here is a summary of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy C7:

  • 5.7 inch screen
  • Android v6.0.1(Marshmallow)
  • 2.0GHz octacore processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB RAM
  • 16MP back camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE
  • 3300mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy C7 price

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These are the best latest Samsung phones in Kenya right now. These are not the only latest Samsung phones that you can buy in Kenya.  There are many other new Samsung phones. Please see our Samsung phones price lists for more options.

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