The Neon Ray LTE: The Cheapest 4G Smartphone on the Market.

Neon Ray

The Safaricom Neon Ray LTE goes for Ksh. 3,799. At that price point, the Neon Ray LTE seemingly has no competitors. The smartphone runs Android 8.1 Go out of the box. It is a version of Android that is designed to run on low-end smartphones.

NEON Ray Specifications


  • Display Size: 5.0-inch
  • Display Type: FWVGA (**FWVGA is an abbreviation for Full Wide Video Graphics Array which refers to a display resolution of 854×480 pixels. 854×480 is approximately the 16:9 aspect ratio of NTSC DVD widescreen video. It is considered a “safe” resolution that does not crop any of the image.**)


This phone isn’t the most powerful phone on the market. Far from it. But at that price, who is complaining? It’s got 4G, Android 8.1 and 8GB internal memory. That’s really all you need from a phone like this.

  • Network type: 4G LTE
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Go
  • CPU: Quad-core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB
  • Micro SD: Yes, up to 32GB
  • Chipset: MediaTek


The Neon Ray is not a camera phone but it still has some should you really need to take pictures. 5MP main camera. It’s nowhere near state of the art but if you need to send someone a quick pic on WhatsApp, well you’ve got your camera right there.

  • Back Camera: 5 MP
  • Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Video: 720p

Battery Capacity: 2000 mAh

A 2000 mAh battery keeps the lights on. The battery is large enough to last a day from a single charge while on moderate usage. The display does not consume a lot of battery so it should stay on as long as you might need it to.

Where Can You Get One

To purchase one, head over to Kilimall and place your order. Head over to Jumia and you can get it for much cheaper with a case and a screen protector included.

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  1. But it is not a dual SIM.

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