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These Are The 4 Most Expensive Phones In Kenya In 2022

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Have you ever randomly asked yourself, “What am I going to do with all this money?” Yeah, me neither. However, in case you find yourself on the excess side of life, financially speaking, you might develop an appetite for the expensive things in life. Having done lists for budget spenders for a while, here is a digression into the most expensive phones you can buy in Kenya.

NB: There are a couple of phones that fall within these price categories-I could not possibly include all of them. This short list acts as a representation of my 4 picks above 100K. 

The 4 Most Expensive Phones In Kenya

Oppo Find X5

Expensive phones Kenya

We start at 100K, where Oppo has recently joined the high-end flagship game. The OPPO Find X5 boasts an ultra-premium finish, with frosted, matte glass and fingerprint-resistant chassis. The device has a recommended retail price of KES 99,999 in Kenya for the 8GB RAM model with 256GB Storage.

The Find X5 runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform. Snapdragon 888 chip is one of Qualcomm’s high-end chips. Some phones that run on this chip include the Samsung Galaxy S21 series and Xiaomi’s Mi 11 series.

Enhanced with the 1 Billion Colour Bionic Display, the phone uses a 120Hz Adaptive Dynamic Refresh Rate. This lets you enjoy smooth color transitions. The phone boasts a 4,800mAh battery that can support an entire day of use. The Find X5 also comes with super-fast charging that supports 80W SuperVOOC plus 30W AirVOOC (wireless charging).

This flagship introduces an advanced camera system powered by MariSilicon X that supports 4K Ultra Night Video capabilities.

Other features:

  • Weight: 196 g
  • Screen: 6.55 inch, AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Triple, 50 MP main
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 32 MP

 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Galaxy Z Flip4 Fold4

Samsung this week announced the Galaxy Z Flip 4, the newest iteration of its foldable flip phone. I thought it deserved its mention to represent the Flip series, which is an expensive line of its own. Galaxy Z Flip 4 that comes with 12GB and 256GB internal storage, will retail at Kshs 142,999.

You can shoot hands-free videos or capture selfies at various angles by partially folding Z Flip4 to activate FlexCam. With an upgraded camera equipped with a brighter sensor powered by the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, photos and videos are bound to be crisp and stable–day or night.

They crafted Z Flip4 to go truly hands-free, doing more without ever opening the phone. Make calls, reply to texts and even control the SmartThings Scene widget, all from the Cover Screen. Additionally, you can take high-quality selfies right from the Cover Screen by leveraging the main camera with the upgraded Quick Shot.

Other features and specifications.

  • Display: 6.7 inches Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)
  • Storage:28GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/8GB RAM, 512GB/8GB RAM
  • Battery: 3,700 mAh
  • Fast charging 25W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
  • Fast wireless charging 15W
  • Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
  • Main camera: 12MP Wide + 12MP UltraWide
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Video Recording: [email protected]
  • Colors: Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, Blue, Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, Red
  • OS: Android 12, One UI 4.1.1

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung just announced this new foldable in their latest unpacked event. It succeeds an equally expensive Fold 3 from last year. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 which comes with 12GB RAM and 512 GB internal storage, will retail at KSHS 256,999.

Below, I summarize the tech specs you can expect here.

  • Weight: 263 g 
  • DISPLAY: 7.6 inches of Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)
  • OS: Android 12L, One UI 4.1.1
  • Storage:
    • 256GB/12GB RAM
    • 512GB/12GB RAM
    • 1TB/12GB RAM
  • Back Camera Setup:
    • Triple setup
    • 50MP Wide with 30X Space zoom
    • 10MP Telephoto
    • 12 MP UltraWide
  • Under-display selfie camera:4MP
  • Cover display selfie camera:10MP
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Charging and Battery:  4400 mAh battery
  • Fast charging 25W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
  • Fast wireless charging 15W
  • Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • Colors: Graygreen, Phantom Black, Beige, Burgundy

 iPhone 13 Pro Max

Depending on the storage size, the market price for an iPhone 13 Pro Max in Kenya starts from KES 230,000-350,000. Here is a summary of what you get:

  • 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion
  • Cinematic mode adds shallow depth of field and shifts focus automatically in your videos
  • Pro camera system with 12MP Telephoto, Wide, and Ultra Wide cameras
  •  6x optical zoom range; macro photography; Photographic Styles, ProRes video, Smart HDR 4, Night mode, Apple ProRAW, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording.
  • 12MP TrueDepth front camera with Night mode, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording
  • A15 Bionic chip for lightning-fast performance
  • Up to 28 hours of video playback
  • Durable design with Ceramic Shield
  • IP68 water resistance
  • iOS 15 upgradable to iOS 16.
  • Supports MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging

Which of these expensive phones in Kenya is your favorite? Let us know.

Oooh, about the cover image used in this article, read this here.

OPPO Find X5 Full Review: Super-fast Charging and Amazing Cameras

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