On reading the headline, you must have asked yourself what scale we used to determine the cheapest smartphones in Uganda.
Well, in its recent report, the online retailer Jumia Uganda said that the average price for a smartphone in Uganda was Shs303,104 in 2018.
Since most Ugandans buy smartphones in that range, we’re going to include smartphones that cost below Shs400,000.
Transsion-made itel features prominently on the list. It actually has one phone in the Uganda market that costs above Sh400,000: itel S32 LTE and it costs a little over or below Shs500,000 depending on where you buy it from.
Brands like iPhone and Nokia don’t feature on the list. Most of their phones are above Shs1 million.
It’s only Samsung and Huawei that feature one phone each on the list of cheapest smartphones in Uganda. Their phones are also really expensive for the average Ugandan smartphone user.
For brands that feature many models, we shall present them in table format. And those that feature only one, we shall list at the end of the article.
Cheapest smartphones in Uganda
Itel phones and their prices in Uganda
|1||itel A16||195000||512MB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5MP camera|
|2||itel P32||310,000||8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera|
|3||itel S13||270,000||8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera|
|4||itel S33||340,000||1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 8MP camera|
|5||itel P13||242,000||1GB RAM, 8 GB, 5MP|
|6||itel A32||250,000||1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, 5MP|
|7||itel A11||160,000||8GB ROM, 512MB RAM, 3MP|
|8||itel S32 mini||240,000||5MP, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM|
|9||itel 1508||230,000||512MB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5MP|
|10||itel P51||360,000||16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 8MP|
|11||itel 1408||200,000||512MB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5MP|
512MB RAM, 8GB ROM, 1.92MP
|13||itel S32||380,000||1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 8MP|
|14||itel A15||280,000||1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5MP|
|15||itel P33||270,000||1GBRAM, 16GB ROM, 8MP|
Tecno phones and prices
|1||Tecno F1||230,000||512MB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5MP
|2||Tecno Pop 2||260,000||5MP 8 GB ROM, 1GB RAM|
|3||Tecno W3 LTE||295000||1GB RAM, 8GB RoM, 5MP|
|4||Tecno Pop 1||330,000||1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5MP|
|5||Pop 1 Pro||350,000||16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 13MP|
|6||Pop 2 Power||299,000||5MP, 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM|
|7||Tecno Droipad 7D||370,000||1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 5MP|
Note: Prices change from time to time so always move to different shops to get the best offer. The camera specs mentioned in the table are for the main (rear) camera.
In other brands, you can get a Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime at Shs370,000 from Jumia, an Infinix Smart 2 at Shs380,000 or a Huawei Y635 at Shs398,000 (also from Jumia).
Others phones on the list of cheapest smartphones in Uganda are MTN Fero A4001 at Shs129,000, MTN Kafit at Shs165,000 and Airtel’s My First 4G Smartphone at Shs200,000.