5 Xiaomi phones to buy in the ongoing Jumia Anniversary Deals

Xiaomi is doing a great job capturing markets that big-name players like Samsung, Huawei and even LG have been unable to fully take advantage of. These are the markets that put price above everything else when shopping for smartphones and Kenya is one such market.

Over the recent past, Xiaomi has released a myriad of phones in Kenya that even some consumers are confused about which one to go for.

Well, worry not because in this post, we’ll help you pick one of the best options available at a discount via the ongoing Jumia Anniversary Deals.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

For first-time smartphone owners, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A presents a compelling option, be it in terms of build quality, specs and features, or even the price itself. Prior to this promotion, the Redmi 5A had a price tag of Sh 10,000, but today, you can grab one for just under 9,000 bob.

Specs
  • 5-inch HD LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB expandable storage
  • 13MP main camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Looking at the specs sheet above, you’ll agree that the Redmi 5A packs some punch for its price tag. Although it comes preinstalled with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, the fact that its predecessor, the Redmi 4A, was upgraded from Marshmallow to Nougat is enough to tell us that the Redmi 5A will also get Oreo, although the “when” part of this equation is still unknown.

Buy Redmi 5A on Jumia

Xiaomi Redmi 5

The year 2018 has been marred by terms like Infinity Display, FullView, FullVision, and all that. When put in layman’s language, these names only refer to the taller display aspect ratio, something you won’t find on the Redmi 5A, but is present on the Redmi 5. You are getting a premium-like finish with top-end features like a fingerprint scanner on the back and support for fast charging technology, features that are rare to come by in this price category, especially when talking about big-name devices like the Galaxy J3, Nokia 3 or even the newer Nokia 3.1, among others

Priced at just under Sh 14,000, the Redmi 5 is one of the best, if not the best, you can get at this price tag. Still doubting? Well, let’s check out the specs:

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Specs
  • 5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB expandable storage
  • 13MP main camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3300mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Like its cheaper counterpart, the Redmi 5 runs Nougat out of the box, but it’s only a matter of weeks before Oreo arrives. So far, the device is already trialing the company’s latest MIUI 10 beta with the stable version expected before September 2018.

Buy Redmi 5 on Jumia:

2GB RAM and 16GB ROM model

3GB RAM and 32GB ROM model

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Just a notch higher than the Redmi 5 is the Redmi 5 Plus, which as you may have guessed from the name, is a superior version of the standard Redmi 5. Coming in priced at Sh 16,999 for the base model of 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and Sh 17,899 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, this Redmi 5 Plus deal is as good as it gets.

You are getting a phone that packs some solid performance specs, a bunch of premium features crammed into an equally premium-like body, and a massive battery, yet priced affordably.

Specs
  • 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB expandable storage
  • 12MP main camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

Note that the Redmi 5 Plus comes preinstalled with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but there’s a ready upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo waiting for you on boot. Also, the device is already into the MIUI 10 beta testing program.

Unfortunately, the Redmi 5 Plus still comes with a microUSB port, but given that you are getting the traditional 3.5mm audio jack, fast battery charging, a fingerprint scanner, face unlock, and more, we shouldn’t even complain about a thing.

Buy Redmi 5 Plus on Jumia:

3GB RAM and 32GB ROM model

4GB RAM and 64GB ROM model

Xiaomi Redmi S2

Launched in May 2018, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 has some resemblance with the Redmi 5 Plus, but this is mostly on the inside. Like any other Xiaomi device, the Redmi S2 boasts a premium-looking body that conforms to 2018 design standards like slimmer bezels, 18:9 display aspect ratio, and dual-lens camera. As noted, the Redmi S2 is as powerful as the Redmi 5 Plus, but you are getting the latest software out of the box, which is a boon, if you ask me.

Specs
  • 5.99-inch 18:9 HD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB expandable storage
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP main camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • 3080mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
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Despite sharing some internals with the Redmi 5 Plus, Xiaomi made a few sacrifices in order to lower the price of the Redmi S2 to the current Sh 16,889, among them a lower HD+ screen resolution and a smaller battery, but when you think of what you get instead, be it the dual-lens camera on the back, the massive 16MP selfie unit, or even the fact that it has Android 8.1 Oreo and hence supports Project Treble out of the box, there’s plenty to smile about the Redmi S2.

Buy Redmi S2 on Jumia

3GB RAM and 32GB ROM model

4GB RAM and 64GB ROM model

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 launched in the country priced at Sh 23,000 for the base model of 3/32GB and Sh 27,000 for the high-end 4/64GB model, but today, you can have either of these two at a discount of up to Sh 2,500.

Specs
  • 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
  • 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB ROM
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP main camera
  • 13MP front camera
  • 4000mAh non-removable battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

Xiaomi calls the Redmi Note 5 the camera beast pretty much thanks to the dual-lens camera on the back and 13MP selfie shooter that have AI capabilities baked right into the camera app. Like the Redmi S2, you are also getting Oreo out of the box, but it is the raw power that this thing packs versus the price tag that makes up what is indeed an epic story.

Despite ditching the USB-C port, you are still getting premium features like Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology, face unlock, Bluetooth 5.0, and so on; all at a decent price tag.

Buy Redmi Note 5 on Jumia:

3GB RAM and 32GB ROM model

4GB RAM and 64GB ROM model

Be warned that these deals won’t last forever, rather, they’ll be no more after July 29th, which is when the Jumia Anniversary Deals promo will come to an end. Make sure you grab them while they last.

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