Online e-commerce platform Jumia Kenya has been running a “tech week” – basically, a promotion where several tech products are discounted – over the last two weeks.
With the promotion period effectively over – it ended on March 27th – one of the brands that had their products discounted during the promotion period, Xiaomi, is offering those who may have missed out at that time another chance to get Xiaomi devices at bargain prices.
Here are a few Xiaomi products that one can get during the extended Jumia Tech Week:
1. Mi Band 4
At the Kshs 4,000 it has been going for since it became available in the country last year, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 might have been a tad too pricey (still cheaper than its equivalent from Huawei but…). Especially considering that its predecessor, the Mi Band 3, which remained on sale in the local market, could be had for a can’t-turn-down Kshs 1,500.
Now, with a discount of Kshs 1,000 to bring the asking price down to Kshs 3,000, the Mi Band 4, with all the improvements it has over its predecessor, is really worth considering.
Price: Kshs 3,000
2. Redmi 8A
If you are in the market for an affordable smartphone that isn’t powered by Android Go, Xiaomi’s lineup of Redmi xA devices has been a reliable option over the years. From the 5A to the 6A to the 7A. The 8A, a big improvement from previous generations, keeps the faith with an affordable price tag. At just under Kshs 10,000, you will struggle to find a better option than it in the local market.
I mean, can you argue against a device with a 5,000mAh battery unit that charges faster because of the baked-in support for 18W fast charging with the wall plug that comes in the box, 4G network connectivity, a display protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 and the promise of no paw prints on its shiny back for just 10K?
Oh, and it has something that we are still – sadly – not used to at this price point: a USB Type-C connector.
Price: Kshs 10,000
3. Redmi 8
If you have some more money to spare, go for the Redmi 8, instead. It’s the Redmi 8A but better. By better here we mean double the memory and double the storage.
For an additional Kshs 3,000 over what you’d pay for the Redmi 8A, that is all worth it. You are getting the same design aesthetic as the Redmi 8A, the same display panel and the same monstrous battery that charges really fast but the bump in memory and storage should go a long way.
Price: Kshs 13,000
4. Redmi Note 8
In my opinion, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is the sweet spot. For Kshs 3,000 more, at its discounted price at the moment, you can get it and it is in every way the better device of those that Huawei has in the budget segment of the market in the country.
The are four cameras at the back now with the main sensor supporting 4K video recording and packing electronic image stabilization (EIS) and assisted by an 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide-angle lens and two 2-megapixel sensors for macros and depth effects respectively.
The display gets a bump up to Full HD+.
While there is a choice of two variants on Jumia Kenya, it goes without saying that we only recommend the 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage variant. I mean, that Kshs 1,000 or thereabout you’re looking to save by considering the inferior mode (with 3GB memory and 32GB onboard storage) makes all the difference in the world and, to be honest, doesn’t make sense when the superior model’s pricing has been cut down slightly.
Price: Kshs 16,000
5. Mi Note 10
You’d expect a device that has the distinction of being the first smartphone to arrive with a 108-megapixel sensor to cost more, right? Well, Kshs 48,000 is all that one needs to get the Xiaomi Mi Note 10.
For what it offers beyond that single monstrous image sensor – one of five – which is a curved high-quality 6.47-inch display, a huge battery (5,260mAh) that charges pretty fast, an in-screen fingerprint sensor and a chipset that might be considered as the only weak link though having just enough power to keep things sane, the Mi Note 10 offers more for less.
Price: Kshs 48,000
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