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Editors Pick: End of January Smartphones Deals Below UGX 500,000

As we’re ending the month, we expecting some money from various sources, and if you ought to spend it on buying a new smartphone, we give you some of our best smartphone deals from Online shopping marketplace; Kilimall Uganda, between UGX 301,000 to UGX 502,600 from our editor’s pick.

1. iDROID USA Royal V4
Launched in July 2015, spec-wise spots, Dual SIM Cards, (Mini & Micro SIM), OGS IPS multi-touch IPS Scherm 5 Inches Touchscreen with iDro Brite enhanced screen colors, 13MP with flash rear camera, 5MP front camera with a video recording at 1080 HD, powered by Android 4.4 KitKat (Upgrade-able), 1.3Ghz x 4 Quad-Core ARM v7 Processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage expandable microSD slot of 64GB, 2,000mAh battery with a talk time of up to 4-6 hours depending on usage with/ without data and a standby time of up to 200 hours. The smartphone also has wake-up and air gestures the latest in gesture technologies – for instance; drawing a horizontal line for making a call, Draw a vertical line for messages, Draw an M to listen to music, Draw a C to go to the camera feature, Draw an S to go to settings .etc., and finally the iDro beast speakers that bring out the awesome sound of music.


Suitable for music lovers, students, photogenic lovers priced at 301,000 UGX.

2. INFINIX Hot 4 X557 Lite
This 5.5-Inch phablet is the newest flaship of the Infinix mobiles. The Infinix Hot 4 Lite is the successor of the Hot 4; which was launched last year in November along side the Infinix Note 3. The smartphone is priced at 319,000 UGX and comes with a 1 year warranty.

The phablet features: 5.5-Inch HD screen display with 12 ultra-bright backlight LEDs, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM with and expandable slot of 32GB microSD card, 8MP and 5MP rear and front cameras respectively which isn’t really bad since it’s a mid-range smartphone, a non-removable 4,000mAh Li-Po battery which can last for two and a half days if fully charged, runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS Software which is an Infinix exclusive customized operating system based on Android M, and finally, it’s available in Gold, Black, and Red color variants. In terms of connectivity, the Infinix Hot 4 Lite comes with both 2G and 3G LTE connectivity, and also supports Wi-Fi Tethering and Bluetooth capabilities.

INFINIX Hot 4 X557 Lite
INFINIX Hot 4 X557 Lite

3. Huawei G Play Mini
Launched in April 2015, the Huawei G Play Mini is rather intriguing, because it has the exact same specs as the Huawei Honor 4C, but the design is slightly different. This is most obvious in the upper part of the front side of the two devices.

The dual-SIM G Play Mini features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, powered by the same HiSilicon Kirin 620 chipset, which sports a 1.2 GHz octa-core CPU used in Honor 4C, coupled with 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can be further expandable via microSD card of 32GB. The G Play Mini runs Android 4.4 KitKat with EM UI 3.0 skin on top and also sports a 13MP 4208 x 3120 pixels with autofocus and LED flash, 5MP front camera. The G Play Mini is backed by a Non-Removable 2,550mAh battery. Priced at UGX 389,500.

Huawei G Play Mini
Huawei G Play Mini

Can be suitable for smartphone up-grader’s, photogenic lovers, gamers.

4. Tecno J8 boom
Launched in March 2016 with major improvement in the design and overall user experience, Tecno J8 Boom is a successor for 2015’s Tecno J7 in the Tecno Boom series, as a mid-range smartphone.

Available in Black color variant, this Dual Mini SIM spots a 5.5-inch 720 x 1280 pixels (320 PPI) IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 16GB internal storage with an expandable slot of up to 128GB microSD card, 2GB of RAM, 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53, and Mediatek MT6735 Chipset, Mali-T720 GPU processor, 13MP Auto focus rear camera with flash, 5MP front camera with a flash takes up to 1600 x 1200-pixel pictures, backed on Android 5.1 Lollipop with HiOS UI upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and running on a Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh battery that has a Fast Charge of 15 min for 8 hours of phone calls.

In terms of connectivity, the phablet supports 2G, 3G, and 4G capabilities, Wi-Fi (WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct), Bluetooth version v4.0, GPS, and MicroUSB version v2.0.

Tecno J8 boom
Tecno J8 boom

If you’re music lovers, students, fashion lovers, gamers, photogenic lovers, you ought to have this phone. It’s priced at UGX 433,000.[related-posts]

Other mentions:

  1. Mediacom PAD M511 which spots 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display Touchscreen, Quad-Core 2.0 GHz processor, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, 2GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage that is expandable to 64GB, 8MP rear Camera, 2MP front camera, supports 4G connectivity, this is backed on a 3,100mAh battery.
  2. Doogee X5 has the same gesture technologies as the iDROID USA Royal V4. The phone also spots Android 5.1 operating system, MTK6580, Quad core, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM expandable to 32GB, 5.0 Inch IPS capacitive Touchscreen, dual Cameras, 2.0MP (Interpolated 5MP) front camera, 5.0MP (Interpolated 8MP) back camera with flashlight and auto focus, and backed on a 2,200mAh removable battery with a standby time of up to 2 – 3 days.

Image Credit: Kilimall Uganda.

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