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SAMSUNG PHONES REVIEW

Admit it! Samsung is among the most recommended android phones in Kenya.  While you may not understand the reason behind this, this article is pleased to make you understand why this is so and perhaps, give you a reason to also vogue for Samsung. It will do this through availing you with eight brands of Samsung phones available in the market today. Moreover, the specifications of each Samsung phone will be extensively exposed.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

If you are looking for an economic phone, then Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is the phone to consider. It sells at ksh. 9350, 9400, 8999 and 9600 at Phone Place, MyShopKE, Jumia and Phone Store respectively. Among the key features, it constitutes include a display of 450 inches and a screen resolution of 540 pixels by 960 pixels. In relation to its operating system and CPU, it functions using the Android v8.1 Oreo: GO Edition and Quad-core 1.4 GHz and Exynos 7570 Quad Chipset.  Moreover, it has an external storage of 1MB and internal storage of 8GB which can be expanded to 256GB using a microSD card. Its front camera has a magnification of 5 megapixels and a back camera of 8 megapixels. The connectivity it supports is for WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and Micro USB. With regards to battery and network, the phone has a removable battery holding a capacity of 2600mAh and operates on 2G, 3G and 4G network. Additionally, it has the accelerometer and proximity sensors. We have compiled a list of all the samsung phones in the market below

  1. Samsung J2 Core
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus

This is yet another pocket-friendly phone brand of Samsung. It has a display of 5.0 inches and a screen resolution of 540 pixels by 960 pixels. It operates using the Android v6.0 Marshmallow and uses the Quad-core and mediatek MT6737T chipset. It’s RAM is 1.5 GB and its internal storage is 8GB but can be expanded to 256 GB using a microSD card. Just like the previous phone, it supports connectivity of WLAN, FM Radio, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth and GPS. The back camera has 8 MP and the front camera 5MP. The phone works well in 2G, 3G and 4G network. Its battery which is removable has a capacity of 2600mAh. It sells for 9200, 8499 and 9300 at Phone Store, Jumia and Phone Place respectively. 

Samsung Galaxy M10

Selling at Ksh. 15000, 16400 and 18000 at Jumia, Phone Place and Jumia respectively, Samsung Galaxy M10 functions using the Android v8.1 Oreo. Octa-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 and Exynos 7870 Octa chipset are its CPU components. Unlike the previous one, this one has a larger RAM of either 2 or 3 GB and a ROM of 16GB/32GB. The internal storage can be expanded to 512GB. In matters network, the phone supports the 2G, 3G and 4G network.  It has an inbuilt Li-Ion battery of 3400mAh. Moreover, it offers WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and microUSB connectivity. Accelerometer and proximity are the sensors it possesses. The phone has a dual back camera of 13MP and 5 MP and a front camera of 5MP.

Samsung Galaxy M20

Samsung Galaxy M20 is a camera phone. Its back camera which is dual has megapixels of 13 and 5, and its front camera has a magnification of 8MP. In matters storage, where the phone has a RAM of either 3GB or 4GB, it has an internal storage of either 32GB or 64GB. The internal storage has the capacity of being expanded to 512 in a dedicated slot. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy M20 operates using the Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 and Exynos 7904 Octa chipset and the Android v8.1 Oreo operating system. Other than the accelerometer and proximity, it has the compass and rear fingerprint sensors. The battery of this Samsung make is inbuilt and holds a capacity of 5000mAh. Essential to denote is that it has a display of 6.3 inches and a screen resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. Also, its work well in 2G, 3G and 4G network and offers connectivity for microUSB, Bluetooth, GPS, WLAN and Bluetooth. You can get the phone for either ksh. 18, 700 on Phone Place or at ksh. 19,899 on Jumia.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Pro

This is yet another pocket-friendly make of Samsung phone. It offers a display of 5 inches and a screen resolution of 540 pixels by 960 pixels. Its functionality is dependent on its Android v7.1 Nougat. It uses the Quad-core 1.4 GHz and Snapdragon 425 chipset CPU. While it has a ROM of 16GB expandable to 256GB, its RAM is 1.5GB. It supports the 2G, 3G and 4G network. About its camera, the front one has specs of 5MP and the back one a specs of 8MP. The battery, which is 2600mAh Li-Ion, is removable. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Pro easily connects with Bluetooth, MicroUSB, GPS, WLAN and FM Radio. Accelerometer and proximity are the sensors you get to enjoy with this phone. At Phone Place, MyShopKE, Jumia and Phone Store, the phone goes for ksh 11800, 11700, 15500 and 11800 respectively.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Not so economic and not so costly, this is a Samsung phone that would suit middle class persons. The phone is sold at ksh. 29,999 at Jumia although the price may increase due to delivery costs. With regards to its features, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge features a 5.5 inch display which offers a screen resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels. It operates using the Android v6.0 Marshmallow operating system and the Octa-core and Exynos 8890 chipset in matters CPU. The operating system can however be upgraded to v7.0 Nought. The phone offers a storage of 4GB RAM and an internal storage of 32/64/128 GB expandable to 256GB using the microSD card which is fitted in SIM 2 Slot. With a back camera of 12MP and a front camera of 5MP, you can trust that this phone produces high quality images. It also has an inbuilt batter of 3600mAh and supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks. In addition to all this, the phone allows connectivity to Bluetooth, WLAN, GPS, microUSB 2.0 and NFC and has sensors including compass, heart rate, SpO2, gyro, barometer and front fingerprint.

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

This is yet another awesome phone favoring the middle class and the high class persons. At Jumia, it is sold at ksh. 41,010 but you also chose to buy it at Phone Place or Phone Stores where it is sold at ksh. 40,000 and 40,800 respectively. Its main features can be analysed through focusing on the operating system, CPU, display, storage, camera, network, battery, connectivity and sensors. In relation to Operating system and CPU, the phone functions using the Android v8.0 Oreo and the 2.2 GHz Octa-core and the Snapdragon 660 chipset. With regards to display, it features a 6.3 inches screen which has a screen resolution of 1080 pixels by 2220 pixels. In matters camera, the phone has definitely done an amazing job. Influencing this is the fact that it has a four back camera of main lens 24MP and 8MP, 10MP and 5MP. The front camera offers a lens of 24MP which is also amazingly incredible. GPS, WLAN, NFC, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and FM are the connectivity features of the phone. While you can bank on a high speed network since the phone offers a 4G network, the phone can also be adjusted to 3G and 2G network areas. In maters battery, the phone has an inbuilt battery of 3800 mAh. The sensors that this amazing phone supports include rear fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, compass and proximity.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

This is the latest release from Samsung and although it’s 128GB is respectively priced at ksh. 96000, 96500, 97000 and 108999 on Phone Place, MyShopKE, Jumia, and Phone store and its 512GB are priced at 114000, 116000, 127999, 129999 on Phone Place, MyShopKE, Jumia, and Phone store respectively, it is worth every penny. Consider the case of the camera. It has a rear triple back camera with specs of 12MP, 12 MP and 16MP and a dual front camera of 10MP and 8MP. It also has a user display fingerprint, proximity, gyro, heart rate, accelerometer, SpO2, compass, and barometer. As mentioned the internal memory of this classic Samsung make is 128 or 512GB which can be expanded to 512GB in the case of the 128GB. Besides the microSD card slot, it also has an additional SIM slot. The RAM is 8GB. It offers a screen display of 6.4 inches and a screen resolution of 1440 pixels and 3040 pixels.  Android v9.0 Pie is its operating system and the Octa-core 2.7 GHz and Exynos 9820 Octa chipset its CPU specs.  The connectivity it supports comprises USB 3.1, Bluetooth, NFC, WLAN, and GPS. It has an inbuilt battery of 4100mAh and supports the 2G, 3G, and 4G network.

There are a dozen of Samsung phone in the Kenyan market which serves persons from all the social class. The above are just a sample of the many brands of the phone. 

Quick Review

KEY FEATURES J2 CORE GRAND PRIME PLUS M10 M20 GRAND PRIME PRO S7 EDGE A9 2018 S10 PLUS
DISPLAY 450 inches 5 inches 6.22 inches 6.3 inches 5.0 inches 5.5 inches 6.3 inches 6.4 inches
SCREEN RESOLUTION 540 x 960 pixels 540 x 960 pixels 720 x 1520 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels 540 x 960 pixels 1440 x 2560 pixels 1080 x2220 pixels 1440 x 3040 pixel s
OPERATING SYSTEM Android v8.1 Android v6.0 Marshamallow Android v8.1 Oreo Android v8.1 Oreo Android v7.1 Nougat Android v6.0 Marshmallow Android v8.0 Oreo Android v9.0 Pie
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz, Exynos 7570 Quad chipset Quad-core, Mediatek MT6737T chipset Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex A53, Exynos 7870 Octa chipset Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53, Exynos 7904 Octa chipset Quad-core 1.4GHz, Snapdragon 425 chipset Octa-core, Exynos 8890 chipset 2.2GHz Octa-core, Snapdragon 660 chipset Octa-core 2.7GHz, Exynos 9820 Octa chipset
RAM 1GB 1.5 GB 2/3G 3//4 G 1.5GB 4GB 6GB 8GB
ROM 8GB 8GB 16/32GB 32/64GB 16GB 32/64/128GB 128GB 128/512GB
CAMERA Back: 8MP Front: 5MP Back: 8MP Front: 5MP Back: Dual: 13MP + 5MP Front: 8MP Back: Dual: 13 MP + 5 MP Front: 8MP Back: 8MP   Front: 5MP Back: 12MP   Front: 5MP Back: Four: 24MP + 8MP + 10MP + 5MP   Front: 24MP Rear: Triple:12MP + 12MP + 16MP   Front: Dual: 10MP + 8MP
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth, WLAN, FM Radio, MicroUSB, GPS WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, USB OTG WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, microUSB WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, microUSB WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, MicroUSB WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0,NFC WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0,NFC, FM radio WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 3.1,NFC
NETWORK 2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G
BATTERY 2600mAh 2600mAh 3400mAh 5000mAh   3600mAh 3800mAh 410OmAh