Looking for cheap smartphones? Here are the 10 cheapest smartphones in Uganda with specs, prices and where to buy

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A few years ago, smartphones were quite expensive for the masses to afford but since the legendary Huawei Ideos with Google there has been a lot of headway in making affordable smartphones. Attempts have been made to make a $50 smartphone by Google under their Android One Project with varying degrees of success.

Google isn’t the only one that has made efforts in this direction. In Africa, we’ve seen brands like Tecno, iTel, Nokia, Microsoft, iDroid among others making affordable smartphones.

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If smartphone penetration is to increase, we need to see these prices continue to come down so that the majority can afford a smartphone.

If you are looking for a cheap smartphone, here are the cheapest smartphones in Uganda with specs price and where to buy.

1. MTN Smart Mini – Ugx 99,000 (MTN Uganda)

3G Dual SIM
1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
OS Android 4.4 Kitkat
3.5 inch Display
Supports SD card slot card up to 32GB
Camera 2MP
FM Radio
Facebook 1300 LiIon mAh battery

2. ZTE Switch – Ugx 105,000 (MTN Uganda)

3G Single SIM
1.2GHZ Dual Core processor
Weighs 105g 3.5 Inch Screen
OS :Android 2.3
2 Megapixels camera
Stereo FM Radio
1150mAh Battery
Supports up to 7.2 Mbps & 3G

3. Itel 1403+ – Ugx 125,000 (Africell)

Dual SIM
4″ Display Screen
Android 4.4 OS
5MP Back Camera, 2MP Front Camera
4GB Internal Memory, 512MB RAM
Micro SD card slot, up to 32GB

4. Airtel i4 – Ugx 140,000 (Airtel Uganda)

5. Huawei Ascend Y220 – Ugx 149,000 (Africell)

Dual SIM
3.5” Display Screen
Android 2.3 OS
VGA Camera
512MB Internal memory, 256MB RAM
Micro SD card slot, up to 32GB

6. Huawei Y221 – Ugx 150,000 (MTN Uganda)

Dual SIM 3G
3.5” Display Screen
Android OS: 4.4 Kitkat
Dual Core 1.0 Ghz
2MP Camera
512MB Internal memory, 256MB RAM
Micro SD card slot, up to 32GB
FM Radio
1350 mAh battery

7. Alcatel Pop D1 – Ugx 160,000 (MTN Uganda)

Dual SIM
1GHZ Dual Core processor
4GB ROM, 512MB RAM
3.5 Inch Screen
OS Android 4.4 Kitkat
2 Megapixels camera
Stereo FM Radio
1300mAh Battery
Supports up to 72 Mbps and 3G

8. Tecno Y2 – Ugx 169,000 (Africell)

3G Dual SIM
4″ Display screen
Android 4.4 KitKat
2MP Back Camera, 1MP Camera
8GB Internal Memory, 512MB RAM
MicroSD card slot up to 32GB
1600 mAh battery

9. Huawei Y330 – Ugx 170,000 (MTN Uganda)

Dual SIM 3G
4.0” Display Screen
Android OS: 4.2 Jellybean
Dual Core 1.0 Ghz, 4GB ROM 512MB RAM
2MP Camera
512MB Internal memory, 256MB RAM
Micro SD card slot, up to 32GB
FM Radio
1500 mAh battery

10. MTN Smartphone – Ugx 179,000 (MTN Uganda)

Single SIM
4.0 Inch Screen
Android 4.2 Jellybean
1.3GHz Dual Core processor
2 Megapixels camera
front VGA camera
Stereo FM Radio
Battery Capacity- 1500mAh
Supports 7.2Mbps & 3G

11. MTN Smart Mega – Ugx 185,000 (MTN Uganda)

Front VGA camera
Stereo FM Radio
Battery Capacity 1500mAh
Supports 3G 7.2MBPs speeds

12.Tecno Y4 – Ugx 195,000 (Africell)

Dual SIM
4 Inch Screen
8GB ROM & 1GB RAM
Android 4.4 Jelly Bean
1GHz dual core processor
5.0 Megapixels camera Stereo FM Radio
Battery capacity (1800mAh)

13. Airtel Smart – Ugx 200,000 (Airtel Uganda)