Hotwav phones in Kenya come at a cheap price with relatively packed features. Most interesting, is that all their smartphones are 4G enabled. The Chinese phone manufacturer is slowly having an impact and gaining market share in Kenya.

Here, we look at Hotwav phones you can buy in Nairobi and other parts of the country. Also, the specifications, a short review of the smartphones are written.

Hotwav Phones in Kenya and Prices 2017:

1. HOTWAV V5 

4G smartphone in Kenya at Jumia

This is undoubtedly one of the best android phone at the price range in Kenya. At a price of not more than 8,000 at Jumia, it can only compete with other Infinix phones.

The Hotwav V5 in Kenya comes with android 6.0 and is 4G capable.

Hotwav V5 Key smartphone specifications

The following are the important features of the smartphone.

  • Display size: 5.0 inches
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 2GB RAM
  • Internal storage: 16GB
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Back Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • 4G LTE capable
  • Fingerprint scanner

Pros

It is definitely packed with mid-range features at a price of a low end phone. Its strongest point includes the fact that it has 4G LTE capability, which means faster browsing speeds for you.

Coming to its design, it feels premium. All metallic uni-body brings about the feeling the feeling of grandness. To add to that, upon buying it, you get a free memory card and cover.

Also, the screen quality is good if you compare it to other smartphones in the same price range.

Hotwav V5 Price in Kenya

The phone is Kshs 9,999, but you can get it from here for Kshs 7,900.



2. HOTWAV PIXEL 2

Butterfly on a black screen on a hotwav smartphone

Just like most phones from the company, the Hotwav Pixel 2 comes with 4G and 5.5-inch touchscreen. It also packs a 32GB internal memory

Hotwav Pixel 2 phone specification

Listed below are the important specs of the device.

  • Display size: 5.5 inches
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery capacity: 3500mAh
  • Primary Camera: 16MP
  • Secondary Camera: 8MP
  • Octa Core processor
  • Android 6.0

Pros

One of the strongest feature this phone has is the 3,500mAh battery capacity. This will enable usage throughout the day.

The fact that it also has LTE enables faster speeds when browsing and streaming videos. What you have to do is just swap out the sim card from a 4G enabled one from Safaricom.

To add to the advantages, it is dual sim so you can use one for Mpesa, and another for calling.

Price in Kenya

The Hotwav Pixel 2 is Kshs 14,000 normal price. However, click here to get it from Jumia for Kshs 12,800


3. HOTWAV  VENUS X15

rose gold smartphone in mombasa

This 1 GB PHONE HAS A 16gb internal memory capacity and also 4G enabled. This is one of the cheapest 4G phones in Kenya right now.

X15 Key Specifications

Here are the important features of the X15 Hotwav smartphone.

  • Screen size: 5 inches
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Dual Sim
  • Primary Camera: 5.0MP
  • Secondary Camera: 2.0 MP
  • Battery capacity: 3000mAh
  • 4G LTE
  • Memory Card support up to 64GB

Pros

At the price point, the strongest feature of this smartphone is the 4G LTE capabilities. This enables smooth streaming of videos and faster internet speeds.

HOTWAV  VENUS X15 Price in Kenya

This smartphone retails for 6,500 in brick and mortar shops. However, at Jumia Online store, you can get it for Kshs 1,000 less.

4. HOTWAV UMI ROME X

This 4G LTE capable pone in Kenya, comes with 16GB of internal space and 2GB of RAM. Also, it has a 13MP rear facing camera + 2MP selfie lens.

Hotwav Umi Rome X Key specifications

Here are the important specifications of the smartphone;

  • Display size: 5.5 inches
  • Dual sim
  • Primary Camera: 13MP
  • Secondary Camera: 2MP
  • 16GB memory capacity
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4 Days standby time
  • Android 5.1

Pros

The large screen might be appropriate for some people, though personally, I prefer a smaller display size.

Performance wise, it is average with its 2GB of Random Access Memory. It comes in handy when you are multi-tasking and having several apps running at the same time in the background.

Another advantage that I can’t leave behind, is the 4G speeds. With this, you will experience faster internet browsing and video streaming.

Its purchase cost

For Kshs 9,000 you will be able to go with the phone home. However, at Jumia Kenya you can find the phone at a discounted price. View Deal.

5. HOTWAV UMI C

cheap phones in Kenya

A neat android phone that comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen. With this you will also get faster internet speed because of the 4G LTE. Also, the UMI C in Kenya has 2GB of RAM.

HOTWAV UMI C Key specifications

The following are the specification of the communication device.

  • Display size: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
  • IPS Capacitive touchscreen
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • Primary Camera: 8MP
  • Secondary Camera: 2MP
  • Android Version: 6.0
  • Battery Capacity: 2500mAh
  • CPU: Quad Core 1.3GHz
  • Dual Sim Card

Pros

What I could find most appealing in this phone, is the fact that it has 4G, that means faster speeds.

Also, with the Marshmallow Android operating system, you will somehow get better features, enhanced battery life and improved performance.

What is the price?

Currently, the Hotwav UMI C phone is Kshs 9,000 in Kenya. To get a discount, you can check out this deal from Jumia Kenya. They deliver to every part of the country and you pay on delivery.

6. HOTWAV V20

phone similar to iPhone in Kenya

At almost 6 inches, the display is very huge. Actually, it comes with a 5.7-inch display at a resolution 1280 x 720 pixels. Just like all other phones from the company. Then what I love most, is the fact that the smartphone comes with 32GB of internal storage.

HOTWAV V20 Key Specifications

Bulleted below are the important features of the phone.

  • Display size: 5.7 inches
  • 1280 X 720 screen resolution
  • 2GB RAM
  • Primary camera: 13MP
  • Secondary Camera: 8MP
  • Internal memory: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3500mAh
  • 4G LTE
  • Free Memory Card

Pros

Just like almost all of them, 4G is available, also it has a large battery that can last the whole day of heavy usage.

Another interesting feature (to me) is the 32GB internal storage. In 2017, this really should be the minimum phone capacity for comfortable usage.

Where to Buy

The Hotwav Venus smartphone is available at Jumia for Kshs 8900 | Buy Now | However, the normal price is Kshs10,000



 

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