A few weeks ago, Jumia announced that it will be giving out discounts of up to 50% on 1000s of smartphones during mobile week 2017.
Well, the event is here and in fact, there are quite a good number of interesting deals already available on select Infinix smartphones, which is one of the leading smartphone vendors in the country. Whether you are after an Infinix Zero 3 or the newer Infinix Zero 4, be it the standard Infinix Note 3 or the high-end Infinix Note 3 Pro – you’ll love these deals, with some of them saving you up to an impressive ksh. 5,000.
To kick off the deals is the Infinix Zero 3, a phone that has been here since 2015. Although old, this phone is still gold. At the moment, you only need ksh 14,799, down from the usual ksh 19,699. This saves you a cool ksh 4,900. For this price, you get a well-built design and a massive 5.5-inch display screen with a 1080p (Full HD) resolution and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
Under the hood, the Infinix Zero 3 has a MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor with a speed of 2.2GHz. This is then paired with a RAM of 3GB and 16GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. On the back of the Zero 3 is a decent 20.7MP lens that comes with an array of great camera features, including PDAF, HDR, LED flash and up to 4k video recording. The front has a 5MP sensor for selfies and to keep it alive is a decent 3030mAh battery unit that is charged via a microUSB port. Software-wise, you get Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
If you feel the Zero 3 is too old for you, last year’s Infinix Zero 4 is also available at a great discount. Usually, Jumia values this flagship at ksh 21,999. However, Mobile Week 2017 wants you to have it at just ksh 17,999, which is ksh 4,000 less.
As you may know, the Infinix Zero 4 is the successor to the Zero 3 and as such, however, it is more of a downgrade in terms of specs and features compared to its predecessor. The screen size and quality remain unchanged, where you get a 5.5-inch Full HD panel with Gorilla Glass technology on top. Under the hood, the Zero 4 ships with a weaker MediaTek MT6753 octa-core clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with the same 3GB RAM, but the storage gets better at 32GB with room for microSD card storage.
To keep the Infinix Zero 4 alive is a bigger 3200mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology. Despite receiving a downgraded processor, the Zero 4 comes with a much better camera. The front panel has an 8MP shooter while the back has a 16MP lens that features the likes of OIS, laser autofocus, up to 4x zoom and LED flash. Unlike the Zero 3, you also get a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Software-wise, the Infinix Zero 4 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but we already have an update to Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out as at the time of this writing.
The giant retailer is also having great deals on the phablet-sized Infinix Note 3 and Note 3 Pro. These two are just but the same, only that the former has 2GB RAM and no 4G LTE connectivity while the latter has 3GB RAM and support for 4G LTE connectivity. The screen size is the same at 6 inches with Full HD resolution, there’s a MediaTek MT6753 SoC under the hood with a speed of 1.3GHz and 16GB of expandable storage on both units.
For cameras, the Infinix Note 3 and Note 3 Pro have 13MP shooters on the back with support for phase detection autofocus, dual LED flash and a variety of camera modes. The same back panel also houses a fingerprint scanner on each model while the front has a 5MP lens with a soft LED flash. To keep the Infinix Note 3 and Note 3 Pro alive is a massive 4500mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology.
In terms of software, the two have Android Marshmallow out of the box, but the update to Android 7.0 Nougat is already available for download, just like Infinix Zero 4. The Infinix Note 3 is now available for ksh 13,999 and it includes a free flip cover while the Note 3 Pro is selling at ksh 15,599 with no extras.