Best places to buy genuine and high quality smartphones in Nairobi


In Nairobi you have to do thorough research before buying a smartphone. Most people sell fake smartphones. To get a high quality smartphone, there are specific places to buy from. There are individuals who buy phones from streets, when they reach home, they discover that inside the sealed box is not a phone but a piece of wood wrapped neatly to look like a phone…yet when they were purchasing the smartphone, it was tested and found to be okay. The guy selling it replaced the phone with a piece of wood when the buyer was looking elsewhere.

  • Jumia

Jumia sells high quality smartphones and it also allows you to return it if you find it’s not working perfectly. You order the phone online and get it delivered to your doorstep. Jumia smartphones are priced fairly, they are not as expensive as Safaricom smartphones.

  • Safaricom

Safaricom sells high quality smartphones which are fairly priced. Their phones are genuine, which is why most people in Nairobi prefer to buy from them.

If you have doubt about Jumia, you can as well buy from Safaricom.The company runs online store Masoko which displays available smartphones on their website, they also have various shops in Nairobi where you can check in and purchase your preferred smartphone.

Though their phones are more expensive than those sold in shops within the CBD, you are 100% certain of buying a genuine one.

  • Luthuli Avenue

Luthuli Avenue is a busy street where people troop to in abid to buy TVs, woofers and smartphones. There are several shops selling smartphones here.But not all shops are genuine. If you want to get a genuine shop, go to shops operated by the Somali. Those guys sell high quality genuine smartphones.

A phone costing Ksh 100k at Safaricom will cost Ksh 90,000 to Ksh 95,000 in Luthuli Avenue.

I have purchased all my smartphones from Luthuli Avenue and none has disappointed me.My first phone was HTC which I own up to know. I also own Samsung phone which I purchased from Luthuli in 2018,it’s in perfect condition.

As you buy from Luthuli, ensure you are given sales warrant. You should also save the phone number of the seller for later use.

  • Avechi

Another place to buy a genuine Smatphone in Nairobi is Avechi.The Company owns an online eCommerce shop where to order for the phone.Avechi is one of the cheapest smartphone selling company in Kenya. Their smartphone prices cost Ksh 5,000 to Ksh 200,000.

  • Samsung shops

Go to Samsung owned shops and buy genuine Samsung phone from them. Most of the shops are located in Nairobi CBD, Westlands or along Ngong road.

Samsung shops import the smartphones direct from Samsung manufacturing industries. Any phone you buy from them is genuine.

  • Mobile Hub Kenya

Mobile Hub Kenya owns an online store where customers make orders for smartphones. Their smartphones are genuine and of high quality, they sell Xiaomi, Samsung, iPhone, Infinix, Oppo among other brands.

  • FoneXpress

I have known FoneXpress for decades. It used to display their phones at Nakumatt.It’s one reliable place where you can buy your smartphone. You can buy a genuine smartphone through their website or from their various shops in Nairobi.

  • Major Supermarkets

Major supermarkets like Naivas, Quckmart and Carrefour have a section for selling genuine smartphones. The best thing about buying from Supermarkets is that those given the space to sell are accountable, they have to ensure that their products are genuine.



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