In this article, I will take you through a detailed list of Safaricom’s lipa Mdogo Mdogo phones in Kenya. Smartphones have become an essential part of our everyday lives, and therefore most of us need to have one, whether for work, business or our studies.
In this article, I will show the smartphones that you can take from Mkopa on loan, their specs and features, how and where you can get a Lipa Mdogo Mdogo smartphone, the price and some other lipa mdogo mdogo alternatives like Mkopa smartphones you can get on a loan.
How Lipa Mdogo mdogo Works
lipa mdogo mdogo phones phone purchase service works just like mkopa, where the customer purchases a smartphone by paying an initial deposit amount and then paying the remaining balance in one year. This remaining daily instalment can be as low as kes 20 per day depending on the smartphone the customer desires. Failure to pay this daily instalment will result in the deactivation of the device.
Lipa Mdogo Mdogo phones are a product of Safaricom Limited, which is the number one telecommunications company in Kenya with millions of Kenyans using the network for its voice, data and messaging services. Lipa Mdogo Mdogo was launched by Safaricom to enable Kenyans to get access to Smartphones in an affordable way.
The word Lipa Mdogo Mdogo is a Swahili term that means “Pay slowly”, to show that the customer will purchase the phone by paying small daily payments of as low as Ksh. 20 per day for 365 days. Therefore, those who qualify for Lipa Mdogo Mdogo phones can enjoy getting the phone of their choice and pay on these affordable terms.
Who Qualifies For Mdogo Mdogo
Sadly, not everyone qualifies for these smartphones from Safaricom because various requirements such as CRB listings are checked. The requirements for Lipa Mdogo Mdogo include the following;
- You must have a smartphone that has access to 2G or 3G. Meaning, if your smartphone is already using 4G, you won’t qualify for it.
- You must have a clean credit history. This means you should not be in CRB. You can check if you are in CRB by clicking here.
- You must be a registered Safaricom user for more than 365 days(1 year).
If you have met all the requirements above, you can now check the smartphones you qualify for by;
- Dial *544# using your mobile phone dialer application.
- Select lipa mdogo mdogo, which is option 5 at the time am writing this article(I will always update the article with time).
- Note the smartphone you qualify for.
- Visit your nearest Safaricom Shop to purchase your device.
If you do not qualify for lipa mdogo mdogo smartphones, you will receive an SMS notifying you.
Lipa Mdogo Mdogo Phones That Are Available.
Safaricom Lipa Mdogo mdogo has a list of 4 devices from which customers can choose. These devices are the Neon Ray Pro, Itel A24, Tecno Spark 7 and Techno Camon 17. I will now take you through each device, its specs and the price at which you can purchase it from Safaricom.
|Lipa Mdogo Mdogo Phones|
|Neon Ray Pro||Ksh. 500||Ksh. 20|
|Itel A24||Ksh. 500||Ksh. 20|
|Tecno Spark 7||Ksh. 3000||Ksh. 50|
|Tecno Camon 17||Ksh. 5000||Ksh. 80|
Neon Ray Pro.
The Neon Ray Pro Lipa Mdogo Mdogo smart is the most popular among all the devices you can buy from Safaricom. The phone has 1GB RAM, and a storage of 16GB to help keep your files. Of course, you can always add an SD card through its SD card slot to add more storage.
The Neon Ray Pro from Lipa mdogo mdogo phones is not dual-sim, but supports 4G connection.
The Neon Ray Pro from Lipa mdogo Mdogo also has a Selfie camera that is 5MP, and a back camera that is also 5MP. There is also a flashlight to help you take photos in the dark and use it as a torch. The phone has a removable battery capacity and runs on the Android GO edition.
To get the Neon Ray Pro from Lipa Mdogo Mdogo, you will have to pay a deposit of 500 Kenyan Shillings and pay a daily instalment of Kes 20 for 1 year. In total, you would have paid a total of approximately 7,500 for the smartphone upon completion of payment.
This is another low-end device from Lipa Mdogo Mdogo whose price is economical. The Lipa Mdogo Mdogo Itel A24 comes with 1 GB of RAM and an internal storage of 16 GB. It supports an SD card for storage expansion. It has a 2400mAh battery that can last you a day on medium use.
It also runs on Android 10 and is a Single sim smartphone, just like the Neon Ray Pro from Lipa Mdogo Mdogo. It has a 2MP front camera and a 5MP back camera with flash. If you want to read a more detailed review of Itel A24, click here.
When you get one on Lipa Mdogo Mdogo terms of payment, are you will pay a deposit of Ksh. 500 and pay a daily instalment of 20 shillings for 365 days.
Tecno Spark 7
Among the Lipa mdogo mdogo phones, Safaricom has, the Tecno Spark 7 holds second place as a high-end smartphone in the group. It is an economic smartphone with better specs than its siblings; the Neon Ray Pro, and Itel A24. The phone comes with RAM and storage of 2GB, but in the market, you can find additional variations having 3GB/64GB and 4GB/64GB.
It is a dual sim and has a non-removable battery of 5,000mAh.In terms of camera quality, you will enjoy an 8MP front camera and a 16MP rear camera with autofocus.
On Safaricom Lipa Mdogo Mdogo, you will get this smartphone after paying a deposit of Kes 1,000/= and then paying daily instalments of Ksh. 50/= every day for 1 year.
Tecno Camon 17
This is the best smartphone in the Safaricom Lipa Mdogo Mdogo list in terms of specs and pricing. It comes with a 6.6-inch display size. It also has 4GB Ram and 128 GB internal storage. Meaning you can really save a lot of files and photos before needing to expand your memory size using an SD card.
It has a powerful rear camera which is the best compared to this phone’s price range in the market. Its front camera is 8Mp and a rear camera that packs 48Mp + 2Mp + 2Mp. Yea, I agree it’s not the best as compared to other Tecno Camon series Smartphones, but good enough.
The smartphone can be purchased on high purchase from Safaricom Lipa Mdogo Mdogo phones by depositing Ksh. 5,000/= and paying daily instalments of Ksh. 80 for 365 days.