If you are looking for a cheaper alternative gadget on credit, consider getting a Dight Smartphone.
Dlight sells a smaller smartphone for a deposit of Ksh. 2280 and daily installments of Ksh 40 for 8 months.
At the end of the loan period, what you pay for the Dlight M100 Smartphone is half what you pay for the Mkopa Smartphone.
A benefit you get for choosing Dlight over Mkopa is the Dual SIM that features in the Dlight M100.
Of course Dual SIM rocks!
In a country like ours, with telcos competing to outshine each other, Dual SIM is the only way to ensure you don’t miss out on an offer.
Being with two different networks would also ensure you get coverage all the time, even in places with poor coverage for one network.
So, for example, if you need to make a call in an emergency and you don’t have coverage on Safaricom, your Airtel SIM might come to your rescue.
Dlight has invaded another section of the market in Kenya with lipa pole pole smartphones.
The pay-go solar home systems giant is now appealing to thousands of Kenyans who cannot afford new smartphones.
The arrangement is similar to the pay-go solar home systems model, where customers acquire the gadget and pay in easy daily installments.
Dlight M100 Smartphone Features
|Operating System||Android 8.1|
|Screen Size||5.0″ HD|
|Display Resolution||720 x 1520 pixels|
|Processor Type||MediaTek Octa-core Cortex-A53|
|Internal Memory (ROM)||8GB|
|Selfie Camera||2 MP|
In a nutshell, these are smartphone features good enough for every normal user.
The MediaTek processor with speeds of 1.3Ghz guarantees fast opening of mobile apps, light-weight games and other online activities.
You still definitely expect some lag when playing demanding games on the Dlight M100 Smartphone.
If you are shopping for a smartphone for heavy tasks such as photo/video editing, playing heavy games, am sorry you will have to look elsewhere.
The Dlight M100 smartphone features Android 8.1 (Go edition).
The Go edition of android ensures you have enjoy improved memory usage for your DLight smartphone, now that it comes with 1GB RAM.
RAM and internal memory
The new Dlight M100 features 1GB RAM, not so good for gamers but sufficient for normal smartphone usage.
Let’s look at some technical bits.
Standard apps use between 150MB and 400MB of RAM.
Medium scale apps like YouTube, WhatsApp, light games and other media intensive will need more RAM.
Google Photos and Instagram are also in this RAM-hungry category.
These apps use between 500MB and 700MB of RAM.
This would generally mean that 1GB android smartphone RAM is enough for ordinary usage in 2020.
The challenge is that the Android operating system can quite often use up a substantial value of the RAM on its own, hence slow overall performance.
Still if you would like to be safer and can afford to pay for a smartphone in cash, check out the new Oppo A9 2020 or Infinix Hot 8 smartphones.
Then comes the 8GB ROM (commonly referred to as internal memory).
That’s good enough for a good number of music files, several videos and games.
Plus the expansion slot will accommodate an extra 32GB.
2500mAh is definitely not the best battery rating for a smartphone, but its good enough to sustain a day in normal usage.
By normal usage I mean calls, text and online activities such as WhatsApp and internet browsing.
If you are a person who travels a lot and need to stream those favorite movies, you may need to shop elsewhere.
Consider getting a smartphone with battery ratings of 4,000mAh and above, such as Infinix Hot 8.
The Infinix Hot 8 also features the much-coveted fast-charge technology, which allows you to juice up your battery within a short period of time.
It’s however not available on credit terms in Kenya.
The Dlight M100 smartphone features a 5MP rear camera, good enough for normal shots.
The 2MP selfie camera will only give the expected results with enough light.
If this is not what you are looking for, you will have to get a smartphone in cash.
Dlight M100 Smartphone Price
Under the arrangement, Dlight gives you a smartphone after paying a down payment of Ksh. 2,280.
Thereafter, you are expected to pay Ksh. 40 daily installments for a period of 8 months.
You have a grace period of 10 days before you start paying the daily installments.
At the end of the repayment period, you will have paid a total of Ksh. 12,800 for the smartphone.
This model is similar to the Mkopa Smartphone which is basically a Samsung smartphone on credit.
Mkopa sells a relatively better smartphone though at a considerably high total price that is twice the market value of the Samsung A10s.