The South African smartphone market has become flooded with a vast array of devices. The most common ones being Apple, Samsung, Huawei and LG, South Africans are becoming increasingly open to embracing new brands.
In recent months, little-known brands have entered the South African market, giving consumers a lot more options.
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New Smartphone Brands in South Africa to Check Out
Ulefone Cellphone in SA
Although this isn’t one of the most prominent smartphone brands in South Africa, it offers quite an impressive package.
The device’s metal frame has a comfortable grip, while the 5.3 inch HD display has a 0.5mm bezel. Single-handed operation is easy with this S8 and S8 Pro models.
In terms of the phone’s operating system, the Android 7.0 Nougat system has a user-friendly interface and is quite energy efficient.
Generally, one of the most disappointing factors when it comes to smartphones is the poor battery life. The Ulefone has good battery life that allows you to enjoy your phone for the whole day.
Its 2GB of RAM and 16Gb of storage is more or less industry standard, but 2 SIM card slots is still exciting no matter which way you look at it.
Honor Cellphone in SA
Honor is another brand that could do well in the smartphone-conscious South African market. Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor offers specifications that are quite similar to proper Huawei devices.
Currently largely sold via online stores, Honor devices generally come at affordable prices. The Honor 7X is currently one of the most compelling budget phone propositions.
Launched in March 2018, this device is available via Takealot.com and Cellucity – which South African consumers have generally familiarised themselves with lately.
Featuring minimal bezels and curved edges, the Honor 7X has a premium feel to it. The centralized fingerprint sensor is similar to other Android phones = and the battery life could be better.
Supporting a microSD slot of up to 128GB, the Honor 7X featured up to 32GB of on-board storage, with 3GB of RAM.
As more new smartphone brands in South Africa compete for the attention of savvy consumers, brands such as Honor have a long way to go before they can claim spots next to some of the more prominent names.