Top 10 Best Smartphones in South Africa (2022)


Phones have fast become a very vital part of our lives. From calling, to text messages, research, keeping abreast of relevant information, running your business, down to even gaming.

Our phones are obviously now a handy part of our lives, be it for work, relaxation or leisure. This why it is very key for you to pick the best when making that critical decision of what phone you want to buy.

Best Phones in South Africa

Best Smartphones in South Africa

We have gone ahead to compile a list of the best phones for South Africans in 2020.

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1. Samsung Galaxy S10/S10 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are two very amazing devices from Samsung. Both phones pack a wide array of new functions and a seamless architectural design, The S10 Plus is noticeably bigger with a screen size of 6.4 inches, as opposed to the S10’s 6.1 inches.

The S10 Plus also packs a more powerful battery, comes with a 1 Terabyte internal storage and 12gb RAM option, and adds an extra front camera. Of course, the S10 Plus is also more expensive and starts at R21,000 while the S10 starts at R19,000.

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2. Huawei P30 Pro

The Huawei P30 Pro spots an impressive 6.47-inch screen if you are looking for a large screen. It also spots a three rear camera array, featuring a 40mp sensor, a buffed 20mp ultra-wide snapper, and an 8mp periscope camera with 5X optical zoom.

With a 4,200mAH battery, the Huawei P30 Pro can take you through your day, effortlessly. It also comes in the 6gb or 8gb options, and offers 128gb, 256gb, and 512gb internal memory options. The Huawei P30 Pro goes for R19,000

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3. iPhone 11 Pro/11 Pro Max

The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max were released in the same month of the same year, but they have some key differences. The 11 Pro Max allows a dual SIM option unlike the 11 Pro, and also spots a 6.5-inch screen, to the 11 Pro’s 5.8 inches.

The 11 Pro Max also has a more powerful 3969mAH battery. Other than this, both phones are pretty much the same and spot the classic seamless iOS, the iconic iPhone design, and the general prestige that comes with using Apple. The iPhone 11 Pro is R22,000 while the 11 Pro Max goes for R24,000.

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

The Samsung Note series has always been the more premium and mature version of the Galaxy Series, and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is not any different.

Samsung’s biggest and most powerful phone yet, the Note 10 Plus spots a large 6.8-inch screen, powered by an Octa-core chipset, accompanied by a solid 12GB RAM, and an Internal Storage of 256GB/512GB, depending on your pick or pocket.

With a powerful 4,300mAH battery, and an impressive three cameras at the back, the Samsung Note 10 Plus is a must have. The phone goes for R22,999.

5. OnePlus 7T Pro

The OnePlus 7T Pro is definitely one of the most powerful phones out there. With its 12GB RAM and 256GB RAM Internal memory, this device is able to operate seamlessly and run as many apps as you want.

The phone also spots a 48 MP ultra-wide triple camera and is powered by a massive 4,085 mAH battery. In terms of design, the phone maintains the signature, simple OnePlus design, and it fits perfectly in the hands. The phone ranges between R9,100 and R10,100.

6. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom comes in an exceptionally large 6.6-inch screen, and immediately follows up with a powerful 6GB or 8GB RAM depending on your pick, as well as the options of the 128GB/256GB Internal memory.

Its triple camera is sure to give you the best quality pictures, and it’s powered by a powerful 4,065mAH battery with fast charge. The device is priced at R13,750.

7. iPhone 11

Besides its amazing fast charge that gives you 50% in 30 minutes, the iPhone 11 also comes with a powerful 4GB RAM, and is available in the classic iPhone internal memory options.

The phone screen is a moderately large 6.1 inches, and the 24 MP dual camera is sure to up that iPhone picture quality. The device goes for R15,000

8. Huawei P30

The Huawei P30 id undoubtedly one of the finest devices out there. Besides its sleek design, the device comes loaded with 6GB RAM and powered by  3,650mAH battery.

The dual SIM phone offers 128GB of internal memory space and does not slag on the camera end, with its powerful 40MP camera. The device costs R13,999.

9. Google Pixel 4 XL

The Pixel 4 XL comes with a 5.7-inch screen, and an impressive 6GB RAM and 128GB of Internal Memory. The phone also comes with a dual combined 28MP rear camera.

Though the battery is weak at a tiny 2,800mAH, the fast charge and wireless charging make that less of a problem. The device will go for R13,400

10. Asus Zenfone 6

Offering two powerful options of the 6GB/8GB RAM, the Asus Zenfone 6 is one of the most powerful devices out there. The phone has a large 6.4-inch screen and spots dual rear cameras with a combined 61MP.

The phone spots a powerful 5,000mAH battery with fast charge, ensuring that you never have to be without your phone. The device will go for R11,250.

That completes our top ten list of phones in South Africa. Let us know which you’ll be buying.


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  1. Blootvoet September 17th, 2020

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