5 of the most expensive smartphones available in South Africa right now

Huawei recently launched its Mate RS Porsche Design in South Africa.

Available to purchase exclusively through MTN, the 256GB model is currently available in limited stock for R26,459.

While this is not the first time that a special edition variation of a phone has commanded a high price, the Mate RS Porsche Design adds to the growing list of phones that edge towards and even beyond the R20,000 mark in South Africa.

Below BusinessTech looked at some of the most expensive consumer phones currently on the market, and what you can expect for the purchase price.


Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design – R26,459

Name of feature Details
Dimensions 152.9 x 72.5 x 8.5 mm
Weight 183g
OS Android 8.1
Display 6-inch 1,440 x 2,880 OLED
Rear camera Triple-lens: 40MP, 20MP, 8MP
Front camera 24MP
Storage 256GB
RAM 6GB
Processor 2.4GHz + 1.8GHz Octa-core Kirin 970
Battery 4,000mAh
Cellular LTE
SIM Nano (Single/Dual)
Biometrics Fingerprint, facial recognition, iris scanning

Apple iPhone X 256GB – R21,999

Name of feature Details
Dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
Weight 174g
OS iOS 11
Display 5.8-inch 1,125 x 2,436 OLED HDR 10
Rear camera Dual 12MP
Front camera 7MP
Storage 64GB/256GB
RAM 3GB
Processor A11 Bionic
Battery 2,716mAh
Durability IP67
Biometrics Face ID

iPhone 8 Plus 256GB – R18,499

Name of feature Details
Dimensions 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
Weight 202g
OS iOS 11
Display 5.5″ Retina HD (1,080 x 1,920)
Rear camera Dual 12MP
Front camera 7MP
Storage 64GB / 256GB
Processor A11 Bionic
Network LTE
Durability IP67
Biometrics Touch ID

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 –  R17,129

Name of feature Details
Dimensions 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight 195g
OS Android 7.1.1
Display 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2,960 x 1,440)
Processor Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) 64bit / Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) 64bit
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB + MicroSD 256GB
Main camera Wide-angle 12MP Dual Pixel + Telephoto 12MP
Front camera 8MP
Durability IP68
Biometrics Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB Type-C
Network LTE
Battery 3,300mAh

Huawei P20 Pro – R15,499   

Name of feature Details
Dimensions 155 x 73 x 7.8 mm
Weight 180g
OS Android 8.1
Display 6.1-inch 1,080 x 2,240 AMOLED
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB, microSD 256GB
Front camera 24MP
Durability
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, NFC
Network LTE Cat. 16
Battery 4,000mAh

 


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