Mobile network operators in South Africa recently launched the Samsung Galaxy S4 on their networks, offering the device on a variety of contracts.
Off contract, the Galaxy S4 costs around R8,000, and none of the headline deals that networks are advertising have it for anything less than R399/month.
According to Samsung, the model being supplied to the retail channel in South Africa is the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500.
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S4|
|Dimensions||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm|
|Operating system||Android 4.2.2|
|Display||5″ 1080p HD (1080×1920)|
|Storage, expandable||microSD (64GB)|
|Processor||Exynos Octa 5410: 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 + 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX 544MP|
|Cellular data||LTE and HSPA+ models|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|
This model features the 8-core Exynos Octa chip, which contains a quad-core Cortex-A15 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, and a 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core processor.
The i9505 model which boasts a 1.9GHz quad-core processor and support for Long Term Evolution networks is due out in June 2013, Samsung said.
At the African launch event for the Samsung Galaxy S4 held in Johannesburg, Samsung said that a “price difference” of R300-R400 is expected between the i9505 and i9500.
The following table summarises the headlining contract deals on offer from South Africa’s mobile network operators:
|Samsung Galaxy S4 contract pricing comparison|
|R399 and below|
|FNB Cell C||R299||100||100||100MB|
|Cell C Straight Up 100||R399||100||100||1GB|
|MTN Anytime 200||R399||R200 + 30 on-net||200||200MB|
|R449 to R499|
|Telkom Mobile SmartPlan 100||R449||100||5 for 50||1GB|
|Cell C Straight Up 200||R499||200||200||1GB|
|MTN Anytime 350||R499||R350 + 60 on-net||350||350MB|
|Vodacom Smart M pre-order||R499||120||240||370MB*|
|Vodacom Smart S pre-order||R469||75||150||325MB*|
|R599 to R649|
|Cell C Straight Up 400||R649||400||400||1GB|
|MTN Anytime 500||R599||R500 + 60 on-net||500||500MB|
|Vodacom Smart L pre-order||R649||250||500||500MB*|
|R799 to R899|
|Cell C Straight Up 800||R899||800||800||1GB|
|MTN Anytime 750||R849||R750 + 180 on-net||750||750MB|
|R999 to R1,269|
|MTN Anytime 1200||R,1269||R1,200 + 180 on-net||1,200||1.2GB|
|Vodacom Red Advantage||R999||700||“Limitless”||700MB|
|R1,499 and over|
|Telkom Unlimited voice plan||R1,499||Unlimited||0||2GB|
|MTN Anytime 1500||R1,549||R1,500 + 360 on-net||1,500||1.5GB|
|* Vodacom Smart S, M, L, and XL includes 250MB bonus data|