smartphones

  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Xiaomi is bracing to take on Samsung and Huawei in SA

    Xiaomi is bracing to take on Samsung and Huawei in SA Xiaomi has seen significant growth in South Africa since establishing a dedicated local team in the country at the end of 2020. This is according to Xiaomi South Africa marketing manager Nicola Nell, who recently spoke to MyBroadband about...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    The best R10,000 smartphones in South Africa

    The best R10,000 smartphones in South Africa There is an extensive range of powerful mid-range smartphones available in South Africa for less than R10,000. These devices strike a good balance between performance and pricing, making them great options for the demanding smartphone user who...
  3. Jan

    iPhone vs Samsung smartphone prices in South Africa - 2011 to 2021

    iPhone vs Samsung prices in South Africa from 2011 to 2021 The prices of flagship smartphones from Apple and Samsung continually rose between 2011 and 2021 in South Africa, an analysis of the top-end devices released in the past ten years by MyBroadband has revealed. While some of this...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Xiaomi unveils 200W HyperCharge for smartphones

    Xiaomi unveils 200W HyperCharge for smartphones Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has showcased the world's fastest wired and wireless smartphone charging. In a tweet on Monday, the company posted charging times of a customised Xiaomi 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery using its HyperCharge...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    OPPO selling hundreds of smartphones per day in South Africa

    OPPO selling hundreds of smartphones per day in South Africa Smartphone manufacturer OPPO has sold tens of thousands of smartphones since launching in South Africa in October 2020. The company entered the local market with three smartphone models last year – the budget A15 and A53, and the...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    OPPO has a plan to become South Africa's biggest smartphone brand

    OPPO has a plan to become South Africa's biggest smartphone brand OPPO is working hard to establish a prominent, permanent presence in the South African smartphone market. This is according to Head of Go-to-market and Operations at OPPO South Africa Liam Faurie, who recently spoke to...
  7. J

    Launch deals on super-large TVs and smartphones

    Launch deals on super-large TVs and smartphones South Africa is experiencing an online shopping boom with traditional retailers expanding their online operations. Everyshop soft-launched earlier this month, offering a wide range of products from over 500 leading brands.
  8. J

    The best mid-range smartphones you can buy for under R10,000

    The best mid-range smartphones you can buy for under R10,000 According to the IDC, the global smartphone market is slated for a major decline in sales in 2020, primarily due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With its severe consequences on people's livelihoods, the outbreak has wounded...
  9. J

    Smartphones you can buy for under R10,000 in South Africa

    Smartphones you can buy for under R10,000 in South Africa Flagship smartphones offer fantastic features but they also have expensive price tags, often requiring buyers to fork out about R30,000. While these smartphones offer impressive performance and features for those who can afford them...
  10. J

    iPhone SE vs Galaxy S10e vs Huawei Nova 5T - The showdown

    iPhone SE vs Galaxy S10e vs Huawei Nova 5T - The showdown Consumers looking for a premium smartphone without a premium price tag will find several options available from the world's top three smartphone brands. Apple recently launched its new iPhone SE, which takes the body of an iPhone 8 and...
  11. J

    Massive drop in smartphone sales

    Massive drop in smartphone sales Global shipments of smartphones fell in the first quarter at the fastest rate on record, illustrating the devastating impact of Covid-19 on consumption and production in the critical segment of the technology industry. Shipments totaled about 275 million in the...
  12. J

    South Africa's plan to track coronavirus cases using smartphones has a massive flaw

    South Africa's plan to track coronavirus cases using smartphones has a massive flaw The government's plan to use cellphone data to track the movement of positive COVID-19 cases in South Africa has a serious problem, according to a report by The Sunday Times. According to the report, the system...
  13. J

    South African smartphone factory set to launch this week

    South African smartphone factory set to launch this week Efforts to revive the country’s sluggish economy and create much-needed employment are set to receive a major shot in the arm with the launch of Mara Phone’s first cellphone manufacturing plant in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa...
  14. J

    The best smartphones you can buy for under R8,000

    The best smartphones you can buy for under R8,000 More people are buying entry-level and mid-price phones, global smartphone sale trends have shown. Brands like Honor and Xiaomi offer very capable options in the lower tier, priced under R3,000.
  15. J

    Galaxy Note 10 vs Huawei P30

    Galaxy Note 10 vs Huawei P30 Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, which are its newest premium smartphones to enter the market. The Note 10 and Note 10+ both offer substantial improvements when compared to the Note 9 range, including an improved camera design and a new...
  16. J

    Half of US smartphone owners don't know what device they are using

    Half of US smartphone owners don't know what device they are using Around half of the smartphone users in the United States can't identify which smartphone they are using, according to a survey conducted by Decluttr. The study asked 2,000 adult United States citizens if they could identify...
  17. J

    Mid-range smartphone showdown

    Mid-range smartphone showdown As high-end smartphones continue to improve their features, their prices continue on an upward trajectory. Flagship smartphones from leading brands can now cost upwards of R30,000 - a figure that many South Africans are unwilling to pay.
  18. J

    Best flagship smartphone contracts under R700 per month

    Best flagship smartphone contracts under R700 per month Smartphones are becoming increasingly expensive in South Africa, and this means that flagship devices like the latest Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S Series, or Huawei P Series smartphones can be too expensive for some users, while others...
  19. J

    South African telecoms CEOs' smartphones - There is a clear winner

    South African telecoms CEOs' smartphones - There is a clear winner Apple’s iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone among South African telecommunications CEOs. This was revealed in a MyBroadband survey where prominent South African telecoms and ISP CEOs provided feedback about their...
  20. J

    Old smartphones are good enough for South Africans

    Old smartphones are good enough for South Africans Top-end smartphones continue to offer fantastic new features to customers. The latest innovation that has got smartphone fans excited is foldable displays. Samsung, Apple, and Huawei are all in the process of developing foldable smartphones...
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