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  1. Jamie McKane

    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...
  2. Jamie McKane

    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...
  3. Jamie McKane

    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...
  4. Jamie McKane

    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...
  5. Jamie McKane

    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...
  6. Jamie McKane

    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.
  7. Jamie McKane

    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...
  8. Jamie McKane

    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...
  9. Jamie McKane

    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.
  10. Jamie McKane

    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...
  11. Jamie McKane

    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...
  12. Jamie McKane

    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...
  13. Jamie McKane

    The best smartphones of 2018

    The best smartphones of 2018 2018 was an interesting year for the smartphone industry, with many manufacturers trying out bold new designs while others stuck to traditional form factors. Huawei cemented its place in the high-end smartphone market with the launch of its impressive Mate 20 Pro...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Smartphone sales increase by 16% in South Africa

    Smartphone sales increase by 16% in South Africa According to market research firm GfK South Africa, South African smartphone sales rose by 16% in the third quarter of 2018 when compared to the same period last year. The overall technical goods market also grew by nearly 7% this quarter when...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Samsung will make at least 1 million foldable smartphones

    Samsung will make at least 1 million foldable smartphones Samsung Electronics Co. will roll out its foldable phone in the first half of next year and produce at least 1 million of them, Yonhap News reported, citing the company’s smartphone chief DJ Koh. The Suwon, South Korea-based company...
  16. Jamie McKane

    South Africa's best and most expensive smartphones

    South Africa's best and most expensive smartphones Huawei recently launched its new Mate 20 Pro smartphone in South Africa, adding to the great selection of high-end smartphones available locally. Devices from Samsung, Apple, LG, Huawei, and more compete for the high-end smartphone market in...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Would you buy a foldable smartphone?

    Huawei and Samsung are rumoured to be working on foldable smartphones. Would you purchase one of these devices if they become available?
  18. Jamie McKane

    The 10 most powerful smartphones you can buy right now

    The 10 most powerful smartphones you can buy right now Smartphones are becoming increasingly powerful, and many devices released in the first half of 2018 are pushing the boundaries of handheld performance. This year’s flagship devices pack impressive amounts of performance into their...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Do you own more than one smartphone?

    Do you own multiple smartphones? Which devices do you own?
  20. Jamie McKane

    Mid-range smartphone showdown - South African pricing

    Mid-range smartphone showdown - South African pricing Many consumers therefore prefer*mid-range smartphones to flagship devices, especially as the hardware and designs offered by cheaper alternatives continue to improve. Modern mid-range devices can offer impressive capabilities, from Full...
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