Samsung Galaxy S7 launched in SA – Vodacom and MTN contract prices compared

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones in South Africa, which will go on sale from 11 March 2016.

The new smartphones are the latest Android flagship devices from Samsung, with the versions going on sale in SA running on its Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor – which has four 2.3GHz cores and four 1.6GHz cores.

Those who buy a Galaxy S7 before 20 March will also receive a free Samsung Gear VR headset.

The phone is available as a cash deal or on contract from the country’s major networks.

Samsung Galaxy S7 cash prices

Retailer Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB
MTN R13,799 R15,399
Cellucity R13,799 R15,699
Takealot R13,999 R15,999

Samsung Galaxy S7 contract prices

Contract prices from South Africa’s major operators are listed below. Cell C contracts were not available at the time of writing.


Contracts Galaxy S7 32GB Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB Data Minutes/Airtime SMS
My MTNChoice 100 R599 R649 500MB 100 minutes 200
My MTNChoice 200 R709 R759 500MB 200 minutes 300
My MTNChoice 350 R829 R879 1GB 350 minutes 500
My MTNChoice + S R659 R709 2GB 100 minutes 100
My MTNChoice + M R929 R979 5GB 350/100 minutes 350
My MTNChoice + L R1,179 R1,229 7GB 500/100 minutes 500
MTN AnyTime TopUp 200 R609 R659 0 R210 25
My MTNChoice Flexi R200 R599 R649 0 R200 0


Contracts Galaxy S7 32GB Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB Data Minutes/Airtime SMS
Vodacom Smart S R599 R699 200MB 75 200
Vodacom Smart M R709 R809 300MB 120 300
Vodacom Smart L R829 R979 500MB 250 500
Vodacom Smart XL R899 R999 800MB 400 800
Vodacom Red Advantage R1,099 R1,169 1GB 700 Limitless
Vodacom Red Premium R1,599 R1,669 2GB 1,200 Limitless
Vodacom Red VIP R1,999 R2,069 5GB Limitless Limitless
Vodacom uChoose Smart S R619 R719 200MB 75 200
Vodacom uChoose Smart M R739 R839 300MB 120 300
Vodacom uChoose Smart L R879 R979 500MB 250 500
Vodacom uChoose Smart XL R969 R999 800MB 400 800
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 200 R599 R699 0 R200 0
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 350 R739 R839 0 R350 0
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 500 R829 R929 0 R500 0
Vodacom uChoose Flexi 750 R899 R999 0 R750 0
All Vodacom deals include 2GB bonus data per month for 3 months, 6 months free Deezer, and a wireless charger or D-Link Bluetooth speaker.


Contracts Galaxy S7 32GB Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB Data Minutes SMS
SmartPlan 50 R559 R629 500MB 50 5 for 50
SmartPlan 100 R599 R679 1GB 100 5 for 50
SmartPlan 250 R839 R899 500MB 250 Unlimited
Unlimited Lite R1,119 R1,179 1GB on-net 800 Unlimited
Completely Unlimited R1,699 R1,799 Unlimited (on-net) Unlimited Unlimited
SmartPlans include unlimited Telkom mobile to Telkom mobile calls for 12 months. Unlimited Lite includes unlimited calls to Telkom landline, mobile, and Neotel numbers.
Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7

The specifications of the devices are summarised in the table below.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm
Weight 152g 157g
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5.1″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560) 5.5″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560)
Rear camera 12MP with f/1.7 lens 12MP with f/1.7 lens
Front camera 5MP with f/1.7 lens 5MP with f/1.7 lens
Storage, internal 32GB 32GB
Storage, expandable miroSD up to 200GB miroSD up to 200GB
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890
Battery 3,000mAh 3,600mAh
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+
IP Rating IP68 IP68

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