The best smartphone contracts under R300 per month

While flagship smartphones are becoming increasingly expensive, mid-range and budget devices are evolving on a yearly basis.

These cheaper handsets are constantly updated with modern designs and hardware, and many resemble the flagship smartphones of a few years prior.

Fierce competition in this pricing bracket in the South African market also means that local buyers can get great deals on the latest mid-range smartphones.

Huawei dominates the mid-range smartphone sector in South Africa, said the company, with its P30 Lite device expected to top sales in 2019.

Other major manufacturers such as Sony and Samsung have also released new mid-range smartphones which deliver sleek, modern designs and great value.

Best deals

To find the best deals, we compared contract options on the latest mid-range devices in South Africa – selecting those which were priced at under R300 per month.

It should be noted that mobile operators do not stock all devices, while others offered the handsets we compared, but only on contracts priced at over R300.

The best smartphone contracts priced at under R300 per month are listed below.


Huawei P30 Lite

Huawei P30 Lite header

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart XS+ 350MB 50 50 Once-off 10GB data bundle R299
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 R299
Telkom
Telkom FreeMe 1GB 1GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R299

Samsung Galaxy A30

Samsung Galaxy A30

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart XS+ 350MB 50 50 Once-off 10GB data bundle R279
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 R299

Huawei P Smart 2019

Huawei P Smart 2019

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart XS+ 350MB 50 50 Once-off 10GB data bundle R279
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 R299
Telkom
Telkom FreeMe 500MB TopUp 500MB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R249
Telkom FreeMe 1GB 1GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R279

Huawei Y7 2019

Huawei Y7 2019

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart XS+ 350MB 50 50 Once-off 10GB data bundle R279
Vodacom Smart Data 1GB 1GB 75 25 Once-off 10GB data bundle R299
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 R229
MTN Made for Me M 1GB 150 100 R299
Cell C
MediaPlay TopUp 500MB 1GB 20 90 2GB Black data per day R259
Pinnacle 500MB TopUp 500MB 90 90 2GB Black data per day R259

Sony Xperia L3

Sony Xperia L3

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart XS+ 350MB 50 50 Once-off 10GB data bundle, PlayStation Classic R249
Vodacom Smart Data 1GB 1GB 75 25 Once-off 10GB data bundle R279
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 R299

Now read: How long a data bundle lasts on Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom

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