Most popular smartphones in South Africa revealed

The latest statistics from MTN and Vodacom reveal that the Hisense U961 is the most used smartphone on South African networks.

While high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Apple iPhone dominate the news, more affordable smartphones dominate sales in South Africa.

The Hisense U961, Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, and Vodacom Smart Kicka 4 – all affordable devices – are the most used on local networks.

Considering the high demand for cheap smartphones in South Africa, it is no surprise that MTN recently launched its Smart S 3G phone, priced at around R300.


Most popular smartphones for MTN prepaid customers

The list below provides an overview of the most popular smartphones for prepaid users on MTN’s network.


1. Hisense U962 – R999


2. Mobicel Rebel – Price no longer available


3. Mobicel Astro – R449


4. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus – R1,399


5. Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime – R2,699


Most popular smartphones for MTN post-paid customers

The list below provides an overview of the most popular smartphones for post-paid users on MTN’s network.


1. Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime – R2,699


2. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus – R1,399


3. Samsung Galaxy J2 – R1,299


4. Hisense U962 – R999


5. Samsung Galaxy J5 – R2,795


Most popular smartphones on Vodacom’s network

The list below provides an overview of the most popular smartphones on Vodacom’s network.


1. Vodacom Smart Kicka 4 – R399


2. Hisense U961 – R1,499


3. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus – R1,399


4. Vodacom Smart Kicka 3 – R449


5. Samsung Galaxy Z2 – R1,079


Now read: MTN launches R300 smartphone with WhatsApp

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