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 will have to look for the cheapest deals available.

To help local buyers find the cheapest deals on new devices, we looked at the latest flagship-series smartphones on the market from major brands including Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.

We then compared the contract pricing of these devices and eliminated all packages which were priced at over R700.

This would leave us with a selection of smartphone contracts which offered the latest high-end smartphones on the market at a relatively cheap price.

Contracts under R700

We did not compare any contracts priced at over R700, which resulted in a number of more expensive smartphones being excluded from the comparison entirely.

Current-generation smartphones which did not qualify for the comparison due to their contract prices being too high include:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Apple iPhone Xs
  • Apple iPhone Xs Max
  • Huawei P30 Pro

We also only compared 24-month contracts, excluding any packages which offered cheaper monthly pricing over a 36-month period.

Vodacom offered the widest selection of discounted 36-month contracts for the flagship devices we compared, but these packages were not included due to the vast difference in total accrued payment at the end of the period.

Below are the best flagship smartphone contracts available for under R700 per month in South Africa.


Huawei P30

Huawei P30 header

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart Data 1GB 1GB 75 25 FreeLace earphones, Screen replacement, Once-off 10GB bundle R599
Vodacom Smart S+ 650MB 200 200 Once-off 10GB data bundle R629
Vodacom Smart Data 2GB 2GB 150 25 Once-off 10GB bundle R599
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 FreeLace earphones, Screen replacement R599
MTN Made for Me M 1GB 150 100 FreeLace earphones, Screen replacement R669
Telkom
Telkom FreeMe 1GB 1GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R579
Telkom FreeMe 2GB 2GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R629

Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung Galaxy S10e

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart Data 1GB 1GB 75 25 Free Galaxy A30 + uChoose Flexi 65 contract, Once-off 10GB data bundle R699
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 Free Galaxy A30 R699
Telkom
Telkom FreeMe 1GB 1GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R599
Telkom FreeMe 2GB 2GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R649

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 Pro header

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart Data 1GB 1GB 75 25 FreeLace earphones, Free Huawei Watch GT, Once-off 10GB data bundle R699
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 Once-off 20GB data bundle R699
Telkom
Telkom FreeMe 1GB 1GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R649
Telkom FreeMe 2GB 2GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R679

Apple iPhone Xr

iPhone Xr 1

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
MTN
MTN Made for Me S 350MB 50 50 R699
Telkom
Telkom FreeMe 1GB 1GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R599
Telkom FreeMe 2GB 2GB Unlimited to Telkom 50 per day R649

LG V40 ThinQ

LG V40

Deal Data Minutes SMS Extras Price pm
Vodacom
Vodacom Smart Data 1GB 1GB 75 25 Free LG K9 + uChoose Flexi 65, Once-off 10GB bundle R659
Vodacom Smart S+ 650MB 200 200 Free LG K9 + uChoose Flexi 65, Once-off 10GB bundle R689

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