Mid-range smartphone showdown – The best options in South Africa

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.

This is why manufacturers are bringing out mid-range smartphones that offer great features for a more reasonable price tag.

These smartphones offer users powerful performance, elegant design, and impressive features – all for a price that is significantly lower than premium alternatives.

We compared some of the best mid-range smartphones in South Africa, which should give prospective smartphone buyers a good idea of the value a mid-range smartphone can offer.

Pricing was taken from Takealot.


Huawei P30 Lite

Huawei P30 lite back

Huawei P30 Lite
Display 6.15-inch 1,080 x 2,312 IPS LCD
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 710
RAM 4GB
Storage 128GB, microSD
Rear Camera 24MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Battery 3,340mAh
Price R5,299

Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50
Display 6.4-inch 1,080 x 2,340 AMOLED
Chipset Exynos 9610
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB, microSD
Rear Camera 25MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera 25MP
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Battery 4,000mAh
Price R5,999

Sony Xperia 10

Xperia 10+ 1

Sony Xperia 10
Display 6-inch 1,080 x 2,520 IPS LCD
Chipset Snapdragon 630
RAM 3GB
Storage 64GB, microSD
Rear Camera 13MP + 5MP
Front Camera 8MP
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Battery 2870mAh
Price R6,399

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

redmi note 7

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Display 6.3-inch 1,080 x 2,340 IPS LCD
Chipset Snapdragon 660
RAM 4GB
Storage 128GB, microSD
Rear Camera 48MP + 5MP
Front Camera 13MP
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Battery 4,000mAh
Price R4,319

Nokia 6.1

Nokia 6.1

Nokia 6.1
Display 5.5-inch 1,080 x 1,920 IPS LCD
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB, microSD
Rear Camera 16MP
Front Camera 8MP
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery 3,000mAh
Price R4,399

Huawei Y7

Huawei Y7 2019

Huawei Y7
Display 6.26-inch 720 x 1,520 IPS LCD
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB, microSD
Rear Camera 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 8MP
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery 4,000mAh
Price R3,999

Huawei P Smart 2019

Huawei P Smart 2019

Huawei P Smart 2019
Display 6.21-inch 1080 x 2,340 IPS LCD
Chipset Kirin 710
RAM 3GB
Storage 64GB, microSD
Rear Camera 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Battery 3,400mAh
Price R4,999

Samsung Galaxy A30

Samsung Galaxy A30
Display 6.4-inch 1080 x 2,340 AMOLED
Chipset Exynos 7904
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, microSD
Rear Camera 16MP + 5MP
Front Camera 16MP
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Battery 4,000mAh
Price R4,399

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