Smartphones prices under R1,000

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You maybe aware that the price tags for high-end smartphones  continues to remain high as the specifications and features  improve every now and then.

At the sametime if we check on the lower price range and brackets,  touchscreens, Android operating systems, and LTE connectivity can be easily be obtained.

These “cheap”  and readily available devices can function as your primary or secondary phone, or as a mobile network hotspot for high-speed data consumption.

Here we look at what’s on offer in South Africa, by rounding  up the best smartphones available for under R1,000.


Hisense U601S

This Hisense is R699 and offers 3G connectivity paired with Android 6.0.

Hisense U601S
Display 4.0-inch 480 x 800 TN LCD
Chipset Quad-core 1.2GHz CPU
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi
Cellular 3G WCDMA
RAM 1GB
Storage 8GB, microSD 32GB
Rear Camera 2MP
Front Camera 0.3MP
OS Android 6.0
Battery 1,500mAh
Price R699

Samsung Z2

The Samsung Z2 boasts good specifications for its price and has support for LTE connectivity.

 

Samsung Z2
Display 4.0-inch 480×800 TFT
Chipset Quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi
Cellular LTE Cat. 4
RAM 1GB
Storage 8GB, microSD 200GB
Rear Camera 5MP
Front Camera 0.3MP
OS Tizen 2.4
Battery 1,500mAh
Price R999

Vodacom Smart Mini 7

Vodacom’s Smart Mini 7 sports an LCD display and comes loaded with Android 6.0.

 

Vodacom Smart Mini 7
Display 4.0-inch 800×450 TN LCD
Chipset Quad-core 1GHz CPU
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi
Cellular 3G HSDPA+
RAM 512MB
Storage 4GB
Rear Camera 2MP
Front Camera 0.3MP
OS Android 6.0
Battery 1,500mAh
Price R899

Mobicel Vivo

The Mobicel Vivo is a bit older than the others, but its camera resolution is quite decent.

 

Mobicel Vivo
Display 5.0-inch 480×854 TFT
Chipset Quad-Core 1.3GHz
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi
Cellular 3G
RAM 768MB
Storage 4GB, microSD 32GB
Rear Camera 5MP
Front Camera 2MP
OS Android 5.1
Battery 1,800mAh
Price R999

Samsung J1 Mini Prime

Samsung’s J1 Mini Prime contends with the Nokia 1 for best value for money.

Offering LTE connectivity, Android, and a 5MP rear camera, this device is cheap and packs great features.

 

Samsung J1 Mini Prime
Display 4.0-inch 480×800 TFT
Chipset Quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi
Cellular LTE Cat. 4
RAM 1GB
Storage 8GB
Rear Camera 5MP
Front Camera 0.3MP
OS Android 6.0
Battery 1,500mAh
Price R989

Nokia 1

The new Nokia 1 will ship with Android 8.1 Go, optimised for low-RAM devices.

It sports an LCD display and LTE connectivity, and its large battery should provide impressive endurance.

 

Nokia 1
Display 4.5-inch 854 x 480 IPS LCD
Chipset MediaTek MT6737M
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi
Cellular LTE Cat. 4
RAM 1GB
Storage 8GB, microSD 128GB
Rear Camera 5MP primary
Front Camera 2MP
OS Android 8.1 Go
Battery 2,150mAh
Price R999