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Best Value Phones on the Market


At this time of year, we’re all looking to save a quick buck especially when it comes to mobile devices in general. Despite being a necessity, the cost of phones rises every year. But, with Black Friday on the way, Mobile Store rounds up the best budget phones of 2019:

Samsung A30:

Samsung’s budget smartphone range has grown exponentially over the last 5 years with the Samsung A3 making its first appearances in 2014; 5 years later the A10 to A80 has made a massive impression on the market. The A30 remains one of the most affordable devices in 2019 while retaining some premium features we’ve come to know and love from Samsung. Compared to the Samsung A3, we’ve seen a huge increase in RAM; from 1GB to 4GB and double the megapixels to 16MP on the main and selfie camera! You can enjoy a 4000 mAh battery with fingerprint security measures added. Samsung has come a long way! You can get the Samsung A30 from an affordable R279 on a Vodacom uChoose Flexi 175!

Samsung A30

Huawei P20 Lite:

The Huawei P20 Lite remains a popular budget device option. Upgraded to Android Pie (9.0) this year, there’s no reason to overlook this fantastic choice hosting an array of features we’ve come to love on Huawei devices. The Huawei P20 Lite gives you a healthy 4GB of RAM and microSD storage option of up to 256GB. A whopping 16MP on your selfie camera to give you a special glow in your pictures and 3000mAh battery to keep you going through your holiday plans! Get the Huawei P20 Lite on Vodacom uChoose Flexi 230 for R289 or on an MTN Made For Me S Topup plan for R269.

iPhone XR:

Apple is aspirational, and for that reason many of us on a budget have struggled with the price band. The flagship brand released the iPhone XR as a budget option in September 2018 and retained its title over the year. Although a little pricier in comparison to other devices in this spread, Apple products retain original design elements, personally developed and implemented in the brand’s devices such as their bionic chips that they continue to perfect over the years. The iPhone XR holds an Apple A12 Bionic that provides 15% more power and consumes 40% less power compared to the Apple A11 Bionic chip. The device provides fast charging and face ID security.

iPhone XR

Huawei P Smart 2019:

Huawei relaunched their spectacular P Smart in December 2018 dubbed; the Huawei P Smart 2019. Since the inception of the P Smart device we’ve seen these changes: increased selfie camera quality of up to 16 MP, screen size upgrade to 6.21 inches compared to 5.65 inches on the original P Smart and increased battery capacity from 3000mAh to 3400mAh. These are a few upgrades we loved and we’re glad that this device maintained its budget status! Get it with Telkom on a FreeMe 1GB deal or MTN on a Made For Me S for only R279 per month!

Huawei P Smart

Huawei Y5 2019:

The Huawei brands aims to impress with yet another affordable option to give us quality while saving hard earned cash. The Y5 2019 option was released in April 2019 with Android Pie and 5.71-inch screen. Enjoy a dedicated microSD slot what supports a whopping 1TB with 16GB of onboard memory. The mobile holds a 3020mAh non-removable Li-ion battery to give you some extra time on this device. The Huawei Y5 2019 supports a 13MP main camera and 5MP selfie, which impresses at this price range. Get this device with Mobile Store for only R249 on a Vodacom uChoose Flexi 230.

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