Top 5 wallet-friendly phones in SA

5 best cheap phones you can buy in 2017.

New smartphones are constantly hitting the market, but which one is the best to get?

There are some great phones out there such as Samsung’s Galaxy S7, Apple’s iPhone 7 and Google’s Pixel. They are all very fancy and impressive but cost a fortune.

If you’re looking to get a good phone without selling your kidney, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the best smartphones you can buy in 2017 when you’re on a budget.

1. Moto G4


Motorolla is back and better than ever. Long gone are the days of the Razr and V360.

The Motorolla Moto G4 was released in May 2016. It comes with a full HD screen, good processor and 16GB of storage.

Its huge battery gives you plenty of power and its 5.5-inch screen size makes it lightweight. It also comes with a 13MP front camera and 5MP rear camera.

It has a water-repellent nano-coating to protect the phone from spills, splashes and a little rain. You can get one of these for about R3 000.

2. Vodacom Smart Ultra 7


The Smart Ultra 7 was released in June 2016. It comes with a 1080p display which is 5.5 inches.

The battery is a good size so you can easily use the phone for a day without charging. It also comes with a 13MP front camera and 5 MP rear camera.

The only downside is that you will need to use Vodacom as your service provider. But you can pick up one of these phones for R3 200.

3. HTC One M9


The HTC One M9 was released in June 2015. It comes with a full HD display on a 5-inch screen. Storage size is excellent at 32GB.

This is the ultimate phone for selfies: the rear camera is 20MP rear camera while the front is a 4MP UltraPixel selfie camera.

It has a dual-tone jewellery finish on the cover, and you can get it for R5 500.

4. Sony Xperia E5


The Xperia E5 was released in May 2016. The design looks great, and the 720p display is quite good on the 5-inch screen.

It has 16GB of storage and a decent size battery. It also comes with a 13MP front camera and 5MP rear camera.

It’s one of the cheaper phones on the market, with a price of R4 000.

5. Huawei GR5


The Huawei GR5 was released in November 2015. The lightweight phone comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display.

It also comes with the standard 13MP front camera and 5MP rear camera. Storage size comes in at 16GB.

The big battery size ensures a good battery life throughout the day. The GR5 even comes with fingerprint identification technology. You can get this phone for just R4 999.

Now that you’ve got a basic breakdown of the best phones that money can offer when you’re on a budget, go ahead and get one of these budget-friendly phones. Spoil yourself!

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