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Cheapest 4G Smartphones in South Africa – Starting at R549

Cheapest 4G Smartphones in South Africa - Starting at R549

The African National Congress (ANC) wants Shut down the 3G connection in South Africa To modernize the country’s mobile networks, effectively rendering 3G smartphones useless.

There are many 4G smartphones available in South Africa, but there is often a big price jump between 3G and 4G devices.

MyBroadband compare ten of the cheapest 4G smartphones you can buy in South Africa in terms of prices and specifications.

The cheapest 4G phone we found is Tecno’s Pop 2X Air, which has a 5.0-inch screen, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and runs Android 8.1 Go Edition. PEP Tecno Pop 2X Air sells for R549.

Other notable smartphones include Itel V51 LTE and Hisense Infinity U963, both of which are available for less than R700.

The Itel V51 LTE also features a 5.0-inch display, 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. However, it runs a newer OS – Android 10 Go edition.

Hisense’s Infinity U963 has similar specs, but a microSD slot allows you to expand storage up to 128GB.

The most expensive device as compared to the Nokia 2nd edition C1 smartphone, which has a 5.4-inch display, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage for R999. Its memory is also expandable up to 128 GB.

Prices and specifications of ten of the cheapest 4G smartphones are listed below.


Tecno Pop 2X Air LTE – R549 (PEP)

TECNO POP X2V

TECNO Pop 2X Air LTE
The operating system Android 8.1 (Go edition)
Display Screen 5.0 in
memory 1 GB
storage 8 GB
Expandable storage up to 32 GB
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi 4, Bluetooth 4.0
sim Single SIM
battery 2000 mAh

ZTE Blade A110 – R599 (Takea Lot)

ZTE bladeV

ZTE Blade A110
The operating system Android 5.1
Display Screen 4.0 in
memory 512 MB / 1 GB
storage 4 GB / 8 GB
Expandable storage up to 32 GB
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi 4, Bluetooth 2.1
sim Single SIM
battery 1400 mAh

Itel V51 LTE – R679 (Vodacom)

Itel V51V

Itel V51 LTE
The operating system Android 10 (Go edition)
Display Screen 5.0 in
memory 1 GB
storage 8 GB
Expandable storage undefined
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi 4, Bluetooth 4.2
sim With two slices
battery 2000 mAh

Mobicel Neo LTE – R699 (Vodacom)

Mobicel NeoV

Mobicel Neo LTE
The operating system Android 8.1 (Go edition)
Display Screen 5.0 in
memory 1 GB
storage 8 GB
Expandable storage undefined
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
sim Single SIM
battery 2000 mAh

Hisense Infinity U963 – R699 (Takealot)

Hisense U963V

Hisense Infinity U963
The operating system Android 10 (Go edition)
Display Screen 5.0 in
memory 1 GB
storage 8 GB
Expandable storage up to 128 GB
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
sim With two slices
battery 2000 mAh

Mobicell Force – R749 (Ackermans)

Mobicel ForceV

Mobicell Force
The operating system Android (version not specified)
Display Screen 5.0 in
memory 1 GB
storage 8 GB
Expandable storage undefined
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
sim With two slices
battery 2000 mAh

Mobissel Chrome – R799 (Ackermans)

Mobicel ChromeV

Mobicell Chrome
The operating system Android (version not specified)
Display Screen 5.0 in
memory 1 GB
storage 8 GB
Expandable storage undefined
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
sim With two slices
battery 2000 mAh

Quest Raptor – R899 (PEP)

Quest RaptorV

Quest Raptor
The operating system Android 11 (Go edition)
Display Screen 5.5 inches
memory 2 GB
storage 16 gigabytes
Expandable storage undefined
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
sim With two slices
battery 2500 mAh

ETL A48 – R999 (PEP)

Itel A48V

ETL A48
The operating system Android 10 (Go edition)
Display Screen 6.1 inches
memory 1 GB
storage 16 gigabytes
Expandable storage up to 64 GB
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
sim With two slices
battery 3000 mAh

Nokia C1 Second Edition – R999 (PEP)

Nokia C1 second editionV

Nokia C1 second edition
The operating system Android 11 (Go edition)
Display Screen 5.4 inches
memory 1 GB
storage 16 gigabytes
Expandable storage up to 128 GB
network 4G
Connection Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
sim With two slices
battery 2500 mAh

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