Wednesday, January 26

We Compare: Top Huawei Phones Available in South Africa


Huawei has entered the South African phone market with a bang – garnering a huge audience and fan-base thanks to their sophisticated technology at reasonable price-points. We’re going to round up 3 Huawei phones that’ll fit different budget brackets:

Huawei Y5 Lite

The Y5 Lite has a surprising amount of functionality for a phone of its price category. It has all the essentials a decent Android device needs, with an acceptable processor and storage/RAM combination for average smartphone use – not to mention an impressive screen size. Specs:

  • 5.4-inch LCD Screen
  • 295ppi density
  • Android 8.1 OS
  • Quad-Core 1.5GHz Processors
  • 16 GB Storage and 1GB Ram
  • 8MP Primary/5MP Secondary Cameras
  • microSD Card Slot
Reviews: Gadgets Now: 4/5 | Droid Chart: 3/5 Price: From R1,499
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Huawei P Smart

The P Smart ramps up the power quite substantially from the Y5 – the chipset offers solid performance and the 3GB of RAM means you’re not going to struggle to execute multiple tasks or use demanding apps or games. This is definitely for someone who wants to be able to do almost anything a smartphone is capable of but at a reasonable price. Specs:

  • 6.2-inch IPS LCD Screen
  • 415 ppi density
  • Android 9.0 OS
  • Octa-Core 2.2GHz Processors
  • 32/64GB Storage and 3GB RAM
  • 13MP +2 MP Dual Primary/ 16MP Secondary Cameras
  • Dual-Sim
Reviews: GSM Arena: 3.5/5 | Trusted Reviews: 4/5 Price: From R3,450
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

By virtue of its insane hardware, the Mate 20 Pro is clearly geared for any task you could throw at it, but it’s the camera that stands out the most. The Leica rear-mounted primary camera is a triple-lens monstrosity that allows everything from ultrawide to telephoto shots, and has an optical zoom too. If Tony Stark was a smartphone, this is what he would be. Specs:

  • 6.4-inch AMOLED Screen
  • 538 ppi density
  • Android 9.0 OS
  • Octacore 2.6GHz Processors
  • 128GB/256 GB Storage and 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • 40MP + 20MP + 8MP Triple Primary/ 24MP Secondary Cameras
  • Dual-Sim
Reviews: TechRadar: 4.5/5 | Trusted Reviews: 4.5/5 Price: From R12,999
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