SA's most popular smartphones revealed

By Drum Digital
26 May 2015

BlackBerry may be on the back foot in many parts of the world, but in SA, the brand continues to hold its own, despite intense marketing from rivals.

According to mobile marketplace Phonefinder, despite Samsung being the most popular manufacturer in SA, BlackBerry smartphones outsell the Galaxy S5 and Apple's latest iPhone.

Here are the top selling smartphones according to results on the platform which sees over 100 000 visits per month of people looking to buy smartphones.

Top sellers

1. BlackBerry Z3

2. Samsung Galaxy S5

3. Apple iPhone 6 (16G)

4. BlackBerry 9720

5. Apple iPhone 5 (16GB)

"Our purpose is to be neutral. We are an unbiased platform where visitors can compare deals which fit their pockets and suit their needs," CEO Lance Krom told Fin24.

The data from Phonefinder reveals that price may have a significant influence on what smartphone contract people buy. The BlackBerry Z3 is offered at around R200 per month on most networks.

Here are the most popular price ranges that South Africans are willing to pay for smartphones on contract:

1. R239 per month

2. R249 pm

3. R169 pm

4. R499 pm

5. R649 pm



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