5 best flagship smartphones in SA right now

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on display at the MWC launch.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on display at the MWC launch.
Kyle Venktess, The Witness

Johannesburg - Apple fans are awaiting the iPhone 7 arrival in SA, but here is a list of the best Android flagship smartphones in South Africa right now, for the more impatient among us.

Many major manufacturers have released flagship devices in the country with prices ranging from R 7 999 featuring solid specifications and features.

Below, then, is our list of the top five phones in South Africa right now.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Even after the South Korean company was recently marred by exploding Note 7 devices, reports cannot overshadow the clout of Samsung’s “S” range. 

The S7 could be seen as one of the benchmark for the premium smartphone of 2016. 

The device features a unique design, with a powerful processor and vivid display. 

REVIEW: New Samsung Edge a leader

Display size: 5.5"
Resolution: 1440x2560 pixels
Primary Camera: 12MP
Battery: 3600mAh
Price: R 13 999

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Xiaomi Mi5

The Mi5 is likely the cheapest and most powerful all-rounder device. 

The device is fitted with one of the best selfie cameras available in the market today. 

Even with the cost of the device as low as it is, the Mi5 manages to maintain a premium look and feel with a high-end processing unit.

REVIEW: Bang-for-buck Xiaomi Mi5: High-end features within reach

Display size: 5.15"
Resolution: 1080x1920 pixels
Primary Camera: 16MP
Battery: 3000mAh
Price: R 7 999

The Xiaomi Mi5

Huawei P9

The Chinese manufacturer has aggressively infiltrated the South African market and has since become one of the most powerful smartphone producers in the country. 

Huawei is selling its P9 flagship device in the country and the phone features a 12 megapixel Leica dual camera. 

With the right usage of this feature, this handset is able to capture professional-looking images.

REVIEW:Huawei P9's game-changing mobile photography

Display size: 5.2"
Resolution: 1080x1920 pixels
Primary Camera: 12MP
Battery: 3000mAh
Price: R 11 999

The Huawei P9 smartphone with dual camera.

HTC 10 

With a very subtle marketing strategy in the country, the HTC 10 smartphone is one of the most underrated devices available. 

The company has a reputation of producing high quality smartphones, with the HTC 10 being no different from its predecessors. 

The device features a fast processor with a great primary camera, and just like previous devices a selfie camera that mirrors the quality of the rear one. 

Display size: 5.2"
Resolution: 1440x2560 pixels
Primary Camera: 12MP
Battery: 3000mAh
Price: R 12 995

The HTC 10.

LG G5 

The G5 was one of the most interesting smartphones announced at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona this year. 

LG Electronics managed to rack up 33 awards and accolades at the four-day event, many of which were bestowed upon the G5.

With a unique modular design the G5 supports a range of accessories, such as an extra battery, camera attachment and HiFi sound boaster. 

REVIEW:LG creates a stir with its flagship G5

Display size: 5.6"
Resolution: 1440x2560 pixels
Primary Camera: 16MP
Battery: 2800mAh
Price: R 11 799

The LG G5.


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