South Africa Mobile Price List

South Africa mobile phone market analysis

South Africa has a vibrant mobile phone market that has experienced rapid uptake since competition was introduced to the sector in the 1990s. With market penetration around 100% in 2010, the network operators - Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom SA - are increasingly forced to find innovative ways of distinguishing themselves from the competition in order to gain and retain customers. 2010 is also the first year that South Africa started to try LTE mobile technology, which is also referred to as 4G. Given South Africa’s high income inequality levels, the majority of South Africans simply cannot afford fixed line internet access and therefore rely heavily on web-enabled mobile devices to perform basic online operations. As a result, mobile phones continue to play significant role in keeping South Africans connected to the internet.

Mobile phone users (Market size)

The total number of mobile subscribers in South Africa increased sharply, from 34% in 2002 to 89% in 2015. Due to the improved manufacturing technology and the market needs, low price smartphones are available in South Africa and affluent class change their feature phone to smartphone. Now the smartphone penetration is up to 34%, that means a third of South Africans now own a smartphone. As more and more smartphone vendors realize the big market cake in Africa, the number of smartphone users is undoubtedly increased in the future. Below figure indicates a trend of smartphone users that will be rapidly grew from 2015 to 2019, with almost 19.2 million smartphone users in 2019.
And according to an IDC report forecast, since 2015, Africa smartphone market will keep increasing with two-digits.
The smartphone market of South Africa is healthy with a promising outlook, so many smartphone makers would like to take a share of the spoils, not just the top international brands, but also the local manufacturers. Nokia South Africa continued to lead feature phones in 2015 with a volume share of 42%, followed by Samsung Electronics SA and LG Electronics SA with respective volume shares of 19% and 11%. Nokia continues to benefit from its relatively affordable pricing, remaining particularly appealing to value conscious consumers.

South Africa mobile phone brands and companies list

Acer Best Wisdom CAT Doogee HI
AG BlackBerry Caterpillar Duracell Hisense
Alcatel Blackview Cell C   Honor
Alcatel Onetouch BMW Coby Energiser HTC
Amgoo Boost Mobile Cootrack Sa Elephone Huawei
APC   Cubot   Huawei Symantec
Apple     Gadgetz Hybrid
Apple Iphone     Galaxy S6  
Asus     Google  
Avantree        
Inmarsat Jiayu karbonn Leagoo Manhattan
InnJoo   Kazam Lenovo Mecer
Iphone   Kyocera LG Microsoft
        Mi-fone
Nokia ONE Panasonic ROMOSS Mobicel
None Oneplus Porsche RugGear Mobile
  Oppo Precious   Motorola
    Prestigio   Muvit
    Proline    
    Promotion    
    PureGear    
Samsung Telefunken Vertu Wileyfox Yealink
Silent Circle Tempo Vintage Wileyfox Swift  
Smart Tenco Vodacom   Zest
Sonim TPU Vodacom Vodafone Xiaomi ZTE
Sony   Vodafone Xtouch  
Sony Ericsson        
Swiss Mobile        


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