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South Africa's best early black Friday smartphone deals

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The early Black Friday deals are here and the smartphone specials have started rolling out. 

From direct deals on buying hardware at big stores like Makro and Game to great combo deals from service providers like Vodacom, you don't need to wait till November 27 to grab a great deal. We've picked out the best from the whole bunch to make it easier for you. 

Currently, most of these are lower-spec phones which are great for those who don't want to break the bank on their next phone. 


Hisense Infinity U40 | R1,399 R1,099 |Save R300

This clean design comes with a 5,7-inch screen and 16GB storage so you'll never be short on music and photo storage space. This is a simple option, great for a first phone or those who don't do heavy duty work on the go. View Deal

Xiaomi Redmi 9 |R3,399 R2,999 | Save R300

Xiaomi are stepping up their game without blowing out most budgets. The Redmi 9 runs on a Media Tek Helio G80 processor and has a  6.53-inch FHD+ Dot Drop display. This deal is made even sweeter with the addition of True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2 included. View Deal

Apple iPhone XR |  R17,199 R15,499 |Save R1,400 

If you're wanting to get into the iPhone family it is never cheap so your best bet is a good deal. The XR is already the cheaper version of the X but it doesn't skimp on features you want from Apple. With facial recognition, the A12 bionic chip, a 12MP and 7MP cameras.View Deal

Huawei Y7 2019 32GB Dual Sim |R3,499 R 2,499| Save R1,000

A wide 6.26" Dewdrop display provides a clear and broader view for a better mobile experience. The 1520 x 720 HD+ IPS screen reveals greater saturation, more clarity and natural colours. The phone packs a 4000mAh battery and a memory of 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy A51 Dual Sim | R7,999 R 5,999 | Save R2,000

A51's Infinity-O Display optimizes visual symmetry. Now you can game, watch, surf, and multi-task without interruption on a 6.5" FHD+ widescreen display all powered by Super AMOLED technology. The memory is abundant at 4GB RAM / 128GB ROM and the battery is 4000 mAh.View Deal

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Samsung Galaxy S10+|R20,198 R11,699 |Save R8,499

With a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and 8GB RAM, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ doesn't disappoint. This deal is a great savings and is made even sweeter by the added accessories that come with it. You don't have to worry about a screen protector or a cover. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy A31|R5,999 R4,999 |Save R1,000

Those looking for a new, affordable smartphone are in luck. This 6.4-inch phone with a quad rear camera, 5000 mAh battery and on screen fingerprint scanner packs in all the flagship features at a much better price. View Deal


Samsung 32 GB Galaxy A11|R3,199 R2,899| Save R300

The larger A11 comes with a 6.4-inch screen with HD+ Display so you can comfortably watch your favourite shows on your phone. It has a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The 4000 mAh battery is good enough to make sure you can keep working the whole day. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy A21 32GB |R3,999 R3,299 |Save R700

This deal is available until November 17. The dual sim phone comes with 5000Mah Battery capacity, 13MP Front Camera MP's, Android 10 plus a storage of 32 GB and 3 GB RAM. As an extra measure, the devices comes with a 2 year warranty. View Deal


Huawei Y5 Lite | R1,699 R1,299 | Save R400

If you're willing to give Huawei's app store a go, the Y5 is a great option. Perfectly sized with a 5.45-inch screen and a 3020Mah Battery Capacity, it's a great phone if you're not needing to do anything too fancy. A great addition is it's selfie toning flash, so you always have a perfect picture. 

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Vivo Y11 Dual Sim |R3,399 R2,599 | Save R800

Vivo is not a well-known brand in South Africa but it produces great quality lower-range phones. With a 6.35-inc display, 5000mAh Large-Capacity Battery and 2 year warranty it gives you everything you need from a smartphone. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy A01|R2,299 R1,699| Save R600

Part of the Samsung Galaxy family, this smartphone features a 5,7-inch display and a 3000 mAh battery, making it possible to cover all your day-to-day needs. The main dual 13MP and 2MP camera also allow you to take pictures good enough to post on social media. View Deal

Leila Stein

Leila Stein is an experienced multimedia journalist and content producer with a special interest in data journalism. she is skilled in news writing, editing, online writing and multimedia content production and have a Bachelor of Journalism  from Rhodes University and an Honours in Historical Studies from University of Cape Town.