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The Nokia 3310 unveiled

The iconic Nokia 3310 is back. Not much has changed with regards to the design, it still has the round corners and even comes with snake .It is affordable and stayed true to its reputation for having an amazing battery life and a colour screen. This type of phone would be ideal to use as a second phone or to buy for a teenager as a first phone as it is pretty basic and straight forward.

Technical details:

  • 2.4 inch display
  • Rear camera
  •  22 hours of talk time
Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310




The new Nokia 6 has been unveiled

With Nokia having been out of the game for sometime-They have now come back with a bang.They plan on releasing it towards the end of February and it comes with the following specifications.

  a5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels)

2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover for protection.

 It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor 


Nokia 6 packs 64GB inbuilt storage which supports expendable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports dual-SIM. Nokia 6 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF.

8-megapixel front camera.

The handset comes with fingerprint scanner which is embedded into the home button and also supports Dolby Atmos.  

154×75.8×7.8mm and supports 4G. 

3000mAh battery.

Nokia 6

Nokia 6

Buy the Sony Xperia Z3 on pre-paid

The Xperia Z3 Android smartphone is a step up from the competition, drawing in on Sony’s expertise in premium craftsmanship.
Using Sony’s brilliant OmniBalance design, they kept the shatterproof glass encased in a single, solid aluminum frame with smooth edges as to ensure the Xperia Z3 has a classic, comfortable, and signature Xperia feel. This dust-resistant and waterproof IP68 certified powerhouse blends beauty with stellar functionality.

The 20.7 megapixel camera gives you the ability to take sharp, vivid, and beautiful photos and videos no matter what the circumstances. And using Sony’s enhanced video mode, you can now capture memories in stunning detail in 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels/30p) at four times the detail of Full HD.

To enjoy the latest content in stunning quality and vivid colour, the Xperia Z3’s screen is a 5.2″ Full HD TRILUMINOS™ display enhanced with an X-Reality Engine combined with a gorgeous Live Colour LED Capacitive Touchscreen. This provides the widest palate of rich natural colours for the sharpest images and a viewing experience that continues to be as close to reality as possible.For R7900 you can get it form the orange store.

Sony Xperia z3

Sony Xperia z3

Buy the Huawei Mate 9 now

The Huawei Mate 9 is now available in South Africa.It is said to be the smartphone of the smartphone era.The Mate 9 comes in a standard version and a Porsche Design version, with the latter featuring higher specs and a higher price.

The devices feature a Kirin 960 chipset – which Huawei said delivers “the fastest computing performance” – and SuperCharge technology.

The Mate 9 also features EMUI 5.0 and a Leica dual-lens camera with 12MP RGB sensor and 20MP monochrome sensor.

“The Mate 9 series debuts the premium Kirin 960 chipset with Huawei’s Machine Learning Algorithm to deliver a fast and smooth experience,” said the company.

The Kirin 960 is the world’s first chipset to feature an ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU, added Huawei.

Technical Details

Huawei Mate 9
Operating system Android 7.0
Dimensions 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 190g
Display 5.9″ 1080p LCD
Rear camera 20MP + 12MP dual-camera
Front camera 8MP
Processor Kirin 960
GPU Mali G71
Storage, internal 64GB
Storage, external MicroSD
Battery 4,000mAh
Cellular HSPA, LTE

FNB Smartphones

FNB has released  its own branded smartphones.

The ConeXis A1, available with an FNB Easy Account, features a 4-inch display, 5 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel facing camera.

The device further has a Quad core 1.3GHz processor, 1400 mAh battery, the Android Lollipop operating system and costs R59 per month, without credit checks – on a 24-month contract.

The X1 device, features slightly higher specs than the A1 device – including a 5.2 inch HD display, LTE connectivity and 2540 mAh battery with Android Marshmallow.

The device is available for cheque account holders without a credit check for R150 per month.

Both devices feature free online banking and WhatsApp.



Buy the iPhone 7 on Free Me

Telkom has an amazing ‘FREE ME’ iphone deal wiht comes with a few extras.Get the latest Apple iPhone 7 with 1GB data, free calls and free WhatsApp from R699 PM on Telkom’s FreeMe plan.Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus feature new cameras and a new design, with non-mechanical Home button, which is now a solid-state, force-sensitive unit with a taptic engine.

The antennas are built more subtly, and you “hardly” see them anymore, and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are also water and dust resistant – at an IP67 rating.

Telkom’s FreeMe packages are the top choice for high data and voice users in South Africa, according to an analysis by Tariffic.

Each FreeMe contract includes free calls and messaging on WhatsApp, BBM, and Viber, as well as free on-network calls and 50 free SMS messages per day.



The New Sony Xperia XZ now available in South Africa

Sony’s Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact smartphones are available through Vodacom, MTN, and Takealot.In addition to its two new high-end phones, Sony also announced that its new mid-range Xperia E5 device has launched in South Africa.


The recommended retail pricing of the three smartphones is:

Xperia XZ – R12,999
Xperia X Compact – R9,999
Xperia E5 – R3,499, with the aim to reduce it to R2,999 by the end of 2016.
On contract, the Xperia XZ will be available for between R469 and R579 per month.



Buy the Microsoft Lumia 950 on contract today

The Microsoft Lumia 950 is the mother of all Lumia phones.With powerful camera features like Rich Capture, a triple LED natural flash, and a 20 MP sensor that has been engineered to virtually eliminate motion blur, you’ll have the confidence to capture anything.

Connect your Lumia 950 to a Microsoft Display Dock (sold separately) and use it with an external monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. Office apps and Outlook scale up to create a big screen-optimised work environment that makes you more productive. It’s a PC-like experience that’s powered by your phone.Get it from Cellc for only R499 pm x 24 months..

Technical Details:

  • System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Hexa Core / 1.8 GHz / Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Memory: Internal: 32 GB / RAM: 3 GB / Slot type: microSD / Max. slot capacity: 200 GB
  • Display: 5.2″ / AMOLED / Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels / 564 ppi
  • Camera: 20 Mpixels / Flash: LED / Front: 5 Mpixels
  • Network: 4G: 700/ 800/ 850/ 900/ 1700/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2500/ 2600 MHz / GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • nanoSIM
  • Wireless: Bluetooth: 4.1 / Wifi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Battery life: Standby time: > 12 days / Talk time: > 18 h
  • Weight: 150 grams
  • Dimensions: 145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm
  • Box content: Microsoft Lumia 950, Product user guide, Battery, Charger, USB-C cable




Outdoor phone-get the CAT B30

For folks that work in harsh environments like mines and construction sites- The CAT B30 is ideal for you.It is designed for such conditions.One of its cool features is that it is drop proof.You can either get it on prepaid for R2399 OR on contract for only R199 pm x 24 months from MTN.

Below are the specifications:

  • Fully dust poof
  • 9.5 hrs talk time
  • FM radio
  • Water Resistant up to 1m
  • Dual sim


Redmi 2 Pro-Most affordable phone to experience VR

Looking at smartphone prices that come with Virtual Reality-they would be priced over the R10000 mark.

The function of the mobile VR headset is merely to attach your smartphone in horizontal position to your forehead, in front of your eyes (and in some cases render imagery stereographically, i.e. ‘double up’ in order to create a 3D scene) – as so aptly demonstrated by Google’s cut-price Cardboard.

The Redmi 2 Pro is the most afforbale phone to give the VR experience for only R1999.Hurry and get this awesome deal at an amazing price.Better still, get TWO Redmi 2 Pro devices on ONE My MTN Choice 50 contract for only R199 per month.