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3 Affordable Android Smartphones that Won’t Break the Bank

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We take a look at the mid-range Android smartphones that will deliver the bells and whistles without hurting your wallet.

There’s no denying it – smartphones have become pretty pricey. With such a saturated market, it’s innevitable that lower-cost options will emerge, and ones which compete on the spec-front with the big-name brands out there. We’ve taken a look at three affordable smartphones available in South Africa that deliver the best bang for your buck.

Proline XM-502

South Africa’s very-own Proline XM-502 is a South African designed smartphone which delivers on the necessary specs without hurting your wallet. The first thing you’ll notice about the XM 502 is its striking red case design, which is bright, unassuming, and smooth with its glossy finish. The phones features a 5-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, 1GHz 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, and 2,000mAh battery, which won’t blow away spec enthusiasts, but is more than capable of being a functional and enjoyable smartphone for the fraction of the price.

The real winner here is the Dual-SIM slot and LTE capability, allowing you to run two sim cards simultaneously and leveraging faster connections – something some phones in this category don’t usually offer.

The Proline XM 502 is available for R1,354 on Raru.co.za.

Proline XM-502

Proline XV-401

The Proline XV-401 breaks out of the mould of getting no more than entry-level performance at an entry-level price. With a vibrant 4-inch display, dual-core Cortex A7 processor and super smooth Android 4.4 (Kit-Kat) user interface, the Proline XV-401 runs rings around many smartphones that cost a good deal more. The XV 401 also features Dual SIM capabilities, setting it apart from other phones in its echelon.

The Proline XV 401 is available for R747 on Raru.co.za.

Proline XV-401

Samsung Galaxy J5

If you’re looking for a more affordable phone but something with a big-brand name attached to it and a bit more grunt under the hood, Samsung’s Galaxy J5 is a solid option to deliver the bells and whistles on a budget. While not the top-tier Galaxy device, the J5 still comes with Samsung’s impressive 5-inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED display, Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, and a 2,600mAh battery, along with being LTE capable. It’s a great phone for an astonishing price.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is available from Raru for R3,570.

Samsung Galaxy J5

For great prices on smartphones, gadgets, and other peripherals, check out Raru.co.za. Free Delivery to all Main Centres for Orders above R299.

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