High-end smartphones are amazing, but they can also bust your budget. If you need great features AND some change in your pocket, look no further. These phones are all available on contract packages that come in under R500 per month.
1. Samsung Galaxy A7
The Galaxy A7 is a well-balanced smartphone with an incredible triple camera you can get creative with. It has a sleek design, brilliant display and an impressive battery life. It's available from Vodacom from as little as R399 per month on Smart XS+. Read our review of the Samsung Galaxy A7 here.
2. Huawei P20 lite
We love the Huawei P20 lite. It has a dual camera, great battery life, facial recognition and it's pretty good looking to boot. Choose Klein Blue, a dazzling shade that's exclusive to Vodacom. Best of all, the P20 lite can be yours from just R279 per month on Smart Top Up XS+. Read our review and see the full specs here.
3. Samsung Galaxy J8
The J8 has a bunch of really nice features, starting with the camera. For a super reasonable price, you get dual cameras, 16MP+5MP, with great low-light capabilities. Plus, you get a 16MP selfie, which is excellent for a mid-range phone. Read more about the J8's specs here, and then get it from Vodacom Online from just R299 per month on Smart XS+.
4. Nokia 8 Sirocco
WIth Nokia now running Android, it's a serious contender when you're looking for a new phone. The Sirocco features a 13MP camera and a 5MP selfie cam. What's remarkable about this phone is 6BG RAM - that means it will run several apps simultaneously with no problem, and will impress you with its speed. Read more about it here, and get it on Vodacom Online from R429 per month on Smart XS+.
5. LG K11
Once again, it's the camera that's the standout feature on LG's mid-range offering. The K11 has a wide-angle 5MP selfie cam, and a 13MP main camera designed to perform well in low light. We also like the 2800mAh removable battery that can be switched out when you run out of juice, or replaced to extend the life of your phone. The LG K11 will set you back just R199 per month on Smart XS+. Read our review here.