How to choose the right smartphone for you


What's your price range?

First things first, you need to decide how much you're willing to spend on your new smartphone. Are you going to get it on a contract plan? If you are, is it going to be on a 24-month or 36-month plan?

24-month vs. 36-month contract plan 
The 24-month contract is still a popular choice for people who have become used to the two-year phone upgrade cycle. The monthly cost is higher but it’s still possible to get the latest smartphone at an affordable price.

The 36-month contract has essentially replaced 24-month payments as the go-to for people who want the latest smartphones without breaking the bank. However, you have to be okay with having the same phone for three years.

What features do you need?
The other thing you really need to think about is what you are going to use your smartphone for. Is it going to be for personal use, work, or both? Smartphones now come in different shapes and sizes. Do you need a phone with a large screen? Some people use their phones 24/7, so are you looking for extended battery life or the best camera available? Do you need a lot of storage for your music or photo collection? Does your area have 5G coverage and will you thus need a 5G-enabled device? These are just some of the things you need to consider when choosing a new smartphone.

Is your budget tight? Vodacom provides "Good as New" devices

Vodacom has launched "Good as New" - a selection of preloved smartphones at very reasonable prices. If you are someone who was not able to get the latest smartphone because of the costs, then this might just be the solution for you.

A "Good as New" phone comes standard with a 12-month warranty, covering all internal repairs, software reloads and setting updates. And most importantly, battery protection. 

We hope these tips will make deciding which smartphone to get this Black Friday that much easier. For our online exclusive deals: