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CAPE TOWN - As the need for a smartphone increases, prices have decreased and entry-level phones now feature some really cool and necessary features. 

According to data, sales have increased by a third, in the third quarter of 2017.  Also, when accessing the internet 60% of South Africans mostly use their smartphone compared to using a computer (24%) and a tablet at (12%).

Data from an industry monitoring group, GFK showed that South African smartphone sales climbed 28% year-on-year to 3 million units in Q3 2017, and smartphone revenues are up by 27%.

The increase in smartphone sales may be attributed to mobile operators driving adoption to boost data usage, as well as increased competition in the entry-level smartphone market.

There are many different brands that are popular in South Africa that have a list of value for money smartphones such as Huawei, Samsung,  Hisense and the list continues.

The price range for all these different smartphones vary.

Here is a list of smartphones under R1000 in SA: 

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