This week has seen the unveiling of two new mid-range handsets from both Samsung and Huawei, with lots of cameras. The Galaxy A7 is Samsung’s first device with triple rear cameras, which goes up against the quad-camera Mate 20 Lite that Hauwei has launched to the media in South Africa today.
And Yikes, after seeing what the new iPhones will cost in South Africa, between R22-R32k, let’s take a look at the mid-range segment, where you can get a lot of phone for your money.
Here’s the Galaxy A7 and Mate 20 Lite spec for spec:
Samsung Galaxy A7
- 6″ Full HD (1080×2220)
- 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5mm, 168g
- 2.2GHz Octa-core
- 4GB/64GB (expandable)
- Triple Camera: 24MP/8MP wide/5MP depth
- Selfie Camera: 24MP
- NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB
- Android 8.0
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
- 6.3″ Full HD (2340×1080)
- 158.3 x 75.3 x 7.6mm; 172g
- Kirin 710 Octa-core (2.2GHz + 1.7GHz with AI)
- 4GB/64GB (expandable on dual SIM)
- Rear Camera: 20MP + 2MP
- Selfie Camera: 24MP + 2MP
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C
- Android 8.1
We all love a good deal, and the Galaxy A7 comes in cheaper, at R8500. But if you want pay an extra R500 for the Huawei, you’re getting 0.3-inch more screen, 4g more weight, dedicated AI processor, bigger battery, and the newest Android version.
The Galaxy A7 will be available in November, and the Mate 20 Lite on 5 October.