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:

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[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]6″ Full HD (1080×2220)[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5mm, 168g[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]2.2GHz Octa-core[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]4GB/64GB (expandable)[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]Triple Camera: 24MP/8MP wide/5MP depth[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]Selfie Camera: 24MP[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]3300mAh[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]Android 8.0[/pricing_row]
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[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]6.3″ Full HD (2340×1080)[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]158.3 x 75.3 x 7.6mm; 172g[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]Kirin 710 Octa-core (2.2GHz + 1.7GHz with AI)[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]4GB/64GB (expandable on dual SIM)[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]Rear Camera: 20MP + 2MP[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]Selfie Camera: 24MP + 2MP[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]3750mAh[/pricing_row]
[pricing_row strikethrough=”false” bold=”false” italics=”false”]Android 8.1[/pricing_row]
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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.