Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone Xs vs Huawei P20 vs Galaxy Note 9 – Price in South Africa

With the latest Apple Iphone Xs and Xs Max pricing for South Africa announced, we deem it fit to provide you with every pricing information.

Ranked as top smartphones, Iphone Xs and Xs Max have taken over top position in highest-ranked smartphones over Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9, the Huawei P20 as well as Nokia 8 Sirocco.

There are their different product details for Samsung Galaxy S9, Iphone Xs, Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specification

Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user. Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 11-24 July 2018 in USA and UK with pre-release versions of SM-N960 (128Gb). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.

Available internal storage may vary depending on the pre-installed software.

Turn on full-screen mode in Settings to enjoy a greater view when playing.

S Pen remote function reaches up to 10 meters in an open space. Performance subject to circumstances.

The accuracy of Scene Optimizer may differ depending on shooting conditions including multiple subjects, being out of focus, or moving subjects.

The accuracy of Flaw Detection may differ depending on surrounding conditions or subject.

Blink and blur detection works best when there are three or fewer people in the frame, 1.5 meters or closer to the camera.

Lens smudge and backlighting detection notify once every 24 hours if a flaw is detected.

Some functions and user experience may differ from DeX Pad and DeX Station.


IPHONE Xs Specifications

iPhone XS functions on the powerful A12 processor, improved LTE chips from Intel (OLED models only) and supports faster LTE connection. It is power-driven by Hexa Core (2.35 GHz, Dual-core, Monsoon 1.42 GHz, Quad core, Mistral) processor along with a RAM of 4 GB. This iPhone is expected to include an improvised USB-C to a lightning cable that ensures faster charging. Stunning iPhone XS Cameras – 13MP Plus 8MP Resolutions: One of the most awaited phones of the year 2018, iPhone XS has a rear-facing camera accompanies with a triple-lens array. This time Apple has improvised the rear zoom capacity and picture quality of iPhone XS camera in dim light environments. It is equipped with a 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front-facing camera with retina flash for wonderful selfies, portrait pictures with an image resolution of 4128 x 3096 Pixels, and HD videos. Settings include exposure compensation, ISO control, Face detection, Touch to focus. There are Continues Shooting, High Dynamic Range (HDR) Modes as well in the smartphone that ensures a picture-perfect experience.

Beautiful Display & Design with Eye Care Feature: Packed in a stunning curved design, the latest iPhone XS has a 5.8″ (14.73 cm) LCD display with a screen resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. Boasting a sleek and rich design, iPhone XS is water resistant and dustproof with OLED Display having an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a pixel density of 463 PPI. Its 3D Touch ensures a much smoother & efficient functioning whilst instantly respond to even a subtle touch. The smartphone will be available in two marvelous colors i.e. Gold and Silver.

Consistent Battery and Storage: Use More, Play more minus any uncertainties of the phone running out of battery. The all new iPhone XS comes with a non-removable Li-ion powerful battery of 2915 mAh capacity, which can proficiently last up to long hours on standard usage with quick charging.  Credit:


Huawei P20 Specifications

display type IPS LCD
pixel density 429 ppi
screen to body ratio calculated 80.21 %
screen size 5.8 inches (14.73 cm)
screen resolution 1080 x 2240 pixels


Galaxy Note 9 Specifications

Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
Samsung Experience 9.5
Display 6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (18.5:9)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Storage 128/512GB
Expandable MicroSD up to 2TB
Primary rear camera 12MP SuperSpeed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4
Secondary rear camera 12MP, OIS, f/2.4, telephoto lens
Front camera 8MP, f/1.7, autofocus
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO, 1.2Gbps (Cat-18) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
ANT+, NFC, GPS, Glonass
Audio Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone
Battery 4000mAh
Charging Quick Charge 2.0
Fast Wireless Charging (15W)
Water resistance IP68
Security One-touch fingerprint sensor
Iris scanner
Samsung KNOX
Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
Colors Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple (U.S.)
Midnight Black, Metallic Copper (intl)


We got these prices for the Apple iPhone Xs from the iStore, Cellucity provided us with the prices for the other devices.

The iPhone Xs 65GB starts around R21,999 while iPhone Xs Max 512GB goes for R31,999.


Find the South African pricing for various flagship smartphones below;

Device Price
Nokia 8 Sirocco (128GB) R11,999
Huawei P20 (128GB) R12,599
LG G7 ThinQ (64GB) R13,399
Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB) R14,589
Huawei P20 Pro (128GB) R17,299
Samsung Galaxy S9+ (128GB) R17,299
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB) R18,499
iPhone Xs (64GB) R21,999
iPhone Xs Max (64GB) R23,999
iPhone Xs (256GB) R24,999
iPhone Xs Max (256GB) R26,999

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