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OPPO RENO5 5G- MAKE WAY FOR A NEW STAR!

OPPO RENO 5 5G- MAKE WAY FOR A NEW STAR! Last year we reviewed the OPPO A72 with OPPO being a new brand introduced into our channel. I was impressed then with the mid-range offering that performed well beyond my expectations. With that in mind I recently received the OPPO Reno5 5G to take for […]

Inspiring Vlogger? We review the Trust Mantis GXT-232

From cellular to audio, gaming to smart home Cellucity has a wide range of products to suit everyone. We also know that sometimes a little demonstration goes a long way along with honest and genuine advice. Our Kenilworth branch manager Miguel took the Trust GXT 232 Mantis Streaming microphone for a spin and had some [...]

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra unboxing with Ryan O’Connor

Made for the Epic everyday, the Galaxy S21 5G range is here! Styled to turn heads and designed to revolutionize video and photography, with beyond cinematic 8K resolution. Ryan O’Connor joins the Cellucity team for our Galaxy S21 Ultra unboxing video. Things just got epic!

NOKIA 8.3 – Zeiss Is Back Baby And Features 5G!

Towards the end of last year, we saw three new releases from HMD global, the Nokia 2.3, Nokia 3.4, and the Nokia 8.3 5G – the first Nokia 5G device to be launched. As the last phone to be reviewed for the year I was glad that it was a Nokia device. For me, they […]

SAMSUNG Galaxy S20FE – The One For All Seasons

Have you ever watched Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade? If you have not it basically ends with Indie stuck in a chamber with the villain facing the impossible choice of finding the Holy Grail. In this case the grail is in the form of a chalice or cup. The clincher though is that the […]

LG WING: Here’s what Ryan O’Connor has to say

The LG Wing must be the most unique-looking smartphone of 2020. With a swivelling screen that reveals a secondary display underneath, there are lots of different ways to use it.

Samsung Galaxy Ecosystem – Seamless connection from one device to the next!

Cellucity and Ryan O’Connor team up to bring you the amazing Note20 range, Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung Buds Live. Watch as he goes through all the new editions to the Samsung family and how easy they are to connect, use and integrate into your current Samsung ecosystem

Ryan O’Connor visits Cellucity to view the Samsung Galaxy Note20 range

Our good friend Ryan O’Connor visits us at Cellucity to view our Samsung Note20 range. See what he has to say!

OPPO A72 – The Challenger Phone Of 2020

OPPO A72 – The Challenger Phone Of 2020 We are spoilt for choice when it comes to smartphones – we really are. The range of devices available nowadays in whatever budget or category will make your head spin. Quite often our starting points are budget and from there we look at brand. For me the […]

Justin Hume of Samsung, talks Galaxy Z Fold2

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is now available at Cellucity. Here Ryan O’Connor chats to Justin Hume from Samsung about their new powerhouse device. Folded, it’s a phone, unfolded it is a tablet and comes with a Dual Battery, made to last. The Galaxy Z Fold2 has upgraded its multi-window intelligence allowing for the […]

VIVO X50 Pro – A Vlogger’s Delight

VIVO X50 PRO – A VLOGGERS DELIGHT The competition for innovation and new, exciting technology with new releases is something I have a keen interest in. After being in the industry for over 15 years I have enjoyed watching the evolution of the cellphone from the so-called brick to today’s marvels. When the Vivo X50 […]

WIN with Vivo and Cellucity

Level up and WIN with Vivo and Cellucity Level up your knowledge on the latest tech from Vivo. Our Branch Manager Sam du Toit has given his valuable insight on a Vivo device. To stand a chance to WIN a Vivo Y12 valued at R3899 enter our competition on Facebook or YouTube. On Facebook: watch […]

LG Velvet Review – A phone that doesn’t disappoint!

LG Velvet 5G – Our Hands-on Review Reading a review about a phone and experiencing it first-hand are different experiences – what works for one is annoying for another. What stands out for one pales in comparison for another. For me, I am just an everyday person who wants my device to work – and […]

This is Galaxy Note20 | 20 Ultra 5G – Now Available!

https://youtu.be/ZVRLcpizLnE This is Galaxy Note20 | 20 Ultra 5G This is not just a smartphone. This is a powerhouse. The power to work. The power to play. Pre-order your Galaxy Note20 | 20 Ultra 5G with Cellucity and get a R4000 eVoucher* to buy selected Samsung products: https://bit.ly/3iZij5l About the Galaxy Note20: DESIGN As beautiful […]

The VIVO Y12 Review – A Budget Android phone with great features

Cellucity’s Sam du Toit reviews the Vivo Y12. About the Vivo Y12: The Vivo Y12 features a 6.35-inch Halo FullView™ Display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. Super-narrow bezels on all sides stretch the screen-to-body ratio to 89%, creating a flagship-standard visual impact. Plus, enjoying such a broad view with only one hand is effortless, thanks […]

Energea Car Charger Range: By our staff – not an ad agency!

Energea is a leading provider of power solutions for the modern mobile consumer. Energea is committed to delivering power solutions of the highest quality with safety of the highest standards. Today, Energea’s range of power solutions are stylishly designed to meet all needs- from office, travel, home to car. With advances in fast and wireless […]

Body Glove On Demand Screen Protector Range – By our staff, not an ad agency

Cellucity is an authorised agent for the Body Glove on-demand screen protector range. These screen protectors are individually machine cut for almost any cellphone, tablet or smartwatch. These screen protectors offer better protection than conventional screen glass. The key benefits are: Ultra-thin so they do not affect the touch sensitivity of your screen Fingerprint sensitive […]

Energea Power Bank Range: By our staff – not an ad agency

Energea is a leading provider of power solutions for the modern mobile consumer. Energea is committed to delivering power solutions of the highest quality with safety of the highest standards. Today, Energea’s range of power solutions are stylishly designed to meet all needs- from office, travel, home to car. Here, Andrea Harrington from Cellucity Bedfordview […]

Energea PowerHub 6C+ Unboxing Video

The Energea PowerHub 6C+ Unboxing     Now all you need is one solution to charge up your new Macbook and Type C devices as well as any other USB smartphones, tablets and power banks. Power up to 6 devices simultaneously with AmpSmart technology. Plus, enjoy safe and efficient charging with Safety Circuit Protection technology. […]

Shoot your favourites your way with the new LG K-Series

With a sea of new devices launched ever more frequently, it is not surprising that the question of which cellphone to commit yourself to can be quite daunting and anxiety-provoking. The phrase “I have left my upgrade so late because I don’t know where to start” is not uncommon in the industry. Price vs features […]

Introducing DreamLab – The App that helps fight COVID-19

Help with COVID-19 and cancer research Introducing DreamLab – a free, secure app from Vodafone Foundation that harnesses the power of a connected world. Join the thousands of people speeding up vital COVID-19 and cancer research while they sleep. #FightCOVID19InYourSleep tonight. Vodacom in partnership with Vodafone is leading the charge against COVID-19 by #StayingConnected. Join […]

Stay apart, Stay Connected and WIN with Samsung and Cellucity in May

If you purchase a Galaxy in the month of May you could WIN Samsung fridges, TVs or washing machines in their daily draws ???? #veryexciting Choose your Galaxy here https://bit.ly/2AzwltH or get one of our great contract deals online below. Samsung Galaxy A30s – From R269PM – SAVE R720: https://bit.ly/362uIj Samsung Galaxy A51 – From […]

5G is here! We answer the questions and debunk the myths!

There has been a lot of talk and uncertainty surrounding 5G. With questions like; what is 5G, how does it work, what are the risks, when and where will it be available, and what will it cost? Fake news may even have you believing a base station could create and spread a virus, like COVID-19! […]

iPhone SE – Coming to Cellucity Soon!

Our pre-orders are now live: https://the-hub.cellucity.co.za/pre-order/the-next-iphone/ IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! The Most Affordable iPhone Features A13 Bionic, the Fastest Chip in a Smartphone, and the Best Single-Camera System in an iPhone. Small iPhone. Huge performance. The New iPhone SE. Follow us & stay tuned in order to register your interest. ????

The Best Just Got Better

Our top-selling phone last year was the amazing Huawei P30 Lite. Offering incredible value with specifications that pleased a wide selection of consumers, it was simply a hit! Great processing power, fantastic camera’s, sexy look and all at a reasonable price that didn’t break the bank! So what has the new P40 Lite got to […]

The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

Last week saw the launch of the new Huawei P40 range. As in the past, it sports three versions: The Pro, the “normal” and the Lite. As we would expect Huawei has once again smashed it out of the park with their camera, and their collaboration with Leica Lens continues to deliver, in my opinion, […]

Best Buys for 2020 with Cellucity

Good deals are hard to come by – everyone is advertising the best price and the best deal – where do you start? Depending on what you are looking for the search for the ultimate win is often long and drawn out. We here at Cellucity want to make this journey a little easier so […]

Remote Meetings? What’s the best way to connect?

Working from home is becoming a necessity to help flatten the curve. What facilities or services are available to make meetings and interactions with your colleagues and customers? For larger organisations, many will already have a preferred teleconference service like Microsoft Teams or a platform like Zoom. For a smaller SME or business what services […]

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite – Iconic features that are lite on your pocket

Galaxy Note 10 Lite The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is positioned as an “enhanced productivity” device by Samsung, thanks to its powerful hardware and S Pen stylus. “Bluetooth Low-Energy support means you can navigate a presentation, control your video content or take a picture, all with a simple click of the S Pen,” it said.“Air […]

Cellucity Launches the Samsung Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71

  Cellucity will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy A51 with the Samsung Galaxy A71 following in the second week of February. Cellucity has revealed the specifications of the two new A-Series models coming to South Africa. At launch, the Galaxy A51 will be sold with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Galaxy A71 will […]

Get the most days off with our 2020 public holiday calendar!

Already caught up in the chaos of 2020? Then, you’ll be happy to know that your next holiday may not be too far away.   South Africa’s 2020 public holiday calendar is treating you to FOUR long weekends, and we’ve compiled a calendar of sneaky leave days so that you can treat yourself to an […]

Why you should get a DUAL-SIM phone

Dual-SIM phones have been around for a while now but, to protect revenue, most networks around the globe do not sell them, instead favouring the conventional Single SIM models. With advances in Dual-SIM technology and with amazing SIM-only deals buying a dual SIM phone has become much more compelling.  Here are nine of the benefits […]

Want to save on your contract bill? A SIM-only contract may be your answer!

SIM-only deals A SIM-only deal offers a package of minutes, texts and mobile data for a monthly cost, much the same as a traditional mobile phone contract. The difference, however, is that you BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) and don’t get a new handset; you get the SIM… only! So, why should you opt for a SIM-only contract? […]

Cellucity Launches the Google and Amazon range in time for Christmas

Smart home speakers are all the rage right now – not only fun and entertaining; they are also useful at helping you plan your day. Set the alarm – no problem, check the weather – no problem. Check the traffic; yes, you probably guessed it – no problem! And, with the festive period around the […]

FAKEBOOK, a fraudsters dream.

A lot has been said about the large tech companies and their dominance in their respective areas. As we all become so reliant on our technology to keep us; up to date with current affairs, our social lives, or help us with a plethora of day to day decisions, how much do we trust these […]

Introducing the LG G8X ThinQ™ Dual Screen

INTRODUCING THE LG G8X THINQ™ DUAL SCREEN Do more at once with LG G8X ThinQ™ Dual Screen and multi-task like never before. Do More Things, Your Way Multi-task like never before with virtually endless ways to use the two screens. Text a friend while watching a video*, update your fantasy football team while researching stats, […]

Huawei Nova 5T, launching at Cellucity soon…

  With Huawei being caught up in the Trump trade war, we managed to miss out on getting access to the rather incredible Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The US Trade blacklist of Huawei has prevented it from licensing Android technology from Google and gaining access to Google Services, that are used, to power Google’s apps. […]

The Case for Global Blacklisting

The theft of mobile phones is a growing problem fuel by the insatiable demand for premium model second-hand smartphones, particularly in developing countries.  There are no clear statistics recently, but reports indicate there are between 3 and 5 million phones reported stolen every year – if you include the number of stolen devices not reported, […]

Avoid the Hack

When travelling abroad, many of us will rely on public Wifi, whether from a hotel, shopping mall or the restaurant you are enjoying that very expensive ethically sourced cup of coffee from the foothills of some mountain, whose beans that were ingested by a baby panda. The problem with many of these public Wifi hotspots […]

Energea NyloTough Cables – Built Stylish. Proven Tough

Energea NyloTough Cable Rigorously lab-tested to withstand daily abuse, this tough cable is built to deliver robust charging performance, day after day. Comes in Micro-USB, USB-C and Lightning tips 2.4A High-Speed Charge & Sync Dura TwistBraid™ Technology delivers tangle and kink-free charging Bend-tested 30,000 rounds for ultra-flexibility 5-Year Limited Warranty   Available at Cellucity stores […]

Cubroid – STEAM Educational Coding Blocks

Cubroid Coding Blocks Introducing Cubroid, the world’s easiest coding block set that allows children to explore the world of technology and gain exposure to coding! Through dynamic connective blocks and simple coding, Cubroid offers a fun and educational experience for children to express their creativity. Cubroid Coding blocks, teaching children from as young as 4 […]

Failure to launch?

Exclusive invitations “By innovation only”, have gone out for Apple’s next phone launch on the 10th of September which will herald in the announcement of a variety of new devices from Cupertino. When you think back to the days of long lines of excited customers waiting patiently, some even camping out, the night before, to […]

The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat… With new phones being released frequently it is quite rare to find something that catches your eye immediately. But with the Samsung Galaxy A80, this happened way before I even got my hands on one. Why, do you ask? Well, it is something different, isn’t it? […]

ENERGEA WiDisc 75 – The 7.5W Difference

  ENERGEA WiDisc 75 – The 7.5W Difference The simple charging cable – while still a useful little tool I am sure we can all be honest- they were very last year! Anyone and I mean anyone who has ever owned a phone will no doubt be able to regale you with tales of frayed […]

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 – Taking Note further

Introducing the #nextgalaxy the new #note10 and #note10plus Next-level S Pen S Pen turns handwriting into text, lets you share your thoughts instantly and with Bluetooth becomes your remote control. Next-level Camera Our pro-grade camera takes photography to a new level with video bokeh, Super steady technology and video editing for shooting, editing and sharing. Next-level Performance Note10 also comes […]

The Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotating camera? Say whaaaat…

With new phones being released frequently it is quite rare to find something that catches your eye immediately. But with the Samsung Galaxy A80, this happened way before I even got my hands on one. Why, do you ask? Well, it is something different, isn’t it? Not to say that innovation has not been rampant […]

BUBBLEGUM is back: The child-friendly educational tablet

Not being a parent, I have noticed that when I am around my nephews or visiting friends with kids, one of the items kids are fascinated with is their parents’ mobile phones! More and more I see parents using their iPads and Tablets to distract kids whilst they sit at a restaurant and get some […]

Crosscall TREKKER-X4 – Create Your Life Story

The Crosscall TREKKER-X4 – Create your life story With a lens and functions worthy of the best action cams, the TREKKER-X4 was designed to accompany you on your most extreme expeditions but also to capture them. Thanks to its dedicated application, X-CAM, you can create your stories while filming, editing and sharing your achievements easily, […]

Nokia 4.2 – It’s got it all. And more, with the Google Assistant

  Questions, directions and suggestions, all at one press of the Google Assistant Button. All on a 5.71” HD+ display, in a stunning 2.5D curved glass design. Perfect for one-handed series binges. Especially with an AI-assisted long-lasting 3000mAh battery. Snaps turn into photographs with the dual 13 MP and 2 MP rear-facing camera with pro […]

Sony Xperia 10 Plus – Great viewing at an affordable price

The last few mobile launches have seen Sony struggling to make an impact in the top tier arena – so when I heard that they had launched a new Xperia series aimed at the mid-range market I thought – smart move Sony. With the Sony Xperia 10 Plus Sony have produced a solid, affordable option […]

Stuff We Love – Our Essential Accessories

Last month we touched on our favourite wireless headsets. But, here at Cellucity HQ, we all have our “must-have” accessories – our go to devices and cannot live without accessories. Often our clients come in seeking advice on what accessories go with their devices. As with everything these are subjective – I mean what is […]

Rumour has It: The Huawei P30 Range – What we know so far

There is no doubt that the P20 series launched last year from Huawei was a global success. Following on the Huawei Mate20 Pro was voted product of the year 2019. With the new P series set to launch in just over a week leaks have been fast and furious as to what to expect and […]

Nokia 9 PureView – Explore every detail

The Beauty of life is in the details. Details that shape and define the world around us. Details that seemed impossible to truly capture. Until Now. Introducing the new Nokia 9 PureView – 5 Cameras with Zeiss optics. Camera – Five cameras with ZEISS Optics One phone, five cameras working simultaneously on every shot. This […]

Sony Xperia 10 & Xperia 10 Plus – Push The Boundaries

Embrace a new “wider” world with a 21:9 display. The NEW Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus launching at Cellucity in April! Pre-orders will be live from 6th March – www.cellucity.co.za/pre-order/ #PushTheBoundaries #HelloSonyZA #XperiaZA #SonyMobileZA

TECNO CAMON 11 – Bang for your Buck or Average Joe Soap?

  It’s no secret that breaking into the market as a “new” brand is tough. As consumers, we have come to trust certain brands based on experience and time in the market. However, it’s not always a bad idea to try something new – which is exactly what I did with the Tecno Camon 11. […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 – The Next Generation Smartphone

The #GalaxyS10 is a next generation smartphone like no other. Designed not to stand out, it’s designed to stand apart. Next Generation Screen Galaxy S10 defies the barriers of screen technology with its Cinematic Infinity Display. It covers the full front of the phone – from top to bottom and from side to side, giving […]

Energea NyloTough Cables – Built Stylish. Proven Tough

Energea NyloTough Cable Rigorously lab-tested to withstand daily abuse, this tough cable is built to deliver robust charging performance, day after day. Comes in Micro-USB, USB-C and Lightning tips 2.4A High-Speed Charge & Sync Dura TwistBraid™ Technology delivers tangle and kink-free charging Bend-tested 30,000 rounds for ultra-flexibility 5-Year Limited Warranty   Available at Cellucity stores […]

Stuff We Love – Wireless Headsets

Everyone has their favourite gadget or toy in their collection – and we at Cellucity are no different. With a wide range of gadgets, accessories and cool tech it is no surprise that our staff would pick more than one. That being said, music is always a firm favourite so, I went in search of […]

Rumour Has it: The Samsung Galaxy S10?

With the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 on the horizon (the unpacking currently set for the 20 Feb 2019) I got curious as to what could be on offer that would make it the “stand out” of the first quarter. Lately, I have found it tough to get super excited about new phone […]

Smart Move for January!

While we near the end of Januworry, and our wallets are feeling very starved, we get the welcome news that Huawei is to launch a new P Smart in 2019! The P Smart was one of our top selling devices in 2018, and there is a good reason it is called the Smart! Huawei has […]

Hisense Infinity H12Lite

Hisense Infinity H12Lite With its X-Infinity display and ultra-thin design, the Hisense H12Lite is picture perfect. Sporting a 13MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera and, enhanced with HDR and beauty shot technology you can expect insta-amazing photos. The Infinity H12 lite also features premium functionality like; face-unlock, 360-degree fingerprint sensor, pic-in-pic display and quick-charge […]

2019 – the mobile year ahead

As we all get to grips with starting the working year ahead, I would like to take a look at what the future holds for the mobile phone brands in South Africa. Traditionally, December is our busiest month where we sell the most mobile devices for the year. December 2018, however, was somewhat muted and […]

The Huawei Mate20 Pro – Dubbed the most exciting phone of 2018

It’s been on our radar for months, dubbed by many as the most exciting phone of 2018, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is finally on its way to South African shores. Touted as the most powerful Android phone on the market the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is leaving us in no doubt that Huawei is […]

ENERGEA WiDisc 75 – The 7.5W Difference

The simple charging cable – while still a useful little tool I am sure we can all be honest- they were very last year! Anyone and I mean anyone who has ever owned a phone will no doubt be able to regale you with tales of frayed cables and scientific calculations on which way to […]

Nokia to begin Android 9 Pie roll out

Google announced the latest version of its mobile operating system Android 9 Pie in August this year. Its commercial launch has been limited to selected partners running pure android on their devices. Nokia has confirmed that it will be one of the first to roll out Android 9 Pie updates on its Nokia 7 Plus […]

Hisense Infinity H12 – Affordable Beauty

If I have said it once, I have said it 1000 times – people are always looking for the best bang for their buck, to get the most for their moolah – the golden goose, the great find! And who can blame them? I don’t think there is one of us who would turn up […]

Introducing: The Huawei Mate 20 Lite

  Huawei has just announced the release of their The Mate 20 Lite – and we are super excited about it! An immersive and engaging 6.3” display encased in a premium slick and modern design. Huawei has invested a lot in their camera AI technology. And in this device, it truly shines. The dual front […]

Have they gone too far?

It seems the days of the excitement and high expectation over the next mobile launch is well and truly over. When I started in the industry in the mid 90’s, we had perhaps three or four launches to attend a year. Every launch cycle offered innovations and great leaps forward in tech. We started with […]

WINNER: Nokia 7 Plus EISA Consumer Phone of the Year

  It’s time to celebrate with Nokia Mobile! The #Nokia7plus has been named the best Consumer Smartphone of the Year at this years EISA awards. It boasts triple ZEISS optics, OZO audio and more at extraordinary value. Get yours HERE today and receive a FREE R500 Sorbet Voucher – Exclusive to Cellucity this August. #Nokia7Plus #EISA #AwardWinner #Zeiss

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

  The NEW super powerful Samsung Galaxy Note9 has been optimised for performance with its latest cutting-edge processor and Samsung’s largest every 6,4” Infinity Display. Designed for those who demand more, the Note9 offers a full day battery life with wireless charging and includes Samsung’s most advanced S-Pen Bluetooth stylus. It also supports up to […]

Cubot King Kong – There is a New King of the Jungle

I love value-for-money! I am always on the lookout for a good bargain. I don’t mean a cheap knockoff from China Town or sale items that will last one “wear and wash”. I mean good value for money that doesn’t break the bank BUT still makes you really feel like you have spoilt yourself. What’s […]

The BlackBerry KEY2 – an icon reborn

  BlackBerry is back with the new BlackBerry KEY2. Operating on Android and coupled with the BlackBerry DTEK software, the KEY2 is both easy to use and ultra-secure. Its stylish design with a full touchscreen display and its synonymous QWERTY keyboard make the Key2 truly ‘an icon reborn’. The BlackBerry KEY2 will be made available […]

Get 20/20 imagery with the Huawei P20 #seemooore

Whenever there is a new phone launch I tend to reserve my excitement until I have given a phone a good spin. I mean, what more could a new phone launch offer? I recently got to take the Huawei P20 for a test. My expectations were sky high and to be fair my first impressions […]

BlackBerry® Motion – Built to Last

Last year the BlackBerry KEYone placed in my list of top phone releases for 2017. With its full Qwerty keyboard, Android OS and unbeatable DTEK security app, the KEYone remains a top pick today. So, I have been keen to get familiar with the upcoming addition to the BlackBerry range – the BlackBerry Motion. The […]

The New Huawei P Smart – A Smart Choice

In my article “What’s in a name – Breaking into the Cellphone Market”, I wrote about Huawei and how they built a successful brand. So, I was really chuffed when I found out my first review of 2018 would be one of their devices. I have often stated in my writing I’m a fan of […]

Fake News Vs Fake Shopping

Retailers affectionately call this time of the year “silly season” – the time when the kids are on holiday, malls are at their busiest and Christmas shoppers are queueing for the next 20% off sale. I can already feel my blood pressure rising as I am typing!!!

The Sony XZ1

Big on sound, clear on camera, flat on style When it’s time to shop for a new phone, we are often blinded by the “shiny lights” of the newest, latest and greatest premium devices on offer – a sales consultant will, with pride, explain the benefits of; the new form factor, upgraded camera, connection speeds […]

Upgrade or UpCycle?

With phones becoming ludicrously expensive and mobile technology seeming to have plateaued in terms of feature sets, is it really worthwhile upgrading to the latest flagship model? Read more »

Nokia 8 Review

Move over #Selfie – it’s time for #Bothie
If the cell phone world was modelled on a dining experience, the Nokia 8 would definitely be the dessert at the end – #phoneporn! This is going to be a real treasure for any social media lover. Don’t get me wrong, the Nokia 8 is a powerful smartphone capable of handling the biggest tasks with ease – but, to me, this is a social media must have! Read more »

LG Q6 Review

Featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD display, LG has incorporated its Full Vision technology from the flagship G6 into the Q6. So, what? This type of screen to body ratio is something you would normally only see in the likes of Flagship models like the LG G6 and Samsung S8. This is a big deal! Ideal for streaming video content, gaming and social media. Honestly this is a feature alone puts the LG Q6 miles ahead of its mid-range competition. Read more »

The BlackBerry KEYone – Bringing Qwerty Back

OK, I’m just going to come right out with it. If you are a business orientated person who is looking for an uncomplicated efficient user experience- someone who uses their phone as the beacon of all that is professional-get ready to have your socks rocked!

What’s in a name? Breaking into the market

Even after 10 years in the industry I still wonder about how clients make choices on phones. I mean, for instance, what makes one choose a mid-range phone from a “Premier Brand” (read “popular”) phone rather that a similar priced premier rated phone produced by a newcomer?

Android Apps – Google upping the Game

You use your data and download what seems like an amazing app. As soon as you go in to use it and are met with the black screen of death? Has this ever happened to you?

Due to the “open to all” nature of Android, developers can submit an unlimited number of poorly designed or even malicious apps without being subjected to any serious vetting process by Android.

Car Safety – Car Kits

The Western Cape Government just dropped a new texting while driving advert. Its good –  Really Good! (If you haven’t seen it, you really should take a look – Definitely food for thought.

As someone who sits in traffic on a daily basis I may just have seen it all. From the “eyes down” texter to the erratic “on a call and not concentrating” speedster. Why? With so many options out there for handsfree there really is no excuse. Let’s pop our treasure trunk and have a squizz at what Cellucity has available.

Porting

Back in the day if you were unsatisfied with your service provider, had poor signal or just wanted a change you had to kiss your cellphone number goodbye. Porting has revolutionized the cellular industry allowing customers to be selective without having to worry about losing their number.

With over 30 stores nationwide and as an industry leader, Cellucity is positioned to provide you with unparalleled service. Offering friendly sales expertise, onsite data support and a range of accessories to kit you out – I believe Cellucity offers a complete and uncomplicated mobile shopping experience.

Porting – How to

Back in the day if you were unsatisfied with your service provider, had poor signal or just wanted a change you had to kiss your cellphone number goodbye. Porting has revolutionized the cellular industry allowing customers to be selective without having to worry about losing their number.

Car Safety – Car Kits

The Western Cape Government just dropped a new texting while driving advert. Its good –  Really Good! (If you haven’t seen it, you really should take a look – Definitely food for thought.

Plantronics

Plantronics made world history when Neil Armstrong uttered one of the most famous words in human history “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” through a Plantronics headset.

Much has changed since Plantronics’ start into the world of audio. From wired to wireless, true-wireless, in-ear, on-ear and over ear the range is massive. Plantronics has remained at the forefront in terms of innovation, quality and functionality.

Hisense C30

Let’s be honest, not everyone wants, needs or can afford a “top of the range” phone. But on the flip side everybody wants the best features and functions possible for their budget.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Winner of best phone at the MWC 2017 the Sony XZ Premium features three very unique attributes not found on any other phone currently.

Xiaomi Vs Cubot

Consumers are looking for affordable handsets but don’t want to compromise on functionality. Manufacturers like Xiaomi and Cubot have come to the table with phones that are easy on the pocket yet feature rich. We put the Xiaomi Redmi 4A and the Cubot Rainbow 2 under the spotlight.

Nokia 3 and 5

Compared to its little brother the Nokia 5 is powered by an octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset giving it the edge over the Nokia 3 in terms of power and efficiency.

Fibre in your area

All the big internet providers are investing heavily in laying fibre across the country with most cities being covered and rollout to the suburbs, complexes and gated communities well under way. The even better news is the cost of Fibre is dropping and there are packages and bundles often cheaper than conventional ADSL

The new flagship phones coming in 2017

Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere and the handset manufacturers have begun releasing their latest flagship models to the public!
We have seen the introduction of the G6 from LG, the S8 from Samsung, an all new range of Android Nokia’s, Sony’s new Premium XZ Premium and XA1 and finally the Huawei P10 series.

SONY Xperia™ Ear – The future of Bluetooth – User Review

As an avid multi-tasker I am always on the lookout to make things easier and more efficient for myself. With this in mind the release of the Sony Xperia Ear hit my radar hard. The Xperia Ear is Sony’s new personal assistant, more than a regular Bluetooth headset the interactive Xperia Ear offers a range of cool features at a touch of a button.

Cellphone Security

Our cellphones hold, not only our banking and e-mail information, they hold so much more – so what are you doing to keep them secure them and protecting your information from prying eyes?

South African Lingo

They call us the Rainbow Nation, a multicultural diversity of different people from different walks of life all living together in South Africa, a country alive with adventure. Arguably one of the more popular tourist destinations, as a visitor you are likely to hear a number of strange words and confusing sentences.

YOUTUBE KIDS

Youtube (I am sure only after much complaining from concerned parents) have realized the need for an age appropriate content filtering service and have recently created an APP just for this: YouTube Kids.

B4i Travel – Talk Like a Local

A website dedicated to simplifying your communication (and data) needs when travelling and taking all the risk out of international roaming. B4i.travel offers a range of pre-loaded, pre-activated, pre-registered SIM cards taking hassle out of getting your cellphone or modem up and running with a local SIM card in the country you are visiting. Currently servicing South Africa, UK & Europe and the USA, B4i.travel promises to have you “talking like a local” immediately.

MWC 2017

Receiving the award for Best New Smartphone, the XZ Premium. The XZ Premium, according to the GSMA, was the showstopper of the entire conference.

Cellucity Tech Zones

When it comes to any tech gurus we never really view them as a starting point in the sales journey. We normally turn to them when we have an issue with our phones, a problem that a quick Google search won’t be able to fix. But why do we only turn to them in times of trouble?

Entertainer Voucher 2017

It’s real simple, specific to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria, it is a booklet (or App) full of great 2 for 1 specials. It really couldn’t be easier. No calculations or guessing games, when you buy one you get one free.

B&O A1 Speaker

One on one, playing music through your phone speakers can do the job. BUT, if you have guests, are throwing a party or just want to sound a room for maximum personal enjoyment, your phone just does not do the job.
In your quest for Bluetooth convenience and ultimate sound you decide on a portable speaker – and a speaker is just a speaker right? No. As with most things in life, there is often a trade-off between brand, quality, and price.

Apple Doctor

Crash, bang, smash, sigh! Your eyes are shut tight, every little wrinkle pronounced. You hold your breath and slowly pry one eye open to look down at the inevitable. I don’t know why we do this, we already know when we open our eyes what we are going to see. The screen of our pride and joy, shattered. Admit it, you (like myself) have followed this script above at some point – probably more than once.

Just look at the new Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus…

Just Launching The Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus are beautifully designed masterpieces on the inside and out. Featuring the industry’s first Hyper Diamond-Cut Finishing for smartphones, a thin metal body and an invisible under-the-glass fingerprint sensor, both Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus are available in new, vibrant colors. Each device also features Huawei’s […]

The Nokia 3, 5, and 6 plus a 3310 homage launching at MWC

Besides the already revealed Nokia 6 — launched in China but not yet elsewhere — HMD is poised to unveil another pair of downmarket Android 7.0 Nougat-powered devices, the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. So whereas the 6 features a full HD, 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 430 system-on-chip, 4GB of RAM, and 16-megapixel primary camera, the other two will ratchet down the specs to hit lower price points.

New additions to the Samsung Galaxy A range in 2017

Launching this year is Samsung’s third instalment of the Galaxy A range; the A3 2017; A5 2017 and A7 2017 editions.

Nokia is back and has plans to burn some of the competition

The first thing that strikes you is the compelling quality build and design. The Nokia 6 has a twice anodized series 6000 Aluminium chassis with 5.5″ screen. What does that mean? Essentially this process adds corrosion resistance, hardness, wear resistance protection and durability (who hasn’t dropped their phone onto the road before?). 5 x polished, the Nokia 6 boasts an immaculate finish with a high level of visual and structural quality.

e-SIM – Maybe the biggest game changer of 2017

With the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier comes the advent of a new buzz word in the cellular industry – e-SIMs. Although there is no word on mass network adoption, the e-SIM is sure to be a real game changer in mobile network technology.

Taking a look at the Samsung Gear S3 – It’s a Smart Watch

Samsung were kind enough to lend me their prototype of the Gear S3 Frontier. The first thing that struck me was the design and build of the watch – luxury with a rugged soul – the Bear Grylls of smart watches.
Departing from the futuristic aesthetic of most competitors, Samsung have given the Gear S3 an authentic or conventional watch look.

Vodacom starts offering free Facebook access

Mobile network Vodacom won’t bill data-usage for a free basic version of Facebook, joining the likes of Cell C in offering zero-rated social networks. Once signed up to the service, Vodacom customers can update their Facebook status and comment on posts even when they do not have data.

Lenovo at CES

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show was kicked off by Lenovo with a full range of exciting products to show how “different innovates better.” Today’s consumers expect their devices to be tailor-made to meet their needs and fit their usage habits, whether at home, in the office or on the go. Today’s announcement solidifies Lenovo’s continued dedication to innovation through the lens of every individual and the demand of their distinct life. Check out their video…

World’s Most Advanced Kids’ Smartwatch

From crawling to walking, prams to car seats, you’ve kept your eye on them – perhaps you have even developed eyes at the back of your head? But, the time has come – school, friends, outings. What now? My suggestion, invest in the DokiWatch.

J for Joy!

Samsung have managed to create a top notch phone but at a fraction of what you would pay for top of the range. Great, especially if you are on a budget but want premium quality.

Geeky Gift Guide 2016

Christmas is fast approaching and it is so difficult finding the perfect gift for your friends and family so we thought we would offer a little help. If you have a gadget nut to buy for, here’s a few ideas to light up their faces on that special day.

Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 is coming!

The latest Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch is available…

Nexus is dead. Long live Pixel

Made by Google the Pixel will be the first Android 7.1 to feature Google Assistant built in. Google Assistant will allow two-way dialogue between you and your Pixel. By pulling all relevant information in terms of what interests you and combining it with Google’s searching and device voice controls, Google is hoping to offer a more AI user experience. For example, you would be able to ask Google Assistant where to go for dinner and not only will it offer up suggestions based on your preferences but it can also access a booking site to make your reservations.

TOMTOM – Time to get fit

What’s cool about their new range is there is literally something for everyone. Whether you are just starting out or are already on ironman/woman level TomTom is your brand whether it’s a tracker or watch you are looking for.! Let’s dive in and have a look.

VIVA MADRID – Style for your mobile

Finding functionality and style in a mobile phone case can be rather a chore these days. You either get plain and simple, any colour as long as its black

Moto Z – Whose he?

Now you can build your own phone with the latest innovation in smartphones – motomods

At long last: iPhone 7 pricing on Vodacom

How much will a shiny new Apple iPhone 7 cost? Find out here…

The Jet Black iPhone 7 – It’s all in the fine print

You should know a few things about the Jet Black iPhone 7 before you spend your hard-earned cash on it.

Apple introduces iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever

San Francisco — Yesterday Apple introduced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, packed with unique innovations that improve all the ways iPhone is used every day. The new iPhone features new advanced camera systems that take pictures like never before, more power and performance with the best battery life ever in an iPhone, immersive stereo speakers, wide color system from camera to display, two new beautiful finishes, and is the first water and dust resistant iPhone.

Bubblegum Tablet

A Colourful, fun and affordable 7 inch Android Tablet, pre-loaded with educational software, games and story books.

CAT S60 – FLIR’ping fantastic

Caterpillar the maker of earth moving monsters have turned their hand to making rugged phones that would happily sit alongside their machines!

iPhone 7 Announcement

Hype is building around the imminent unveiling of the next iPhone, and this is what our friends over at CNET had to say

New Super Secure BlackBerry… and it’s Android™?

So Blackberry has finally gone whole hog and produced an Android phone (apparently built by TCL in China, the owners of Alcatel) which they touting as the world’s most secure Android device.

SIM only deals – GET DOUBLE THE VALUE, if you don’t take a phone

On the SIM ONLY Plans you get double the value of the plan, so for example if you are on a Smart M @ R319 per month

Pink Gold Samsung Galaxy A3 exclusive to Cellucity

Vodacom, with Woman’s Day (9th August) fast approaching to introduce a splash of colour into our line up, with the Samsung A3 in a beautiful Pink Gold

Pokemon GO – the effect

So the craze that has gripped the world! If you don’t know about it already, you are probably not ever going to play it 🙂

New Vodacom Smart Platinum 7

Vodacom will be introducing its first “high end” branded smartphone this month in South Africa.

Get QWERTY with your Samsung S7 or S7 edge

If your last phone was a Blackberry, this keyboard is absolutely perfect for you. It doesn’t require batteries, nor does it need a Bluetooth connection. All you need now is a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge!

The Apple Repair Specialists – The Doctor is in!

Where do you take your broken Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods? To the Apple Doctor of course! They are a specialist repairer of mobile Apple devices.

Whatsapp Scams

WhatsApp is popular in South Africa, which has resulted in it gaining the attention of fraudsters and scammers.

Btrfly Lounge – the social app for airports

When travelling alone, waiting at the airport can be a dull experience to say the least! There is only so much duty free shopping one can do before you are beyond bored.

B4i.Travel NOW AVAILABLE for the USA

We have now launched the local sim card service B4i.travel for travelers heading to the United States of America

Huawei P9 Launch

With much fanfare, Huawei launched their latest flagship device at a glittering affair at the Sandton Convention centre earlier this month.

HiSense Infinity KO makes sense

With the cost of premium smartphones becoming more and more ridiculous each year, and feature sets that whilst ever improving

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1

Long at the forefront of creating audiophile pleasure centers, Bang & Olufsen, those Danish sound masters

The X Factor – Sony Xperia X

Sony has long been at the premium end of the market, and consistently produces high quality superbly finished phones.

Do you want a little iPhone SE

Earlier this week, Apple revealed that it had put new guts inside an old body, and finally made a suitable phone for people with tiny baby hands.

Take great pictures with your smartphone

Nearly anyone can learn how to take great pics, provided they keep in mind these key principles.