With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 set for the 11 April 2014 in South Africa the prices have now become available from Vodacom, MTN and Cell C.

Although the Apple iPhone 5s has already been available in South Africa for 6 months already it is interesting to compare prices.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 on Cell C will cost an extra R50 a month compared to the iPhone 5s.

On a Straight Up 200 Cell C is offering the iPhone 5s at R499 per month (200 minutes, 200 SMS, 200MB + 33MB). On the same contract Cell C is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 at R549 per month (200 minutes, 22 SMS, 200MB + 800MB).

Cell C are giving a massive amount of data with the Galaxy S5 which makes the contract very attractive. When looking back at out records Cell C offer the iPhone 5s on the same contract at R549 at launch. Both the Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s carried the same price tag at launch however the iPhone 5s is already 6 months old.

Expect to see a slight increase in price with the iPhone 6.