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Find out how much Google pays Apple to be the default search option
22 Jan 16
If you are on Apple iPhone you may find it surprising to find that Google Search is a standard search option on your phone’s browser. However it isn’t surprising when you learn that Google paid Apple $1 billion for this privilege.Google, whose revenue reached $66 billion in 2014, are no strangers to the strategy of buying their way to search supremacy. Lucky for all of us Google Search lends ...



Apple Plans to Drop the Headphone Jack
19 Jan 16
Could the iPhone 7 be the end of the common headphone jack? The answer is maybe, but probably yes – at least if you are an iPhone fanatic. If you use Apple products you will know that it’s notoriously difficult to borrow a charging cable. For one thing not everyone uses Apple phones and the standard for all other phones is the common micro-USB (still commonly known as a "Blackberry charger fo...



Huawei Mate 8 is set to take over in popularity on Phonefinder
08 Jan 16
Hands down the most popular phone of choice on Phonefinder in 2015 was the Huawei Ascend P8 Lite, this powerful budget smartphone was leagues ahead of the competition, and now the new Huawei Mate 8 is set to take over in popularity. Huawei unveiled their new smartphone at the CES show in Las Vegas in 2015. At a glance this Phablet is no different to the competition, however Huawei has made sure th...



The amazing story of Xiaomi - the new budget cell phone in SA
06 Jan 16
Xiaomi is commonly referred to in China as "the Apple of China”. In this article we will explain why and why Xiaomi’s launch in South Africa is pretty exciting, and why you may want to consider one of their smartphone contract deals this year.The Core Group (the group responsible for bringing Apple into South Africa) brought Xiaomi to South Africa in November 2015. The group have launched only two...



All you need to know to take great pics on your phone
10 Dec 15
December holidays are around the corner, so make sure that you have packed your sunscreen, that your swimming cozzies are in style and that your phone has tons of free memory for all the great pictured you’re going to be taking! Today most cell phones have a decent camera. There was a time between analogue cameras (remember those cameras with real film) and cell phone cameras, this was the digi-ca...



The best cell phone deals under R150pm
01 Dec 15
Phonefinder is all about comparing cell phone deals, and when do you need a deal more than in December? In this article we will take a look at the most popular phones and cell phone contracts being chosen this month. We will also reveal some hidden gems among the many hundreds of cell phone deals on offer by all of South Africa’s cell phone service providers. On Phonefinder you will be able t...



The Pepsi P1 Smartphone
24 Nov 15
IMAGE: PEPSI/SHENZHEN SCOOBY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT CO./JD FINANCEThe Pepsi Phone Pepsi seem to have ditched the Cola Wars and headed in a new direction – cellular. Although only available in China the Pepsi Phone is now a real thing.The Pepsi P1 smart phone is licensed to the Chinese company Shenzhen Scooby Communications Equipment Co, it is this company who will be making the Pepsi P1 and not P...



WeChat and Standard Bank Launch WeChat Wallet
24 Nov 15
WeChat Wallet in partnership with Standard BankWeChat, in partnership with Standard Bank have launched a digital mobi wallet for your cell phone. The system joins other similar mobile wallets, however this one, the WeChat Wallet aims to rise above the rest. By partnering with Standard bank WeChat already gains a lot of street cred. The mobile wallet comes with state of the art security and so...



Top Selected Cell Phone Accessories
19 Nov 15
Top Selected Accessories. Every week Phil will scour the internet and hand-pick his top recommend cell phone accessories.From covers to chargers, Phil will make sure that you find the internet’s cheapest and most handy cell phone accessories. _________19 January 2016NEW Darth Vadar USB Drive8 GB of storage, keep your data with you and safe, even if the Death Star is about to be destroyed. This USB...



Introducing the Phonefinder Auto-caller
17 Nov 15
Phil will chase the Network for you and ensure you get that callPhonefinder is all about showing off the latest cell phone contract deals, be they from MTN, Cell C, Vodacom or Telkom. Phonefinder has it all, in fact we have even displayed over 8000 mobile deals at one time. However finding and selecting a deal is of no use if the service provider doesn’t call you! That is why Phonef...



Huawei Making Waves In South Africa
12 Nov 15
Huawei. Pronounce wah-way, is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the World. Let that sink in for a minute. Huawei is by no means a small company. It employs around 140,000 employees and over 46% of those employees are focused on nothing else except research and development. This is a fast moving, innovative and impressive company. To think that the owner, Mr Ren Zhe...



The Phil Phonefinder Podcast
10 Nov 15
Phil on Phones is funny, entertaining, random and informative. Phil, a freak of nature, was once just a regular cell phone - but his destiny would change forever one fateful and stormy night when a bolt of lighting would zap Phil to life. Now charged with the knowledge of a thousand phones and an entertainment level permanently set to "entertain", Phil is here to Phil you in!Catch up wit...



Apps to Help You Lose the Extra Weight and Stay Healthy
09 Nov 15
It may be slightly late to only start thinking about getting trim for summer now, but when it comes to your health it is never late! In order to help kick start your summer self Phonefinder has compiled 3 apps which, if used with a healthy diet of course, will help you stay focused on the end goal which is getting trim and healthy. So don’t throw away your jeans just yet. We all have smart ph...



Cell C DataExtenda Bundles
06 Nov 15
Ever buy cell phone data only for it to expire at the end of the month even though your bundle isn’t complete? Well now Cell C have what they call their mobile data DataExtenda. The DataExtenda lets you roll over your data for another 30 days (you will need to load the DataExtenda before you data bundle runs out). Usually cell phone data bundles only last for a period of 30 days, regardless o...



Xiaomi Smart Phones are Coming To South Africa
03 Nov 15
 //You may have heard that a new Chinese smart phone manufacturer will be entering into our cell phone market this month, but how much do you know about the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi? The answer may be "not much”, it may also be "Xiaomi?” Xiaomi, pronounced "SHOW-me” should be big news to you since it is the world's most valuable privately held company and it is coming to Sou...



MTN Deals That May Surprise You
02 Nov 15
You may have noticed MTN in the papers recently – however their press coverage has been focusing on the wrong things! This season MTN have been releasing some pretty risky and different cell phone deals, some may confuse you, others may excite you. All MTN deals are without doubt affordable and attractive as far as data and voice goes. What are we talking about? Have a look at these MTN cell ...



Phonefinder - Comparing Phone Contract Deals for 12 Months
02 Nov 15
It has been close to 12 months now since Phonefinder has opened both saloon doors to South African online traffic. Since then the reception to the service has been incredible. Thousands of visitors make use of Phonefinder every day to compare cellular deals.Phonefinder lists every cellular deal which they can get their hands and then lists these deals in an orderly fashion for users to compare and...



Steamy Eyes on Cell C LTE Launch
30 Oct 15
You are going to be hearing a lot of news about Cell C’s LTE data plans, and that has nothing to do with their services or their recent R8 billion plan to develop their infrastructure over the next three years. No, you will be hearing about their LTE data plans simply because of one raunchy advert. Cell C seems to be releasing a lot of controversial adverts these days and we at Phonefinder lo...



Cell Phone Usage in South Africa
29 Oct 15
It is no secret that we South African’s love our cell phones. Just go to an article post on Mybroadband that talks about the latest cell phone or the latest comments made by MTN about WhatsApp, the heated comments will blow you away! We are very serious about our mobile devices. The common estimate of how many active cellphone activations there are in South Africa is about 80 million. South Africa...



Do You Think a 2 Year Contract is Old Fashioned
28 Oct 15
If you think that a 2 year contract is old fashioned then maybe this new cellular service provider is for you. Have you heard of this this new cell phone service provider in South Africa called me&you mobile? Want to know a bit about them? If the answer is yes then you are in luck because that is exactly what this article is about! me&you mobile launched earlier this year and position...



Looking at Vodacom Deals on Phonefinder
28 Oct 15
Vodacom is arguably the largest cellular network service provider in South Africa with 31.4 million subscribers on its base. When considering that South Africa has around 80 million mobile connections, it is remarkable that out of the five main Networks in South Africa that Vodacom’s base makes up to 38% of the cellular pie. A close second is MTN with its voice and data plans. ...



Free Data for FeesMustFall Student Protesters
27 Oct 15
During the #FeesMustFall protests Ruark Ferreira from Ekaya initiated a donor based system whereby students at the riot were given free data on MTN, Vodacom Telkom or Cell C. "The students on the ground need to document this movement to the world” said Ferreira. Ruark’s initiative ensured that the data costs would not limit the ability of the students to document what was going on at the prot...



Facebook for iOS Draining your Battery?
26 Oct 15
Have you noticed your iPhone battery draining whilst on Facebook? Well then you are not alone. Facebook were well aware of this issue and have fixed it. The new Facebook for iOS app resolves this issue. The reason why your phone battery has been draining more than usual after using Facebook is due to video and audio on the social media app. You may have noticed that Facebook now automati...



MTN Rising In Popularity On Phonefinder
26 Oct 15
Phonefinder lists over 5000 cellular contract deals from all of South Africa’s leading cellular network service operators. From Network direct deals from MTN, Cell C, Telkom and MTN to Service Provider deals from AG Mobile and Smart Mobile, Phonefinder makes sure that you are able to compare every contract deal on the market. Since Phonefinder compares every deal and monthly phone contract sp...



Top Apps to Download this week
25 Oct 15
Trivial PursuitEveryone loves to show off their knowledge! Now the the most addictive knowledge game has finally come to your smart phone. Trivial Pursuit lets you duel your wits against your friends or random people around the world. Choose the category which best suits you and battle players around the world. Waze Waze has always been the best navigation app on the market so why are we writing a...



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