Mara smartphones made in South Africa – Pricing and specifications

By | October 21, 2019

Mara Phones is the first smartphone manufacturing facility in South Africa, located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal after successfully launching of the same manufacturing plant in Kigali Rwanda.

Being the first of its kind in South African the Company aims to deliver high-quality smartphones at affordable prices for South African consumers. The two devices will be branded – the Mara X and Mara Z.


These smartphones have a long-lasting batteries and big storage space plus Android One compatibility – which means they are guaranteed to receive Android updates for two years.

The Mara X and Mara Z are priced as follows:

Mara X – R2,999
Mara Z – R3,999
and are available in three colours – Black, Gold, and Silver.

We compare the specifications and features of both smartphones below.

SpecificationsMara XMara Z
OSAndroid 8.1 GoAndroid 9.0
Display5.5-inch 1,440 x 720 IPS LCD5.7-inch 1,440 x 720 IPS LCD
ProcessorMediatek MT6739Snapdragon 435
RAM1GB3GB
Storage16GB, MicroSD up to 128GB32GB, MicroSD up to 128GB
Rear camera13MP13MP
Front camera5MP13MP
Connectivity802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio
NetworkLTE Cat 4LTE Cat 7
Battery3,500mAh3,050mAh
Dimensions150.0 x 70.5 x 8.59 mm154.2 x 72.7 x 7.96 mm
PriceR2,999R3,999