Top 7 Expensive Smartphones in the Egyptian Market

By: Mohamed Adel & Magy Ghaly

Have smartphone prices exceeded your expectations? Do you regret not buying the smartphone you wanted a few months earlier? No one can deny the fact that the prices of smartphones have insanely increased — it’s become perfectly normal to find a smartphone for 10,000 EGP or more.

Because Yaoota wants to keep you updated and aware of what’s new and good in the market, we have prepared this article to introduce you to the seven most expensive smartphones these days. You will find their specifications, pros, cons, and user experience, along with a summarized table if you’re in a hurry. Feel free to compare prices and order your desired smartphone online via Yaoota and have it delivered to your doorstep in no time.

*Prices listed in this article are the ones provided at the time of its publication, and are subject to change according to the supply and demand of the market.

 

Mobile Pros Cons
iPhone 7 Plus
  • 5.5-inch screen.
  • Satisfactory photography experience.
  • Exaggerated price.
  • The design of the phone is similar to that of iPhone 6.
  • No traditional headphone jack.
  • It does not support fast-charging.  
iPhone 6s Plus
  • It can shoot 4k videos.
  • It is made of 7000 series aluminum.
  • 3D Touch technology.
  • The battery capacity is somewhat small.
  • It does not support fast-charging.
Galaxy S7 Edge
  • 5.5-inch QHD, super AMOLED screen.
  • The screen is coated with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • The rear camera supports the DualPixel technology.
  • The screen is easy to smudge with fingerprints.
iPhone SE
  • Practical design that can be held with one hand.
  • Good photography experience.
  • Powerful performance.
  • The screen size is small.
Galaxy Note 5
  • 5.7-inch QHD screen.
  • Powerful performance.
  • New features for the S Pen.
  • There is no version with 128 GB internal storage.
  • It does not support microSD cards.
Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Distinctive performance because of the new generation of RAM memory.
  • Good photography experience.
  • It does not support microSD cards.
Sony Xperia XZ
  • Powerful performance.
  • A special button for the camera. 
  • It supports OTG feature.
  • The phone overheats significantly.
  • You will have to choose to use either the secondary SIM card or a memory card.

 

iPhone 7 Plus

Phone Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch screen with FHD (1080 x 1920) resolution, 401 ppi pixel density.
  • 2.34 GHz A10 Fusion quad-core processor.
  • 3 GB RAM.
  • 32/128/256 GB internal memory, no external memory card support.
  • Dual 12-MP rear cameras.
  • 7-MP front camera.
  • 2900 mAh Battery.
  • iOS 10.0.1 operating system (upgradable to iOS 10.3.2).

User Experience:

  • The iPhone 7 plus is considered one of the best smart phones of 2016. The design is good, but quite similar to that of the iPhone 6 and 6s. It is still practical and easy to hold with one hand.
  • The being side being covered with aluminum makes easy to scratch.
  • The screen is of QHD quality, making watching videos or playing games quite a satisfactory experience. The screen offers high contrast and a good pixel distribution.
  • The phone’s performance is fast thanks to the iOS 10 operating system and the phone’s A10 Fusion quad-core processor.
  • The device offers a good photography experience through the high ability of shooting zoomed pictures as it is provided with two rear cameras, as the user can zoom the shot through the Telephoto 56 mm lens without losing the high resolution of the details of the scene.
  • Shooting in low-light conditions can be disappointing, as the aperture of the camera lens is somewhat narrow, but Bokeh shots are considered good in case of good lighting.
  • The phone’s battery is considered one of its best pros 2900 mAh. It is equipped with an M9 co-processor that is able to regulate the battery consumption, prolonging the battery life.

Check out iPhone 7 Plus here.

 

iPhone 6s Plus

Phone Specifications:

  • 5.5 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution, 401 ppi pixel density.
  • 1.84 GHz dual-core processor.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • 16/32/64/128 GB internal memory, no external memory card support.
  • 12-MP rear camera.
  • 5-MP front camera.
  • 2750 mAh battery.
  • iOS 9 operating system (upgradable to iOS 10.3.2).

User Experience:

  • The iPhone 6s Plus offers a very good design made of 7000 series aluminum, which offers more strength.
  • The screen supports the 3D Touch technology that enables the user to get many tasks done just by tapping with a certain force without the need to open the app.
  • It offers special performance through the A9 processor that enhances the device performance by 70%.
  • One of the best pros of the iPhone 6s Plus is its 2 GB RAM memory. The performance when it comes to sophisticated graphics is excellent, thanks to the hexa-core graphics card PowerVR GT7600.  
  • The rear camera aperture is f/2.2, giving clear and detailed pictures even in low-light conditions. It can also shoot 4k videos.
  • The front-facing camera is 5 megapixels and is equipped with Retina Flash, the new technology that flashes a white screen when taking selfies to reflect the light on the face of the user to compensate for the absence of a real flash.
  • The battery of the iPhone 6s Plus lasts for about 16 hours of continuous phone calls, 12 hours of internet browsing, or 14 hours of videos.

Check out iPhone 6s Plus here.

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Phone Specifications:

  • Super AMOLED 5.5-inch LCD screen with QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution, 534 ppi pixel density.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating.
  • Octa-core processor.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • 32/64/128 GB internal memory, external memory card support (up to 256 GB).
  • 3600 mAh battery.
  • Two 12-MP rear cameras.
  • 5-MP front camera.
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system.

User Experience:

  • The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge offers exquisite performance regarding the 3600 mAh battery, as it allows the user to use the phone freely with various power saving modes, such as Power Saving Mode and Ultra Power Saving Mode.
  • The phone has the ability to run videos for 18 hours straight with HD quality. Moreover, the battery only consumes 2% overnight thanks to the Doze technology provided by Android Marshmallow.
  • The phone provides high-resolution pictures and videos, and the screen display is great concerning colors and brightness and contrast.
  • The bent back certainly makes it easier to hold the phone with one hand.
  • This phone is equipped with the Edge feature that enables the user to place shortcuts for their favorite apps to ensure speed and comfort.
  • The phone offers exquisite performance and enables the user to enjoy the powerful performance when multitasking, in addition to processing videos and advanced-graphics games smoothly and fast.

Check out Samsung S7 Edge here.

 

iPhone SE

Phone Specifications:

  • 4.0-inch screen.
  • 1.84 GHz A9 dual-core processor.
  • 16/32/64/128 GB internal storage.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • 12-MP rear camera.
  • 1.2-MP front camera.
  • 1624 mAh battery.
  • iOS 9.3.2 operating system (upgradable to iOS 10.3.2).

User Experience:

  • The iPhone SE offers a very good battery performance through the A9 processor.
  • The small screen size and the nature of the iOS 9 operating system (operating Battery Saver Mode when the phone hits 20%) work together to improve the battery consumption, making it last for 16 continuous hours of watching videos or 14 hours of phone calls.
  • The iPhone SE offers good brightness level that can be used in outdoor lighting and in the sunlight with clear view.
  • The photography experience with this phone is good in reasonable lighting and also outdoor lighting in sunlight, and the front-facing offers reasonable quality with video calls.
  • The external speakers at the bottom of the phone are ideal and the sound is balanced. Although it might lack depth somewhat, it remains sharp and free of noise.
  • The iOS 9 provides many features, including the Night Shift feature that allows the user to cut down on the phone’s blue light at night.
  • The A9 processor and the 2 GB RAM offer a special performance with many different apps without facing the problem of lags or overheating, which provides a fun and smooth experience.
  • Some users may suffer from the small size of the screen when watching videos and enjoying different games, as the 4-inch screen is considered very limited space.
  • The phone’s edges are considered somewhat sharp and lacking curves, which could be bothersome to many.
  • The thickness of the phone’s edges around the screen is considered too much. It could have been used to make the screen bigger – 4.7″ would have been more convenient, for instance.
  • The colors are not balanced and the contrast is not good.
  • The photography experience in low-light conditions is not good, as the lens aperture is narrow and therefore little light passes to the picture. Also, selfies with the front camera are somewhat disappointing.
  • The limited choice of the 16 GB version and not being able to use a memory card makes the users unable to store their important files and favorite apps.

Check out iPhone SE here.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Phone Specifications:

  • 5.7-inch screen.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating.
  • Octa-core processor.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • 32/64 GB internal storage.
  • 16-MP rear camera.
  • 5-MP front camera.
  • 3000 mAh battery.
  • Android Lollipop 5.1.1 operating system (upgradable to Nougat 7.0).

User Experience:

  • The screen of the Samsun Galaxy Note 5 is of QHD quality of pixel density 518 ppi, which gives you a good experience reading and watching videos.
  • The Samsung Note 5’s rear camera is of quality 16 MP of lens aperture f/1.9, dual-LED flash, and supported with OIS and VDIS technologies. Samsung has also added a new feature that enables you to shoot videos and upload them directly on YouTube.
  • Samsung has upgraded the performance of the Galaxy Note 5 as it used the powerful processor Exynos 7420. It also provided the Note 5 with 4 GB RAM that enhance the phone’s performance and can run apps and advanced graphics without lags.
  • Samsung has added new feature for the S-pen, as you can now write down quick notes even if the screen is locked. One more feature is signing documents with the S-pen, along with the new Air Command feature.
  • Despite the many features and pros of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the phone still does not providing the device with a memory card. Since it only comes in the 32 and 64 GB versions now (the 128 GB version was canceled), the inability to use a microSD card could be problematic.

Check out Samsung Galaxy Note 5 here.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Phone Review:

  • 5.1-inch screen of QHD quality.
  • Exynos 7420 octa-core processor.
  • 3 GB RAM.
  • 32/64/128 GB internal storage.
  • 16-MP rear camera.
  • 5-MP front camera.
  • 2600 mAh battery.
  • Android Lollipop 5.0.2 operating system (upgradable to Nougat 7.0).

User Experience:

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has extra features to go with the glass edges that were not available in the Galaxy S6, like the People Edge feature that shows you the people you call frequently, the Edge lighting that enables you to determine the color of any of your contacts when they call you, and last but not least, the Night Clock and Information Stream.
  • Besides the new design of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung has made some improvements for both the rear and the front-facing cameras: the rear camera is 16 megapixels with wider aperture f/1.9. The camera is also provided with OIS technology (Optical Image Stabilization) that helps you capture pictures and videos steadily. The 5-MP front-facing camera will surely help you capture good selfies.
  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is equipped with a new Samsung processor Exynos 7420 especially designed for Samsung devices.
  • As Samsung is considered a pioneer in the field of manufacturing processors and chips, the processor is available with the latest technology.
  • This Samsung mobile is also the latest and fastest generation of RAM; it is 3 GB RAM LPDDR4 while other phones are of LPDDR3 RAM.
  • Nonetheless, not having a memory card is the greatest downside. The corporation has been following this approach to save space in the design of the devices and make them thinner, but it remains inconvenient to many.

Check out Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge here.

 

Sony Xperia XZ

Phone Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch screen.
  • Qualcomm quad-core processor.
  • 3 GB RAM.
  • 32 GB internal storage.
  • 23-MP rear camera.
  • 13-MP front camera.
  • 2900 mAh battery.
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 operating system (upgradable to Nougat 7.1.1).

User Experience:

  • The phone offers a unique experience for gamers, as its screen offers high resolution and a great contrast level. The screen brightness is also excellent in the sunlight.
  • The performance of the device is powerful when processing graphics and displaying game content. 
  • Its 2900 mAh battery offers reasonable power to run games. However, you will still need to recharge the phone during the day to keep playing your games till the end of the day.

Check out Sony Xperia XZ here.

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