STK South Africa

About STK

STK is a manufacturer from the United Kingdom, that makes smart-phones and mobile accessories. The company was present this year at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. It has corporate offices based in the United Kingdom, Mexico, India and China, and operates in Central Eastern Europe, Spain, Egypt, UAE, South Africa, Canada and the USA. Initially founded in 1993, the company describes itself “like-minded individuals that have 24 years of unconditional love for mobile tech and British craftsmanship.”

 Founded: 1993
 Owned By: Santok Group
 Headquarters: United Kingdom
 Website: http://stklife.com
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/stklifeproducts
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/STKSouthAfrica/
 Company Size: 51-200 Employees

Presence in South Africa

STK has partnered with a handful of retailers to offer their mobile devices in South Africa. One of their partners is Shoprite, who operate in 15 countries most of which are based in Africa. Shoprite released a press statement, on the 24th of February 2017, announcing this new partnership which also includes the Checkers retail group. STK have chosen to offer, a handful of their devices in South Africa, which include the Sync 5e, Sync 5z, Storm 2e and R45i. According to an article published on MyBroadband, “All STK mobile devices feature a 3-year warranty, and smartphones include STK Care”. However, you should always double check the warranty with whoever you purchase from, just to make sure as it certainly is very appealing. Besides, Shoprite and Checkers, the STK devices are being offered by Ackermans, OK Furniture and Hi-Online. In summary, the STK devices are priced relatively low, and from the devices available currently in South Africa, all feature Dual Sim functionality, whilst none feature 4G connectivity. Prices range from R169 for the feature phone STKR45i, to R1200 for the STK Sync 5E smartphone.

Sync 5E

This device is currently the Top of the Range of the STK devices, in South Africa. Priced at R1200 it is certainly a good price for what the features it comes with. It features Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 13 Megapixel Front Camera, and 1.5Ghz Quad Core Processor with 1GB of RAM. The dual sim functionality, adds it to it’s overall appeal. A video on Youtube shows of how well crafted this device is. The official page for the is device located here. We are only disappointed that the device does not have 4G connectivity, but will easily overlook it considering the price relative to the hardware specifications. Checkers, Shoprite and Ackermans have the device priced at it lowest. Checkers @ R1199 | Shoprite @ R1199 | Ackermans @ R1199

 

 

 

Sync 5z

The 5z is being retailed at R899, which is also very good considering the hardware this device comes with. Compared to it’s bigger brother the 5e(if you can call mobile devices brothers), it has half the RAM at 512MB, half the Internal Storage at 4GB, and a lesser camera at 8 Megapixels. The processor although also a quad-core, is clocked lower at 1.3Ghz and made from a different manufacturer. The official page for the device is located here. It also features Android 6 Marshmallow, and comes with a 5 Inch display, however unlike the 5e which has a High Definition display, the 5z has a FWVGA display which is an older technology. Checkers @ R899 | Shoprite @ R899 | Ackermans @ R899 | OK Furniture @ R899 | Hi-Online @ 949

 

 

 

Storm 2e

On the STK website, the Storm 2e is listed under “legacy devices”, which could presumably mean that is an older device. Priced at R629, there is R270 difference between the it and the Sync 5z. Both devices have the same quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz ,come with Android Marshmallow 6 and have 512 Megabytes of RAM, however the Storm 2e has a smaller FWVGA display at 4 Inches, lower resolution camera at 5 Megapixels, and more internal storage at 8 GB. Checkers @ R629 | Shoprite @ R629 | OK Furniture @ R649 | Ackermans @ R649

 

 

 

 

R45i Feature Phone

From all the current offerings by STK, this device is my favorite. At R169, the R45i is a feature phone that like other members in it’s STK family, is also dual-sim compatible. The device comes with 2G connectivity for basic Internet browsing, Bluetooth v2.1, FM Radio and a microSD slot that can extend memory up to 32 GB. All this is really fantastic. Everybody needs one spare feature phone, and it must include a torch like the R45i. Checkers @ R169 | Shoprite @ R169

 Sync 5e
Sync 5zStorm 2eR45i
AudioMusic Player
Recorder
FM Radio
Music Player
Recorder
FM Radio
Music Player
Recorder
FM Radio
Music Player
Recorder
FM Radio
Battery1959mAh Li-Ion
2000mAh Li-Polymer2000mAh Li-Ion 600 mAh Li-Ion
Camera13 Megapixel Rear, Flash
5 Megapixel Front Facing, Flash
8 Megapixel Rear, FLash
2 Megapixel Front Facing
5 Megapixel Rear, Flash
2 Megapixel Front
0.3 Megapixel Rear
ColorsBlack, White and GoldBlack, White and GoldBlack and WhiteBlack & Whte, Black and Blue, Black and Red
ConnectivityBluetooth: v4.0
Charging: microUsb 5pin
Internet:EDGE/GPRS/ 2G/3G
GPS: AGPS,
Usb: v2.0
Wifi
Bluetooth: v4.0
Charging: microUsb 5pin
Internet: EDGE/GPRS/2G/3G
GPS: AGPS
NCC
Usb: v2.0
WiFi
Bluetooth: v2.1
Charging: microUsb 5pin
Internet: EDGE/GPRS/2G/3G
GPS: AGPS
Usb: v2.0
WiFi
Bluetooth: v2.1
Charging: microUsb 5pin
Internet: 2G
DimensionsHeight: 145
Width: 72.7
Depth: 8.8
Height: 143
Width: 72.5
Depth: 8.5
Height: 143
Width: 70.6
Depth: 8.8
Height: 113
Width: 46
Depth: 12.8
Display5 Inch IPS (720* 1280px)
High Definition
5 Inch IPS (480 * 854px)
FWVGA
5 Inch TN(480 * 854px)
FWVGA
1.77 Inch (128 * 160px)
TFT
MemoryROM: 8 GB
RAM: 1GB
Slot: MicoSD up to 32 GB
ROM: 4GB
RAM: 512 MB
Slot: MicroSD up to 32GB
ROM: 8GB
RAM: 1GB
Slot: microSD up to 64 GB
ROM: 32 MG
RAM: 32 MG
Slot: microSD up to 16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowNucleus
OtherTorch
G-Sensor
Torch
G-Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Torch
G-Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Torch
Processor1.5GHz MediaTek MTK6580A Quad Core 1.3 GHz Spreadtrum SC7731C Quad Core 1.3 Ghz Spreadtrum SC7731C Quad Core Spreadtrum 6531DA
SimDual Sim 2G/3GDual Sim 2G/3GDual Sim 2G/3GDual Sim 2G/3G
Weight165,4 grams150 grams132 grams59.2 grams

2 thoughts on “STK South Africa”

  1. I urgently in need of Touch Screen for “STK Sync 5z, Android 6.0 Marshmallow” Please, is there anyway i can get a new one to purchase, in order to fix my faulty phone?????????

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