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

15 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?????????

  2. From south africa pinetown.. where do I get another battery for stk 5z phone not even 2months old would battery still be under warranty.. feeling frustrated. …

  3. I have been having endless issues with my STK Sync 5e. Application have been block from accessing storage, camera, location, etc. Follow prompts to give the access to any application and changes cannot be made. Also found that have random calls to people in my contact list sometimes with no one even touching the phone. Have YouTube operating. And play music and other videos attached random occasions.
    I have had the phone for 4 months and have had to factory reset 4 times because sometimes the application will word then all of a sudden one is presented with the same issues.
    I want a refund. I have both dropped the phone e. Or has it had water damage. There are only surface s rat he’s on the protective layer on the screen and not the screen itself.

  4. I bought STK 5z sync in just 8 days it stopped charging went in for repair for about 2 month, ,when I went to fetch it it wasn’t working and they have to book it in again…I don’t want another STK kaak brand I need my refund…I only used this fine for 8 days for heaven sake

  5. I bought a STK 5z 4 months ago for both my kids first my daughters phone would not charge and then it did not switcj on then the exact same happened to my sons phone wuld charge now and then ,then stopped charging completely and refused to switch on.
    Went back to Checkers apparently this is a common problem with STK cell phones and the repairs takes for ever. Please assist.

  6. STK Sync 5z fantastic phone considering the price, bought it February 2017, it has fell countless times and the screen has never cracked. its Good on network reception. But not good to run on telkom network as you have to redo Internet settings. Battery to small and memory runs low. To fix go to STK care tap analyse when it hits 100%go to storage clear data on phone and messaging. restart the Phone then the problem solved. Much better phone i would say for the price. can be compare whith samsung costing about R2300. Keep it up china make..0833494329

  7. Looking for its battery, its 6 months now. Even the dealers don’t know anything about the batteries please help us as we did not make a mistake in promoting this product. If anyone has an idea of where I can get its battery please call or leave a message on 0612529918. I will really appreciate

  8. I purchased an stk 5E model no SYNC 5E ,item no STK/SYNC5E2Bk2,colour black,IMEI1:354037080146396,IMEI 2:354037080146404,S/N:PL69PSN5E203801 at Ackermans Kolonade on the 11 february 2017 and it was giving me problems and i tried using it with power bank and it kept on giving me problems even with emails and in april i took it back to the shop and they booked it for repairs it came back after 8 weeks and they told me that they reset it and put in a new battery but still it was still giving me problems of the battery not getting full so up to now,and it is no longer working, and in july we went to ackermans the grove to purchase a handset for my husband the same one as mine but we ended up not buying because when they charged the new handset for an hour it was not charging and they took out the other one still the same problem we ended up not buying it and we bought a hi sense now i am stucked with mine i dont have a phone to use,please advise on what to do as i dont know anymore what the problem is or should i take it back to the shop please advise on the following number 0737052091 or 0793042742.

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