The Mate RS costs a pretty penny - R26,459 – exclusively on the MTN network. That’s a full R10,960 more than the P20 Pro. But is it worth it?
As a fashion writer in my former life, I understand the weight behind brand names. Why there are more zeros on the swing tag behind the name of Prada than that of Mr Price? In terms of material budgets, hiring the best and brightest minds to design and create a vision regardless of whose nimble hands make the end product. But to drop an extra 10K on a phone that, for all intents and purposes, is the same as the amazing P20 Pro – minus high-speed wireless charging and an additional shiny logo - makes little sense.
If you don’t already own the wheels, and really want to own a something designed by Porsche that badly, perhaps go to Takealot and buy a Bburago Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 die-cast toy for R815 and be done with it.
The Porsche Design Mate RS is now available exclusively available at MTN for R26,459