SoyaCincau’s best smartphones under RM1,000

Samsung Galaxy J7


Samsung is well known for their flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphone lines but did you know that the Galaxy J series is one of the Korean giant’s best-selling smartphone lines?

With the Galaxy J at the helm, Samsung shored up its falling high-end smartphone sales by selling way more low-to-midrange smartphones (up 38% from 30% in Q3 2015) and sitting at the top of the Galaxy J series is the Galaxy J7. Unfortunately, the cheaper J5 doesn’t make the cut as it only comes with a measly 8GB of internal storage.

On the other hand, the Galaxy J7 packs reasonable specs, but the main reason this smartphone is in this list is that 13-megapixel f/1.9 camera mounted on the back. It’s a generous snapper on a low-to-midrange device, and with that fast f/1.9 aperture, it edges out even some of the better performing cameras on this list.

Spec-wise, it’s nothing to shout about as the device has a 5.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED panel on the front and a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor mated with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage inside. Decent, but couldn’t Sammy have bundled it with 2GB of RAM instead? At least you get a large-ish 3,000 mAh battery to keep it running.

Samsung Galaxy J7 – 1.5GB RAM/16GB internal storage – RM999

Where to buy:

Store: Authorised Samsung retailers