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SoyaCincau’s best smartphones under RM1,200 (2018 edition)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung’s new crop of J-series smartphones are objectively attractive devices considering their position in the South Korean electronics giant’s hierarchy. Previous Galaxy J phones have always been a little nasty but this year they’ve definitely improved.

And the Galaxy J7 Pro is the most capable one in the line. In front, the handset is the only device on this list to feature an AMOLED display measuring 5.5 inches with a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. However, this phone is still in that 16:9 aspect ratio and still features rather fat bezels.

That said, you do get to keep the front fingerprint scanner and capacitive back and menu keys. Inside, it’s powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor mated to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also has 13MP cameras on the front and back while a 3,600 mAh battery keeps the phone running.

UPDATE: Good news! We have updated and published a brand new Best smartphones under RM1,200 guide! It includes the new devices that have launched since this guide was published as well as the new discounted prices thanks to zero-rated GST. You can check it out here.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro — 3GB RAM, 32GB storage — RM1,099

Where to buy:
Online: Shopee, Lazada
Store: Authorised Samsung retailers