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


While the brand new OPPO F7 was just released in Malaysia awhile back, that smartphone unfortunately launched above the price limit of this guide. The good news for those who are looking for a smartphone that lives and breathes selfies is, OPPO’s F5 has just received a price cut awhile back, putting its RRP at just over RM1,000.

As far as specs are concerned, the handset features a 6-inch Full HD+ 18:9 LCD display that pushes a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. At its heart, the phone has a MediaTek Helio P23 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Keeping the lights on is a 3,200 mAh battery.

But if you’re looking at this phone, odds are you’re most concerned about the selfie camera and the OPPO F5 has a 20MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture up front for your selfie needs. It comes with OPPO’s famous beautification features which can get pretty crazy. At the back, you’ve also got a 16MP sensor paired to an f/1.8 aperture lens for the times where you want to take pictures of things other than your face for whatever reason.

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.

OPPO F5 — 4GB RAM, 32GB storage — RM1,099

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