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

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

ASUS’ ZenFone Max line has always been one that boasts excellent battery life and that shows with the latest handset to launch in Malaysia from the same line. This is the ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) and it has the biggest battery of any phone on this list, coming in at 4,130 mAh. Granted, it isn’t bigger by a huge margin, but extra mAhs are always welcomed.

Besides that, the smartphone also features an 18:9 Full View screen measuring 5.7 inches and pushing a resolution of 1440×720 pixels, otherwise known as HD+. Inside, it has a MediaTek MT6750T processor mated to 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

For imaging, the smartphone gets a 16MP + 8MP dual camera at the back that combines a standard focal length f/2.0 aperture lens (on the 16MP sensor) with an ultra wide 120-degree lens (on the 8MP sensor). In front, you’ve got a 16MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture lens that comes packed with beautification features and HDR.

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.

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) — 4GB RAM, 32GB storage — RM799

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