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

Huawei Nova 2i

Eager to get a slice of that selfie lover segment of the market that’s dominated by OPPO, Huawei released their first quad-camera smartphone in the Nova 2i. And boy did they do a good job at it. On launch, it was one of the best value-for-money mid-range handsets in the market that featured a slim-bezeled 5.93-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display that you may now know as the “Full View” display.

Today, the price has dropped significantly and although its RRP is still RM1,099, you can often find this phone for far less. Its specs are still solid, packing a Kirin 659 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that you can further expand with a microSD card.

For photos, you get a 16MP + 2MP dual camera at the back and a 13MP + 2MP dual camera in front so you can get bokeh-fied shots no matter which camera you use.

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.

Huawei Nova 2i — 4GB RAM, 64GB storage — RM1,099

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