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

Wiko View Prime

Those looking for a little French flair, Wiko’s View Prime is the smartphone for you. This is the company’s first stab at a Full View smartphone and honestly it isn’t the best value for money handset on this list. Even after all this time, the official RRP for this handset is still RM1,199, which means it is at a significant disadvantage when you compare it to the other smartphones here.

The View Prime’s screen only measures 5.7 inches diagonally and only pushes a 1440×720 pixels across the panel, giving it a resolution otherwise known as HD+. Inside, the smartphone is powered by an entry-level Snapdragon 430 processor that’s mated to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Keeping the lights on is a 3,000 mAh battery, which also isn’t particularly large. However, it does have a 20MP + 8MP dual camera up front for taking selfies and a 16MP camera at the back for everything else. Unless you’re dying for a Wiko phone, or found it at a great price, I wouldn’t really recommend this phone over some of the better value handsets on this list.

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.

Wiko View Prime — 4GB RAM, 64GB storage — RM1,199

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