What a year it has been so far since the last time we published our best smartphones under RM1,200 (2018 edition). We changed governments in a historic election nobody saw coming, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now zero-rated and, of course, a whole bunch of brand new affordable smartphones launched.
We thought about a simple update to our original guide, but because so much has changed, we figured it would be a disservice for you to just add the couple of new phones to the end of that one. Instead, we decided that it would be better if we gave the whole guide a proper face-lift, featuring the new updated GST-less budget smartphones, several brand new handsets and a revised Editor’s Choice section.
Here’s our ultimate budget smartphone guide Part 2.
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The Galaxy A6 and A6+ are Samsung’s affordable alternatives to its current Galaxy A8 series. For the next one month, the Korean smartphone maker is offering double the storage with its free microSD bundle.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 due for next month, Samsung Malaysia is already asking their customers to register their interest for the upcoming flagship smartphone. And, in doing so, they’ve also dropped a couple of hints for what you can expect with Samsung’s next big flagship.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 series is finally getting a brand new colour in Malaysia. If the current Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple options are too mainstream, you can now pick up the Galaxy S9 or S9+ in Sunrise Gold.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX was one of the first modern smartphones to push the boundaries of a bezel-less display. The screen stretches all the way to the top edges of the device, however, there’s a thick bottom chin which houses the front camera.
When Xiaomi introduced the Mi MIX 2 and MIX 2S, it felt like Xiaomi is turning their “concept” smartphone into a conventional device. The bezels got thicker and they still retain the bottom chin. Next to the new vivo NEX and OPPO Find X, the Mi MIX doesn’t feel that special anymore but that is all about to change with the new one. A couple of photos that alleged to be the Mi MIX 3 have surfaced online and from the looks of it, Xiaomi might have just made the perfect “Full Screen” smartphone.