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Huawei Y Max

Sometimes, big is simply better. If that line of thinking applies to you, than perhaps Huawei’s Y Max might just rub you the right way. First up, the Y Max comes with a monster of a display—a 7.12″ Full HD+ IPS display. Thanks to the dewdrop notch, the gigantic screen is pretty much unobscured, which makes the Y Max a great device for media consumption.

But with all large displays, it’s rather important to have a big battery powering the device. The Y Max doesn’t disappoint here, with a large 5,000mAh battery, while it’s powered by the capable midrange Snapdragon 660. As for its photo capabilities, you get a slightly underwhelming dual-camera setup at the rear (16MP + 2MP), while it has an 8MP selfie camera.

The version that’s available to the Malaysian market is the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant (expandable storage via microSD), and for the price, you’re getting quite a capable device for your YouTube or Netflix needs. A decent processor, a great battery, and a huge screen—a neat option if that’s what you need, although I’d have to say that the camera would a drawback for those that wish to use the smartphone as their primary photo-taking device.

Huawei Y Max—4GB RAM, 128GB storage—RM1,299

Where to buy:
Online: Huawei Online Store
Store: Authorised Huawei retailers

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