SoyaCincau’s best smartphones under RM1,000 (2019)

Redmi Note 7

The Redmi Note 7 comes in 3 variants, but for the purposes of this guide I’ll only be discussing the upper 2 versions—both come with 4GB of RAM. As with all of Redmi’s products, it’s a bang-for-buck offering here, although there are a few drawbacks.

A 6.3 Full HD+ display is decent, while it runs on the late-model Snapdragon 660. You shouldn’t run into any issues running games on the SD660 if you’re a casual gamer, although it’s probably not the phone for you if you’re looking for raw power in a smartphone.

It’s a dual-camera setup for photos, but the Redmi Note 7’s 48MP + 5MP pairing is certainly a great camera at this price. Then again, you won’t have the versatility of an ultra wide-angle lens, or even a telephoto lens. The selfie camera is an average 13MP, as well.

While the device supports Quick Charge 4.0+, you’ll need to get a separate 27W power brick to fast-charge the Note 7’s 4,000mAh battery. But what I do like is the IR blaster that Redmi has included in the device, while the 3.5mm headphone jack is always appreciated.

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Redmi Note 7—4GB RAM + 64GB storage—RM799

Redmi Note 7—4GB RAM + 128GB storage—RM949

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