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

Samsung Galaxy A30

The Galaxy A30 is one of Samsung’s midrange devices, and to be honest with you, there’s one thing that makes it a contender for a strong podium finish: its 6.4″ Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. This, for me, is something that you won’t even find on many smartphones that go for up to RM1,500, and is certainly something worth considering.

Besides that, the A30 comes with Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box, and has a dedicated microSD slot of up to 1TB, which is way more than you’d ever need; it’s available for RM799. As for cameras, the A30 gets a dual-camera setup at the back where you’re getting a 16MP f/1.7 aperture wide camera with a 5MP f/2.2 aperture ultra wide-angle secondary camera. For selfies, the A30 sports a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.

Under the hood, the A30 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7904 processor inside that’s mated to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage—enough for your daily tasks, but probably not the best option in this list for your gaming needs.

Samsung Galaxy A30—4GB RAM + 64GB storage—RM799

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