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

Honor 8X

First up: the Honor 8X. Sometimes, Honor and Huawei’s smartphones are released with remarkably similar specs, and the Honor 8X is seemingly a more affordable version of the Huawei Nova 3i. In terms of what stands out, it has a pretty large display for a device in this price-range, with a 6.5″ Full HD+ display. With A 91% screen-to-body ratio, the Honor 8X is also a great device for watching Netflix, or YouTube.

Under the hood, the 8X is powered by the capable mid-range Kirin 710, while gamers will benefit from Huawei’s GPU Turbo. 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is certainly decent enough for what it’s priced at—just under RM800. And if you need more storage, it has a dedicated microSD slot, which is a nice touch. This means that you’ll be able to load 2 SIM cards into the 8X, while having a microSD card in your smartphone.

For its camera setup, you have an AI-enabled 20MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor, while the AI-assisted Night Mode allows users to take long-exposure shots in handheld mode. You get a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies, which is housed in the not-too-huge notch upfront.

If you’d like to find out more, here’s a video that should have all the details you need.

Honor 8X4GB RAM, 128GB storage—RM799

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