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

Honor 20 Lite

At the time, the Honor 20 Lite was the brand’s first triple-camera smartphone to be released in Malaysia. It can get a little confusing keeping up with smartphone names these days; the Honor 20 Lite is also known as the Honor 10i or the Honor 20i in other markets.

At a price of RM949, the smartphone falls squarely into the midrange bracket—a highly competitive one, at that. But you get a decent all-rounder of a device, with a 6.21″ FHD+ display, along with the teardrop notch that was all the rage at that time.

As mentioned earlier, you get 3 cameras at the rear, with a 23MP f/1.8 main shooter, an 8MP f/2.4 ultra wide-angle lens, as well as a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor for those bokeh shots. You get the usual (in this time and age) AI camera features, including stabilisation and different scene modes.

Given its marketing as a photography-centric smartphone, however, the lack of Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) is rather disappointing. And yes, while you get a 3.5mm headphone jack, the Honor 20 Lite still lacks certain features that would turn this into a genuine contender. It still utilises a microUSB port, for example. The 3,400mAh battery isn’t huge by any stretch, but it’ll do for an average day’s usage.

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Honor 20 Lite4GB RAM, 128GB storage—RM949

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