You’ve seen dual-cameras at the back and most recently there are phones with dual-cameras at the front. If you want to have it all, Alcatel has a new mid-range smartphone that comes with not two but four cameras.
We just passed Q2 of 2016 and throughout the year, there have been a bunch of new smartphones making an appearance. These devices range from the high-end flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, to more affordable handsets like the brand new honor 5C. But, for someone who is looking to spend the bare minimum amount on a handset, you might find that your choices are limited.
Many tech websites, us included, are guilty of almost ignoring the cheap and cheerful smartphones in the market. Sure, when they launch we take a look at them, be like “oh they’re OK” and then move on. That makes it really hard for someone who is on a tight budget to make the right decision when purchasing a budget handset.
The thing is, as we’ve discovered after some pretty extensive testing, there are actually some really good cap ayam smartphones here in the market.
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If you’re looking for a feature-packed budget smartphone, one of the best budget devices is getting a little bit better as Flash is going to be putting their high spec Flash Plus 2 on sale next week.
“I want a new phone that’s good but cheap. What should I get?”
You have no idea how many times I get asked that question. Mostly from my sister, but there are plenty from other people as well. Normally, this would be an easy question to answer, what with how far budget smartphones have come.
But, we usually look at a smartphone’s value, not necessarily at its price. Take something like the Redmi Note 3 for example: It’s great value, but being priced closer to RM1,000 doesn’t exactly make it “cheap”.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 is a fantastic device. It is one of the best smartphones under RM1,000 that you can buy in Malaysia right now. A deadly combination of a premium metal construction and killer specs makes this a formidable device at its low price point.
Challengers for the Redmi Note 3 were hard to come by because of the sheer value this device offered. However, we were rather impressed when Flash announced their new Flash Plus 2 budget smartphone that seemed to bank on that same formula.
It has finally been officially launched in Malaysia, so the only question left is: Can it stand up to the Redmi Note 3? Well, we had a brief hands-on with the device to try and find out.
UPDATE: The Flash Plus 2 is officially priced at RM599 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage model. Pre-order starts 3PM on 24 May at Lazada Malaysia. The higher spec 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model is coming mid-June at RM729.
The budget smartphone market is going to be heating up again as the brand new Flash Plus 2 has just been announced. It’s a budget smartphone with a metal replaceable back and a set of pretty impressive specifications considering the price.
UPDATE: We have a new comparison for smartphones under RM600. Check it out here.
Getting a smartphone is usually a big decision. Unless money isn’t an object to you, this process will likely take a lot of notepad-pros-and-cons, weighing the features you need, the features you want and what you’re willing to spend on a smartphone before deciding.
That can be a lot of hard work, so we thought we’d do most of the hard work for you and list down some of the best smartphones under RM1,000 that you can buy officially in Malaysia.
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Virtual Reality is going to be the next big thing for 2016. We are seeing more action cams with 360 capabilities and more smartphone players are jumping on the VR experience.
Instead of forking money on fancy Oculus or Samsung Gear VR headset, the next Alcatel OneTouch smartphone will give you a VR experience out of the box, quite literally.
Revealed as a mid-range device, this new phone from the Alcatel Flash family is set to make waves starting since yesterday – releasing across Asian markets. Sold through its exclusive partners, it’ll be available in South East Asia through Lazada and via Flipkart for consumers in India.