Neffos X1

SoyaCincau’s best smartphones under RM1,200

UPDATE: We’ve updated the guide! Now there are four brand new smartphones for you to choose from.

It’s that time of the year again. Although a whole host of new smartphones have been launched, a lot of the conversation is about the smartphones at the top end of the market. “What about those on a tight budget?”, you must be wondering, “Do tech sites even care about those of us who can’t spend a month’s salary on a device?”, you’re probably thinking.

Well, we care. So, here are some of the best phones you can get for under RM1,200.

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Can Neffos do a premium build with the X1 and X1 Max?

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TP-Link’s first foray into the smartphone market with their Neffos brand was met with rather lukewarm reception. The devices were decidedly entry-level with plastic bodies and not a lot of horsepower under the hood. They weren’t particularly good value devices here in Malaysia either and that’s crucial when you’re competing in such a competitive segment of the market.

Now, though, TP-Link is taking a different approach with their new smartphone lineup, opting for a more premium build with better internals.

Has it worked?

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