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If you’ve ever looked at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, which is the best smartphone in its class and one of the best bang-for-buck handsets you could buy, and thought “Hey, it’s still not quite worth the money”, there’s good news. Xiaomi Malaysia just dropped the price of their jewel of a budget handset, bringing the entire range below the RM900 mark.
What a year it has been so far since the last time we published our best smartphones under RM1,200 (2018 edition). We changed governments in a historic election nobody saw coming, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now zero-rated and, of course, a whole bunch of brand new affordable smartphones launched.
We thought about a simple update to our original guide, but because so much has changed, we figured it would be a disservice for you to just add the couple of new phones to the end of that one. Instead, we decided that it would be better if we gave the whole guide a proper face-lift, featuring the new updated GST-less budget smartphones, several brand new handsets and a revised Editor’s Choice section.
Here’s our ultimate budget smartphone guide Part 2.
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I think, if you’ve been reading our site, you already know that Xiaomi’s really good at making cheap phones. Yes, they do make some solid flagship devices for incredibly attractive prices, but I’ve always found that they’re at their best in the affordable mid range segment.
Best phone under RM1,000? For me — for as long as I’ve been writing tech — the answer was always Redmi Note. This year, their champion in this increasingly competitive segment of the market is called the Redmi Note 5 and I’m here to help you find out if it’s still the one true king.
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The latest and greatest smartphones are getting more expensive these days. Flagship smartphones used to cost around RM2,000 a few years ago but now they could go more than RM4,000 for the top spec model. It doesn’t make sense to spend so much money on a phone that you’re likely to replace every two or three years.
What if there’s a phone that could deliver your most wanted flagship features at a more sensible price? It’s time to get acquainted with the Redmi Note 5 that’s coming to Malaysia very soon.
UPDATE: Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 5 in Malaysia on 24 April 2018.
Xiaomi has just announced the Redmi Note 5 in Indonesia and it’s the first market to get the device in South East Asia. In case you missed it, the device also coming to Malaysia very soon and we now have a clearer indication of the specs and possible pricing.
The Redmi Note series has always been the defacto choice for anyone looking for a value for money smartphone under RM1,000. The next iteration, the Redmi Note 5 (also known as the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India) is finally making its way to more countries.
The device will be launching in Indonesia in the next two weeks and it is an indication that it could be hitting Malaysia very soon.