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.
Want a super widescreen gaming experience on a single monitor? The Samsung CHG90 might be the monitor you’re looking for. Stretching at 49″ in a super wide 32:9 display aspect ratio, Samsung says this is equivalent to having two 27″ 16:9 monitors side by side. To sweeten the deal, Samsung Malaysia is now offering a smartphone bundle where you can get a Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro worth RM1,199 for free.
Samsung’s latest entry-level smartphones – the Galaxy J3 Pro, J5 Pro and J7 Pro are finally here and they come with additional protection in Malaysia. Although they are priced higher than last year’s Galaxy J series, Samsung Malaysia is giving additional 1-year screen protection plus 1-year extended warranty which is the probably first of its kind for the entry-level segment.