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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While Huawei and honor have been flooding the market with its Kirin 659 powered smartphones, it appears that the best response from Xiaomi is to fill the market with even more mid-range devices with the same Snapdragon 625 processor.
UPDATE: Good news! We have updated and published a brand new Best smartphones under RM1,200 guide! It includes the new devices that have launched since this guide was published as well as the new discounted prices thanks to zero-rated GST. You can check it out here.
We’re back! This year, we’ve got another juicy new selection of budget-friendly smartphones under RM1,200. So, what’s new in 2018? Quite a lot, actually. This year’s crop of smartphones may be among the best ones we’ve seen especially if you’re looking at the amount of goodies you can get for your money.
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Xiaomi has finally introduced more variants of its Redmi 5 series in the Malaysian market. Whether you’re looking for something cheaper or for a device that packs more RAM and storage, Xiaomi has got you covered with a total of 4 models.
Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 series is getting expanded by the end of this week. After introducing its single 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant for the Malaysian market, Xiaomi will be releasing two more models to cover different price points.
This is it. If you’re looking for a new mid-range smartphone with an 18:9/Full display from Xiaomi, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are now available in Malaysia. Priced from RM679, this is the most affordable “Full Display” smartphone you can buy in Malaysia.
UPDATE: It appears that retailer DirectD has removed their Redmi 5/5 Plus product pages and social post.
UPDATE 2: The Redmi 5/5 Plus are now officially on sale in Malaysia.
Xiaomi’s latest Redmi 5 series has finally arrived in Malaysia with official Xiaomi Malaysia warranty. Available in two sizes, the Redmi 5 is priced from RM679, making it one of the most affordable 18:9 smartphones you can buy right now.
UPDATE: The Redmi 5/5 Plus with Xiaomi Malaysia warranty have finally arrived. Priced from RM679.
Looking for an affordable “FullView” display smartphone that has decent hardware and an affordable price tag? The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are some of the top contenders that are priced under RM800. If you prefer not to get imported sets, it appears that the official Mi Malaysia units are hitting our shores as early as next week.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 series is probably the most affordable 18:9 smartphone lineup that comes with competitive specs. If you can’t wait for the official units to arrive in Malaysia, retailer DirectD has brought in imported units which are surprisingly cheaper than expected.
If you want to go “Full View” or “Full Screen” without burning a hole in your wallet, Xiaomi’s latest Redmi 5 series could be hitting our shores very soon. Announced earlier this month, the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus are one of the most value for money smartphones that come with a tall 18:9 display from as low as 799CNY (about RM497).