One of the criteria when choosing a smartphone to buy is the price. Besides the price, features are also equally important when choosing a smartphone. Today it’s easier to find smartphones that are value for money and packed with features. Brands are competing with each other to release affordable, capable smartphones for the market. We rounded up a couple of new smartphones that are priced below RM1,000 for your consideration.
The Honor 8C
Priced at RM599, the Honor 8C has a 6.26″ notch FullView display and the notch can be disabled. The smartphone is equipped with dual lens 13MP+2MP rear camera and a large F/1.8 aperture lens. Running on Snapdragon 632 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and expandable storage up to 256GB, it is powered by a 4000mAh battery and it runs on EMUI 8.2, supporting dual-SIM with dual VoLTE which is rare for smartphones at this price point. What makes it stands out is also the AI technology which makes photo taking easier. The Honor 8C is available in blue, black and gold.
The Realme 3
The Realme 3 is another smartphone to consider. Running on a MediaTek Helio P60 (12nm) processor which utilizes TSMC’s latest technology means it consumes significantly less power than its rivals. Realme 3’s long battery life can be attributed to the 4230mAh battery and Content Adaptive Backlight Control (CABC) technology. The dealbreaker is definitely the battery and CABC technology. For the shutterbug, the cameras on the Realme 3 are 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras with an aperture lens of f/1.8 and 13MP front camera. The Nightscape mode on the Realme 3 uses AI technology which means better quality photos in low light. Other functions include Hybrid HDR, Portrait Mode, beauty mode and slow motion recording.
Available in Classic Black, Dynamic Black and Radiant Blue, get the Realme 3 in either the 3GB RAM +32GB ROM at RM599 or 4GB RAM +64GB ROM at RM699.
The Samsung M20
South Korean technology giant Samsung has a range of flagship models, mid level models and entry level models. Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy M20, a smartphone that delivers with a price tag of RM799. Featuring a 5,000mAh battery, 6.3″ FHD screen, 19:5:9 screen ratio with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, the M20 comes in Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue. The battery is definitely a winner here as most smartphones in entry or mid level comes only with 4,000mAh battery. Take photos with its 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture and 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture ultra-wide angle lens.
Redmi Note 7
The Redmi Note 7 is a flagship smartphone with a value for money price tag. The Redmi Note 7 is equipped with a 48-MP + 5-MP rear dual camera in a 6.3″FHD Dot Drop display. The durable Corning Gorilla Glass 5 ensures peace of mind from drops and scratches. These features, the camera and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 makes it an easy choice for users who wants a high end camera and hardware for a low price. Under the hood is Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC and a 4,000mAh battery. The Redmi Note 7 is available in Neptune Blue, Space Black and Nebula Red. The Redmi Note 7 comes in three configurations:
- 3GB RAM + 32GB Internal: RM679
- 4GB RAM + 64GB Internal: RM799
- 4GB RAM +128GB Internal: RM949
And that’s our list guys, let us know in the comments what you think of these phones. Tell us your personal winners or maybe you’ve got some other phones you think should take a spot on the list. Smartphones are becoming cheaper, and more capable than ever before. So before you spend RM 4999 on the iPhone XS, consider giving something cheaper a try.