Best budget smartphones under RM1,300

The first quarter of 2019 was an exciting time for budget smartphone hunters in Malaysia. If you’re looking for a phone for less than RM1,300, Kevin has a compiled a list of recommended models by category. The devices recommended here comes with a battery of at least 4,000mAh. You can skip to a specific section based on the timestamp below:

1:00 – Gaming
2:07 – Productivity
3:21 – Photography
5:23 – Ultra Budget (Under RM600)

CORRECTION at 5:10: Vivo V15 (not V15 Pro). At the moment, the V15 is going for RM1,299.

Editor’s Note: This buyer’s guide was compiled by our intern Kevin Chong and you may have read some of his articles on During his internship, he has gained knowledge and experience in creating online content including videos. If you love to write and have a passion for tech, we are always on the lookout for interns to join the team. If you’re interested, do drop us an email at us[at]



  1. Watching this on the Realme 3. Best purchase ever. Decent camera and the mediatek p60 makes gaming a breeze. A lower res screen and micro USB might turn you off, but it's a small price to pay for the small price to pay xD


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