Best budget smartphones in Malaysia under RM1,000

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It is common knowledge that smartphones have become a necessity for everyone, but with the rising cost of living in Malaysia, many people are looking for ways to get a phone and a mobile internet plan that fits their budget.

The trick here is to do some research on the best smartphones in the market and see which one works for you. Read on the article below and learn how you can get your hands on a smartphone that costs under RM1,000 but comes packed with great features!

Choose the smartphone specifications you need

It will be an advantage to know which features that you think will be useful to you before walking into the store and buying your new smartphone.

Xiaomi has two smartphones that offer superb specs priced at RM529 and RM649 respectively. The Dual SIM Xiaomi Redmi 2 Enhanced has an 8MP rear camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 SoC and a 4.7-inch 720P display. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 comes with a 13MP rear camera, Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10, and a larger 5.5-inch 1080p display.

Other affordable smartphones to look out for is the Meizu M2 Note which has similar specs as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Additonally, the Oppo Neo 7 is also a good choice for a budget choice and it features a 5.0-inch screen, an 8MP rear camera, and a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 SoC.

Find the mobile internet plan that suits your budget

It is obvious that telco companies are competing with one another on who can deliver more data to their customers at the lowest prices. These companies are working day and night on various marketing campaigns and offers to lure more consumers to sign up for their plans.

If you want to save on your mobile plan, the most practical solution is to choose a prepaid plan. Based on research, the new Hotlink F4st plan beats others with its free 4G LTE Internet. DiGi has followed suit by launching free unlimited off-peak Internet to its customers from 1AM to 7AM. Remember that you must register first in order to enjoy these offers.

Take a look at our comparison between the most popular Postpaid and Prepaid plans available today.

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