7 budget smartphones for under RM1000 in November

November is here! And we have a “gift” for you ūüėÄ : A list of 7 budget smartphones for under RM1000. You can totally purchase them now and enjoy all the interesting things they have!


1. ASUS ZenFone Selfie

ZenFone Selfie (unbox here) is really a good deal for us, especially those who love taking selfies due to its 13MP¬†cameras both for¬†the front and back. The selfie shooter comes with¬†a number of face-enhancing features such as real-time ‚Äėbeautification‚Äô, dual real-tone flash and laser focus for sharper face snaps. Also, it¬†is the first smartphone in the world to have laser auto focus function for taking selfies.¬†ASUS claims that these features are ideal for ‚Äúcapturing life moments‚ÄĚ, so it sure will make phone users amazed!

For more information about ASUS ZenFone Selfie price in Malaysia, click HERE.

2. ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML)

Another member from ASUS: ASUS ZenFone 2 4GB RAM plus 32GB ROM. You will have a powerful machine to run all the games or graphic apps you like. Other ASUS ZenFone 2 specs include:

  • a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi) display
  • an Intel Atom Z3580 2.3 GHz quad-core chip
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM (expandable up to 64GB)
  • a 13MP rear camera
  • a 5MP front camera
  • Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • a non-removable 3000 mAh battery

Of course you will get 1 year local manufacturer warranty. For more information about ASUS ZenFone 2 price in Malaysia, please click HERE.

3. Lenovo PHAB Plus

It has a huge screen and aims at those who like big display and want to use a 2-in-1 device: smartphone and mini tablet.

Lenovo Phab Plus Specs
Dimensions186.6 x 96.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight229 g
Display6.8-inch FHD (324ppi) IPS LCD
OSAndroid OS, 5.0 (Lollipop)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 1.5GHz
ROM32 GB (expandable up to 64 GB)
CameraRear: 13 MP, dual LED, Face detection, Digital zoom, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo taggingFront: 5 MP
Battery3,500 mAh

Lenovo Phab Plus price in Malaysia is HERE.

4. Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

This is a waterproof smartphone equipped with:

  • 5-inch HD display
  • a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit Octa-core 1.5GHz chip
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB of ROM (expandable up to¬†128GB)
  • a camera combo of a 13MP rear and 5MP front shooter
  • a non-removable Li-Ion 2400mAh battery

In general, Sony Xperia M4 Aqua specs are pretty powerful. As we collected reviews from users around the world who had experienced the handset, Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, unlike the Xperia Z3 and Z4, has not been reported with severe overheating problems. Users say it will become warm/slightly hot sometimes, but if you pour some water on the back, it will become good again. Also, Sony promised to provide solutions soon.

For Sony Xperia M4 Aqua price in Malaysia, click HERE.

5. Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition

If you are looking for a high end Flagship Smartphone for a reasonable price, then you should definitely consider this Huawei mobile phone. Moreover, it is Huawei Ascend P7 LTE Arsenal Edition, which means that P7 features some special things related to Arsenal.

Huawei Ascend P7 specs:

  • Arsenal Edition Themes
  • Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • a quad-core 1.8 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 910T chip
  • a 5.0-inch Full HD¬†IPS LCD screen
  • 16 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64 GB)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • a 13 MP main camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • a 8 MP secondary camera
  • a non-removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery

Interestingly, the P7 has a clever Power Saving Mode since when the battery runs out of power, the mode will shut down all non-essential apps that are running to save the battery power. Meanwhile, you can still text and call.

Huawei Ascend P7 price in Malaysia is HERE.

6. Huawei P8 Lite

Huawei managed to create a nice balance when made a cheaper, more affordable version of their P8 flagship and still keep the design identity. The P8 Lite inherits many of the Huawei P8 design, though the phone is now made out of plastic instead of metal.

However, to give the phone a more premium look, the Huawei P8 Lite body has a metallic trim running along two sides. In general, it still looks the same elegant as its bigger brother Huawei P8, but is much more affordable.

Huawei P8 Lite Specs:

Display5.0-inch IPS display, 720 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.
CameraREAR: 13MP BSI camera, autofocus, dual LEDFRONT: 5MP camera
ProcessorHisilicon Kirin 620 64-bit. Octa-core 1.2GHz processor
8 x ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz
Storage16GB expandable up to 128GB
OSAndroid Lollipop, v5.0
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2,200 mAh battery
ConnectivityDual-SIM/dual 4G LTE Cat 4, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/, Bluetooth 4.0
Color options/Special featuresAvailable in: Black, White, GoldHuawei Signal+, Huawei Roaming+, Huawei Voice+

Huawei P8 Lite Price in Malaysia: CLICK HERE

7. iNew V8 Plus

Inew V8 Plus is considered as the first smartphone owning a rotating camera (able to turn 206¬į and support Pure View tech) in the budget phone category. Besides, iNew V8 Plus also sports a good package of specs and design generally.

iNew V8 Plus Specs:

  • a 5.5-inch HD display
  • a 1.4GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6592M processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB)
  • a 13MP rotating camera
  • a 2,400mAh battery

iNew V8 Price in Malaysia: HERE


Well, those are the 7 smartphones belonging to budget range we would like to introduce to you today. Each of them has its own special thing to show you. So, don’t miss them ūüėČ !