October List: 9 BEST smartphones under RM1500

Today we would like to introduce 9 best smartphones available in October and on Malaysian shelves that will cost you no more than RM1,500. They are from many well-known brands like Sony, Xiaomi, Huawei, Meizu, and so on with pretty good packages of specs and designs. Check them out now!

#1: Huawei Honor 7

Huawei Honor 7, the successor to Huawei Honor 6, will not let you down, both in terms of specs and design. As we know Honor series is supposed to deal with high specs and good price tag and Huawei Honor 7 seems able to achieve the goal. Check out its specifications in the following table:

Huawei Honor 7 Specs:

Dimensions 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm
Weight 157 g
Size 5.2-inch, Full HD (~424 ppi), IPS LCD
OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 935
Card slot Up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Storage 16/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
Camera Rear: 20 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Front: 8 MP
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh
Colors Black, White, Gold

If you like this flagship of Huawei, you totally can get one since Huawei Honor 7 is available now in Malaysia with Huawei Honor 7 price in Malaysia is at RM1,399 HERE.

#2: Sony Xperia M5 Dual

Do you remember our previous articles about the “crazy” Sony Xperia M5 with beautiful gold color? Yes, Sony Malaysia has brought it here with Sony Xperia M5 price in Malaysia is RM 1,409 – as spotted on Lazada.

Sony Xperia M5 Dual Specs:

Dimensions 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm
Weight 142.6 g
Display 5.0-inch, Full HD (~441 ppi), IPS LCD
OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
ROM 16 GB (expandable up to 200 GB)
RAM 3 GB
Camera Rear: 21.2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flashFront: 13 MP, autofocus; [email protected] video
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh
Color Black, White, Gold
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

#3: Xiaomi Mi Note

Back in July, Xiaomi Malaysia has eventually officially released Xiaomi Mi Note for our market. With 5.7-inch screen, it is a strong competitor among famous phablets like Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Check out what it’s got:

Xiaomi Mi Note Specs:

Dimensions 155.1 x 77.6 x 7 mm
Weight 161 g
Display 5.7-inch, Full HD (~386 ppi), IPS LCD
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
ROM 16/64 GB (non-expandable)
RAM 3 GB
Camera Rear: 13 MP, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flashFront: 4 MP, 1080p
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh
Color Black, White
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

You find the Note HERE with Xiaomi Mi Note Price in Malaysia is RM1,464.

#4: ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe

We can say that this is the most powerful smartphone in this list thanks to the huge 4GB RAM. Moreover, ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe design really impresses people with a polygon back. Even the color (esp. the purple one) is so outstanding and gorgeous (of course in  my opinion 😀 ). Though, the ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe price in Malaysia is not very high, RM1,260 to be exactly.

ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Specs:

Display 5.5-inch, Full HD (~401 ppi), IPS
Thickness 10.9 mm
Weight 170 g
Camera REAR: 13 MP, autofocus
FRONT: 5 MP
Processor Intel Atom Z3580 Quad-core 2.5 GHz
RAM 4 GB
Storage 256 GB with microSD card
OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) – Asus ZenUI
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
SIM Dual SIM

#5: Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual

This is also a Sony device focusing on selfie like the Xperia M5, but with a bigger screen when measuring up to 6 inches. It is definitely an ideal phablet for selfie lovers with Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual price in Malaysia of RM1,299. Though the C5 Ultra owns pretty good features, unluckily, some typical for Sony phones like water resistance and stereo speakers are not built in the handset.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual Specs:

Dimensions 164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2 mm
Weight 187 g
Display 6.0-inch, Full HD (~367 ppi), IPS LCD
OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor Mediatek MT6752
ROM 16 GB (expandable up to 200 GB)
RAM 2 GB
Camera Rear: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flashFront: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash; [email protected] video
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2930 mAh
Color Black, White, Mint
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

#6: ASUS ZenFone Selfie

The next one is another ASUS phone, yet its advantage is the front snapper capable of up to 13 megapixels, even equal to the rear one. Moreover, the phone comes with fashionable colors such as Pure White, Chic Pink, and Aqua Blue. The Selfie has gone on sale in Malaysia and you can purchase one with ASUS ZenFone Selfie price in Malaysia of RM1,108 HERE.

ASUS ZenFone Selfie Specs:

Display 5.5”, 1080×1920 pixels, IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. Corning Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating
Thickness 10.8mm
Weight 170 grams
Camera REAR=FRONT: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash
Processor Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, Quad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core Cortex-A53
RAM 2/3 GB
Storage 16/32GB expandable up to 64GB
OS Android v5.0 Lollipop
Battery 3,000mAh battery
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
SIM Dual SIM
Color options Pure White, Chic Pink, Aqua Blue

#7: Meizu MX5

After Meizu M2 Note, the company continues to get phone consumers excited due to the debut of Meizu MX5 in the very last day of June. It seems like people will have more good choices when it comes to purchasing a new smartphone with an affordable price. It is said that holding a Meizu MX5 feels like “holding one’s girlfriend’s hand for the first time and never wanting to let her go.”

Meizu MX5 Specs:

Dimensions 149.9 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm
Weight 149 g
Size 5.5-inch, Full HD (~401 ppi), AMOLED
OS Android OS, Flyme 4.5
Chipset Mediatek MT6795
Card slot No
Storage 16/32/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
Camera Rear: 20.7 MP, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Front: 5 MP, [email protected]
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3150 mAh
Colors Gray, Gold, Silver, Black

Meizu MX5 can be found HERE with Meizu MX5 price in Malaysia of RM1,403.

#8: OnePlus One

Despite being the first generation of OnePlus smartphone, OPO is still able to attract people with its own charm as for the design and power as for the specifications. That also contributed to OnePlus One success last year and made the company more famous nowadays. OnePlus One in Malaysia is RM1,454 on Lazada.

OnePlus One Specs:

Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm
Weight 162 grams
Size 5.5-inch, Full HD (~401 ppi), LTPS LCD
OS Android v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Card slot No
Storage 16GB/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
Camera Rear: 13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Front: 5 MP, 1080p
Battery Non-removable 3,100mAh
Colors Silk White, Sandstone Black

#9: Lenovo Vibe Shot

Last but not least, we have Lenovo Vibe Shot. Introduced at MWC 2015, it was able to draw a lot of attention due to a good package of specs (as you can see in the table below) and the unique design (like a digital camera when you look at the back). Lenovo Vibe Shot price in Malaysia is RM1,238 HERE.

Lenovo Vibe Shot Specs:

Dimensions 142 x 70 x 7.3 mm
Weight 145 g
Display 5.0-inch, Full HD (~441 ppi), IPS LCD
OS Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
ROM 16/32 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
RAM 3 GB
Camera Rear: 16 MP, optical image stabilization, autofocus, triple-LED (dual-tone) flash
Front: 8 MP, 1080p
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Color Crimson, Pearl White, Graphite Grey

Best Smartphones in Malaysia for under RM1500

So, those are the best 9 smartphone under RM1,500 we want to show you 🙂 ! What do you think about them and which one has won your heart :3 ? Share with us your choices and even suggestions.