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Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« on: September 15, 2016, 10:27:20 AM »
My daughter has gone away to study. Got her sim card. Thinking of utilising it on another phone as a backup. My requirements are as follows:

. Smartphone
. <Rm1k
. Good battery life
. to be use primarily for Waze/whatsapp

Apple phones are definitely out of the picture. However, I am open suggestions.

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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 04:54:20 PM »
nexus 5x, 16gb rm999...or 32gb under rm1.1k.
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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 05:49:23 PM »
Lumia 650.

RM899

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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 07:05:27 PM »
Any feedback on samsung's J series?


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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 07:19:26 PM »
I've had a couple of affordable smartphones that I used for my overseas SIM cards. Tried the lower-end Samsung ones but the camera was not so sharp. Xiaomi is very value-for-monies as a phone (I have 4 of these) but the Malaysian SC sucks big time. If something broke down, they would require a month or two to order the spare parts in (they don't stock them enough locally, and that was why I started with 2 Xiaomi Mi4i phones but bought an additional 2 when the first 2 broke down and had to be kept at the SC for 1-2 months). Huawei has been faring very well thus far- I had the P8 and recently started using P9 too, as the Leica camera was pretty good. For RM1k, I would recommend you look at Huawei ones.
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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 07:34:48 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.


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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 12:46:17 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.


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If you haven't got your phone yet,try the samsung A5(2016).
Good battery life and pretty good specs too.
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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016, 01:16:16 PM »
Any feedback on samsung's J series?


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May consider J5. Good quality, good spec. with good price.

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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2016, 02:09:22 PM »
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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2016, 09:26:05 PM »
Something from Huawei perhaps.. they have many models under 1 k.

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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 10:53:36 AM »
Hi

I have been using the Xiomi Redmi Note 3 32 GB and its great. Runs Android Version 6.0.1  with 3GB RAM. Enough for daily use and some occasional videos.

Screen is a 5.5 inch. I do not think it is a OLED but it is sufficient as it is clear and fluid.

Battery life is excellent with its 4000 maH battery so it lasts at least a day with multi tasking.

It cost around RM 800 for a new set.

No complains at all.

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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 11:50:42 AM »
If you don't mind to top-up a little bit more, you can consider getting Huawei P9 Lite, the battery life is great and it has a good camera if you like taking photos.

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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2017, 02:53:46 PM »
I used Xiaomi but i don't know, i didn't like it. It kept getting some adult advertising and it really bother me.  :thumbsdown:

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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 03:21:13 PM »
Iphone less of virus infection

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Re: Value for money smart phone - recommendations needed
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2018, 09:31:45 PM »
Use Huawei mid range phone that she likes..