Best Budget Smartphones Under RM500 in Malaysia 2017

Updated 16 July 2017

While the most powerful phones in the market still cost above RM2000, the ones below RM500 are getting increasingly better. These smartphones, despite being on the low end of the spectrum, are quite sufficient for basic use. Also, phones at this price range now have screen sizes that are comparable to mid-range and high-end phones.

These are 5 of the best budget smartphones you can buy in Malaysia under RM500.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

Choose this for: the best value.

CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Size: 5.0 inches
Camera: 13MP back, 5MP front

Available at Lazada, 11street

Huawei Y5II


CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 (4G model)
Size: 5.0 inches
Camera: 8MP back, 2MP front

Available at Lazada, Lelong

Lenovo Vibe C

Choose this for: the lowest price point

CPU: Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
Size: 5.0 inches
Camera: 5MP back, 2MP front

Available at Lazada, Lelong

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime


Choose this for: Dual Sim function

CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Size: 5.0 inches
Camera: 8MP back, 5MP front

Available at Lazada, Qoo10

Asus Zenfone GO


Choose this for: the biggest screen size

CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
Size: 5.5 inches
Camera: 8/13MP back, 5MP front

Available at Lazada, Lelong