The Asus Zenfone 5z has gotten rave reviews following its official release this year thanks to its top-of-the-line specifications and premium design offered at a reasonable price tag.
The smartphone comes with a 6.2-inch display and powerful hardware including the flagship-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which means that the phone should deliver great performance.
Priced at RM2,299, you'll be getting the flagship phone with 8GB RAM and a huge 256GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD! Alternatively, you can also get the 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage model at a cheaper price of RM1,899 on the official Asus store on Shopee.
2. Honor 10
Honor, Huawei's sub-brand, is known for its great budget phones in recent years. The latest flagship, Honor 10, has been extremely popular following its launch this year, as it establishes its status as a cut-price premium smartphone.
There are plenty of features in the Honor 10 that makes it deliver value for money, rivalling top flagships from other major brands. Although there is no expandable storage, the 5.84-inch FHD+ display smartphone has a generous 128GB of internal storage.
The Honor 10 comes in either Phantom Blue, Phantom Green, Glacier Grey, or Midnight Black, and costs RM1,599 each on the Huawei official store on Shopee.
Huawei has been introducing bang-for-the-buck devices through its Nova series in the last two years and its latest introduction of the Huawei Nova 3i does not disappoint.
Although it may seem that the Nova 3i is inferior to the more expensive and powerful sibling, the Nova 3, the former is indeed still a very capable and feature-packed smartphone that is said to be great for photography.
The Nova 3i is available for purchase on the Huawei official store on Shopee for RM1,249 each for the 4GB RAM/128GB ROM model. The Huawei store on Shopee is also throwing in a free bundle of gifts worth RM599 for customers.
4. Nubia M2
Nubia, a sub-brand of ZTE, launched the Nubia M2 model last year but it remains as one of the best budget mid-range smartphones in 2018 with a big storage capacity due to its performance and competitive pricing.
It's difficult to omit the Nubia M2 from this list because it is being sold at a price that is very difficult to beat today - only RM799.00 for a 4GB RAM/128GB ROM smartphone on the official Nubia store on Shopee.
This is definitely one of the most affordable devices in the market that has a large storage capacity to keep your favourite photos and videos for your viewing pleasure on a 5.5-inch 2.5D glass screen.
5. OnePlus 6
OnePlus gained its reputation as a 'flagship killer' in 2014 for offering its first phone, the superb OnePlus One - a value for money 6.28-inch display Android device with premium features that could easily take on high-end phones.
The Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer does not disappoint with its latest offering, the OnePlus 6. The snappy phone comes with a stunning design and a great display. Underneath, it is packed with a 3,300mAh battery and a massive 128GB internal storage, although it is noted that it does not offer any microSD expansion slot (dedicated or hybrid).
OnePlus 6 is available in four colours - Silk White, Red, Mirror Black, and Midnight Black - on the OnePlus Malaysia official store on Shopee for RM2,799 each.
6. Oppo F7
The OPPO F7 has been marketed as a 'selfie expert' phone and it is not a surprise, seeing that the 6.23-inch display device is equipped with a 25MP front-facing camera while the rear sports a 16MP camera.
You should have more than enough storage space to keep all of your selfies and wefies with the 128GB model, available for RM1,599 on the Oppo Malaysia official store on Shopee.
If you need even more space, you can get up to 256GB with expandable storage via a microSD card.
7. Vivo Nex
The Vivo Nex is probably the world's most futuristic smartphone at the moment. It comes with a large 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display and boasts of an innovative bezel-less design smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera.
There are three variants in the Vivo Nex line: the two variants of Vivo Nex S are similar in all aspects with the exception in the storage capacity - 256GB of storage while the other has 128GB of storage, and Vivo Nex A.
You can get the Vivo Nex S 128GB variant on the official Vivo store on Shopee for RM2,799. The official Vivo Store on Shopee is also offering special freebies to customers.
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