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October 19, 2018

5 Cheap Best 5 Inch Android Phones in Malaysia (2017)

If you are looking for a good and affordable Android device, you should check this list with 5 cheap best 5 inch Android phones in Malaysia this year

Today I have decided to come up with a list with 5 cheap best 5 inch Android phones in Malaysia in 2017, since I believe there are great affordable devices that everyone should consider on their next purchase



Why You Should get a 5 inch Android Phone?

There are hundreds of options when it comes to size on the Android phone market. From 3.5 inch display devices, which I consider pretty small, to 7 inch phones often referred as “phablets”, the number of choices is just gigantic. But among those, I consider Android Phones with 5 Inch displays the ones with the optimal size.

While 3.5-4 inch display phones are practical to carry, they have a smaller area to display elements on the screen, which can be quite annoying. 7-inch phones however normally display apps and websites greatly, but they can be difficult to carry, especially if you like to have your phone on your pocket.

This adds to the fact that most devices nowadays are somewhat in the range of 5 to 5.5 inches of display size. A few examples are the Samsung S8 with 5.8 inches, the LG G5 with 5.3 inches, The Huawei P9 with 5.2 inches. But those are high-end models, and we are looking for affordable devices.

Choosing an Affordable 5 Inch Android Phone

Below there are 5 cheap best 5 inch Android phones in Malaysia that I have selected. They follow these requirements: screen size of 5.0 to 5.7 inches, and a maximum price that should not exceed RM 1000, as I consider this, to be the limit of what could be called affordable for an Android phone (but these is strictly my personal point of view).

Redmi Note 4 BLACK 32GB

cheap 5 inch android redmi 4 note

The Redmi Note 4 is certainly my favorite in this list. It has a great hardware setup, a beautiful design, and it is an amazing value for the money in the Malaysian smartphone market.

Click here to buy this smartphone on Lazada

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 13MP Primary Camera | 5MP Front
  • 4100 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit Processor

Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) 3GB RAM/32GB ROM (Gracier Silver)


ASUS is one of my favorite brands for its powerful laptops. Even if its presence is not so strong in the Android market, it is still among the top brands and its easy to understand why with the ZenFone 3 Max.

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  • 5.2″ FHD (1280 x 720) IPS Display
  • Camera: 13MP Rear; 5MP Front
  • 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
  • MediaTek Quad-Core Processor
  • Android 6.0 with brand-new ASUS ZenUI 3.0
  • 4130mAh Li

Huawei P9 Lite 16GB Dual SIM LTE (White)

huawei p9 lite

I am a big fan of Huawei, and the P9 lite is a great successor to the award winning P8 lite. It’s fast processor runs Android Marshmallow at a great speed, and it Full HD displays sharp image quality for photos and videos.

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  • Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, Front Camera: 8MP
  • EMUI 4.1 (Android 6.0)
  • Kirin650 8-Core, Octa-core (2.0GHz)
  • RAM/ROM: 3GB / 16GB
  • 5.2″ Full HD
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-by); MicroSD card support upto128GB

Redmi 4X Gold (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM)


Xiaomi is definitely expanding fast outside of China, and it really deserves its success. The Redmi 4X is an excellent device, with a fast Snapdragon processor and a pretty powerful battery.

Click here to buy this smartphone on Lazada

  • 5″ Display
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • High Capacity 4100mAh battery
  • Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
  • Premium Metal Body
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 13MP PDAF 0.3s fast focusing rear camera
  • 5MP front Camera

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 32GB (White Gold)


The Samsung J7 Prime is one of the best selling smartphones in Malaysia, from one of the best selling smartphone brands in the world. It has everything you will need on a fast Android phone, including an octa-core processor and a Full HD display.

Click here to buy this smartphone on Lazada

  • 5.5″ FHD (1080 x 1920) PLS TFT LCD Display
  • Android Octa-Core Processor
  • 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
  • Micro SD Card Reader (Up to 256GB)
  • 8MP Front camera
  • 13MP Rear camera

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