Thanks to a number of rather high profile devices the Top trending gadgets in Malaysia for Q3 (July - August - September) has been really happening. Just like before for the Top trending gadgets in Malaysia for Q1 (January - February - March) of 2021 and Q2 (April - May - June), the Top 5 devices for Q3 were based entirely on our Story Hits, searches and tech comparisons from our users and readers across TechNave.com, cn.TechNave.com and bm.TechNave.com as chosen by you.
See for yourself what were the top devices that TechNavers like yourself have been searching for or are looking to buy soon this year. As usual, if you’d like to see the whole list and just the list then feel free to scroll all the way down for our Top trending gadgets in Malaysia for Q3 2021 on TechNave. But if you’d like to know more about each one, pick out and individual category below and check it out for yourself.
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Top 5 Smartphones of Q3 2021
#1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
Compared to Q2, we have a foldable smartphone, namely the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G, taking the #1 trending smartphone of Q3 2021. Priced from RM6699 onwards, the foldable phone is the first Samsung smartphone to come with a 4MP under-display front-facing camera, IPX8 water resistance and S-Pen support.
Other than that, 12MP wide-angle + 12MP telephoto + 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera at the rear and a 10MP camera on the cover. Furthermore, it also has a 7.6-inch Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz display that supports HDR10+. That said, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G came equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, making it the perfect candidate if you’re looking for a foldable smartphone with bleeding-edge technologies and features. You can have a look at our review if you want to find out more information.
#2. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Next on our list, we have yet another foldable smartphone by Samsung which is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Much like the previous entry, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 also come with IPX8 water resistance to ensure that the device remains functional even after being submerged underwater (up to a certain depth, of course).
Other than that, it also comes with the same Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, but a smaller battery capacity of 3300mAh and a smaller secondary 1.9-inch screen for displaying notifications. That said, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is suitable for those who like the Z Fold 3 5G but want something a little smaller. Priced at RM3999 it is relatively more affordable compared to previous foldable display smartphones yet stronger than before, but you can check out our review of the Z Flip3 if you need more details.
#3. Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
In #3, we have the value-focused POCO X3 Pro, which comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, 5160mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging and 120Hz display from the price of only RM999 for the 6GB RAM variant. If you need a smartphone with a little more RAM, you can opt for the 8GB variant at the price of RM1299.
The display also supports a 360Hz touch sampling rate, allowing the phone to respond to your input as soon as your finger touches the screen. While you may not be getting the best of the best when it comes to the cameras, the POCO X3 Pro is a great choice if you’re looking for a smartphone that’s suitable for mobile gaming.
#4. Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G
Moving on, we have the OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G occupying our #4 spot that’s priced from RM2999. Unlike most of the phones in this list, the Reno 6 Pro 5G is the only smartphone that’s equipped with a 32MP front-facing selfie camera for effortless yet higher resolution selfies.
Other than the selfie camera, the phone also comes with a 50MP + 13MP + 16MP + 2MP rear camera with AI capabilities to help optimise the pictures taken by the rear camera sensors. The Reno 6 Pro 5G is a great choice if you want the best picture/video taking experience possible but don’t mind using the slightly weaker Snapdragon 870 5G chipset.
#5. Samsung Galaxy A52
The Samsung Galaxy A52 which was our #1 phone from Q2 2021 is back once again in the #5 spot, which is priced at RM1499. Similar to what we mentioned in Q2, the Galaxy A52 comes with respectable hardware such as 8GB RAM, 256GB ROM, 6.5-inch FHD 90Hz display along and a 32MP punch hole front-facing selfie camera.
Not only that, but it also comes with several features that are typically found on higher-end smartphones like a 4500mAh battery which supports up to 25W fast charging, 64MP with OIS + 12MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro + 5MP depth sensor, Samsung Pay, and more. That said, the Galaxy A52 is a great choice for those who want Samsung flagship smartphone-like features without breaking the bank.
Top 5 Tablets for Q3 2021
#1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
In our #1 spot, we have the value-oriented Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, with an 8.7-inch display, 4GB RAM, and 64GB ROM at the value-added price of only RM699. Unlike most budget-oriented tablets out there in the market, the tab comes with features typically found on more expensive tablets such as a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and dual stereo speakers.
While the tablet doesn’t have the best performance because it only comes with a MediaTek Helio P22T chipset and 4GB of RAM, it’s more than enough if you often multitask between your apps or are looking for a portable device for learning from home. You can check out our review to see how it performs and see whether it’s the right tablet for you.
#2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Onto our #2 spot, going up a notch from it's previous #3 ranking in Q2 we have the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite from Samsung. Powered by the Samsung Exynos 9611 chipset, 4GB RAM, and 64GB ROM it is officially priced at RM1699. Unlike our previous entry, the Tab S6 Lite is compatible with the S-Pen, which can be attached to the side of the tablet so that it doesn’t roll off the table.
While tablets are usually more suited for watching videos or reading through documents, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite’s performance is good enough to handle most mobile games out in the market. You can also replace your laptop with it to do light office work. You can check out our review to know more.
#3. Xiaomi Pad 5
Next on our list, we have the Xiaomi Pad 5 at the price of only RM1399. The tablet comes with many features that are usually available on flagship-level smartphones and tablets like an 11-inch 120Hz WQHD+ Display, Snapdragon 860 chipset, 6GB RAM, and a huge 8720mAh battery that supports up to 33W fast charging.
In addition to that, it also supports the Xiaomi Smart Pen that allows the user to quickly write down notes or sketch during a meeting. The Xiaomi Pad 5 is a great tablet if you’re looking for something that’s a little more value-focused but probably isn't the best device for productivity.
#4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
In our #4 spot, we have once again another tablet by Samsung, namely the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (Fan Edition for those who are wondering) at the price of RM1899. While the tablet features a large 12.4-inch display with a thickness of 6.3mm and a huge 10090mAh battery, the weight of the tablet is considered relatively light at just 608g.
Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, 4GB of RAM, and S-Pen support, it’s more than capable of running most mobile games and productivity apps without lagging. Check out our first impressions of the tablet if you want to find out more.
#5. Huawei MatePad 11
In our #5 spot, we have the Huawei MatePad 11 which is the most expensive out of all the tablets on this list at the price of RM1999. However, it comes with high-end hardware like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset, 6GB RAM, and a 2560 x 1600 pixel 10.95-inch 120Hz display.
While it only has a 7250mAh battery which supports up to 22.5W fast charging, the tablet synergises well with other Huawei products like Huawei smartphones, laptops, tablets, and more. Have a look at our review of the Huawei MatePad 11!
Top 5 Smartwatches of Q3 2021
#1. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
The most searched wearable for Q3 2021 on our list goes to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 that’s available from the price of RM899 for the 40mm variant. The main highlight of the smartwatch is the Samsung BioActive Sensor, which includes sensors for Optical Heart Rate + Electrical Heart + Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis.
Furthermore, it has IP68 water and dust resistance, MIL-STD-810G drop and shock certification, and it’s able to withstand up to 5ATM, making it suitable for those who indulge in watersports or more rugged situations. If you’re looking for something to help you stay on top of your health, the Galaxy Watch 4 would make a great candidate.
#2. Xiaomi Mi Watch
Next, we have the Xiaomi Mi Watch in our #2 spot that’s much cheaper compared to our #1 at the price of RM469. The smartwatch only comes with a single variant that has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display along with two buttons on the side which are the home button and the sport button so that you can quickly access the sport mode.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch is the perfect smartwatch if you enjoy exercising as it supports up to 110 exercise modes which include running, hiking, swimming, cycling, and more. Not only is it able to last up to 22 days on a single charge, but the software also has more than 100 watch faces to choose from. Check out our review about it.
#3. Huawei Watch 3 Pro
Now for the most expensive wearable on our list, we have the Huawei Watch 3 Pro at our #3 spot that’s priced at RM2199. The watch features an extremely premium design with leather straps, sapphire glass, titanium frame and ceramic back suitable for style-conscious individuals.
But that’s not all, it has a huge 1.43-inch AMOLED touch display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of ROM that lets you store music onto the smartwatch so that you can listen to it even without an internet connection. That said, if you’re looking for something premium, you can check out our review of the Huawei Watch 3 Pro.
#4. Huawei Band 6
The Huawei Band 6 sits comfortably in our #4 spot at the price of only RM219. While it is one of the more affordable options, if you’re looking for a wearable that’s catered towards tracking your fitness it should definitely be on your consideration list.
Although it may not be as premium-looking compared to our previous entries, it does get the job done without breaking the bank. Check out our review of the Band 6 to see if it's the smartwatch wearable for you.
#5. Amazfit T-Rex Pro
Last but certainly not least, we have the Amazfit T-Rex Pro in our #5 spot at the price of RM659. The smartwatch is the only one in this list to be able to withstand up to 10ATM, which is equivalent to depths of around 100 metres.
But that’s not all, if you’re constantly on the move, you’ll be pleased to know that the watch is able to last up to 18 days, and up to 40 hours with GPS on, which is hopefully more than enough if you’re ever stranded while out adventuring. With that in mind, this is a great smartwatch for those who go diving frequently.
Top 5 Laptops of Q3 2021
#1. ASUS Laptop 15 A516
Starting from as low as RM2049, the ASUS Laptop 15 A516 is a great choice for those who are keen on getting a laptop for studies or handling documents where performance isn’t a priority. Equipped with up to an Intel Core i5 processor and up to an Nvidia MX330 GPU, it’s more than capable of handling most day to day tasks from browsing the internet to running picture editing software.
It also has a 15.6-inch NanoEdge Display that helps reduce glare, giving you up to a 178-degree viewing angle, making it easier to share what you’re watching with a friend. You might want to consider adding additional RAM, as 4GB of RAM might not be enough even for Google Chrome, which is known to be very RAM-hungry.
#2. Acer TravelMate Spin P4
Onto our #2 spot, we have the Acer TravelMate Spin P4 that’s geared more towards productivity starting from the price of RM4699 for the i5 variant while the i7 variant is priced at RM5399. Coming with up to an Intel i7-1165G7 processor and 8GB RAM out of the box (upgradeable up to 32GB), the laptop can reliably run many productivity-focused applications like Microsoft Office 365, picture editing software, and multiple Google Chrome tabs without any issues.
In addition, it also features the Intel WiFi 6 AX201 for faster download and upload speeds and it can be used in tablet mode along with a stylus to quickly sketch or take notes. However, because it only comes with Intel Iris Xe graphics instead of a discrete graphics card, it is not exactly the best at running resource-intensive games. So if you're looking for a lightweight, portable and productivity-focused laptop, the Acer TravelMate Spin 4 is definitely worth considering.
#3. Realme Book
In #3, we have realme’s very first laptop called the realme Book that’s equipped with either an 11th Gen Intel i3 or an Intel i5 processor at the price of RM2499 and RM3499 respectively. While it only comes with Intel UHD Graphics, it has 8GB of RAM, which is more than enough if you’re only using the laptop for productivity workloads instead of playing games.
Furthermore, the 65W PD Super-Fast Charge is incredibly convenient as it’s able to quickly charge up the laptop’s battery to 50% in just 30 minutes. The realme Book is a lot more suitable for content creators where colour accuracy is important as it has a 14-inch 1440p display with 100% sRGB colour gamut. However, you might struggle a little when it comes to editing videos on Adobe Premiere Pro because of the lack of a discrete graphics processor.
#4. ASUS TUF Gaming A15
Next on the list, the ASUS TUF Gaming A15 that was released earlier this year starts from RM5299 and RM6999 for the RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 respectively. Also, because it comes with the Ryzen 7 5800H and 16GB RAM (expandable), it’s more than capable of handling most esports titles and Triple-A games that are currently available on the market.
Additionally, the 1TB capacity NVMe drive is not only fast, but it has more than enough space to store the operating system, games, and videos. With that said, if you’re looking for a decent gaming laptop with up to 240Hz display that will last you several years, you might want to consider this.
#5. Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57
Lastly, we have the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 which is yet another gaming laptop at the price of RM5699 that has an 11th Intel processor, 16GB RAM, 144Hz FHD display and an RTX 3060 GPU. Much like our previous entry, the Acer Nitro 5 is also capable of running most games available without any issues.
If you’re on a tight budget, you could also get the cheaper variant of the Nitro 5 that’s equipped with an Intel Core i5-11400H processor and 8GB RAM at the price of RM4799. If you want to know more about the laptop, you can check out our review.
Top trending gadgets in Malaysia for Q3 2021 on TechNave
Top TechNave Trending Smartphones of Q3 2021
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
- Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52
- Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
- realme 8 5G
- Xiaomi 11T Pro
- Huawei Nova 8i
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Top TechNave Trending Tablets of Q3 2021
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Xiaomi Pad 5
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
- Huawei MatePad 11
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
- Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
- Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus
- Apple iPad 10.2 2020
- Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6
Top TechNave Trending Smartwatches of Q3 2021
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
- Xiaomi Mi Watch
- Huawei Watch 3 Pro
- Huawei Band 6
- Amazfit T-Rex Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
- Huawei Watch 3
- realme Watch 2 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite
- Apple Watch Series 6 Aluminum
Top TechNave Trending Laptops of Q3 2021
- ASUS Laptop 15 A516
- Acer TravelMate Spin P4
- realme Book
- ASUS TUF Gaming A15
- Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57
- MSI Pulse GL76
- HP Laptop 15s
- ASUS VivoBook Flip 14
- Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14
- HUAWEI MateBook D15 (2021)