Stuff Malaysia’s Must-Have Gadgets For Hari Raya

From phones to headphones; the essentials for the long trip home and for the celebration

Malaysia will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Eid Fitr) in the coming days, and without a doubt, it’s always crucial to make sure that important things such as your luggage, vehicle condition, or plane tickets are in check. That aside, how about some useful gadgets to make the trip home more comfortable, and add in more enjoyment for the festive season? Here’s what we recommend:


The smartphone is the most essential device to have in this digital age. Unless you’re living under a rock (or finding it hard to part with your old Nokia 3310), not using a smartphone could actually cut you off from a wide array of convenience to a person’s day-to-day life. Navigate on your trip with ease, capture wonderful Hari Raya moments, and entertain yourself or your family with music and video streaming apps with these smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Note 9 may be “last year’s” phone, but Samsung’s 10th addition to the series is still months away and Galaxy S10 lacks one important thing: the S-pen. Need to make a quick checklist? Pop out the S-pen and start jotting down what you need for your trip back home or even names of relatives you’re expecting Duit Raya from. Aside from that, the Note 9’s battery could last you a day or more with its 4,000mAh capacity, and its camera setup may not be as grand as current generation phones with behemoth sensors, it holds up very well despite its dated tech.


But if it’s cameras that you’re after…


Huawei P30

Hands down. You want a phone with powerful cameras? The Huawei P30 is it. Expect flagship performance thanks its Kirin 980 processor and 6GB RAM, as well as stellar smartphone photography with its triple camera setup consisting of a 40MP main, 16MP wide-angle, 8MP telephoto. Okay, fine… the P30 Pro is actually the one with the better specs and more powerful cameras, but did I mention that despite being a tiny smidge lower than its sibling, the non-Pro variant is merely MYR 2,699?

OPPO F11 Pro

Looking for something that’s easier on the wallet but still considerable decent in performance?

The F11 Pro is one of the best mid-range champions you can find in the market right now. Its processor may not be a Kirin 980 or a Snapdragon 855, but the MediaTek Helio P70 is no slouch when it comes to performance for a mid-range phone, especially for gaming and multitasking. If you’re worried about its cameras, you need not worry as the F11 Pro is packed with a 48MP main camera that captures excellent images even in lowlight. Not forgetting that you’re provided with a notchless all-screen display which is possible thanks to its cool hidden motorised pop-up 16MP selfie camera.

Other worthwhile mentions: Xiaomi Mi9, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Honor 20