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Globe vs Smart: Apple iPhone X postpaid plans

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Globe and Smart recently released their Apple iPhone X postpaid plans, and since the latest iPhone is expensive to purchase in one straight payment, getting a line is one of the best ways to get the device.

Both telcos are offering Apple’s latest iPhone through regular postpaid plans for as cheap as Plan 500 or up to Plan 2999. Each plan has its own inclusions and cash-out fees.


In this comparison, let’s check out the offers for the iPhone X (64GB) with the telcos’ recommended postpaid plans: ThePLAN 1799 for Globe and iPhone Plan 1499 for Smart.

Globe

Smart

Plan ThePLAN 1799 iPhone Plan 1499
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 60 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 11GB 9GB
Freebies
  • Netflix for 6 months
  • Disney for 6 months
  • Spotify Premium for 3 months w/ 1GB monthly allocation
  • Discounted calls to Smart/TNT (PhP 4/min)
  • Free interchangeable monthly app
Device Fee PhP 1,600/month PhP 1,700/month
Total Monthly Fee PhP 3,399 PhP 3,199
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost  PhP 81,576 PhP 76,776

Globe’s package of unlimited voice calls within their network and unlimited texts to any network in the country is great for those who love to keep in touch. For mobile data, they offer 11GB with the usual freebies of Netflix, Disney, and Spotify subscriptions. The device has a PhP 38,400 cash-out which is still steep, but you can pay through a monthly installment of PhP 1,600 (either charged to your bill or own credit card). As always, a standard 24-month contract is required. The phone and the plan will cost PhP 3,399 per month or PhP 81,576 for two years.

Smart’s plan has unlimited texts and but only has 60 minutes of voice calls to all networks. Once consumed, users can enjoy a discounted call rate of PhP 4 per minute to Smart/TNT. The plan has 9GB of data with free monthly access to an app of choice including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Viber, or Waze. It’s got a PhP 40,800 cash-out or PhP 1,700 monthly installment, which can be charged to your postpaid bill or credit card. A 24-month contract will be in effect with a total monthly fee of PhP 3,199 or PhP 76,776 all in all.

Both plans have their own advantages. Globe has always been focused on their content freebies and unlimited chit chat via SMS, or voice calls to other Globe or TM subscribers. While ThePLAN 1799 has more allowance for data, it’s also more expensive per month and for the whole duration of the contract.

Smart is more suited for those who need to contact any number without thinking if they’ll be charged on top of their monthly fee. But, those limited minutes can be constricting if you make a lot of calls. Their suggested plan is cheaper than Globe’s even after two years, which means you can use those savings for unexpected charges.

The Apple iPhone X is priced in the Philippines starting at PhP 64,490 for the 64GB model and PhP 73,990 for the 256GB model.

SEE ALSO: Globe vs Smart: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus postpaid plans

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Globe’s ThePLAN bundles a Huawei P30 Pro with a Huawei Watch GT

And FreeLace earphones!

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Globe is offering a new postpaid plan bundle that will attract those who love freebies. It is offering the Huawei P30 Pro Amber Sunrise with a Huawei Watch GT, along with the Huawei FreeLace earphones.

The Huawei P30 Pro to be offered with ThePLAN will come in gorgeous Amber Sunrise color, and a massive 512GB storage. It will also be offered with a one-time cash out plus the monthly bill for ThePLAN. These are the various cash out options:


  • ThePLAN 599 — one-time cash out of PhP 44,400 with a monthly bill of PhP 599
  • ThePLAN 799 — one-time cash out of PhP 42,000 with a monthly bill of PhP 799
  • ThePLAN 999 — one time cash out of  PhP 39,600 with a monthly bill of PhP 999
  • ThePLAN 1299 — one time cash out of PhP 38,400 with a monthly bill of PhP 1299
  • ThePLAN 1499 — one time cash out of PhP 34,800 with a monthly bill of PhP 1499
  • ThePLAN 1799 — one time cash out of PhP 32,400 with a monthly bill of PhP 1799
  • ThePLAN 1999 — one time cash out of PhP 30,000 with a monthly bill of PhP 1999
  • ThePLAN 2499 — one time cash out of PhP 25,200 with a monthly bill of of PhP 2499
  • ThePLAN 2999 — one time cash out of PhP  25,200 with a monthly bill of PhP 2999

All plans also include the recently released Huawei Watch GT smartwatch and the Huawei FreeLace earphones. All in all, the freebies to be given are worth PhP 16,480. If you’re re-contracting, there’s a charge to bill option that will stagger the cash out instead of it being a one time thing.

ThePLAN comes with unlimited text and calls to Globe and TM. It also has a 24-month contract period for plans with included smartphones. To avail of this plan, check out Globe’s official store. This plan is valid while stocks last.

The device in this plan is Huawei’s flagship which was announced last March 2019. The Huawei P30 Pro has been praised for its excellent camera. Featuring a unique periscope camera, the flagship can zoom up to 50x digitally. It is also praised for its impressive performance, all-day battery life, and a gorgeous 6.3″ OLED display.

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Sony Xperia 1: Price and availability in Singapore

This is Sony’s 2019 flagship

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First announced at MWC 2019, Sony’s latest flagship — the Sony Xperia 1 — is now available in Singapore.

The headline feature of the Xperia 1 is its 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a 21:9 CinemaWide aspect ratio. It also comes with HDR remastering technologies. Sony’s BRAVIA TV tech is present on the X1. Its mobile engine and color accuracy come together to show content as envisioned by professionals.


Specs and Features

Another main feature of the Xperia 1 are the three 12-megapixel rear shooters. Each has its respective lenses for wide landscapes (16mm), primary photography (26mm), and telephoto shooting (52mm).

The cameras are made in collaboration with Sony’s Alpha photo team. It inherits the Bionz X for mobile image processing. This enables the phone to have the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphone and continuous 10fps shooting with AF/AE tracking.

Inside Sony’s new flagship is the latest Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of memory and up to 128GB of expandable storage. It runs on a 3330mAh battery with Sony-developed Battery Care (slower overnight charging) and Smart Stamina mode. The phone has USB-C Power Delivery support for faster charging, as well.

Price and availability

The Xperia 1 in Black, Purple and Grey will be available in Singapore from 29 August 2019  at Sony Stores and the Sony flagship store on Lazada at a recommended retail price of SG$ 1,299 inclusive of GST.

Pre-order period is from August 16 to 28, 2019. Pre-orders placed at Sony Stores and Lazada will be entitled to a free black WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones while stocks last.

[UPDATE]: Due to the overwhelming response, Sony has ran out of stocks for the pre-orders of the Xperia 1. Customers can still head down to all Sony Stores to experience the Xperia 1.

SEE ALSO: Sony WF-1000XM3: Masterclass in noise cancellation

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Sony has new PS4 Pro bundles featuring God of War

The best time to play is now with a new PS4 Pro bundle featuring two popular gaming titles

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Sony has new PlayStation 4 Pro bundles that is too hard to ignore, especially if you’ve been dying to get your hands on a PS4 Pro. It will include two popular gaming titles from Sony itself.

From August 16 to September 8, Sony is bundling the PS4 Pro with popular game titles The Last of Us (Remastered) and God of War. It will be available on all PlayStation authorized dealers. The PS4 Pro bundle will come with two DualShock 4 wireless controllers. All in all, the bundle is worth PhP 24,990, which is a considerable markdown from its regular price of PhP 32,718.


All PS4 Pro will come in a jet black color and 1TB of HDD. There is also 2 years of warranty for every gamer’s peace of mind.

Other PS4 Pro bundles on offer

Apart from this bundle, Sony will also offer these PS4 Pro bundles:

  • PS4 Pro God of War Bundle (1TB HDD) with free Marvel’s Spider-Man (worth PhP 2,349) and free mini messenger bag — PhP 23,990
  • PS4 NBA2K19 Bundle Pack (500GB HDD) with free DualShock 4 Wireless Controller (worth PhP 2,990), free Marvel’s Spider-Man (worth PhP 2,349) and free mini messenger bag — PhP 19,990

The bundled mini messenger bag is a sling bag featuring the motifs of the iconic PlayStation shapes and the PlayStation family logo. It is only available while stocks last.

All the bundles are purchasable in all PlayStation authorized dealers.

The PlayStation 4 Pro is a gaming console released by Sony in 2016. It is a follow up to the popular PlayStation 4, featuring a much refined gameplay. It comes in either 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB of HDD storage.

SEE ALSO: Sony PlayStation 5: Everything we know so far

 

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