Globe vs Smart: Apple iPhone X postpaid plans



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.



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
  • 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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SHARP Mega May Sale S’pore: Up to $400 off, free products

Free products bundled with select purchases



Sharp Sale

SHARP is letting its shoppers in Singapore make the most out of summer with the Mega May Sale happening until May 31, 2022.

For the entire month, customers may score large discounts of up to SG$ 400 on Sharp’s wide range of appliances, including their:

  • Healsio Superheated Steam Oven
  • Premium Multi-door and Side by Side Refrigerators
  • Soundbars
  • Washers
  • Air purifiers

On top of that, free products like Air purifiers, Soundbars, Blenders, Microwave Ovens, and services await those who purchase specific items.

To enjoy the promotion, customers simply have to visit SHARP official online stores on Shopee, Lazada, and Qoo10, as well as authorized retail stores. 

The redemption period for the freebies will be from June 1 to August 2, 2022.

For the full list of discounts and free items, check the table below.

Product Discount/Freebie item
  • Up to SG$ 300 off
  • Free SHARP Plasmacluster Air purifier or Soundbar
  • SG$ 200 off on selected SHARP Dolby Atmos Soundbars for selected TV purchases
Selected SHARP Multi door and Side-by-side Refrigerators
  • Up to SG$ 400 off
  • Free SHARP 3-in-1 Blender or Microwave Oven
Selected SHARP Refrigerator and Washer Bundles
  • Free SHARP Plasmacluster Air Purifier
Selected SHARP Front Load Dryers
  • Up to SG$ 200 off
  • Premium Stacking Kit and Installation for purchase of selected Dryers
  • Universal Stacking Kit to pair with non-SHARP Front-Load Washer for purchase of selected Dryers
SHARP Healsio Superheated Steam Water Oven
  • Up to SG$ 130 off
  • SHARP Plasmacluster Air purifier 
Selected SHARP Humidifying Plasmacluster Air Purifiers
  • Up to SG$ 200 off
  • SHARP Plasmacluster Mini Air purifier


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OPPO 5.5 Sale: Free earphones, speakers, more on Shopee, Lazada

Plus up to a 56 percent discount



OPPO is opening May with lots of promos and freebies with its 5.5 Super Brand Day Sale on both Shopee and Lazada.

From May 5 to 9, 2022, customers stand to get up to a 56 percent discount on various OPPO devices, including the following:

  • A16 3GB
  • Reno5 4G
  • OPPO Band
  • Enco Buds

And exclusively from May 5 midnight to 2:00 a.m., free G25 Bluetooth earphones will be included in all mobile phone orders. 

Vouchers, free shipping, cashback

Online shoppers may also get PhP 200 (minimum spend PhP 9,999) and PhP 400 (minimum spend PhP 14,999) vouchers.

For Lazada users, a bonus PhP 100 off voucher awaits customers who will spend a minimum of PhP 1,000, as well as 10 percent coins cashback.

Aside from these, free shipping vouchers of up to PhP 50 (Shopee) and PhP 55 (Lazada) are up for grabs.

Extra freebies

Throughout the 5.5 sale, OPPO is also giving away a free DITO sim card for every smartphone purchase.

Extra freebies also await customers depending on the model they purchase, such as earphones, speakers, SD cards, and more.

Smartphone purchase Freebie
A16 3GB 32GB SD card
A94 wireless G25 earphones
Reno7 Series A8 long speakers with G25 Bluetooth earphones
OPPO A96 (exclusively on Lazada) OPPO Enco W11 


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The ROG Phone 5s is on sale this May

ASUS’ May Mid-Summer Madness Sale



ROG Phone 5s

With millions of Filipinos into mobile gaming, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is offering a sale to help enthusiasts save.

The May Mid-Summer Madness Sale lets gamers enjoy up to PhP 5,000 worth of discounts on the ROG Phone 5s all month.

To enjoy the promotion for the ‘King of Gaming smartphones’, click here for the full list of ASUS participating stores.

Undeniable power

The ROG Phone 5s is jam-packed with powerful features that are best for mobile gamers, including:

  • 6.78-inch 144Hz AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus processor
  • 5G support for low latency gaming
  • Gamecool 5 cooling system
  • 6,000 mAh battery

In addition, the AirTrigger 5 haptic shoulder buttons allow FPS gamers more freedom of movement and precision aim. 

The gaming phone is also complemented by the GameFX audio system and a 3.5 mm headphone jack with hi-fi-grade ESS DAC to level up the audio experience.

For the full list of discounted prices, check the table below.

Variant Color Discounted price
I005DA-1B093WW (16GB + 512GB) Phantom Black PhP 44,995 (from 49,995)
I005DA-1A091WW (16GB + 512GB) Storm White PhP 44,995 (from 49,995)
I005DA-1B092WW (12GB + 256GB) Phantom Black PhP 39,995 (from 42,995)
I005DA-1A094WW (12GB + 256GB) Storm White PhP 39,995 (from 42,995)

SEE ALSO: ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro: Ultimate gaming experience

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