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Globe vs Smart: iPhone 11 postpaid plans comparison

What’s the best plan for you?

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Apple’s latest flagship — the iPhone 11 — has arrived in the Philippines. You can buy it through Apple’s online store or authorized resellers nationwide. You also have the option to avail it through postpaid plans offered on Globe or Smart.

So, which plan is best for you? We have compiled the postpaid offers from Globe’s ThePLAN and Smart’s Signature Plans to help you out.

For the sake of our comparison, we will compare both carriers’ one-time cash out option only since Globe has no monthly installment option. We picked Globe’s ThePLAN 1999 and Smart’s Plan L 1999 for an apple-to-apple comparison (pun intended). Also, we believe that going with those plans yield the most benefit for our buyers.

From the get-go, Globe’s The PLAN 1999 offers more value for the money. You get unlimited calls to Globe and TM networks, 100 minutes of calls to all networks, unlimited texts to all networks and 16GB of mobile data allocation. You also get freebies like 1GB Facebook per month, and 6 months subscription to DisneyLife and Amazon Prime Video. Your iPhone is eligible for free shipping if you want it delivered.

Smart’s Signature Plan L 1999 offers unlimited calls to Smart and Sun networks, 150 minutes of calls to all networks, unlimited texts to all networks plus 15GB of mobile data allocation. Smart doesn’t have any freebies with their postpaid plans, which is a real bummer.

Both carriers also offer other plan tiers. For Globe, you can choose from ThePLAN 999 up to ThePLAN 2999. Meanwhile, Smart lets you choose from Signature Plan S 999 up to Signature Plan XL 2999. Here are side by side comparisons to help you decide:

iPhone 11

  • 64GB model (SRP: PhP 47,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 19,200 one-time cash out PhP 18,500 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 67,176 PhP 66,476
  • 128GB model (SRP: PhP 50,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 20,400 one-time cash out PhP 21,600 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 68,376 PhP 69,576
  • 256GB model (SRP: PhP 56,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 27,600 one-time cash out PhP 27,600 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 75,576 PhP 75,576

iPhone 11 Pro

  • 64GB model (SRP: PhP 67,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 36,800 one-time cash out PhP 36,000 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 84,776 PhP 83,976
  • 256GB model (SRP: PhP 76,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 44,400 one-time cash out PhP 45,900 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 93,376 PhP 93,876
  • 512GB model (SRP: PhP 89,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 56,400 one-time cash out PhP 58,000 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 104,376
PhP 105,976

iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • 64GB model (SRP: PhP 73,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 42,000 one-time cash out PhP 42,800 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 89,976 PhP 90,776
  • 256GB model (SRP: PhP 82,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 50,400 one-time cash out PhP 52,000 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 98,376
PhP 99,976
  • 512GB model (SRP: PhP 95,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 62,400 one-time cash out PhP 64,100 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 110,376
PhP 112,076

Computing the total cost for each postpaid plans give a much higher price than the iPhones’ SRP. The higher cost, however, can be attributed to the services you’re paying for each carriers — whether it’s Globe or Smart.

If the total cost and value for money is a deciding factor, Globe wins this comparison with its cheaper cost and freebies included. However, there are other factors that may affect your overall choice, such as carrier reliability and coverage.

To know more about their plans, you can go to Globe or Smart’s stores nationwide. You may also visit their online store site for more info:

Globe iPhone 11 postpaid plans | Globe iPhone11 Pro postpaid plans | Globe iPhone 11 Pro Max postpaid plans

Smart iPhone 11 postpaid plans | Smart iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max postpaid plans

iPhone 11 unboxing

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are more than iterative updates to the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max last year. There are improvements across all areas — especially with the cameras. With the iPhone 11, Apple stepped up its efforts in mobile photography. Also, the latest iPhones have the A13 Bionic chipset which is the most powerful processor in a smartphone. And finally, battery life is improved in all the 2019 iPhones. Watch our unboxing here:

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Hot deal: Buy a Sony Xperia 1 III, get a Sony WH-1000XM4 for free

Match made in Sony heaven

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Sony Singapore is offering one hot deal. For every purchase of the Sony Xperia 1 III, buyers will get a free Sony WH-1000XM4! Interested buyers can get either the black or the blue colors for the Xperia 1 III. Promo period is from July 26 to August 8, 2021.

The Sony Xperia 1 III retails for SG$ 1899 while the free Sony WH-1000XM4 originally retails for SG$ 599. Buyers can avail of this deal here.

Xperia 1 III

Sony’s 2021 flagship has power packed hardware. It rocks the latest Snapdragon 888 processor with 5G support and Adreno 660 graphics. It also boasts 12GB of RAM and comes in either 256GB or 512GB storage options.

The 4,500mAh battery may sound like it’s a lot, but Sony’s Adaptive Charging technology gives you the best of power and performance. They’re also promising a 3-year longer lifespan battery compared to conventional smartphone batteries.

It also supports Qi wireless charging and has IP65-68 water/dust resistance just like its predecessor.

The main draw is the Xperia 1 III‘s shooting capabilities. It has triple 12-megapixel cameras for its wide (f/1.7), ultra-wide (f/2.2), and telephoto (f/2.3-2.8) lenses, plus an extra 3D iToF Sensor. But another first in this list is Sony’s variable telephoto lens that supports 70-105mm focal length (equivalent to 2.9x and 4.4x zoom) that can zoom up to 300mm (12.5x) digitally.

Other than that, it’s also the world’s first smartphone that’s capable of shooting 20fps burst mode and has the new Real-time Tracking technology that can focus on moving subjects while shooting.

Sony WH-1000XM4

The Sony WH-1000XM4 is the latest iteration of its over-ear wireless headphones. It’s every bit as good as its predecessor with additional features like Multiple Device Pairing as well as Edge-AI and DSEE Extreme which more accurately rebuilds audio lost during digital compression for a full fidelity experience.

In our co-op review, we called it “The best choice as the premium, everyday headphones. It’s the perfect travel companion — that is, for when we can all actually travel again.”

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ASUS ROG launches Cool for School Promo

Exclusive bundles and discounts!

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The start of the new school year in the Philippines is right around the corner. With that in mind, ASUS ROG is offering plenty of devices on their lineup for exclusive bundles and discounts with its Cool for School promo.

Promo duration is from July 15 to August 31, 2021 and features laptops, desktops, smartphones that are available for up PhP 18,000 worth of discounts. Take a look at the bundles below.

ASUS Notebooks and Zenfones

  • All ASUS ZenBook — Nespresso Mini Essenza with free Coffee Capsules (PhP 7,500)
  • All ASUS VivoBook — Aviche M5 Wearable Air Purifier (PhP 2,500)
  • Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip — JBL Go 3 (PhP 2,300)
  • All ASUS X Series laptops with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors — PhP 2,000 discount
  • All ASUS X Series laptops with Intel Core i3 processor — PhP 1,000 discount

ROG

  • ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701LXS/LV, ROG Zephyrus S15 GX502LXS/LW, ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502LW/LU — Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit 9W, Google Nest Hub (PhP 18,000+)
  • ROG Flow X13 SuperNova Edition, ROG XG Mobile GPU with RTX 3080 — ROG Slash Cap, ROG Slash Sling Bag, Xbox Controller (PhP 8,500+)
  • ROG Flow X13 — ROG Slash Cap, ROG Slash Sling Bag (PhP 2,500+)
  • ROG Zepyhrus G14 GA401IVC — ROG Slash Cap, ROG Slash Messenger Bag, Chromecast 4K TV, Google Nest Mini (PhP 8,500+)
  • ROG Zephyrus G15, ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV/IU/IH/II — Chromecast 4K TV, Google Nest Mini (PhP 4,500+)
  • ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS/LWS/LV, ROG Strix Scar G532LWS/LW/LV — ROG Slash Cap, TUF AX3000 router, Xbox Controller (13,000+)
  • ROG Strix G17 G712LV/LU, ROG Strix G15 G512LV/LU/LI — Google Nest Mini, Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Bulb 9W (PhP 4,000+)
  • ROG Phone 5 Classic — ROG Cetra II Core (PhP 3,300)
  • ROG Ranger Backpack (RGB BP3703) — PhP 1,000 Discount
  • ROG Ranger Backpack (BP2500) — PhP 500 Discount

ASUS and ROG Desktops

  • ASUS Desktop S3401SFF — PhP 1,000 Discount
  • ASUS Desktop S500SA — PhP 1,000 Discount
  • ROG Strix G35DX-PH009T, ROG Strix G35DX-PH011T — TUF Gaming VG249Q1A
  • ROG Strix GD30CI(OPT.)-PH003T — TUF Gaming VG249Q1A
  • ROG Strix G15DH-PH014T , ROG Strix G15DH-PH002T — TUF Gaming VG249Q1A
  • ROG Strix GL12CM-PH019T — TUF Gaming VG249Q1A
  • ROG Strix GL10CS-PH042T , ROG Strix GL10CS-PH040T — TUF Gaming VG249Q1A
  • TUF Gaming FX10CP-PH004T — TUF Gaming VG249Q1A

For the complete mechanics and list of participating products and stores, check out https://bit.ly/ASUSROGCoolForSchool2021.

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Get PhP 5,000 discount plus freebies on iPhones until July 15

Available on all Beyond the Box or Digital Walker stores nationwide and online

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Beyond the Box and Digital Walker are offering up to PhP 5,000 off plus freebies on every purchase of select iPhones. Buyers can  also get a free case upon purchase of a brand-new iPhone SE.

Discounted iPhone models with freebies include the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and the iPhone SE. Even the iPhone XR comes with discounts and freebies too. However, stocks of freebies are limited per store. Plus, buyers may only get these discounts and freebies until July 15.

iPhone 12

  • 64 GB + free Momax 20W mini USB-C charger: from PhP 50,990 to PhP 45,990
  • 128 GB + free Momax 20W mini USB-C charger: from PhP 53,990 to PhP 48,990
  • 256 GB + free Momax 20W mini USB-C charger: from PhP 59,990 to PhP 54,990

iPhone 12 mini

  • 64 GB + free Momax 20W mini USB-C charger: from PhP 44,990 to PhP 39,990
  • 128 GB + free Momax 20W mini USB-C charger: from PhP 47,990 to PhP 42,990
  • 256 GB + free Momax 20W mini USB-C charger: from PhP 53,990 to PhP 48,990

iPhone XR

  • 128 GB + free Momax 20W mini USB-C charger: from PhP 34,990 to PhP 29,990

iPhone SE buyers can will also get a free protective case while stocks last. Furthermore, the bundled freebie is only available for physical retail purchases.

iPhone SE

  • 64 GB — from PhP 27,490 to PhP 22,490
  • 128 GB — from PhP 31,990 to PhP 26,990
  • 256 GB — from PhP 37,990 to PhP 32,990

Buyers may avail of these discounted iPhones on all Beyond the Box or Digital Walker stores nationwide. They may also grab these deals through Digital Walker’s online store or Beyond the Box’s LazMall. Different installment options are also available for iPhone buyers who wanted to make the most out of their budget.

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