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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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Huawei Mobile Cloud will have free storage for some users

5GB free for users in APAC

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In an attempt to get more people to use Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), Huawei is offering a treat for users in Asia Pacific.

Some time in the middle of November, HMS users located in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand will be the first in the region to enjoy free 5GB storage of Huawei Mobile Cloud. You’ll just need to login using a Huawei ID.

In addition, Huawei and Honor users can enjoy one month of 50GB Mobile Cloud storage at a massive discounted price from today until December 31, 2019.

Countries Original Price per month Discounted
Philippines PhP 49.00 PhP 1.00
Singapore SG$ 1.28 SG$ 0.10
Thailand THB 35.00 THB 1.00
Malaysia MYR 3.90 MYR 0.10

Exclusive deals for Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro users

Those who already own or who plan to own Huawei’s latest smartphones — the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 pro are entitled to three months of free 50GB Huawei Mobile Cloud storage along with two years warranty and free screen replacement from Huawei HiCare.

They’re also incentivizing users who will download the Huawei Member Center app from the AppGallery. Users from the mentioned countries can redeem free Huawei Points and Lazada shopping vouchers available on the app. This will be available by the end of November 2019.

Countries Huawei Points Lazada Vouchers Trip.com Vouchers
Philippines PhP 1200 PhP 500 N/A
Singapore SG$ 30 SG$ 12 Up to SG$ 20 off
Thailand THB 850 THB 300 Up to THB 250 off
Malaysia MYR 100 MYR 40 Up to MYR 30 off

SEE ALSO: Huawei is building an ecosystem of connected devices

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OPPO Philippines offers 40% discount on service parts

Save more on your next repair

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It’s a fact that our devices have limited lifespans. When our devices start to break down, the only way to go is to dispose it or repair it. Those who choose the latter may find it hard since after-sales support is often tricky and lacking for most manufacturers; but not OPPO.

OPPO Philippines is offering up to 40% discount on service parts for device repairs. All service parts are covered by the discount — from motherboards to the top cover of the device.

The discount is eligible for the Neo 7, F1s, A37, F1 Plus, F1s 64GB, A39, A57, A71, F3, F3 Plus, F5, F5 Pro, F5 Youth, A7, A71 2018, A83, F7, F7 Youth, A3S and F9. The discount for service parts is available from November 4 onwards at all OPPO Service Centers nationwide. To know more, visit their website.

OPPO also has several initiatives that provide technical support to its consumers. It has a 1-hour flash fix program, a phone loan program, and a service app to help users when their devices suddenly break down. Plus, all OPPO devices come with an international warranty.

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11.11 sale: Ultimate tech guide

The sale of the year is here

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Most believe that 11:11 is a lucky time. Perhaps, it’s true enough that this November 1, many tech brands are on sale where you can score big discounts. We compiled the tech brands and their products on sale so you don’t have to tire yourself searching the web.

We’re actively updating this article to reflect other tech brands participating in the 11.11 sale. So, hit refresh once in a while!

Acer

  • Aspire 1 — from PhP 19,999 to PhP 11,499
  • Nitro 5 (4GB / 1TB) — from PhP 40,999 to PhP 37,388 (Lazada)
  • Swift 3 — from PhP 42,999 to PhP 39,999 (Lazada)
  • Nitro 5 (4GB / 1TB + 256GB) — from PhP 43,999 to PhP 41,999 (Lazada)

For more Acer deals, check out their Shopee page. Alternatively, you can also check out their Lazada page.

AULA

  • Gaming Mechanical Keyboard — from PhP 3,590 to PhP 1,880 (Shopee)

COOCAA (Lazada only)

For more COOCAA deals, check out their Lazada page.

Dyson (Lazada only)

  • Supersonic Hair Dryer Ion — from PhP 21,500 to PhP 18,090 (Lazada)

For more Dyson deals, check out their Lazada page.

Honor

Huawei

For more Huawei deals, check out their Shopee page. Alternatively, you can also check out their Lazada page.

JBL

  • Clip 2 — from PhP 3,099 to PhP 1,699 (Shopee)
  • Go 2 — from PhP 2,299 to PhP 2,099 (Shopee)
  • Clip 3 — from PhP 3,499 to PhP 3,099 (Shopee)
  • Flip 4 — from PhP 6,995 to PhP 4,899 (Shopee)
  • Charge 3 — from PhP 8,099 to PhP 5,199 (Shopee)
  • Flip 5 — from PhP 6,999 to PhP 6,599 (Shopee)

For more JBL deals, check out their Shopee page. Alternatively, you can also check out their Lazada page.

OnePlus

  • 5T (8 / 128GB) — from PhP 20,990 to PhP 12,990 (Shopee)
  • 6T (8 / 256GB) — from PhP 37,990 to PhP 25,990 (Shopee)
  • 7 Pro (8 / 256GB) — from PhP 42,990 to PhP 35,777 (Shopee)
  • 7 Pro (8 / 256GB) — from PhP 42,990 to PhP 39,990 (Lazada)
  • 7T Pro (8 / 256GB) — from PhP 42,990 to PhP 39,899 (Shopee)
  • 7T Pro (8 / 256GB) (Lazada)

OPPO

Realme (Lazada only)

  • C2 (2 / 32GB) PhP 5,290 (all-day discount) / PhP 4,990 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 3 (3 / 32GB) PhP 5,890 (all-day discount)
  • 5 (3 / 32GB) PhP 6,690 (all-day discount) / PhP 6,490 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 5 (3 / 64GB) PhP 7,690 (all-day discount) / PhP 7,590 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 3 Pro (3 / 32GB) PhP 6,690 (all-day discount) / PhP 6,490 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 5 Pro (4 / 128GB) PhP 11,390 (all-day discount) / PhP 11,290 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 5 Pro (8 / 128GB) PhP 13,790 (all-day discount) / PhP 13,690 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • XT (8 / 128GB) PhP 16,990 (all-day discount) / PhP 16,790 (12 — 2AM special offer)

Samsung

For more Samsung deals, check out their Lazada page. Or, their Shopee page.

Xiaomi

  • Band 4 (Lazada)
  • A3 (4 / 128GB) (Lazada)
  • Note 7 — from PhP 7,990 to PhP 7,390 (Lazada)
  • 9 SE (6 / 64GB) — from PhP 15,990 to PhP 14,990 (Lazada)
  • 9T (6 / 64GB) — from PhP 15,990 to PhP 15,670 (Lazada)
  • 9T (6 / 128GB) — from PhP 17,990 to PhP 15,490 (Lazada)
  • Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner — from PhP 19,990 to PhP 9,679
  • 9T Pro (Lazada)
  • Mix 3 (6 / 128GB) — from PhP 29,990 to PhP 23,843.16 (Lazada)

For more Xiaomi deals, check out their Lazada page.

Vivo (Lazada only)

  • Y71 (Lazada)
  • Y91 (Lazada)
  • Y85 — from PhP 13,999 to PhP 10,999 (Lazada)
  • Y95 — from PhP 13,999 to PhP 10,999 (Lazada)
  • V11i (6 / 64GB) — from PhP 14,999 to PhP 12,999 (Lazada)
  • V11i (4 / 128GB) — from PhP 15,999 to PhP 11,899 (Lazada)
  • V11 (Lazada)

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