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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’s Better Together 2022 Christmas campaign brings freebies, discounts

Make holiday season merrier and brighter!

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Christmas, this time around, is brighter and merrier for Filipino techies and alike. Especially with Huawei Philippines throwing a slew of discounts and promos as part of its Better Together 2022 Christmas campaign.

Entertainment companions

Nova 8i

Aspiring content creators can get their hands on the Huawei nova 9 and Huawei nova 8i which are available at PhP 23,999 and PhP 13,999 respectively. Both products come with a free Huawei FreeLace worth PhP 3,490 upon purchase.

Those who are looking for a reliable smart, music companion can trust the Huawei FreeBuds Pro. The top-of-the-line audio device is discounted from PhP 7,999 to PhP 6,999 with a ‘freebie bundle 2’ consisting of a premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp.

Productivity workhorses

Huawei MateBook D 15

For professionals looking to balance life and work, Huawei offers great deals on its key productivity devices. For instance, all laptops in the Huawei MateBook D and 14 2021 series come with a ‘freebie bundle 1’ consisting of a tumbler and a wireless charging lamp. Those who purchase any Huawei MateBook D 2021 products will get to take home a free AF30 mouse.

MateView

Meanwhile, the Huawei MateView GT 27-inch is also up for grabs for only PhP 18,999 with a ‘freebie bundle 2’ (Premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp).

Tablet supremacy

Remote workers can delight in Huawei’s tablet lineup. The Huawei MatePad 11 (6/128GB) comes with a free keyboard for PhP 26,999 while the Huawei MatePad 11 (6/256GB) retails for PhP 34,999 and comes with ‘freebie bundle 1’ (Tumbler, wireless charging lamp)

For those looking for a more affordable device, fret not. The midrange Huawei MatePad refresh dropped its price from PhP 18,999 to PhP 17,999. The budget Huawei MatePad T10, on another note, comes with ‘freebie bundle 2’ (Premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp) upon purchase.

Made for Kids

But it’s not just adults who should revel in top-of-the-line technology this holiday season. Kids can enjoy a smart device that can support their education and entertainment, protected with only age-sensitive content. Such is the case for the Huawei MatePad T8 Kids which now comes with a premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp.

Further, help them keep track of their health as early as they can with a Huawei Watch Kid — which is now discounted from PhP 9,999 to PhP 6,999.

Maintaining health and fitness

Give the gift of health and fitness with Huawei’s trusty, reliable, smart wearables. The Huawei Watch GT3 (46mm) retains its pre-order price tag of PhP 12,999 and comes with a free strap.

There’s also a Runner iteration of the Watch GT3, priced at PhP 13,999. It comes with a free Huawei FreeLace for the duration of its pre-order. For the remainder of the Christmas campaign, it will come with a strap and ‘freebie bundle 2’ (Premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp) instead.

For a more affordable watch, Huawei’s top-selling GT2 Pro is now discounted from PhP 11,999 to PhP 8,999.


The Better Together 2022 Christmas campaign happens from November 26, 2021, to January 02, 2022. For more info, visit Huawei’s official Online Store or flagship stores on Lazada and Shopee. Customers may also visit any Huawei Experience Store in major shopping malls nationwide.

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Xiaomi launches All I Want for Christmas promo

Get an adorable toy and more

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With the Holiday season just around the corner, Xiaomi is showcasing an exclusive Mi Bunny plushie on top of awesome freebies for their All I Want for Christmas promo.

From November 13, 2021 to January 14, 2021, customers will be able to get either the adorable plush toy or freebie bundles with a purchase of any of the following products: Xiaomi 11T Series, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, Mi 11 Lite, and the Xiaomi Pad 5.

The Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro are the content creator’s ultimate companion. Both have high resolution cameras and a suite of AI-powered tools, including impressive filmography capabilities for “cinemagic” results.

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, meanwhile, comes with a 6.55” AMOLED DotDisplay and 10-bit TrueColor support for ultra-vivid display. There are also four color choices:Snowflake While, Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, and Peach Pink.

The Mi 11 Lite combines substance and style with its optimized 16MP main camera that is best for low-light conditions with Night Mode — enabling users to take stunning images with higher brightness, sharper contrast and enhanced detail.

Xiaomi Pad 5

Lastly, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is the versatile and portable workstation that can boost one’s productivity with premium features.

Here are the following packages:

PURCHASE FREEBIES
Xiaomi 11T

  • 128 GB: PhP 21,990
  • 256 GB: PhP 24,990
Mi Bunny worth PhP 922

Mi Eco Bag worth PhP 480

Xiaomi 11T Pro

  • 8GB + 256GB: PhP 27,990
  • 12GB + 256GB: PhP 29,990
Mi Eco Bag worth PhP 480

Mi Bluetooth Speaker worth PhP 3,250

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE

  • 128 GB: PhP 18,990
Mi Bunny worth PhP 922

Mi Eco Bag worth PhP 480

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

  • 128 GB: PhP 14,990
Mi Bunny worth PhP 922

Mi Eco Bag worth PhP 480

Xiaomi Pad 5

  • 6 GB + 128 GB: PhP 17,990
  • 6 GB + 256 GB: PhP 19,990
Mi Pad magnetic case worth PhP 1,500

Visit the Xiaomi Philippines official stores in Lazada and Shopee. More exclusive deals also await for Xiaomi devices in their Lazada and Shopee Global stores. You can also follow the official Xiaomi Facebook page to stay up to date on more deals and new products.

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Joy-Full OPPO: Score deals, discounts, and giveaways

OPPO Sale year-end promo

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OPPO is bringing special deals, discounts, and raffle giveaways with the Joy-Full OPPO Sale year-end promo for the holiday season.

Customers can score special discounts, freebies, and even raffle giveaways for every OPPO purchase worth PhP 9,500 and above until December 31, 2021.

The sale will be available via OPPO Brand stores, dealers and retailers, and e-commerce sites Shopee and Lazada!

Joy-Full Promo for All

For every purchase of OPPO A16k, A15 2GB, A15 3GB, and A15s from any OPPO Brand Store or retailer nationwide, you can avail the PHP700 OFF discount on OPPO IoT devices including the OPPO Enco W11, OPPO Band, OPPO Enco Air, OPPO Enco Buds, and OPPO Enco X.

Meanwhile, a purchase of any OPPO smartphone worth Php 9,500 and above, entitles customers to win an extra FREEBIE, like a Php 700 discount voucher for IoT products, a pair of G25 earphones or a 32GB memory card, by participating in the roulette raffle.

Customers who purchase any OPPO smartphone and register on the My OPPO App will also get the chance to win exclusive prizes.

Holiday must-haves

OPPO has also unveiled a trio of highly-recommended must-haves for the Christmas season: the OPPO Reno6 Z 5G Portrait Expert, OPPO A95, and OPPO A55.The Reno6 Z 5G retails at PhP 19,999 while the new OPPO A series smartphones OPPO A95 and OPPO A55 are priced at PhP 15,999 and PhP 9,999 respectively.

All these smartphones are available in OPPO retail stores, partner dealers and e-commerce platforms Shopee and Lazada.

To know more about the Joy-Full OPPO Sale and Joy-Full Year-End Promo, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

 

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