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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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Audio House is giving away freebies for Chinese New Year

Get a voucher or a standing fan for the new year

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Chinese New Year is fast approaching once again. This year, Audio House is giving us more reasons to celebrate the festivities.

From January 18 to February 9, Audio House will give away SG$ 28 Ang Pow (red packet) vouchers or standing fan to every customer with no minimum purchase. Customers may use these vouchers to discount their next purchase.

Anyone is eligible to receive these freebies. For any successful friend referral, the customers receive an additional SG$ 1 to their vouchers. However, there’s a limit of 50 persons per referral.

In total, anyone can receive an SG$ 78 voucher eligible for any items in any Audio House store nationwide.

Here are the steps to receive the freebies:

  1. Register via Audio House’s website.
  2. A confirmation email with QR Code will be sent to the registered email address.
  3. Present the confirmation email with QR Code and ID at any Audio House showroom service counter to redeem either the ang pow voucher or the standing fan. Each can only redeem once.

The voucher is a great help for individuals gifting their loved ones with electronic items. With over 4,900 electronic items for sale, Audio House showcases major brands from all over the world. Plus, they give cashback in the form of vouchers on every item purchased. To learn more about Audio House, visit their website.

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Huawei Y9s and MediaPad T3: Price and availability in the Philippines

Preorders come with freebies

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Looking for an all-around companion? Huawei just released the Y9s budget smartphone and MediaPad T3 tablet in the Philippines to start 2020. From January 13 to 17, eager customers can pre-order these devices on Lazada and Shopee.

These pre-orders come with freebies too. All Huawei Y9s preorders come with gift box worth PhP 690. The gift box contains a tumbler, data cable, and canvas shopping bag.

Meanwhile, all Huawei MediaPad T3 8-inch tablet preorders come with free Huawei earphones and PhP 499 Anytime Fitness voucher.

To get the freebies, head over to Huawei’s Lazada and Shopee page. These devices will officially retail soon after.

Price and Specifications

Huawei Y9s is a budget smartphone priced at PhP 13,990. For its price, the phone comes with a striking glass back design and triple cameras. The pop-up camera in the front houses the selfie camera. Kirin 710F chipset and 4,000 mAh battery power the device. Memory and storage configurations are available only at 6GB + 128GB, but expendable up to 512GB via MicroSD.

Meanwhile, the Huawei MediaPad T3 features an 8-inch HD display. Made from anodized aluminum, it features a lightweight footprint at only 350 grams. Runtimes are decent with a 4,800 mAh battery. It is available with 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage. Price starts at PhP 6,490.

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Huawei’s AppGallery offers various rewards this January

App rewards for the new year

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Got the latest Huawei smartphone? You might be bummed to find out that it lacks Google Play Store. Due to the ongoing ban, some of their smartphones come with their versions of popular Google apps and services instead.

In place of Google Play Store is the Huawei AppGallery. It features numerous apps divided into several categories. To entice you to look at the selection of apps from AppGallery, Huawei is offering various rewards through the app from January 1 to 31.

You can receive a wide range of perks such as vouchers from selected app partners, Huawei Points and Huawei smartphones by simply installing select apps and joining events inside the app. The promo has three divisions:

Download apps and get Huawei points

You can win up to 800 points by installing select apps from the AppGallery. Each one of the 16 participating apps come with 50 points equivalent to PhP 50. These points can then be used for in-app purchases in Huawei’s AppGallery, Themes, Mobile Cloud, and more.

New Year gifts on the AppGallery’s Gift Center

Huawei is treating its users with freebies for the new year. You can claim these freebies by going to AppGallery’s Gift Center. Freebies include VIU subscriptions, iFlix VIP subscriptions, and many more.

Play Games and Win HUAWEI Smartphones

Do you play Guns of Glory, Jellipop Match, Mobile Royale, Rise of Kingdoms and Saint Seiya? You have a chance to win HUAWEI smartphones by buying in-game items and paying through Huawei’s in-app purchases (IAP).

To participate, you must download the participating game(s) from AppGallery. Then, purchase in-game items via Huawei’s IAP with a card payment method. Participants can spend on more than one game to accumulate the spending amount.

The top 30 in-game spenders across Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand will win a Huawei smartphone.

The promo has three phases. The first phase will run from January 1 to 7 with Nova 5T as the prize. The smartphone prizes for Phase 2 (January 8 to 14) and Phase 3 (January 15 to 31) will be revealed on the starting date of each phase.

You can visit Huawei’s promo website for more information.

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