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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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MSI laptops up for huge discounts in May

You get a free gaming bag on some models too

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MSI is starting May with a big bang thanks to an exclusive sale and promo for select laptops. From May 1 to June 13, customers can get big savings of up to PhP 17,005 and even score a free gaming backpack on purchase of select MSI laptops.

Participating in the promo are MSI’s selection of gaming laptops: GL75, GF63, and GF65 Thin. MSI is also including the Modern 14, a laptop geared for professionals and creatives.

Save up on MSI’s gaming laptops

Customers can save up to PhP 17,005 and get a free gaming bag on every purchase of the GL75. The gaming laptop is one of the best value out there, coming with respectable specs to get gamers going. Inside, there is a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor coupled with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti. It also comes with a 17.3 FHD IPS display with 144Hz refresh rate. Of course, this won’t be an MSI laptop without the cooler boost 5 and red backlit SteelSeries keyboard.

Meanwhile, the ever dependable GF63 series can be had with up to PhP 14,005 off their prices. The savings stack up from the cheap to expensive models:

  • 868PH (15.6-inch 144Hz FHD IPS display; Intel Core i7-10750H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti; 8 GB RAM; 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD) — from PhP 69,995 to PhP 59,250 with free gaming backpack
  • 869PH / 1269LA (15.6-inch 144Hz FHD IPS display; Intel Core i7-10750H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti; 8 GB RAM; 512 GB SSD) — from PhP 69,995 to PhP 58,250 with free gaming backpack
  • 843PH / 1099LA (15.6-inch 144Hz FHD display; Intel Core i5-10300H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti; 8 GB RAM; 512 GB SSD) — from PhP 61,995 to PhP 47,990 with free gaming backpack
  • 896PH (15.6-inch 144Hz FHD display; Intel Core i5-10300H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti; 8 GB RAM; 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD) — from PhP 61,995 to PhP 48,990 with free gaming backpack
  • 1083PH (15.6-inch 144Hz FHD display; Intel Core i5-10300H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti; 8 GB RAM; 1 TB HDD) — from PhP 48,995 to PhP 43,995

Free MSI gaming bags are also up for grabs with every purchase of the GF65 Thin, the award-winning gaming laptop that packs the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 series graphics card.

MSI Modern 14: laptop for the professionals

Finally, professionals can take home a dependable laptop for their daily tasks at lower price thanks to the new low price of PhP 35,995 with the MSI Modern 14. This laptop is an all AMD laptop, featuring the latest Ryzen 5 4500U with Radeon integrated graphics. It also comes with a 14-inch FHD display and a respectable 8 GB of RAM topped by 512 GB of SSD storage.

To know more about MSI’s latest promo, visit their website today.

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Huawei launches service carnival until May 23

Get the best deals on warranties and repairs

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro

As a treat to customers, Huawei is launching its own service carnival until May 23. Through the service carnival, customers can get special deals and offers on device warranties and repairs.

Huawei smartphone owners can claim a free 90-day warranty extension, granted that they own these models:

  • Mate series — Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 40 Pro
  • P series — P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+
  • Nova series — nova 7i, nova 7 SE
  • Y — Y6P (2020)

Device owners should really try and sign up with Huawei’s own cloud solution, Huawei Cloud. For a limited time, new users will get a free 50 GB of storage for three months.

This promo won’t be about a service carnival without any perks on repairs. Customers can get a coupon for free labor repair through Huawei’s support app. Take note though that the coupon applies only to repairs for select models.

Customers can also sign up for free system upgrade and cleaning service of their Huawei smartphones or tablets. Finally, those with select devices can even enjoy lower repair fees.

Participating on the service carnival is easy. Customers simply have to access the updated version of the support app on their Huawei mobile device or tablet, and from there, tap the service carnival campaign banner to get started.

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Huawei has freebies and discounts for mothers this May

Discounts of up to SG$ 200 are up for grabs!

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To celebrate the upcoming Mother’s Day, Huawei is offering discounts and freebies for select devices. Everyone can enjoy savings of up to SG$ 200 and premium items only from May 1 until the 31st.

Here’s a summary of the devices, their corresponding discounts, and freebies:

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Mothers who love to photograph every moment of their lives would find a reliable ally with the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. They can snag the company’s latest flagship with a limited-time price of SG$ 1,398 down from its usual SG$ 1,598 price. To sweeten the deal, every purchase come with a free ring light case and a Huawei mini-speaker.

Huawei MateBook D14

The Huawei MateBook D14 is a reliable workhorse fit for the new normal. Thankfully, hardworking mothers can snag one at SG$ 998 — less SG$ 100 than its usual price. As a bonus, it comes with a mouse and laptop backpack for free.

Huawei MatePad

With a premium features to boot, the MatePad is the perfect companion device for mothers who balance work and play. Paired with the Huawei M-Pencil, the premium tablet becomes a virtual sketchpad where the only limit is the imagination. For a time, one can buy it at SG$ 498, down from its usual SG$ 398 price.

Huawei FreeBuds 4i

Listen to audio uninterrupted with the Huawei FreeBuds 4i, which comes in stylish colors that mothers will love. It also comes with three different set of ear tips so they can pick the right fit for a much immersive and comfortable listening experience. Here’s the deal: it only comes at SG$ 98 for a limited time, which is SG$ 20 off the usual price.

Huawei Band 6

Huawei Band 6 is an upgrade over its predecessor, featuring a much bigger screen. It still retains its excellent health and fitness tracking capabilities, making it the perfect gift for mother everywhere. As a bonus, it now even tracks stress — undoubtedly, one of the results of these uncertain times. One can avail the Huawei Band 6 at a promo price of SG$ 68 just by presenting an e-receipt from NTUC FairPrice Online to any Huawei stores, authorized dealers, and online shops — no minimum spend required.

Perks from Huawei online services

These discounts and freebies aren’t the only thing that makes Huawei devices a compelling buy. Buyers can also enjoy various perks on these different Huawei services:

  • New users get the first month for free on Huawei Video.
  • Exclusive themes, featured themes, and watch faces are 30% off on Huawei Themes.
  • Complimentary book credits are up for grabs so users can grab bestsellers from Huawei Books.
  • The first three months are free upon subscribing to 50 GB monthly auto-renew plan of Huawei Cloud.
  • Mother’s Day curated playlist along with millions of tunes can be played on Huawei Music.

To avail of these discounts and freebies, simply visit any Huawei stores nationwide, select consumer stores, and online shops on Lazada and Shopee.

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