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Globe vs Smart postpaid plans comparison: Which is better for your Galaxy S20?

Pick what suits you better

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Samsung’s latest and greatest flagship, the Galaxy S20 series, is arriving in March to the Philippines. Pre-orders are now available for the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. Both Smart and Globe have already released their postpaid plans, so picking the right one can be tricky.

That’s why we’ve come up with this postpaid plans comparison to help you out. For this comparison, we will be picking a common plan price that will give the best value to you. As such, we will be comparing Smart and Globe’s plan 1499 across the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.

We will also be choosing the one-time cashout option since Globe doesn’t offer a monthly downpayment option. Plus, we’re taking into account those applying for a new application, not plan renewal. So without further ado, the postpaid plans:

Galaxy S20 (8 / 128GB)

Globe Smart
Data 11 GB 10 GB
Text Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Call
  • 50 mins. to any network
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 100 mins. to any network
  • Unlimited to Smart/Sun/TM
Device Fee PhP 26,400 PhP 29,400
Monthly Fee PhP 1,499 PhP 1,499
Freebies
  • 1GB free Facebook every month
  • 6-month Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB GoWiFi data access
  • 1-month GadgetCare
  • Free shipping
  • Free shipping
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cash-out Cost PhP 27,899 PhP 30,899

Galaxy S20+ (8 / 128GB)

Globe Smart
Data 11 GB 10 GB
Text Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Call
  • 50 mins. to any network
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 100 mins. to any network
  • Unlimited to Smart/Sun/TM
Device Fee PhP 31,200 PhP 34,200
Monthly Fee PhP 1,499 PhP 1,499
Freebies
  • 1GB free Facebook every month
  • 6-month Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB GoWiFi data access
  • 1-month GadgetCare
  • Free shipping
  • Free shipping
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cash-out Cost PhP 32,699 PhP 35,699

Galaxy S20 Ultra (12 / 128GB)

Globe Smart
Data 11 GB 10 GB
Text Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Call
  • 50 mins. to any network
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 100 mins. to any network
  • Unlimited to Smart/Sun/TM
Device Fee PhP 43,200 PhP 46,200
Monthly Fee PhP 1,499 PhP 1,499
Freebies
  • 1GB free Facebook every month
  • 6-month Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB GoWiFi data access
  • 1-month GadgetCare
  • Free shipping
  • Free shipping
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cash-out Cost PhP 44,699 PhP 47,699

A data-heavy user might appreciate Globe’s postpaid offering more than Smart’s. The extra 1GB coupled with free data allocations and Amazon Prime Video subscription lets you enjoy more content while on mobile data.

However, there’s a saving grace for Smart’s postpaid plan. If you always call your friends and family, the doubled call minutes allocation from Smart will go a long way to ensure you’re always connected. Plus, you won’t need to register for any postpaid promos sooner.

After deciding what postpaid plans best suit you, you may need to bring a valid ID to register. For Smart, you may visit any concept store nationwide to apply. For Globe, you may call their hotline: (02) 7730-1010. Alternatively, you may visit any Globe concept stores nationwide.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series will arrive in the Philippines on March 6. While you’re still waiting for your next Galaxy to arrive in your hands, you may view our hands-on below:

 

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LG launches three new XBoom Go speakers in Singapore

XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2 have well-balanced sounds and compact designs

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There’s one accessory that we need more than ever as we work from home. That’s a bluetooth speaker — it’s portable, convenient, and allows listening to tunes anytime, anywhere. Buyers on the lookout for a great Bluetooth speaker should look no further than LG’s XBoom speaker lineup. After all, LG is launching three new XBoom speakers in Singapore.

These three new speakers are the XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2. All these speakers stand out from the competition through its well-balanced sound, enhanced usability and features, and compact design. LG partnered with MERIDIAN to ensure that its speakers produce high-quality sound with deep bass, clear treble, and rich vocals.

LG’s XBoom Go PL2

As for the XBoom Go PL7, LG equipped the speaker with dual tweeters. Like the rest of the lineup, it also comes with dual passive radiators and dual-action bass feature, as well as a sound boost to deliver consistent, crystal-clear, and bass-thumping sound across all frequencies.

LG also equipped some smarts across all speakers. All XBoom Go speakers support hands-free voice commands and multi-phone pairing. Listeners can take advantage of the built-in Wireless Party Link function to link two XBoom Go PL7 together.

Multi-color lighting is also available for both the XBoom Go PL7 and PL5. This lighting feature employs a sophisticated three-step process to detect the song’s beat and match it with corresponding colors.

On top of all the features, all XBoom Go speakers are IPX5-rated. Thus, listeners can use them for pool parties since the speakers are guaranteed to survive from sprays and splashes.

Interested buyers can buy the XBoom Go PL7, PL5, and PL2 on all authorized retailers (Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS, Harvey Norman, NTUC, and Popular) across Singapore. For more information, visit LG Singapore’s website.

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OPPO Reno 2, Reno 2F, and more discounted in July

For a back-to-school sale

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As another school year begins, students and educators need the best devices to keep up with their needs. The need for a good device is particularly important this year as most schools shift to online remote learning. A good device can be a reliable smartphone that has attractive specs at an affordable price tag.

Those looking for their next smartphone should take a look at OPPO’s offerings this July. OPPO Philippines is offering discounts for some models as part of its back-to-school sale. Discounted models include the A-series and the Reno series. Up to PhP 3,000 discount can be had on select models.

A-series discounts

Reno-series discounts

  • Reno 2F — from PhP 17,990 to PhP 15,990
  • Reno 2 — from PhP 28,990 to PhP 25,990

To avail of these discounted models, head over to any open OPPO concept stores or authorized resellers nationwide. Students may also buy OPPO smartphones on Lazada or Shopee. For more information about the promo, visit OPPO’s website. 

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ASUS VivoBook S goes on sale

Making it a compelling laptop for students and teachers

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The start of a new school year is just a month away and distance learning is the new normal. As such, students and teachers need a reliable laptop for this paradigm shift. That’s where this ASUS Vivobook S sale comes in.

ASUS Philippines is offering various discounts and price promos for its popular VivoBook S laptop series. Buyers can snag discounts of up to PhP 25,000 on select models. These include the VivoBook S15, S14, and even the slim-and-light S13.

VivoBook S15

The VivoBook S15 features a 15.6-inch screen so students and teachers can view lessons with ease. On top of that, all VivoBook S15 models have Intel Core processors to meet the demands of online education.

The ErgoLift hinge, meanwhile, ensures that students won’t tire their hands when typing long documents and files.

  • S531FL-BQ071T / S531FL-BQ072T / S531FL-BQ073T (15-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD, MX250) — from PhP 60,995 to PhP 55,995 (promo price of PhP 50,995)
  • S531FL-BQ289T / S531FL-BQ290T / S531FL-BQ376T / S531FL-BQ377T / S531FL-BQ378T (15-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 512GB SSD, MX250) — from PhP 56,995 to PhP 51,995 (promo price of PhP 46,995)
  • S531FL-BQ001T / S531FL-BQ002T / S531FL-BQ003T / S531FL-BQ004T / S531FL-BQ005T (15-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 8GB / 512GB SSD, MX250) — from PhP 49,995 to PhP 41,995 (promo price of PhP 40,995)
  • S530 (15-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 1TB + 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 64,995 to PhP 51,995 (promo price of PhP 46,995)

VivoBook S14

There’s also a VivoBook S14 for students who want a laptop with a smaller screen, but packs decent performance overall.

All VivoBook S14 models come equipped with NanoEdge displays, ensuring immersive viewing experience for multimedia files. Plus, each model weight under 1.4 kilograms, making it easy to carry around at home or at school.

  • S431 (14-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 8GB / 512GB SSD, MX250) — from PhP 49,995 to PhP 44,995 (promo price of PhP 40,995)
  • S430FN-EB059T / S430FN-EB060T / S430FN-EB061T (14-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 64,995 to PhP 51,995 (promo price of PhP 46,995)
  • S430FN-EB056T / S430FN-EB057T / S430FN-EB058T / S430FN-EB062T (14-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 4GB / 1TB + 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 51,995 to PhP 39,995 (promo price of PhP 35,995)

VivoBook S13

Students who need an ultraportable laptop should look no further than VivoBook S13. This laptop is even lighter than VivoBook S14, weighing only 1.2 kilograms.

While it is light, ASUS didn’t skimp on features for the VivoBook S13. It comes with the latest Intel Core processors and up to 8GB of RAM. Plus, each model comes with an 89% screen-to-body ratio, focusing more on the content at hand.

  • S330FN-EY006T / S330FN-EY005T / S330FN-EY004T (13-inch FHD, i7-8565U, 8GB / 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 62,995 to PhP 46,995 (promo price of PhP 42,995)
  • S330FN-EY002T / S330FN-EY001T / S330FN-EY003T (13-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 8GB / 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 56,995 to PhP 41,995 (promo price of PhP 37,995)
  • S330UN-EY002T / S330UN-EY001T (13-inch FHD, i5-8250U, 4GB / 256GB SSD, MX150) — from PhP 50,995 to PhP 40,995 (promo price of PhP 36,995)
  • S330FA-EY005T / S330FA-EY009T / S330FA-EY008T (13-inch FHD, i5-8265U, 8GB / 256GB SSD) — from PhP 51,995 to PhP 39,995 (promo price of PhP 35,995)
  • S330UA-EY023T (13-inch FHD, i5-8250U, 4GB / 256GB SSD) — from PhP 45,995 to PhP 34,995 (promo price of PhP 31,995)

To avail of ASUS’ VivoBook laptops, head over to their Lazada, Shopee, and official online store. You may also buy these discounted laptops at any participating ASUS physical stores nationwide.

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