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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.

Wait no more

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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OPPO A15s: Price and availability in Singapore

Big screen and a respectable performance for SG$ 219

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OPPO A15s just launched in Singapore today, featuring a bigger display and storage capacity. Buyers can now pre-order the budget smartphone before it goes on sale this January 9.

For that price, OPPO A15s packs a big 6.52-inch screen with an HD+ resolution and a teardrop notch. The viewing experience also gets an upgrade thanks to Dirac 2.0 that optimizes the acoustic effects. OPPO is also touting its design, which features a sleek and curved body and a unique 3D vacuum coating.

The smartphone also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Fortunately, users can expand the storage up to 256GB through the microSD card slot. Powering the device is a MediaTek Helio P35 processor for a balance of performance and power efficiency.

OPPO also paid attention to gamers out there by incorporating HyperBoost 2.1 to reduce lags when playing the latest games. Thanks to a 4,320 mAh battery, OPPO A15s can last a day easily even when used heavily.

In terms of camera, OPPO A15s comes with a triple-camera setup in the form of a 13MP wide-angle lens+ 2MP macro lens + 2MP depth sensor. Soloop — OPPO’s own video editor — comes preinstalled and grants access to a wide library of music and video filters. Meanwhile, an 8MP front camera does the job for selfies and features AI beautification for those into it.

Lastly, OPPO A15s comes with ColorOS 7.2 which is based on Android 10. OPPO, however, has not indicated if the smartphone will receive Android 11 in the future.

Pricing and Availability

Pre-orders are now open for the A15s on the official OPPO Singapore Shopee store, lasting until January 8. Every pre-order also comes with a free umbrella. The smartphone will go on sale after the pre-order period for a retail price of SG$ 199. There are two color variants for it: dynamic black and mystery blue.

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Huawei MateBook 14, MatePad T10s: Price and availability in Singapore

Every pre-order comes with premium items until stocks last

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Huawei is launching two new companion devices for the new normal in Singapore this January: the MateBook 14 and MatePad T10s. For a limited time, buyers can also snag premium items worth SG$ 544 when they pre-order the new MateBook 14.

Premium items up for grabs include a Huawei Bluetooth mouse, Sound X, and backpack for every pre-order of MateBook 14 until supplies last. These items make for an attractive deal, considering that the MateBook 14 is one of the best laptops for students and budding professionals out there.

For its processor, the MateBook 14 comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 4000H processor for a balance of performance and power efficiency. It also has a 14-inch 2K display, allowing users to see more details clearly. On top of it all, it supports Huawei’s Multi-screen Collaboration that enables seamless integration between Windows and Android devices.

Huawei is also bringing the MatePad T10s — a sleek and compact Android tablet — alongside the MateBook 14. Every purchase of the tablet will come with a Huawei Bluetooth speaker and a blue flip cover all worth SG$ 86.

Pre-orders for the MateBook 14 starts on January 9 and lasts until January 15. Both the laptop and the tablet will be available for purchase from January 16 onwards. The retail price for these devices follows:

  • MateBook 14 — SG$ 1,298
  • MatePad T10s — SG$ 298

To avail of these devices, buyers may visit any authorized resellers, Lazada, or Shopee store page.

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iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max price cut on Digital Walker

Enjoy up to 75% off on other gadgets too!

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Despite being a year old, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are still a good value for a flagship phone this 2020. Thanks to Digital Walker, these flagship smartphones are a better value with big discounts on all variants.

Up until December 31, one can get up to PhP 21,000 off on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max on all Digital Walker Stores. As such, customers may snag these devices with the following prices:

iPhone 11 Pro

  • 64GB — PhP 52,990 (Initial price: PhP 68,990)
  • 256GB — PhP 58,990 (Initial price: PhP 78,990)
  • 512GB — PhP 70,990 (Initial price: PhP 91,990)

iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • 64GB — PhP 58,990 (Initial price: PhP 75,990)
  • 256GB — PhP 64,990 (Initial price: PhP 84,990)
  • 512GB — PhP 76,990 (Initial price: PhP 97,990)

Digital Walker offers 0% interest installment with the following credit cards: HSBC, Metrobank, BPI, Citibank, BDO, Unionbank, Eastwest, and PNB.

Thankfully, customers don’t have to show up at a physical store to take advantage of these big discounts. Home Office — Digital Walker’s online store — offers Apple’s 2019 flagships at a discounted price too. For peace of mind, every purchase comes with 12 months of warranty. Visit this link for the iPhone 11 Pro store page, and this link for the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Enjoy up to 70% off on other electronic items

For those looking to stuff their stockings with gadgets and electronic items, Digital Walker got their backs with the latest Tech The Halls promo.

One can enjoy up to 75%  off on select items from Baseus, Marshall, UAG, Momax, Fitbit, OnePlus, and more. Free shipping and discount vouchers are also up for grabs, so hurry before the promo ends on December 30!

Simply head over to the Lazada and Shopee store page of the affiliated brands for more exciting deals this holiday. For more updates on discounted brands, follow Digital Walker’s Facebook page today.

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