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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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Shopee kicks-off 10.10 Brand Festival

Kim Chiu takes centerstage

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Are your carts ready? Shopee has just kicked off its 10.10 brand festival!

Until October 10, you can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, big brand giveaways, and up to PhP 1,000 off brand vouchers at the upcoming brand fest.

If you’re lucky, you can also win PhP 430,000 worth of prizes: Vouchers, bundles, newly launched items, and even a lifetime supply of various products from over 30 participating brands.

Leading the event are popular brands such as Nestle, Deerma, GoMO!, Lactum, Colgate-Palmolive, Shigetsu, P&G Beauty, Garnier, and Belo — which will host Brand Days on Shopee Mall offering discounts up to 80% off, branded items as low as PhP 179, and a free gift with every purchase.

Moreover, different themed sales await on Shopee starting October 1:

  • Groceries Fair (October 1)
  • Fashion Fair (October 2-3)
  • Mom & Baby Fair (October 4)
  • Work From Home Fair (October 5)
  • Gadgets and Gizmo Fair (October 6-7)
  • Beauty and Wellness Fair (October 8-9)

ShopeePay to the rescue

Of course, you can still use ShopeePay to buy load, pay bills, and scan-to-pay. ShopeePay Wallet can be topped up through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners.

Doing so can get you up the ff:

  • 50 percent discount on load from Globe, Smart, Sun, and TNT
  • 50 [ercent cashback from Maynilad, PLDT, and various partner billers
  • PhP 1 deals from Puregold, Ultramega Supermarket, Potato Corner, and other partner merchants

The Chinita Princess debuts

The biggest brands sale of the year launched and debuted Kim Chiu, Shopee’s newest brand ambassador. The popular actress will be featured in Shopee’s new TV commercial and numerous in-app activities.

“Shopee Philippines is happy to welcome one of the country’s top entertainers into the Shopee family, Kim Chiu. Kim’s bubbly, charming personality and love for online shopping both resonate with millions of Filipinos who find joy and excitement in Shopee. This 10.10 Brands Festival, we hope to bring the best brand deals and so much more with our valued and trusted brand partners,” said Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines.

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MSI laptops back-to-school promo is in full swing

Freebies on GF Series, Modern 14, SummitE15, and Stealth 15M laptops!

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Back-to-school season is here but with an entirely different situation than before. For those looking to upgrade their online learning gear, they should look no further than MSI’s catalog of laptops right now. Until September 30, students can get up to PhP 11,000 worth of freebies on select laptops.

Select MSI laptops with bundled freebies include the GF Series, Katana GF Series, Modern 14, Summit E15, and Stealth 15M. Purchasing these laptops entitle students to free gaming headsets, backpacks, neck pillows, wireless mouse, external HDD, and more.

GF Series

Students who purchase any laptops from the GF Series can get free gaming backpacks, gaming headsets, and even a gaming mouse for a limited time. These freebies are the perfect match to these sleek yet capable gaming laptops that pack the best of the best. Some laptop models with freebies include:

  • GF65 Thin 10UE-230PH/236PH (PhP 64,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF65 Thin 10UE-223PH/237PH (PhP 59,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF65 Thin 10UE-411PH (PhP 59,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10UC-445PH/443PH (PhP 52,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10UC-446PH/444PH (PhP 47,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-247PH (PhP 45,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-248PH (PhP 44,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-269PH (PhP 42,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag

The aesthetic Katana GF66 series laptops are also included on MSI’ newest promo. With an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card, students can never go wrong with these laptops.

  • 11UG-223PH (PhP 85,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse
  • 11UD-452PH/227PH (PhP 74,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse
  • 11UC-225PH/226PH (PhP 69,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse

Modern 14

Need a productivity powerhouse? Look no further than MSI Modern 14, which boasts 10 hours of battery life and the latest AMD Ryzen 4000-series processors to meet the demanding workflow of professionals and students alike.

  • B11MO-050PH (PhP 55,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B11MO-051PH (PhP 49,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B11M-092 (PhP 37,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-062 / B4MW-232 (PhP 46,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-063PH / B4MW-225 / B4MW-210 (PhP 38,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B10MW-262 (PhP 31,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-226 (PhP 30,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker

Summit 15

Meanwhile, thin-yet-powerful MSI Summit 15 perfectly meets the demand of professionals who need power and performance in a compact package. This laptop comes with the latest 11th-gen Intel Core processors, and backed by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics. On top of that, it comes with TPM 2.0 to protect precious files and documents.

  • A11SCST-074PH (PhP 109,995)  — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker

Stealth 15

Finally, there is the MSI Stealth 15 for those who want the ultimate gaming package in a slim yet stylish package. It features the latest 11th-gen Intel Core processors paired with also with the latest NVIDIA RTX 3060 for best-in-class graphics. Plus, there’s plenty to see with the 15.6-inch FHD display.

  • A11UEK-016PH (PhP 109,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag

There’s more to unpack on MSI’s latest back-to-school promo. To know more about MSI laptops and their latest promo, visit their website today.

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Games, DualShock discounted on PlayStation Summer Sale

Sony whips up some interesting offers!

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Sony PlayStation is offering deals for selected items with its PlayStation Summer Sale! This includes the PlayStation VR, PlayStation Camera, and the DUALSHOCK 4 controller! Selected PlayStation 4 and 5 software are also available until September 5, 2021.

  • PlayStation VR with PlayStation Camera PhP 15,190
  • DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controllers (selected colors only) – PhP 1,990

Selected PS5 and PS4 games are up for grabs as well!

The sale includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales! Available in both PS4 and PS5 consoles, you’ll get a chance to play the swinging hero for a lower price. And we all know what’s coming this December, a new Spider-Man movie! So hype yourself up with Miles Morales for the PS4 and PS5 game will be priced at PhP 2,190!

The God of War, the Ghost of Sparta, the God-slaying Spartan, Kratos! Playstation added the God of War PlayStation Hits to the deals for PS4 consoles. Are you ready, mortal? The game has a new price of Php 550.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time chimes in on the deals as our childhood favorite is up for grabs too! The PS4 game has a new price of PhP 550!

Here are some additional games for Sony’s summer sale:

  • The Last of Us Remastered PlayStation Hits (PS4), at PhP 550 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition PlayStation Hits (PS4), at PhP 550 
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (PS4), at PhP 2,190 
  • FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (PS4), at PhP 1,690 

Finally, the summer sale will run from August 23 to September 5, 2021! Additionally, if you want to see more of the sale, you can go to their website!

 

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