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Globe vs Smart: Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ postpaid plans

Where to get the latest Galaxy?

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are already confirmed to be offered by Philippine carriers. As always, we want to know which telco offers the best plan, so let’s compare Globe’s ThePLAN versus the new GigaX Plans of Smart.

Galaxy S9 (64GB)

Let’s start off with the “regular” Galaxy S9 which is going to be the best option for consumers looking for the latest premium Samsung phone that’s still fairly usable with one hand (due to its smaller display size) and not too expensive.

Globe
Smart
Plan ThePLAN 1499 GigaX Plan 1499
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 50 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 8GB 5GB + 10GB for video streaming
Freebies
  • Netflix for 6 months
  • Spotify Premium for 3 months
  • Discounted calls to Smart/TNT (PhP 4/min)
Device Fee PhP 1,000/month PhP 1,000/month
Total Monthly Fee PhP 2,499 PhP 2,499
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost  PhP 59,976 PhP 59,976

 

Both carriers offer the Galaxy S9 under their respective Plan 1499 and the device cashout fee is also the same at just PhP 24,000 or PhP 1,000 per month if availed through installment. Whichever telco you choose will cost you PhP 2,499/month or PhP 59,976 for the whole duration of the standard two-year contract.

The cost might be the same, but the inclusions of the plans are quite different. Globe offers unlimited calls within their network, unlimited texts to all networks, and 8GB of data. The usual freebies of premium subscriptions to Netflix and Spotify are present as well. With Smart, the new GigaX Plan offers 5GB of data and another 10GB solely for video streaming services like YouTube, iFlix, Fox+, and iWant TV. It also includes unlimited texts plus 50 minutes of voice calls to all networks. Despite the additional data for the video streaming, paid subscription to some of them are not included, but at least the plan offers discounted call rates to Smart/TNT.

Choosing between Globe or Smart is a matter of which plan meets your needs. Globe’s 8GB mobile data is definitely more generous than Smart’s 5GB, but the additional 10GB for video streaming is perfect for those who watch on the go. Smart’s allowance for calling and texting is ideal if you have to contact people on both networks, while Globe just has an unlimited all-network text offer.

Galaxy S9+ (64GB)

The Galaxy S9+ is a more powerful phone with its big bigger memory (6GB vs 4GB), dual rear cameras, and — if size matters — larger display. With that, the Galaxy S9+ is more expensive but not by much when availed through a postpaid plan.

Globe
Smart
Plan ThePLAN 1499 GigaX Plan 1499
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 50 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 8GB 5GB + 10GB for video streaming
Freebies
  • Netflix for 6 months
  • Spotify Premium for 3 months
  • Discounted calls to Smart/TNT (PhP 4/min)
Device Fee PhP 1,333/month PhP 1,300/month
Total Monthly Fee PhP 2,832 PhP 2,799
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost  PhP 67,968 PhP 67,176

 

Again, both telcos recommend their respective Plan 1499 for the bigger S9 and offer an installment scheme for the device.

Since we’re still with Plan 1499, we have same inclusion as with the Galaxy S9: Globe offers unlimited calls within their network, unlimited texts to all networks, and 8GB of data, while Smart has 5GB data + 10GB for video, 50 minutes of calls, and unlimited texts to all networks. They also have their respective freebies.

The cost of both handsets is not far from each other with Globe asking for a device cashout of PhP 32,000 or PhP 1,333/month and Smart with PhP 31,200 or PhP 1,300/month. Adding this to the plan fee, the monthly fee is PhP 2,832 for Globe and PhP 2,799 for Smart. Either plan has a standard contract of two years, which drives the total cost of the plans to PhP 67,968 and PhP 67,176, respectively.

If you don’t want to have ties with the carrier, you can always get the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ unlocked for PhP 45,990 and PhP 52,990, respectively, for the 64GB version. The Galaxy S9+ will also be available with 128GB storage for PhP 55,990 and 256GB storage for PhP 60,990. Both will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S9 Hands-On: AR Emoji and super slow-mo

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Huawei’s Better Together 2022 Christmas campaign brings freebies, discounts

Make holiday season merrier and brighter!

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Christmas, this time around, is brighter and merrier for Filipino techies and alike. Especially with Huawei Philippines throwing a slew of discounts and promos as part of its Better Together 2022 Christmas campaign.

Entertainment companions

Nova 8i

Aspiring content creators can get their hands on the Huawei nova 9 and Huawei nova 8i which are available at PhP 23,999 and PhP 13,999 respectively. Both products come with a free Huawei FreeLace worth PhP 3,490 upon purchase.

Those who are looking for a reliable smart, music companion can trust the Huawei FreeBuds Pro. The top-of-the-line audio device is discounted from PhP 7,999 to PhP 6,999 with a ‘freebie bundle 2’ consisting of a premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp.

Productivity workhorses

Huawei MateBook D 15

For professionals looking to balance life and work, Huawei offers great deals on its key productivity devices. For instance, all laptops in the Huawei MateBook D and 14 2021 series come with a ‘freebie bundle 1’ consisting of a tumbler and a wireless charging lamp. Those who purchase any Huawei MateBook D 2021 products will get to take home a free AF30 mouse.

MateView

Meanwhile, the Huawei MateView GT 27-inch is also up for grabs for only PhP 18,999 with a ‘freebie bundle 2’ (Premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp).

Tablet supremacy

Remote workers can delight in Huawei’s tablet lineup. The Huawei MatePad 11 (6/128GB) comes with a free keyboard for PhP 26,999 while the Huawei MatePad 11 (6/256GB) retails for PhP 34,999 and comes with ‘freebie bundle 1’ (Tumbler, wireless charging lamp)

For those looking for a more affordable device, fret not. The midrange Huawei MatePad refresh dropped its price from PhP 18,999 to PhP 17,999. The budget Huawei MatePad T10, on another note, comes with ‘freebie bundle 2’ (Premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp) upon purchase.

Made for Kids

But it’s not just adults who should revel in top-of-the-line technology this holiday season. Kids can enjoy a smart device that can support their education and entertainment, protected with only age-sensitive content. Such is the case for the Huawei MatePad T8 Kids which now comes with a premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp.

Further, help them keep track of their health as early as they can with a Huawei Watch Kid — which is now discounted from PhP 9,999 to PhP 6,999.

Maintaining health and fitness

Give the gift of health and fitness with Huawei’s trusty, reliable, smart wearables. The Huawei Watch GT3 (46mm) retains its pre-order price tag of PhP 12,999 and comes with a free strap.

There’s also a Runner iteration of the Watch GT3, priced at PhP 13,999. It comes with a free Huawei FreeLace for the duration of its pre-order. For the remainder of the Christmas campaign, it will come with a strap and ‘freebie bundle 2’ (Premium notebook and a Moonlight lamp) instead.

For a more affordable watch, Huawei’s top-selling GT2 Pro is now discounted from PhP 11,999 to PhP 8,999.


The Better Together 2022 Christmas campaign happens from November 26, 2021, to January 02, 2022. For more info, visit Huawei’s official Online Store or flagship stores on Lazada and Shopee. Customers may also visit any Huawei Experience Store in major shopping malls nationwide.

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Xiaomi launches All I Want for Christmas promo

Get an adorable toy and more

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With the Holiday season just around the corner, Xiaomi is showcasing an exclusive Mi Bunny plushie on top of awesome freebies for their All I Want for Christmas promo.

From November 13, 2021 to January 14, 2021, customers will be able to get either the adorable plush toy or freebie bundles with a purchase of any of the following products: Xiaomi 11T Series, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, Mi 11 Lite, and the Xiaomi Pad 5.

The Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro are the content creator’s ultimate companion. Both have high resolution cameras and a suite of AI-powered tools, including impressive filmography capabilities for “cinemagic” results.

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, meanwhile, comes with a 6.55” AMOLED DotDisplay and 10-bit TrueColor support for ultra-vivid display. There are also four color choices:Snowflake While, Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, and Peach Pink.

The Mi 11 Lite combines substance and style with its optimized 16MP main camera that is best for low-light conditions with Night Mode — enabling users to take stunning images with higher brightness, sharper contrast and enhanced detail.

Xiaomi Pad 5

Lastly, the Xiaomi Pad 5 is the versatile and portable workstation that can boost one’s productivity with premium features.

Here are the following packages:

PURCHASE FREEBIES
Xiaomi 11T

  • 128 GB: PhP 21,990
  • 256 GB: PhP 24,990
Mi Bunny worth PhP 922

Mi Eco Bag worth PhP 480

Xiaomi 11T Pro

  • 8GB + 256GB: PhP 27,990
  • 12GB + 256GB: PhP 29,990
Mi Eco Bag worth PhP 480

Mi Bluetooth Speaker worth PhP 3,250

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE

  • 128 GB: PhP 18,990
Mi Bunny worth PhP 922

Mi Eco Bag worth PhP 480

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

  • 128 GB: PhP 14,990
Mi Bunny worth PhP 922

Mi Eco Bag worth PhP 480

Xiaomi Pad 5

  • 6 GB + 128 GB: PhP 17,990
  • 6 GB + 256 GB: PhP 19,990
Mi Pad magnetic case worth PhP 1,500

Visit the Xiaomi Philippines official stores in Lazada and Shopee. More exclusive deals also await for Xiaomi devices in their Lazada and Shopee Global stores. You can also follow the official Xiaomi Facebook page to stay up to date on more deals and new products.

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Joy-Full OPPO: Score deals, discounts, and giveaways

OPPO Sale year-end promo

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OPPO is bringing special deals, discounts, and raffle giveaways with the Joy-Full OPPO Sale year-end promo for the holiday season.

Customers can score special discounts, freebies, and even raffle giveaways for every OPPO purchase worth PhP 9,500 and above until December 31, 2021.

The sale will be available via OPPO Brand stores, dealers and retailers, and e-commerce sites Shopee and Lazada!

Joy-Full Promo for All

For every purchase of OPPO A16k, A15 2GB, A15 3GB, and A15s from any OPPO Brand Store or retailer nationwide, you can avail the PHP700 OFF discount on OPPO IoT devices including the OPPO Enco W11, OPPO Band, OPPO Enco Air, OPPO Enco Buds, and OPPO Enco X.

Meanwhile, a purchase of any OPPO smartphone worth Php 9,500 and above, entitles customers to win an extra FREEBIE, like a Php 700 discount voucher for IoT products, a pair of G25 earphones or a 32GB memory card, by participating in the roulette raffle.

Customers who purchase any OPPO smartphone and register on the My OPPO App will also get the chance to win exclusive prizes.

Holiday must-haves

OPPO has also unveiled a trio of highly-recommended must-haves for the Christmas season: the OPPO Reno6 Z 5G Portrait Expert, OPPO A95, and OPPO A55.The Reno6 Z 5G retails at PhP 19,999 while the new OPPO A series smartphones OPPO A95 and OPPO A55 are priced at PhP 15,999 and PhP 9,999 respectively.

All these smartphones are available in OPPO retail stores, partner dealers and e-commerce platforms Shopee and Lazada.

To know more about the Joy-Full OPPO Sale and Joy-Full Year-End Promo, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

 

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