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Huawei Nova 3i: Best Globe, Smart postpaid plans

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The preorder period is over. Today, July 28, you can finally buy what we think is Huawei’s best value-for-money midrange phone thus far. The Huawei Nova 3i, priced aggressively at P15,990 (roughly $301), becomes official in the Philippines — and with Filipino actor James Reid as its endorser.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Nova 3i review: Brilliant in almost every way

The device boasts four cameras with artificial intelligence; the new Huawei Kirin 710 processor with dedicated AI chip; 4GB of RAM; 128GB of internal memory; a 6.3-inch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio; and the company’s own user interface layered on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.

GPU Turbo, which is claimed to improve the processor’s graphics performance by 60 percent and power efficiency by 30 percent, is present as well.

READ ALSO: Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i now official. We compare them here

Now, if you would rather get the smartphone through a postpaid plan, take note of the best offers that telcos Globe Telecom and Smart Communications have in store for you.

The most affordable Globe postpaid plan that you can avail yourself of without any initial cash out is ThePlan 1499. For P1,499 ($28) a month for two years, you get the following for free:

  • 8GB of data
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM subscribers
  • Unlimited text messages to all networks’ subscribers
  • DisneyLife (six months subscription; no data included)
  • Spotify Premium (1GB data allocation per month for three months)
  • Gadget Care phone-protection plan

Of course, you can always opt for the more expensive postpaid plans if you need more free data allocation. ThePlan 1799 includes 11GB of data; ThePlan 1999, 16GB; and ThePlan 2499, 21GB.

There are postpaid offers that are cheaper than ThePlan 1499, but you have to remember the following:

  • ThePlan 1299: less free data allocation at 6GB; there’s a one-time P3,600 ($68) cash out
  • ThePlan 999: less free data allocation at 4GB; there’s a one-time P6,000 ($113) cash out; you only get free unlimited calls to Globe/TM subscribers
  • ThePlan 799: less free data allocation at 1.5GB; there’s a one-time P8,400 ($158) cash out; no free DisneyLife and Spotify Premium subscriptions, though there’s free 1GB data allocation per month for Facebook access
  • ThePlan 599: less free data allocation at 2.5GB; there’s a one-time P9,600 ($181) cash out; no unlimited calls to Globe/TM subscribers; no free DisneyLife and Spotify Premium subscriptions, though there’s free 1GB data allocation per month for Facebook access

We think the sweetest offer for the Huawei Nova 3i is still ThePlan 1499. You can see all of Globe’s postpaid plans for the phone here.

All of Smart’s offers for the Huawei Nova 3i involve paying an initial amount and monthly fees for the unit itself, spread out over a period of 24 months. The best of them all? We think it’s the GigaX Plan 999, where you pay P1,299 ($24) per month — that’s P999 ($19) for the service and P300 ($6) for the handset. The initial cash out is P1,299, too.

There’s also an option for GigaX Plan 999, where you shell out P8,199 ($154) at first and your monthly fees will be reduced to P999 ($19) for two years.

The postpaid plan includes the following freebies:

  • 4.5GB open-access data
  • 10GB data for videos
  • Unlimited text messages to all networks’ subscribers
  • 50 minutes of calls to all networks’ subscribers
  • Data rollover

Still looking for other options? Check out all of Smart’s offers under its GigaX program.

Huawei Nova 3i Smart GigaX Plans for postpaid on Revu Philippines

Smart GigaX Plans for the Huawei Nova 3i

Take note that the PLDT subsidiary has fully customizable and consumable plans as well. They give you full control of your mobile usage, whether it’s for data, calls, texts, or entertainment subscriptions. Check out the table below, and see the five choices you have for the Huawei Nova 3i.

Huawei Nova 3i Smart All-in Plans for postpaid on Revu Philippines

Smart All-in Plans for the Huawei Nova 3i

You can see all of Smart’s postpaid plans for Huawei’s latest quad-camera phone here.

  • 6.3-inch display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 710 processor clocked at 2.1GHz
  • Mali-G51 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB expandable memory
  • Dual 16- and 2-megapixel rear cameras (AI)
  • Dual 24- and 2-megapixel front camera (AI)
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • 3,340mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 19 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.