We look for different features when choosing a smartphone. Personally, if we were to buy one now, we’d choose something that’s 5G-ready for future-proofing purposes.
Philippine telecommunication companies Globe Telecom and Smart Communications have already started rolling out their 5G networks (see our tests here and here), so it’s only a matter of time before there’s 5G signal in all key areas in the country. And there are more device options now.
If you’re a Globe Postpaid subscriber or are looking to be one, you’re in luck; the Ayala-led telco is currently offering 5G phones at a discount. For as low as P1,299 (around $27 converted) a month, you can already own a 5G-enabled handset, allowing you to do so much more than what you can do on 4G.
Download files faster? But of course. Stream your favorite shows at the highest quality? Sure. Play online games with less latency or lag? Yup. Video-chat with clearer resolution? Check. There will be other use cases soon, for sure, as more and more countries adopt the technology.
So which smartphones are cheaper to own now, with their respective introductory prices and discounts being offered by Globe Postpaid until September 30? See the list below.
|DEVICE||DISCOUNTED PRICE||REGULAR PRICE|
|Huawei Nova 7 SE||Free at ThePlan 1299||Free at ThePlan 1499|
|Huawei Nova 7||Free at ThePlan 1799||P1,200 cash out at ThePlan 1999|
|Huawei P40||Free at ThePlan 1999||P4,800 cash out at ThePlan 1999|
|Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G||P10,800 cash out at ThePlan 2499||P16,800 cash out at ThePlan 2499|
|Huawei P40 Pro||P12,000 cash out at ThePlan 2499||P16,800 cash out at ThePlan 2499|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20||P20,400 cash out at ThePlan 2499||P25,200 cash out at ThePlan 2499|
|OPPO Find X2 Pro||P22,800 cash out at ThePlan 2499||P25,200 cash out at ThePlan 2499|
|Huawei P40 Pro Plus||P24,000 cash out at ThePlan 2499||P28,800 cash out at ThePlan 2499|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra||P30,000 cash out at ThePlan 2499||P34,800 cash out at ThePlan 2499|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra||P32,400 cash out at ThePlan 2499||P37,200 cash out at ThePlan 2499|
|Huawei Mate Xs||P81,600 cash out at ThePlan 2499||P86,400 cash out at ThePlan 2499|
Currently, Globe’s 5G service is available at the following areas: Bonifacio Global City; Valero Street and Rockwell Center in Makati City; Gen. Malvar in Ortigas Center, Pasig City; EDSA; and C5.
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