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Globe vs Smart Postpaid Offering For The Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Which Is Better?


Price war is on with Smart and Globe! If Smart is offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for P1,999 a month (All-in Plan 1800 plus P200 cash out for 24 months), Globe will be offering it for P1,799 a month (Plan 999 plus P800 cash out via credit card for 24 months). Globe will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with “unlimited LTE”. The main disadvantage though is that if you also want unlimited calls and texts, that would be additional P600 on your bill and that will total of P2,399 a month. Moreover, Globe is offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 + Samsung Galaxy Gear bundle free at Globe Platinum Plan 5000 with a 24 month contract period.



Smart, on the other hand, may be offering the Note 3 at Plan 1800 but the difference is everything is all in. If you want unlimited LTE calls and texts, just register the service for P995 for 30 days and P600 for 30 days. That would be included on your Plan 1800 and not on top of it.

Which has the better deal? That depends on your needs. But let me help you with that.

  • Smart has more LTE sites and has faster LTE than Globe.
  • Globe has faster LTE on Ayala territories (Ayala Malls, Ayala Land housing and condo projects)
  • Globe is offering the Note 3 on a cheaper plan.
  • Smart has an All-in Plan which includes unlimited LTE and unlimited calls and texts within your plan
  • Globe has true unlimited LTE. Smart, according to some reports, has a bandwidth cap.

Whatever you decide, I’m pretty sure you will never go wrong on choosing a Galaxy Note 3, its undeniably the best and most powerful device to date. Check the specs here:

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specs:

  • 2.3 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (LTE model)
  • 1.9GHz Octa Core Exynos processor (3G model)
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64 GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 5.7 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels) 386 ppi
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared Port
  • 3,200 mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jellybean