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Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max telco price plans compared

By Vijay Anand - 28 Sep 2019

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max telco price plans

Note: This article was first published on 14th September 2019.

Who's got the best plan for the Apple iPhone 11 phones?

With telcos gearing up for the upcoming local availability of the Apple iPhone 11 phones, we find out who's got the best telco price plan deal with a contract and the phone offered at a discounted rate. If you're more keen on a SIM-only, no-contract plan and getting the phone yourself, then hop over to our SIM-only, no-contract plan comparison (note that the comparison was last drawn up a few months back).

At a glance, these are the retail prices for the various iPhone 11 models:-

List prices for Apple iPhone 11 models
  64GB 128GB 256GB 512GB
iPhone 11 S$1,149 S$1,219 S$1,389 --
iPhone 11 Pro S$1,649 -- S$1,889 S$2,199
iPhone 11 Pro Max S$1,799 -- S$2,039 S$2,349

 

So what's new with the phones?

For the iPhone 11, lots of fun new colours, an ultra-wide camera, super-fast A13 Bionic processor, improved TrueDepth camera and has a better build. It's basically a much better iPhone XR and with a slightly lower price. Do check out our detailed hands-on of the iPhone 11 here.

Over on the iPhone 11 Pro, it now sports a tri-camera system on the rear thanks to the added ultra-wide camera, a Super Retina XDR display, larger battery capacity, super-fast A13 Bionic processor, improved TrueDepth camera and has a better build. Do check out our detailed hands-on of the iPhone 11 Pro phones here.

What do we think about the new iPhone 11 variants? Read our full review here!

Now on to the telco price plan comparison portion - we'll first compare the iPhone 11 Pro options, followed by the iPhone 11 on the next page.

 

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Price Plans Compared
 

Value plans compared (~S$30/month)

Data Plan M1
Name Base Plan with Device
Monthly Subscription S$30
Local Outgoing Mins 100
Local SMS 100
Local Data Bundle 12GB
Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco)
iPhone 11 Pro
device price
64GB: S$1,225
256GB: S$1,445
512GB: S$1,725
iPhone 11 Pro Max device price 64GB: S$1,365
256GB: S$1,575
512GB: S$1,860
  Total Cost Over Two Years
iPhone 11 Pro

64GB: S$1,945
256GB: S$2,165
512GB: S$2,445

iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB: S$2,085
256GB: S$2,295
512GB: S$2,580


 

Basic plans compared (~S$50/month)

Data Plan M1 Singtel Singtel StarHub
Name Base Plan with Device + $20 Add-on Combo 2 XO 48 S$50 2-year plan
Monthly Subscription S$50 S$42.90 S$48 S$50
Local Outgoing Mins 200 200 100 100
Local SMS 200 1,000 100 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS OR purchase 500 SMS for S$3
Local Data Bundle 17GB 2GB + 2GB Singtel WiFi 5GB
+ 5GB + Free weekend data

5GB + 10GB + Free weekend data

Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco)
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller ID and International Roaming
iPhone 11 Pro
device price
64GB: S$1,030
256GB: S$1,250
512GB: S$1,530
64GB: S$1,108
256GB: S$1,328
512GB: S$1,618

64GB: S$1,068
256GB: S$1,288
512GB: S$1,568

64GB: S$1,042
256GB: S$1,261
512GB: S$1,544
iPhone 11 Pro Max
device price
64GB: S$1,170
256GB: S$1,380
512GB: S$1,665
64GB: S$1,248
256GB: S$1,468
512GB: S$1,748
64GB: S$1,208
256GB: S$1,418
512GB: S$1,698
64GB: S$1,181
256GB: S$1,395
512GB: S$1,678
  Total Cost Over Two Years
iPhone 11 Pro 64GB: S$2,230
256GB: S$2,450
512GB: S$2,730
64GB: S$2,137.60
256GB: S$2,357.60
512GB: S$2,647.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$2,220
256GB: S$2,440
512GB: S$2,720

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$2,242
256GB: S$2,461
512GB: S$2,744
iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB: S$2,370
256GB: S$2,580
512GB: S$2,865
64GB: S$2,277.60
256GB: S$2,497.60
512GB: S$2,777.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$2,360
256GB: S$2,570
512GB: S$2,850

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$2,381
256GB: S$2,595
512GB: S$2,878

 

 

Mid-tier plans compared (~S$75/month)

Data Plan M1 Singtel Singtel StarHub
Name Base Plan with Device + $48 Add-on Combo 3 XO 78 S$75 2-year plan
Monthly Subscription S$78 S$68.90 S$78 S$75
Local Outgoing Mins 300 Unlimited* (10,000) 300 300
Local SMS 300 Unlimited* (10,000) 300 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS OR purchase 500 SMS for S$3
Local Data Bundle 42GB 3GB + 2GB Singtel WiFi 30GB + 10GB + Free weekend data 30GB + 10GB + Free weekend data
Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco)
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller ID and International Roaming.
iPhone 11 Pro
device price

64GB: S$770
256GB: S$990
512GB: S$1,270

64GB: S$878
256GB: S$1,098
512GB: S$1,378
64GB: S$798
256GB: S$1,018
512GB: S$1,298
64GB: S$814
256GB: S$1,033
512GB: S$1316
iPhone 11 Pro Max
device price
64GB: S$905
256GB: S$1,120
512GB: S$1,405
64GB: S$1,018
256GB: S$1,228
512GB: S$1,518
64GB: S$938
256GB: S$1,148
512GB: S$1,438
64GB: S$953
256GB: S$1,167
512GB: S$1,450
  Total Cost Over Two Years
iPhone 11 Pro 64GB: S$2,642
256GB: S$2,862
512GB: S$3,142
64GB: S$2,531.60
256GB: S$2,751.60
512GB: S$3,031.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$2,670
256GB: S$2,890
512GB: S$3,170


(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$2,614
256GB: S$2,833
512GB: S$3,116

 
iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB: S$2,777
256GB: S$2,992
512GB: S$3,277

64GB: S$2,671.60
256GB: S$2881.60
512GB: S$3,171.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)

64GB: S$2,810
256GB: S$3,020
512GB: S$3,310


(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$2,753
256GB: S$2,967
512GB: S$3,250

 

 

High-tier plans compared (~S$100/month)

Data Plan M1 Singtel Singtel StarHub
Name Base Plan with Device + $80 Add-on Combo 6 XO 108 S$105 2-year plan
Monthly Subscription S$110 S$95.90 S$108 $105
Local Outgoing Mins 500 Unlimited* (10,000) 500 500
Local SMS 500 Unlimited* (10,000) 500 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS
Local Data Bundle 78GB 6GB
+ 2GB Singtel WiFi
50GB
+ 20GB+ Free weekend data
60GB + 10GB + Free weekend data
Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco) 
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller ID and International Roaming.
iPhone 11 Pro
device price
64GB: S$520
256GB: S$740
512GB: S$1,025
64GB: S$638
256GB: S$858
512GB: S$1,138
64GB: S$528
256GB: S$748
512GB: S$1,028
64GB: S$565
256GB: S$784
512GB: S$1,068
iPhone 11 Pro Max
device price
64GB: S$660
256GB: S$875
512GB: S$1,160
64GB: S$778
256GB: S$989
512GB: S$1,278
64GB: S$668
256GB: S$878
512GB: S$1,168
64GB: S$704
256GB: S$918
512GB: S$1,202
  Total Cost Over Two Years
iPhone 11 Pro 64GB: S$3,160
256GB: S$3,380
512GB: S$3,665
64GB: S$2,939.60
256GB: S$3,159.60
512GB: S$3,439.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$3,120
256GB: S$3,340
512GB: S$3,620

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$3,085
256GB: S$3,304
512GB: S$3,588
iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB: S$3,300
256GB: S$3,515
512GB: S$3,800
64GB: S$3,079.60
256GB: S$3,290.60
512GB: S$3,579.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$3,260
256GB: S$3,470
512GB: S$3,760

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
64GB: S$3,224
256GB: S$3,438
512GB: S$3,722

 

 

Premium plans compared

Data Plan  M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Base Plan with Device + $205 Add-on Combo 12 S$238 2-year plan
Monthly Subscription S$235 S$239.90 S$238
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited Unlimited* (10,000) 10,000
Local SMS 1,000 Unlimited* (10,000) 10,000
Local Data Bundle 112GB 12GB
+ 2GB Singtel WiFi
100GB + 10GB + Free weekend data
Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco) 
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
  • $500 yearly phone voucher
iPhone 11 Pro
device price
64GB: S$200
256GB: S$420
512GB: S$705
64GB: S$0
256GB: S$88
512GB: S$368
64GB: S$355
256GB: S$574
512GB: S$858
iPhone 11 Pro Max
device price
64GB: S$340
256GB: S$555
512GB: S$840
64GB: S$58
256GB: S$218
512GB: S$498
64GB: S$494
256GB: S$708
512GB: S$992
  Total Cost Over Two Years
iPhone 11 Pro

64GB: S$5,840
256GB: S$6,060
512GB: S$6,345

64GB: S$5,757.60
256GB: S$5,845.60
512GB: S$6,125.60

64GB: S$6,067
256GB: S$6,286
512GB: S$6,570

iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB: S$5,980
256GB: S$6,195
512GB: S$6,480
64GB: S$5,815.60
256GB: S$5,975.60
512GB: S$6,255.60
64GB: S$6,206
256GB: S$6,420
512GB: S$6,704

 

Quick Analysis

Value Plans tier: Singtel is not promoting their Combo 1 plan with the new iPhones, but there really doesn'st seem to be a reason to recommend it anyway. So is M1's  S$30 per month Base Plan the best option in the budget plan with contract range? Not really. The plan doesn't come with Caller ID free, and if you pick-up that add-on, your total cost of ownership is much closer to StarHub's S$50  2-year plan in the next tier - especially if you're thinking of the iPhone 11 Pro Max edition. Not to mention there are more perks on the next tier of plans too.

Conclusion: Check the next tier of plans if you need a more all-round offering and not just the lowest cost of owning the phone.

Basic Plans tier: Looks like StarHub's S$50 base plan is the best overall offer with the most amount of data offered - especially when you consider the generous free weekend data. Not to mention, there's free Caller ID and international roaming fee. So while Singtel's XO 48 still appears cheaper, StarHub has a better proposition in this tier.

Mid-tier Plans: It gets very tricky here as cost of ownership over two years is the same - on face value. M1 offers a nice big 42GB data plan for the month, whereas the competitors offer 40GB + free weekend data. So the net amount of data you can consume per month on Singtel and StarHub is higher. Singtel's XO 78 plan throws in CAST Entertainment Plus and even HBO Go subscriptions. Meanwhile, StarHub's S$75 plan counters that with free Caller ID and international roaming fee. In essence, it's a tie between Singtel and StarHub and you can't go wrong with either.

High-tier Plans: For the same reasons as above, Singtel and StarHub come up equally recommended. Singtel's Combo 6 comes out the cheapest and is the ideal option if a modest amount of data is sufficient, but you prefer unlimited talk time.

Premium Plan tier: For those who need the maximum number of benefits, and more than 100GB of data, StarHub's S$238 plan has the best set of perks, in addition to a yearly S$500 handset voucher. Singtel's Combo 12 isn't competitive even if it's the 'cheapest' as its data perks pale in competition. M1 comes close to recommendation, but StarHub's overall perks are better.

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