Deal Alert: The mobile edition

By Ken Wong - 19 Apr 2021

Deal Alert: The mobile edition

I use two phones. One for work and the other to keep my kids occupied when we’re out. To ensure that I maximise the use of both phones, one is an iPhone and the other is Android-based.

This helps open up the best of both worlds. I get the user-friendliness of the iPhone, and the open ecosystem the Google’s Play Store brings. But I’ve had to retire my old Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and have been looking for a replacement. And not just a phone either. I also want a plan with a lot of data so my kids will be amused when we go out.

Here are some of the smartphone and line deals we’ve found that are out right now.


Samsung A52

Released just last month, the Samsung A52 5G with 256GB of storage and 8GB of memory is already offered with 10% off. Powered by a Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G, it also has a 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera, 5MP macro camera, and 5MP depth sensor. Available in four colours, the battery is 4,500mAh and supports 25W Fast Charging.

Priced at S$581 (U.P. S$648) buying it now saves you 10% with a free headset and free shipping.

Read the news of its launch in Singapore here.

Check out the deal here.


StarHub SIM Only Plan

Customers who port a number into StarHub or sign up for a SIM-only line can get a data bundle of 40GB, unlimited talktime and 1,000 SMSs, all for S$20 monthly. Entirely contract-free as well as having zero registration, SIM card, and delivery fees, customers willing to commit to a one-year SIM Only plan will get an additional 50% more data, enjoying 60GB every month for a year.

Customers who add on a subscription for six months of Disney+ will receive two months of it free (worth S$24).

Check out the deal here, or at StarHub shops.


TPG SIM Only plan

As part of its celebrations, TPG will be providing free 50GB additional data to its SIM-only and Prepaid plans for a promotional period from 10 April 2021 to 11 July 2021. For example, TPG’s S$18 plan used to give users 80GB of data, but this offer increases the data allocation to 130GB. They also get 500 local call minutes. New users who subscribe to the plans within the period will get the additional 50GB data bonus immediately. Current users will be able to enjoy these plans upon renewing their subscription.

For more information, check out TPG’s site here.


Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite uses a 6.47-inch, 3D curved FHD+ AMOLED display that supports HDR10 playback. It also packs the in-display fingerprint sensor and low blue-light certification that the flagship variant had. A 64-megapixel primary shooter with the Sony IMX686 sensor leads the Quad Camera system, along with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and 2MP macro camera. Except for the camera, the Mi Note 10 Lite shares many commonalities with the regular Mi Note 10 variants, like its 5,260mAh battery, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor.

Typically, the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant goes at S$549, but it's now 20% off at S$439.

Read our coverage here.

Check out the deal here.


Editor's note and disclaimer: The deals are not an endorsement or recommendation of the product from the editorial team. Instead, the listed items present themselves as a good deal based on the novelty factor and how much of a discount it is being offered from standard retail pricing at the time of publishing. Please note that we are not responsible in any way if you're unable to secure the listed offer due to errors on our part or should the offers expire by the time you've checked them.


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