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Huawei P30 Pro and P30 telco price plans compared

By Vijay Anand - 13 Apr 2019

Huawei P30 telco price plans compared

The P30 isn't as advanced as the P30 Pro, with "only" a triple camera setup, but it still has the same 40MP SuperSpectrum main sensor, while the other two cameras are similar to the Mate 20 with a 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide and 8MP f/2.4 telephoto with 3x optical zoom and 5x hybrid zoom. The P30 also boasts 30x digital zoom, which is still plenty good considering last year's achievements.

Huawei P30 (128GB) Price Plans Compared
 

Value plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel
Name Lite Combo 1
Huawei P30 Pro Price

S$738

S$738

Monthly Subscription S$28 S$27.90
Local Outgoing Mins 100 100
Local SMS 500 500
Local Data Bundle 300MB 100MB
Other Notes
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
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Total Cost Over Two Years

S$1,410

S$1,407.60


 

Basic plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 M1 Singtel Singtel StarHub
Name Lite+ mySIM(e) 40 Combo 2 XO 48 S$50 2-year plan
Huawei
P30 Pro Price
S$458 S$458 S$588 S$458 S$469
Monthly Subscription S$42 S$40 S$42.90 S$48 S$50
Local Outgoing Mins 200 100 200 100 100
Local SMS 1,000 100 1,000 100 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS OR purchase 500 SMS for S$3
Local Data Bundle 3GB 5GB + 10GB 2GB + 2GB Singtel WiFi 5GB
+ 5GB

5GB + 20GB + 80GB worry-free weekend data

Other Notes
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.

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-

  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
Total Cost Over Two Years S$1,466 S$1,418 S$1,617.60 S$1,700 S$1,669

 

Mid-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 M1 Singtel
Name Reg mySIM(e) 70 Combo 3
Huawei
P30 Pro Price
S$298 S$198 S$298
Monthly Subscription S$62 S$70 S$68.90
Local Outgoing Mins 300 100 Unlimited* (10,000)
Local SMS 1,200 100 Unlimited* (10,000)
Local Data Bundle 4GB 15GB + 20GB 3GB
+ 2GB Singtel WiFi
Other Notes
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
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Total Cost Over Two Years S$1,786 S$1,878 S$1,951.60

 

Mid-high-tier plans comparison

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Reg+ XO 78 S$75 2-year plan
Huawei P30 Pro Price S$198 S$218 S$199
Monthly Subscription S$82 S$78 S$75
Local Outgoing Mins 400 300 300
Local SMS 1,500 300 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS OR purchase 500 SMS for S$3
Local Data Bundle 5GB 30GB + 10GB 30GB + 20GB + 80GB worry-free weekend data
Other Notes
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
Free 24 months of HBO Go
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
Total Cost Over Two Years S$2,166 S$2,090 S$1,999

 

High-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 M1 Singtel Singtel StarHub
Name Max mySIM(e) 90 /
mySIM(e) 118
Combo 6 XO 108 S$105 2-year plan
Huawei
P30 Pro Price
S$108 S$148 / S$98 S$78 S$0 S$0
Monthly Subscription $102 S$90 /
S$118
$95.90 S$108 $105
Local Outgoing Mins 800 100 /
Unlimited* (10,000)
Unlimited* (10,000) 500 Unlimited
Local SMS 2,000 100 /
Unlimited* (10,000)
Unlimited* (10,000) 500 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS
Local Data Bundle 7GB 50GB /
Unlimited*
(50GB)
6GB
+ 2GB Singtel WiFi
50GB
+ 20GB
60GB + 20GB +  80GB worry-free weekend data
Other Notes
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
Free 24 months of HBO Go Free 24 months of HBO Go
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
Total Cost Over Two Years S$2,556 S$2,308 /
S$2,930
S$2,379.60 S$2,592 S$2,520

 

Premium plans comparison 

Data Plan  M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Max+ Combo 12 S$238 2-year plan
Huawei
P30 Pro Price

S$0

S$0

S$0

Monthly Subscription S$228 S$239.90 S$238
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited Unlimited* (10,000) 10,000
Local SMS 5,000 Unlimited* (10,000) 10,000
Local Data Bundle 13GB 12GB
+ 2GB Singtel WiFi
100GB + 20GB + 80GB worry-free weekend data
Other Notes
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
  • Free 24 months of HBO Go
  • $500 yearly phone voucher
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
  • $500 yearly phone voucher
Total Cost Over Two Years

S$5,472

S$5,757.60

S$5,712

 

 

Analysis

Our thoughts for the Huawei P30 mirror very much what we thought about the Huawei P30 Pro on the previous page.

Value plan category:- These plans are not competitive in any sense and should be retired completely. Pick one from the next tier or go with no-contract, SIM-only options.

Basic plan category:- This is an interesting category with many different options at play depending on if you need a lot of data or more talk time. The more balanced option here is from M1. Its MySIM(e) 40 plan gets you 15GB of data and although the default talk time is limited, the top-up for more minutes are just S$2.50/S$5/S$7.50 respectively for +200/+800/Unlimited talk time minutes. There's even an option top up S$5 for an extra 25GB of data - that's a whopping 40GB of total data for just S$45 a month. Factor that into the total two-year cost of ownership and M1's MySIM(e) 40 looks like the best option.

Mid-tier category:- Singtel's Combo 3 plan doesn't look as worthwhile as its XO 78 plan in the next tier. Plus, the total two-year ownership cost pans out to be similar to StarHub's plan in the next tier. M1 is an easy recommendation here. Go with their Reg plan if you need a decent balance of talk time and 4GB of data that is fairly sufficient for the average user. Need more data than anything else? M1's MySIM(e) 70 will surely fit your needs and don't forget the talk time add-on options covered above. Corporate plan sign-ups usually don't entertain SIM-only plans, and if you're in such a fix go for the M1 Reg plan and add upsized data at just S$5.90 per month to net you a total of 7GB of data - plenty enough for most users.

Mid-high-tier category:- Unlike on the previous page, the cost difference between Singtel and StarHub are lower. As such, Singtel's new XO 78 with free HBO Go subscription, is as good as StarHub's S$75 2-year plan - even if the latter is $$90 cheaper over the course of two years.  Either plan should suit your needs well. 

High tier category:- Another interesting category, let's walk through the options. M1's mySIM(e) 90 is the cheapest two-year offering, but it's not competitive considering there's very little talk time provisioned. Topping up is an option, but if you don't need an insane amount of data, Singtel's Combo 6 is the next cheapest option with a serviceable amount of data, massive talk time bundled and even qualifies for a free HBO Go subscription for two years. That's not a bad all rounder option. But if you do need both plenty of data and talk time, StarHub's S$105 2-year plan has got you covered.

Premium plan tier:- Once again, StarHub's plan is the best in this tier. M1's Max+ is the cheapest, but given that the savings is under S$50 for over two years on an overall spend well beyond S$5k, its value isn't as apparent.