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Samsung Galaxy Note9 telco price plan comparison
By James Lu - 20 Aug 2018,3:30pm

Samsung Galaxy Note9 telco price plan comparison

Who's got the best plan?

With all three telcos announcing their price plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note9, we find out who's got the best deal.

But first, check out the following articles for a quick refresher on what the Note9 offers:

There are two configurations available for the Note9: The 6GB/128GB version is available directly from Samsung (or any authorized retailer) without a contract for $1,398, while the 8GB/512GB version costs S$1,728.

 

Value plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Lite Combo 1 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Price

128GB - S$1,098

512GB - S$1,448

128GB - S$1,048

512GB - S$1,348

128GB - S$1,099

512GB - S$1,399

Monthly Subscription S$28 S$27.90 S$30
Local Outgoing Mins 100 100 100
Local SMS 500 500 100
Local Data Bundle 300MB 100MB 1GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

128GB - S$1,770

512GB - S$2,120

128GB - S$1,717.60

512GB - S$2,017.60

128GB - S$1819

512GB - S$2119


 

Basic plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Lite+ Combo 2 XS
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Price

128GB - S$908

512GB - S$1,248

128GB - S$928

512GB - S$1,228

128GB - S$999

512GB - S$1,299

Monthly Subscription S$42 S$42.90 S$48
Local Outgoing Mins 200 200 200
Local SMS 1,000 1,000 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS
Local Data Bundle 3GB 2GB

3GB + unlimited weekend data

Total Cost Over Two Years

128GB - S$1,916

512GB - S$2,256

128GB - S$1,957.60

512GB - S$2,257.60

128GB - S$2,151

512GB - S$2,451

 

Mid-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Reg Combo 3 S
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Price

128GB - S$648

512GB - S$998

128GB - S$598

512GB - S$898

128GB - S$539

512GB - S$899

Monthly Subscription S$62 S$68.90 S$68
Local Outgoing Mins 300 Unlimited* (10,000) 400
Local SMS 1,200 Unlimited* (10,000) Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS
Local Data Bundle 4GB 3GB 4GB + unlimited weekend data
Total Cost Over Two Years

128GB - S$2,136

512GB - S$2,486

128GB - S$2,251.60

512GB - S$2,551.60

128GB - S$2,171

512GB - S$2,531

 

Mid-high-tier plans comparison

Data Plan M1 StarHub
Name Reg+ M
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Price

128GB - S$578

512GB - S$928

128GB - S$499

512GB - S$799

Monthly Subscription S$82 S$88
Local Outgoing Mins 400 Unlimited
Local SMS 1,500 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS
Local Data Bundle 5GB 5GB + unlimited weekend data
Total Cost Over Two Years

128GB - S$2,546

512GB - S$2,896

128GB - S$2,611

512GB - S$2,911

 

High-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Max Combo 6 L
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Price

128GB - S$478

512GB - S$828

128GB - S$368

512GB - S$678

128GB - S$299

512GB - S$599

Monthly Subscription $102 $95.90 $108
Local Outgoing Mins 800 Unlimited* (10,000) Unlimited
Local SMS 2,000 Unlimited* (10,000) Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS
Local Data Bundle 7GB 6GB 8GB + unlimited weekend data
Total Cost Over Two Years

128GB - S$2,926

512GB - S$3,276

128GB - S$2,669.60

512GB - S$2,979.60

128GB - S$2,891

512GB - S$3,191

 

Premium plans comparison 

Data Plan  M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Max+ Combo 12 XL
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Price

128GB - S$328

512GB - S$678

128GB - S$198

512GB - S$498

128GB - S$199

512GB - S$499

Monthly Subscription S$228 S$239.90 S$238
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited Unlimited* (10,000) Unlimited
Local SMS 5,000 Unlimited* (10,000) Unlimited
Local Data Bundle 13GB 12GB 15GB + unlimited weekend data
Total Cost Over Two Years

128GB - S$5,800

512GB - S$6,150

128GB - S$5,955.60

512GB - S$6,255.60

128GB - S$5,911

512GB - S$6,211

 

Analysis

Overall, M1 offers the best deal, with the cheapest monthly subscription prices, and the cheapest handset prices.

In the value plan category, while Singtel has the cheapest overall price, it also has the smallest data bundle at just 100MB. As such, we would actually recommend StarHub for its 1GB data bundle. 

In the mid and mid-high tiers, M1 and StarHub are fairly close in price, and while StarHub is more expensive overall, its unlimited free weekend data may offset the price.

At the high tier, Singtel has the overall lowest price, however it once again has the smallest data bundle. If you're a heavy data user, you may want to consider StarHub thanks to its 8GB data bundle and unlimited weekend data.

Lastly, in the premium plan tier, it's the same story again as M1 appears cheapest from a total outlay perspective, but StarHub isn't that much more expensive and its generous 15GB data bundle and unlimited weekend data make it a better choice for heavy data users.

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