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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ telco price plan comparison
By James Lu - 18 Mar 2018,12:00pm

Samsung Galaxy S9 telco price plan comparison

Who's got the best plan?

With all three telcos announcing their price plans for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, we find out who's got the best deal.

Check out the following articles for a quick refresher on what the S9 and S9+ offers:

On this page, we'll compare prices for the S9. Check out the next page for S9+ prices.

The S9 will only be available in the 64GB option in Singapore. Buying the phone directly from Samsung (or any authorized retailer) without a contract will cost you $1,198.

 

Value plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Lite Combo 1 Lite
Samsung Galaxy S9 Price S$948 S$998 S$999
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

S$1,620

S$1,667.60 S$1,719


 

Basic plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Lite+ Combo 2 XS
Samsung Galaxy S9 Price S$848 S$808 S$799
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 S$1,856 S$1,837.60 S$1,951

 

Mid-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Reg Combo 3 S
Samsung Galaxy S9 Price S$548 S$498 S$499
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 S$2,036 S$2,151.60

S$2,131

 

Mid-high-tier plans comparison

Data Plan M1 StarHub
Name Reg+ M
Samsung Galaxy S9 Price S$448 S$399
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

S$2,416

S$2,511

 

High-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Max Combo 6 L
Samsung Galaxy S9 Price

S$348

S$298 S$249
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+
S$20 roaming data /month
8GB + unlimited weekend data
Total Cost Over Two Years

S$2,796

S$2,599.60

S$2,841

 

Premium plans comparison 

Data Plan  M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Max+ Combo 12 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9 Price

S$248

S$128 S$99
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

S$5,720

S$5885.60 S$5,811

 

Analysis

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

In the value plan category, while M1 has the cheapest overall price, we would actually recommend StarHub for its 1GB data bundle. 

In the mid and mid-high tiers, 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, but once again, you may want to consider StarHub if you're a heavy data user 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's generous 15GB data bundle and unlimited weekend data make it a better choice for heavy data users.

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