The wait will soon be over for Singapore Apple fans anxious to get their hands on the latest iPhones when the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus land here on Sept 22.
While iPhone X – which will be available here from Nov 3 – might have stolen the show at Apple’s launch event, here’s a comparison of what’s in store for all three new models, to help you decide which one’s best for you.
With the clock ticking and registration of interest open at Singapore’s four telcos, the slew of information and pricing details may get confusing.
So here’s a breakdown of where you can get the best deals in Singapore.
If you’re looking for a no-obligation phone plan, Circles.Life is offering a plan that is not tied to a mobile subscription – allowing you to terminate your contract at any time without penalty.
Circles.Life is also giving you the option of getting any of the three models of the iPhone at $0 upfront, by allowing for payment through installment plans.
For the iPhone X (64GB) in silver and space grey, it will cost you $1,648 upfront or from $68.67 per month for 24-month installments.
However, if you sign up for a plan with them (which includes the phone), it will cost you well over $2,000 for a 24-month period.
Circles.Life also has a no-obligation phone plan that’s not tied to a mobile subscription – allowing you to terminate your contract at any time without penalty – but you do have to pay for the phone upfront (or through an installment plan).
We have to admit, the Circles.Life does boast a few attractive add-ons to their plans- 20GB of data for only $20 per month sounds like a pretty good deal.
This may be worth it if you’re looking for a phone without a plan or if you need more than 10GB per month, but we did the math and it proves to be more expensive than the other local mobile providers in the long run otherwise.
But if you only need a modest data bundle of about 3GB per month, then these telcos provide a better deal.
We compared the cost of an iPhone 8 (64GB) at each of the three companies.
For a contract that includes 3GB of data per month and 200 outgoing minutes, StarHub definitely has the cheapest deal at $1,576 for the 24-month period.
The plan goes for $48/month with $424 as the cost of the phone itself. To top it off, StarHub is the only provider of the three that has an unlimited data bundle over the weekend.
A similar deal at M1 costs about $1,673 and $2,081.60 at Singtel for the 24 -month period.
However, the Singtel plan has an unlimited number of outgoing minutes – so if you’re someone who makes a lot of outgoing calls, that might be the choice for you.