Whether you’re looking to get your fix on Android or iOS, Smart Communications has the best devices for you from both worlds. If you prefer iOS, there’s the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 with Retina display. On the other hand, if you prefer Android, Smart also offers the LG-made Google Nexus 5. All three devices are widely regarded as the best for their platforms and Smart is offering them on Postpaid!
iPad Air and iPad Mini 2
The iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 are available in 16GB and 32GB variants, and Smart is only offering the WiFi+cellular variants. Both the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 with Retina display come are available at either the Smart Bro Plan 1499 (16GB variant) and iPad Plan 1699 (32GB variant). There’s a one time inclusion fee (aka cashout) of Php1,000 for the iPad Mini 2 and Php5,000 for the iPad Air upon initial purchase. Both plans come with 65 awesome hours of LTE surfing and an anti-billshock feature so you don’t ever have to worry about your monthly charges going over a certain point. Let’s just say that’s particularly handy if you ever forget to turn off your iPad’s cellular data, which a lot of gadget newbies are prone to.
Google Nexus 5
Being an Android enthusiast (no, not an expert), my pick would be the Google Nexus 5. It’s free on Smart’s Unlisurf Plan 1500 under a 30-month lock-in period, or Unlisurf Plan 2000 for 24 months. It’s also free on All-in Plan 2500 for 24 months and All-in Plan 1800 for 30 months. Don’t like being locked into a contract? The prepaid kit will have you shelling out Php22,500.