The affordable Redmi 1S will be offered on contract with DiGi very soon. With its low price of just RM419, you can expect the device to be offered for free on contract but it will probably tie in with a long 24 months duration.
As comparison, its high-end Mi 3 was offered for Free with 24 months contract of DG SmartPlan 148. It is likely that the Redmi 1S would be offered for free as well but at lower monthly commitment plans. To recap on the specs, the Redmi 1S is Xiaomi’s affordable dual-sim smart phone that comes with a 4.7″ HD 720p display and a capable Quad-Core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM. You can check out our hands-on with the Redmi 1S over here.
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DiGi was the first telco in Malaysia to offer the Xiaomi Mi 3 on both postpaid and prepaid bundles. When the Mi 3 was launched locally, it went on sale at RM889. Just recently Xiaomi had reduced the price of its hot-selling smart phone to RM769.
It is understood there are cusomters who have ordered their Mi 3 through DiGi and have yet to receive their device. Some are getting irate to find their new purchase had just dropped in price even before receiving them. To address this issue, the folks at DiGi had sent an email to its Mi 3 buyers that they will be offering additional RM110 rebate which will go into their 2nd bill. So far there’s no word on its stock delivery but DiGi assures that they are working hard to get it delivered soon.
UPDATE: According to DiGi, the device will be shipped on 30th June, which is 3 days after its original shipment date.
If you’re interested to get the Xiaomi Mi 3 without contract, it is going on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12PM. To get to know the device better, check out our hands-on of the Mi 3 here. Still wondering whether to get the Mi 3 or its affordable Redmi series? You can compare all 3 specs in our Xiaomi smart phone comparison.
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The waterproof Sony Xperia Z2 smart phone is now available on DiGi Smart Plan contract from as low as RM1,299. Only the Black Colour option is available and it is tied with 24 months duration on Smart Plan 78, 108 and 148.
The Xperia Z2 bundled pricing on DiGi are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 78 (RM78/month) 24 months – RM1,739
DG SmartPlan 108 (RM108/month) 24 months – RM1,499
DG SmartPlan 148 (RM148/month) 24 months – RM1,299
As usual, you would need to pay 1 month subscription fee and advance payment between RM360 to RM800 during sign up depending on which plan you choose. You can order yours online and DiGi will ship it directly to you for free.
To recap on the specs, the Xperia Z2 offers a 5.2″ Full HD display, front facing stereo speakers and runs on a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM. It gets 16GB of storage which is expandable with microSD. The back camera is a 20.7MP shooter which can record ultra high resolution 4K videos. Like previous high-end Xperia models, the Xperia Z2 is water and dust resistant up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes. Outright, the Xperia Z2 is priced at RM2,399 in Malaysia.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s Xperia Z2 product page.
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The Xiaomi Mi 3 is one of the most talked about smart phone which will be sold this 20th May at RM889. While there are only 4,000 units available for outright purchase through Mi’s online store, it looks like DiGi will also be offering the device on contract as well.
They have just posted a teaser image of three bowls of rice with a big 米 (pronounced Mi) which is no doubt referring to the Xiaomi Mi 3 smart phone. Details will be revealed on 19th May which is the official media launch of Xiaomi in Malaysia.
What’s certain is DiGi will bundle this with their DG Smart Plans with a 24 months contract. With the outright price of just RM889, we won’t be surprised if it is offered for Free on their highest Smart Plan 148. Stay tuned for details this coming Monday.
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DiGi is organising a couple of roadshows this weekend where they are offering the Galaxy S5 for just RM999. This is applicable if you sign up on DG Smart Plan 108 & a supplementary line. On DG Smart Plan 108 alone, the Galaxy S5 is normally offered at RM1,399, so this is a RM400 off provided you get an extra sub-line under your account.
The roadshows are happening at KSL City Mall JB, Mid Valley KL, Queensbay Mall Penang, Mahkota Parade Melaka, East Coast Mall Kuantan, Suria Sabah and The Spring in Kuching.
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DiGi too has commenced its pre-orders for the latest Samsung Galaxy S5. Retailing at RM2,399 outright, the Galaxy S5 with 16GB storage can be yours through DiGi from as low as RM1,199. It is bundled with their newly revamped 4G LTE enabled Smart Plans with 3 plan options. There’s only a single contract tenure option of 24 months, which isn’t ideal for those who want to commit to shorter contracts.
The bundled pricing of the Galaxy S5 are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 78 (RM78/month) 24 months – RM1,699
DG SmartPlan 108 (RM108/month) 24 months – RM1,399
DG SmartPlan 148 (RM108/month) 24 months – RM1,199
During sign up, there’s an upfront payment required of RM360 (SmartPlan 78), RM600 (SmartPlan 108) and RM800 (SmartPlan 148) respectively. As a special pre-order offer, they are giving additional free 9GB internet quota over the first 3 months if you sign up on their SmartPlan 108 and 148 plans.
Like other Samsung outlets and telcos, the Galaxy S5 will be delivered to you on the 11th April. To place your order through DiGi, you can head over to their Galaxy S5 product page.
The latest Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to come to Malaysia on 11th April and DiGi has wasted no time by kicking off its registration of interest. The registration page reveals 3 colours available – Charcoal Black, Shimmery White and Electric Blue, leaving out the “band-aid” looking Cooper Gold colour option. So far no word on the Galaxy S5 model that’s coming and we are hoping that Samsung Malaysia is bringing in the larger 32GB version.
To recap on the specs, the Galaxy S5 comes with a faster 2.5GHz Quad-Core processor with 2GB of RAM while the screen is slightly bigger than before at 5.1″ with Full HD resolution. In terms of storage, it comes with a choice of either 16GB or 32GB storage along with a larger 2,800mAh capcity battery. The 2 new notable hardware features include a finger print scanner on the home button and a rear mounted heart rate sensor.
The main camera now has been upgraded to 16MP which claims to offer the fastest focus speed on a smart phone at 0.3 seconds. 4G LTE support comes as standard along with the usual NFC, WiFi 802.11ac, Infared port and Bluetooth 4.0. To make it more life-proof, the Galaxy S5 now comes with water and dust resistance rated at IP67.
For more more information, head over to DiGi’s Samsung Galaxy S5 registration page.
Want to know more about the Galaxy S5 and its new features? Head after the break for our full coverage of the Galaxy S5 from the recent Samsung Unpacked 5 event.
DiGi has added a new Smart Plan 148 option into its new Smart Plan offering. For RM148/month, the new plan comes with 600 minutes of calls, 600 SMS and 6GB of data each month. In terms of data, it is also split 3GB + 3GB between typical data usage and Smart Apps usage (Facebook, Twitter & WhatsApp).
Just like the Smart Plan 88, the Smart Plan 148 bundled calls/SMS can be used with any local number on any network. Excess usage call rate is slightly cheaper as well at 10sen/min while SMS remains unchanged at 10sen as well.
For more information, head over to DG’s Smart Plan page.
DiGi has commenced its pre-order of the Sony Xperia Z where you can secure a unit before its official availability this Friday, 15th March 2013. The Xperia Z which retails at RM2,199 is offered as low as RM1,029 with DG’s new Smart Plans.
There are 3 contract plans being offered and it is tied with only 24 months contract duration. The bundled pricing of the Xperia Z as follows:
DG Smart Plan 58 (24 months) – RM1,789*
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM1,549*
DG Smart Special 148 (24 months) – RM1,029
When it comes to the actual device price, both Smart Plan 58 and 88 plans are actually offering it at RM2,029. The “effective” phone pricing shown above is after its monthly rebates of RM10 on the Smart Plan 58 and RM20 on Smart Plan 88. The plan with the lowest device price is Smart Special at RM1,029 but it requires advance payment of RM1,000 during sign up. For existing DiGi subscribers that have been active for 12 months, the zero advance payment waiver applies.
On top of that, DiGi is also throwing in a free Sony Wireless speaker (SRS-BTV5) while stocks last. The speaker that’s worth RM169 is activated by NFC and you can get more details here.
In terms of colours, only the white and black versions are being offered. For more information, head over to DiGi’s Online Store.
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UPDATE: Smart Plan 88 Bundled Calls and SMS are applicable to all network.
DiGi has finally revamped its DG Smart Plans which used to be offering data only postpaid subscription and calls/sms are charged separately. Now with the new DG Smart Plans, you get a 3 in 1 combination of voice, SMS and data for a fixed monthly fee. Instead of the usual Smart Plan 48, 68 and 88, they have streamlined their offering to just 2 – Smart Plan 58 and Smart Plan 88.
For the Smart Plan 58, you get 2GB of data which they have split to 1GB of Mobile Internet usage and another 1GB for Smart Apps which is used for Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp. Also included is 200 minutes of calls and 200 SMS which only can be used within DiGi network. For additional RM30, the Smart Plan 88 offers 4GB of data, which is also split 2GB+2GB usage between standard mobile internet and “Smart Apps”. For calls and SMS, it is 50% more at 300 minutes and 300 SMS but it is applicable to all networks
it is also restricted for DiGi to DiGi only.
On top of that, Web Browsing is free and unlimited but only if you are using Opera Mini. According to FAQ, even if you have exhausted your monthly quota, you will get to enjoy normal speeds for web browsing on Opera Mini. Those requiring BIS will need to pay additional RM10/month or RM20/month for BES. For additional usage or calls/SMS made outside DiGi’s network, it is charged at 15sen/minute and 10 sen per SMS.
Overall, the new plans are a new refresh but we prefered that the monthly bundled calls are opened up to all networks instead of just DiGi to DiGi network only for smart plan 58. We have mixed feelings however on the Internet quotas that are imposed for Mobile Internet and “Smart Apps” which we feel should be more flexible for users. On the up side, at least the split quota ensures that you have faster Whatsapp/Facebook/Twitter updates even if you have finished your usage for Youtube viewing or data tethering.
For more information, head over to DiGi.