In Singapore, you can get a new smartphone for cheap with certain mobile operators. However, not all offers are good deals. M1 for example is one of the larger mobile operators with a large number of subscribers.
They have a good number of smartphones available on a contract for a decent price for Singapore. Not all these deals are worth considering. The best phone deals from M1 can be counted with one hand. The goal is not to list all of them but to pick several of them to cover most needs.
This means that the list below will include a budget smartphone, a mid-range one, and a high-end device. Certainly, M1 is not the only operator you should be looking at and, ideally, you should compare offers side by side.
The Budget Option
The Oppo Reno5 5G used to be a mid-range device that would challenge flagship phones in terms of performance. It still performs admirably even today, two years after it was originally launched. The display is great for an untrained eye and the Android skin is well optimized.
A compromise had to be made and that can be seen in the camera. Regardless, it remains one of the best phone deals from M1. The Reno5 can be found on offer for $0 upfront and a $50,95 plan which includes 20 GB of data, 200 minutes of talk time, and 200 SMS. Overall, the package offers a great deal if 20 GB of data per month is enough for you.
The Mid-Range Option
Xiaomi 11T Pro is as close as it gets to a flagship device. It has all the bells and whistles of a modern smartphone and does everything right. It does not excel at much but it is superior to the Reno5 in many ways. First of all, the camera is considerably better.
So are the display and the OS. The device feels better finished and the new generation of CPU makes the user experience considerably smoother. M1 has it on sale for $50 upfront which is a negligible downpayment. It does come however with a $78.95 plan which has plenty of data included as well as talk time and SMS. If you are fine with a higher downpayment, you could look at the high-end pick.
The High-end Option
For the same plan as the Xiaomi 11T Pro but with a higher $340 downpayment you can get the iPhone 13 128GB. Besides the modest storage capacity of 128GB, there is nothing to complain about. The latest iPhone has been praised for its amazing camera, gorgeous display, and upgraded iOS.
Some have complained about the design of the device as it has not changed much when compared to the previous generations but other than that, the iPhone 13 is a great device to own.
This would have to be one of the best phone deals from M1. There is the option to get the iPhone 13 Pro but the downpayment is considerably higher and you have to get locked in a 2-year contract with a $90.95 plan. This makes the iPhone 13 Pro too expensive to consider while the standard version remains the best one to get on a contract.