Everything you love about Mi is now available in a tablet. Finally, Filipinos will get a taste of all the goodness of Miui and Android with Mi Pad under Sun Cellular’s Plan 250.
Known as an iPad Killer, Mi Pad, sports a Tegra K1 quad-core 2.2Ghz processor. Its GPU allows you to play your favorite games without using too much power as it’s 150% more energy efficient compared to other mobile GPUs. This is complimented with a 2gb LPDDR3 RAM and an internal 16gb of memory.
Several plan choices are available should want to get the Mi Pad via Sun Cellular. Based on the table provided by Sun Cellular, the device is available for as low as Plan 250, which allows you to use data for a maximum of 700mb per month. By Open Access 700mb, this means that heavy browsing activities such as streaming, downloading and internet calls using the device will consume your plan’s MB. If you choose to select this plan, be sure to monitor your MB consumption per month and use Internet.org to access Facebook as this plan configuration doesn’t include Non Stop Surf. You will be also be charged PhP5/10 for usage in excess of your plan allocation.
What then is Non Stop Surf? It’s basically free internet (attached to your plan), which includes web searching, web reading, social media posting, email-reading/sending, chat apps and navigation apps. If you only need this type of plan for your Mi Pad, get Plan 350. In Non Stop Surf only configuration, if you consume MB because of heavy internet activities, you will get charged the usual rate of PhP5/10MB.
Should you want a plan to have Open Access and Non Stop Surf configs, then you might want to pick either Plan 450 or Plan 699, which we both find very good deals.
In our website query, I was informed that I will have to pay PhP1,148 a month to pay for my Plan (Plan 699) and amortization for the device. This means that through Sun Cellular’s plans, Mi Pad costs cheaper by PhP223 compared to the non-contract Lazada price. Here’s our computation:
- PhP699 (plan) x 24 months = PhP16,776 total 24 months payment
- PhP1,148 (monthly payment to Sun) -- PhP699 (plan) = PhP449 monthly amortization for the Mi Pad
- PhP449 x 24 months = PhP10,776 (total amortization for Mi Pad under Sun Cellular)
- PhP10,999 (Lazada price, non-contract) -- PhP10,776 (total amortization for Mi Pad under Sun Cellular = PhP223 (savings)
If you’re looking for a data plan with a device, Sun Cellular’s offering will definitely interest you.