Samsung Galaxy S is one of the best Android phones out there. And Maxis Malaysia is having promotion ~ Samsung Galaxy S 8G version for RM 1699 when you sign up its voice plan + data plan for 12 months contract. In addition, you can get RM10 rebate for the data plan up to 12 months. Sound like a good deal, right?
How much is Samsung Galaxy S sold out there in Malaysia? Based on Lowyat forum, you can get it ~ 8G version @ RM2000 and 16GB version @ RM2250 for original set (not AP).
Okay. Let’s do a comparison. Let’s assume that we have Maxis RM50 postpaid voice plan already. All we need to do is adding the data plan in order to get Samsung Galaxy S from Maxis Malaysia. There are 3 data plans ~ 500MB @ RM58, 1.5GB @ RM78 and 3GB @ RM88.
500MB Data Plan
RM58 per month – RM10 rebate == RM48 per month. RM48 x 12 months = RM576. Therefore, RM1699 + RM576 == RM2275.
1.5GB Data Plan
RM78 per month – RM10 rebate == RM68 per month. RM68 x 12 months = RM816. Therefore, RM1699 + RM816 == RM2515.
3GB Data Plan
RM88 per month – RM10 rebate == RM78 per month. RM78 x 12 months = RM936. Therefore, RM1699 + RM936 == RM2635.
Above volume are generated by using HTC HD2 during travel only (using Streamyx at home). What I did? Surfing several website (mostly my blogs), checking email, stocks. Seeing Facebook photo from time to time. Watch 1 or 2 YouTube videos per week. That’s all. And I still manage to get below 500MB usage. However, for those who are using it as 3G modem connect to notebook / desktop at home. Your usage will be more than these. Be careful on selecting data plan as Maxis charge 0.05 cent/KB when you used over limit. Check out the guide ~ Which 3G mobile broadband should I choose in Malaysia? for more information.
Maxis charges when over usage limit (0.05 cent/KB)
1 Facebook page (20KB) = RM0.01
1 YouTube video (300KB) = RM0.15
50 Facebook pages (1MB) = RM0.50
20 YouTube videos (3MB) = RM1.50
* Example data grab from DiGi
The data usage example given by DiGi is too low. Where can we find 1 Facebook page with 20KB only? Not to mention 300KB for 1 YouTube video. I watch YouTube video in 720p format most of the time. 1 minutes and 26 seconds 720p YouTube video == 22MB. It will cause me RM11.00 for just watching 1 video. Wow, that’s expensive.
So should I get Samsung Galaxy S from Maxis Malaysia?
wow, you really did your homework … ! Thanks for the reviews, very helpful !~
Stay with your HD2, we need you ;>}
No worry. Samsung Galaxy S is a gift to my girl friend. I still have HTC HD2 with me. Plan to port it to Android soon. 😉
I so want to play with the Samsung phone.
Need to wait until my iPhone contract expires.
Maxis Malaysia only gives Samsung Galaxy I9000 the 8GB model. How to get 16GB model under
the same post-paid mobile plan?
Haha… I got the wrong info from Maxis call center. It is 16GB model all the while (confirmed with Maxis Penang sales). 😛
hi Jayce, confirm is 16GB? 😛 u got bought it?
Nope. Did not get it yet. So 8GB or 16GB == don’t know. Unless Maxis send one for me to review. 🙂
of cz 16gb … internal memory and not external memory mar…so will have larger capacity also…so u 100% confirmed with the price and is 16gb for that promotion??
now i just worried bout the OS updates for samsung galaxy…
hey jayce…got msn contact? i want to ask u more bout smartphones stuffs..still new for smartphone..nit more information since u is a smartphone user..im from penang oso..penang kia..haha..
By the way, I am not from Penang. But very near there ~ Sungai Petani. 😛
LOlz…icic…paiseh..haha…so u confirm the maxis package is as the price u mentioned? actually i just wanna ask u more on ur opinion on smartphones that i dono which 1 i should get… >.<
im afraid u get the wrong info here already…is 50(rebate 10 = 48) + 58…is 98 per month… i jus confirmed wf maxis guy…sigh…
“Let’s assume that we have Maxis RM50 postpaid voice plan already…” I mentioned that I have voice plan already. 🙂
LOlz…. i don hv yet…so i don think is worth for me to buy from maxis.. >.<
I am new is mobile research.
You were mention 8G version @ RM2000 and 16GB version @ RM2250 for original set (not AP).
May I know what is AP means?
AP == non authorised distributors. Support only from them and not from Samsung itself.
hey jayce…im recently planning to buy smartphones too..i’ve scratch my head for days…i dono how to decide…from Nokia N8, IPhone 3GS and Samsung i9000 Galaxy S…dono which 1 is better…and im new to smartphones…
hey ppl. can i ask somethin? is 3g network free? coz i have a plan on samsung galaxy s(iflexi lite plan) do i have to pay for the 3g network to be able to use it? i mean everytime i use it does it have charges?
Please check with your network provider. 🙂
Hi, i just bought the galaxy s recently. Can anyone help me on how to set the configuration in emails i.e streamyx and yahoo mail? cos i have been trouble doing it. Also can we download attachment from yahoo? Many thanks
I got the Samsung Galaxy 16G brought from Maxis on 26/8/2010. I want sel it . If interesting. Pls email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go for it coz Galaxy S comes with Gorilla Glass
May I know what is Gorilla Class?
It’s a GLASS not a CLASS. Gorilla glass is the hardest glass made by corning. try google it
thenn,how to buy from maxis?? do we need to go to maxis centre and buy the phone there???
Yes, please go to Maxis Center. 🙂
Should I get Samsung Galaxy S from Digi Malaysia?
I prefer to get it from SEP – https://www.jayceooi.com/2011/07/10/get-2-years-warranty-from-samsung-elite-partner-malaysia/
jayce …your cost analysis is cool….very good
hey, planning to buy galaxy s2. but dont know whether i should get data or buy from digi smart plan. i spend less than rm30 per month. if i get data then i have to pay more than that every month.. what do you suggest?
Read these first
Most of the telco and SEP is selling I9100G now. Data plan package should be cheaper if you really need to use 3G Internet.
Personally, I bought mine from SEP as I prefer 2 years warranty. And I don’t want to be bonded by telco contract. I do have 3G data plan as I need it during travel (where no Wi-Fi).