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Starhub Google Pixel 4 plans in Singapore

Starhub has just released the packages available for the new upcoming Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL that is for release in Singapore on Saturday, 26 October 2019.

So what are they offering?

Google Pixel 4 offering from Starhub
Google Pixel 4 offering from Starhub

So what does that mean?

This means that:

  • Starhub’s sign up offer right now for the Google Pixel 4 an extra 10GB data monthly for 2 years and if you buy online via starhub.com, you will get free weekend data!
  • If you are switching from another provider (e.g. Singtel, M1, etc.), they will also offer an extra $200 OFF the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with sign-up to a $75 2-year plan and above.

Starhub Google Pixel 4 two-year plans in Singapore

Starhub is offering the following pricing option depending on your preferred Google Pixel 4 phone model. That is:

Google Pixel 4 pricing options from Starhub
Google Pixel 4 pricing options from Starhub

So what does the Starhub Google Pixel 4 plans mean?

Right now are three Google Pixel phone models on offer.

  • Google Pixel 4 (64GB)
  • Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
  • Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)

So you can choose between them the phone size (form factor for the phone) you would like, whether your Google Pixel 4 has a: 1) normal screensize or the 2) bigger screensize?

  1. If you want the normal screensize – Google Pixel 4 (64GB) is your option.
  2. If you want the bigger screensize– Google Pixel 4 XL is your option.
    • Then it’s just then a matter of how much space you would like and if you are willing to pay a little bit more for more space (64GB or 128GB). That is, Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB) and Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB).

It’s all up to personal choice.

Regardless, here are what the phone plans offered by Starhub, the only telecom provider exclusively selling these phones in Singapore.

They offer two choices on whether to 1) pay now or 2) pay later. What that means:

  1. You pay now – pay for your phone outright upfront, with no further costs for the phone
  2. You pay later – pay S$0 now for your phone and instead pay for it on an ongoing basis in instalments with your Starhub bill.

If you are debating between the options, from my simulations on Starhub website that I have tested with, it is cheaper to pay now and buy the phone outright, so it’s a matter of whether you are able and willing to do that. You also should factor in the type of Starhub plan you are intending to choose to go along with it, as that will change the pricing as you would have seen. (Note – #hellochange is the name of the main Starhub mobile plans).

 Google Pixel 4 (64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
$50 2-year plan $29/month 
Or pay $639 upfront
$37/month 
Or pay $819 upfront
$43/month 
Or pay $959 upfront
$75 2-year plan$18/month 
Or pay $379 upfront
$26/month 
Or pay $559 upfront
$32/month 
Or pay $699 upfront
$105 2-year plan$11/month 
Or pay $199 upfront
$18/month 
Or pay $369 upfront
$24/month 
Or pay $519 upfront
$238 2-year plan$0$5/month 
Or pay $49 upfront
$10/month 
Or pay $189 upfront

Which plan and phone should I be looking at?

Personally, I am looking at the Google Pixel 4 XL model and S$50 or S$75 plans and to buy outright (that is, pay now).

Why? After using the Google Pixel 2 XL for a couple of years, I personally enjoyed the larger screen. I also use data more on my phone and call less, so the Google Pixel 4 XL model and S$50 or S$75 plans are what I am looking into. The battery life I am also hearing is better on the Google Pixel 4 XL.

I am looking at the GOOGLE PIXEL 4 XL 128GB phone

Here’s what these options look on Starhub’s website:

  • Google Pixel 4 XL model S$50/ monthly plan – S$959 upfront
  • Google Pixel 4 XL model S$75/ monthly plan – S$699 upfront

Plus another S$200 off if I am porting the phone from another telecom provider (e.g. Singtel, M1, etc.).

So for new-to-Starhub mobile users only, this brings it in line with the S$200 voucher from Google Store if you buy the Google Pixel 4 from them, though you can also look at Courts and Challenger for competing offers as well.

For current pre-release offers, you can read more details here on where else you can buy the Google Pixel 4 in Singapore).

Google pixel 4 xl 128GB #hellochange monthly plans

Starhub Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL plans
Starhub Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL plans

Here’s a deeper look at the S$50 and S$75 plans for the Google Pixel 4 XL 128GB.

GOOGLE PIXEL 4 XL 128GB 75/ MONTHLY

Starhub Google Pixel 4XL
Google Pixel 4XL S$699 on Starhub’s S$75/ monthly for 2-years plan

Google pixel 4 xl 128GB 50/ monthly

Google Pixel 4XL 128GB
Google Pixel 4XL S$959 on Starhub’s S$75/ monthly for 2-years plan

That is, for my example, this is where I can easily see on Starhub’s website what I would be looking pay for the Google Pixel 4 phones outright.

If you are curious what the instalment plan would look like for a Google Pixel 4XL 128GB phone. Compared to say S$699 outright cost.

You’ll be looking at:

  • Google Pixel 4XL 128GB S$699 upfront, 0 month instalment (taking no instalment plan) = Total S$699
  • Google Pixel 4XL 128GB S$0 upfront, 12 month instalment of $62.42 = Total S$749
  • Google Pixel 4XL 128GB S$0 upfront, 24 month instalment of $31.21 = Total S$749

So you’ll be paying S$50 dollars more to be engaging the instalment plan with Starhub. I personally would not be looking at the instalment plans as I do not think it is worth it for my situation. Though if I did want the instalment plan, I would recommend the 24 month instalment. At least for the Google Pixel 4XL 128GB that I simulated here. Please do check based on your phone model and in the event of future Starhub promotions.

Here are some sample screenshots of the Starhub instalment options:

I hope that helps you choose your Google Pixel 4 phone and choose the best place that suits your situation best to get one. I loved the Google Pixel 2XL, so I can’t wait to get my hands on this new Google Pixel 4XL!

For current Starhub customers

Please do note, that if you are already currently a Starhub customer, your Google Pixel pricing will have no further discounts (of the S$200 off from Starhub).

I just tested it and received the following for a Google Pixel 4 XL 128 GB 2-year plan upfront:

More details

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Where to get Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL in Singapore

If you are looking to get your hands on the new Google Pixel 4 phones in Singapore. You will be able to preorder and buy a Pixel 4 phone from 26th October 2019.

You will be able to buy the Google Pixel 4 phones in Singapore from the following places:

*Note – Starhub is exclusively selling Google Pixel 4 phones this year (last year Singtel was the exclusive reseller of Google Pixel 3 phones).

**I have down a brief breakdown on Starhub’s Google Pixel 4 plans here

Google Pixel 4 Pricing in Singapore

Overall pricing for the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL phones are currently being quoted as:

  • Google Pixel 4 will be S$1169 in 64GB and S$1269 in 128GB
  • Google Pixel 4 XL (larger size screens) will cost S$1319 in 64GB and S$1469 in 128GB

Google Pixel 4 Offers right now in Singapore

Update 27th October 2019 – These are the current Google Pixel after the release date (after 26th Oct 2019).

Overall, the post-release deals are pretty muted compared to the pre-release deals (scroll down and you’ll see what I mean from what I screenshotted previously from the resellers).

  • Challenger – Similar offer as pre-release. “Free Google Nest Hub (worth S$139) – Challenger hachi.tech website
  • Courts – Similar offer as pre-release. “Buy NOW & get these FREE* gifts:
    • Google Nest Hub
    • Free 3-month extended warranty *While stocks last
  • Google Store online – No specials at all.
  • Starhub Same offer as pre-release, nothing special. That is, extra 10GB monthly for 2 year plan and free weekend data. If you are new customer to Starhub from another telecom like Singtel or M1 then you’ll get S$200 off the phone. You can read my summary of their Google Pixel 4 Starhub plans here.

Google Pixel 4 pre-order/ pre-release specials

Current resellers are offering preorder specials for the Google Pixel 4 phones before their official release in Singapore on the 26th October 2019. Here are previews of the current specials captured from their websites online.

  • Challenger – “Free Google Nest Hub (worth S$139) + Free pair of Gold Class Movie vouchers (worth S$54)” – Challenger hachi.tech website
  • Courts – “Preorder and get one of these free gifts
    • Google Nest Hub
    • Google Store S$100 voucher
    • Wireless Earphone worth S$129
    • Free 3-month extended warranty
    • (Limited to the first 250 customers only – preorder period: 16th to 23rd Oct 2019)” – Courts website
  • Google Store online – “Get a S$200 promotional code (after purchase) to spend on the Google Store with a pre-order or purchase of Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL. Promotion ends 24 October 2019 at 11:59pm SGT”. – Google Store website
  • Starhub – “Coming to Starhub on 26 October 2019, you can enjoy extra 10GB monthly for 2 years with sign-up to our #hellochange mobile plans. Save S$15.35/ month with FREE Caller Number Display and International Roaming forever. Plus, get FREE weekend data when you shop online!” – Starhub website

Here are previews of their current preorder offers below:

Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Courts
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Courts
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Challenger
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Challenger
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Starhub
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Starhub

StarHub is the sole telco to launch Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL for Singapore customers.

Starting Saturday, 26 October 2019, customers will be able to buy Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at $0 upfront cost with StarHub’s #HelloChange mobile plans. They will be able to pay for their new phone over 24 months through their StarHub monthly bills.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be available for purchase through StarHub Online Store at www.starhub.com/pixel-4 or at StarHub Shops. Online Exclusive: Customers who buy through StarHub Online Store will get an exclusive mobile plan benefit – free surfing every weekend on StarHub’s superfast mobile network at no additional charge. These customers will also enjoy free home delivery.

Customers on StarHub’s #HelloChange mobile plans enjoy the best value and simplicity. On top of having extra-large data bundles, customers get free caller ID forever and complete freedom from hidden activation, registration and SIM card fees as imposed by competitor brands.

Source: Starhub: https://www.starhub.com/about-us/newsroom/2019/october/starhub-only-telco-google-pixel-4.html

Google Pixel 4 reseller previews from their online stores

Here are screenshots from the current online stores in Singapore selling the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL phones: Challenger, Courts, Google Store and Starhub.

Challenger/ Hachi.tech
Starhub (exclusive telecom reseller)

Google Pixel 4 from Courts
Google Pixel 4 from Courts
Google Store online

I hope you helps you work out where you can your hands on a Google Pixel 4 phone to enjoy!