How to compare the price of cell phones in operators and retailers

In some cases you can find unlocked cell phones cheaper than in postpaid plans.

A new tool will allow you to compare the price of cell phones in the plans of different mobile operators and some retailers in Peru.

The tool “Check your mobile equipment”  from the Supervisory Agency for Private Telecommunications Investment (OSIPTEL) allows you to review the price of cell phones in the main mobile operators in the country, as well as the price of equipment in the “open market” in stores such as Ripley , Falabella, Tottus, Sodimac, Promart, Plaza Vea, Hiraoka, Coolbox and Oeschle . Prices of marketplaces such as Linio and Lumingo are also reviewed .

“Check your mobile device” lists 120 models of 20 available brands from the main brands: Samsung, Xiaomi, Apple , Motorola, ZTE, Huawei, Vivo, Nokia , among others.

This tool is a good reference to check prices, although it does not include the online stores of manufacturers such as Samsung, Huawei, Honor, Motorola or Xiaomi.

Savings examples

iPhone 11

The 64GB iPhone 11 is one of the most popular equipment, so we decided to find the best deal that this tool can find.

The cell phone can be found for up to S / 1,829 in portability by switching to Claro, although paying a plan of S / 289.90.

Also in portability, the same cell phone can be found for S / 2,519 in the same operator, but paying S / 79.90 per month.

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G

We also decided to review the prices of the Galaxy A52s 5G , a mid-range that we review and recommend .

This can be found up to S / 629, although with a monthly payment of S / 289.90 in Claro. In more reasonable plans (around 70 soles), it can be found in the operators between S / 1,000 and S / 2,000.

Released, this equipment costs S / 1,799 in Falabella, much less than some offers that also commit the user to sign a postpaid contract.