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Is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X compatible?


I'm shopping phones and looking at Koodo as a provider; would the Note 4X be compatible? Here are the supported networks:

2G: [b]GSM B2/3/5/8 CDMA 2000/1X BC0
3G: [b]WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8 [b]TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: [b]FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8 [b]TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41 ( 2555-2655MHz )


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Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
Ah, good to know! Cheers, Allan!
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It will work on 3G and LTE-A but it wont work on LTE as that requires Band 4.
Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
I've looked further.

I believe it means that this particular phone (Xiaomi Note 4x: International Version) doesn't support LTE 1700/2100 frequencies (otherwise known as Band 4).  

As Telus (Koodo) users, we need Band 4 for greater coverage.   That phone will still work, but will behave slower in non-major cities.

This phone supports LTE-A (Advanced), not Band 4. 
Only certain major cities support LTE-A, whereas most anywhere else support Band 4.  
http://choosehappy.koodomobile.com/network?INTCMP=KMNew_ChooseHappy_OurNetwork_CompareCoverage

This really may not be a big deal, the phone is usable, albeit just may stream music, or watch youtube slower than a phone that supports that Band 4.   You can still check mail, browse etc., just don't expect to stream things things very quickly. 

Xiaomi Note 4x does come in a 'Global' version.  But apparently they are sold out @ a few places.   If you can source the 'Global' version, it does support Band 4. 

So - Global version - great. 
International version - so,so...depends what parts of your province you travel, or what you do with your phone. 
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Having said all this - I am beginning to be reluctant in purchasing something over $200 Cdn. from an international source, when you really don't know when the product will arrive, or how much the duty will be. (dhl/fedex,etc.etc.?)  
It could be months.   
Also, how exactly are you going to handle warranty issues? Chances are, it won't have a warranty that can be effectively honored.  Yeah - I don't think buying chinese equipment overseas is for me, not unless it's a phone case or something less than $20.

I'm leaning towards Motorola products.  I'll pay more but at least get the product in reasonable time, with a full warranty and place to send it to, if something happens. 

I basically need a phone with more internal storage. I currently have a Motorola Moto G3 (less than 4gb usable internal storage is sad).  I'm more often than not deleting apps. in order to even update existing ones.    Even with an sd card, apparently I can't move more apps over, some just won't allow it. 

 

Gotcha - thank you for the response!
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Is it not compatible with Koodo?
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It isn't. 😞
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I'm sorry to hear that. You can try to return it or if you cannot then you can sell it at least and hopefully make your money back. Also IMO if you really want a BB I'd grab a BB10 phone of any kind instead as they're leaps and bounds ahead in capability compared to BBOS phones.
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I’m looking global versions redmi4x. I checked your images as you posted above. It shows 4G LTE band 4 on with tick mark. So that mean , redmi4x global versions should support for Koodo right?
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Yes the international version will work with Koodo 4G LTE.
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Thanks
Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G network?

Please help me out. 

Thank you

- Jesal
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Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
Are you getting any service? Can you only not make calls? Can you recieve calls or call your voicemail?
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Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
There is no published manual for your phone. On typical Android 6 devices, you should check [b]Settings for [b]Mobile Networks and specify [b]GSM / WCDMA in [b]Network modes.

You should also reboot the phone after making this change. Send yourself a text to verify connectivity all round.

If that doesn't work, you should visit a Koodo boutique and try the phone with a functional store SIM to rule that out as a problem.
Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
Hello all. I did end up buying the Note 4x for myself and my wife and we're both getting great signal/service with no major issues. The only problem is that we can't set the device's local to Canada and therefore can't download the Koodoo app. Otherwise both devices are working great, including voicemail. Edit: And calls, of course. Pretty much everything is working flawlessly. The only other issue I've ran into is with Netflix and all I had to do is install the APK from their website rather than from the Play store. I very much do recommend the the device, but get a screen protector. The glass scratches very easily.
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Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
The Koodo app has been discontinued. You can add it as a bookmark on your home screen. You can view instructions here: https://www.koodomobile.com/help/using-koodo-self-serve-your-mobile-phone
Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
Hi, 

I am getting signal and able to use the mobile data. It shows all the signals. 
Also tried to change to 3G but with 3G it says no service. While with 4G it shows Koddo 4G but no calls go through. 

I would be visiting the store for sure, but thought if there is any setting which can be done to resolve quickly myself. 
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Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
Xiaomi's phones pretty universally have quad band 3G. I suppose it's possible that you got a specific sub model missing 850/1900mhz? Where did you get it from? Check the website for bands and see if it shows 850 or 1900mhz for 3G.
Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
I got it from India and trying use here in Canada. 
For configuration - 
http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_4_(4x)-8608.php

Let me know if any other way to check it. Also, does kodoo have 3G connectivity everywhere? Any way to check if there is 3G network issue near the location?

Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
I got the International version which may differ from your model. I did not have to configure it.
Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
I think your was a redmi note 4X and this one is Redmi 4X not sure both are same? 
Below is the link for configuration. 
http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_4_(4x)-8608.php

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Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
You can check this website to see what towers are close to you. If you click on the marker it will tell you what frequecies the tower is using.
Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
Also, I tried to see if that is international version. It has the language and location option except canada. So i think this is a international version. 

The china version has only 2 language and location options. 
That is what i found on googling to conclude this is a international version. 

Hello Eric, 

I have redmi 4x and not able to make calls. How to setup the same with 3G netw...
The page only shows 4G towers and no 3G towers. 
http://choosehappy.koodomobile.com/network?INTCMP=KMNew_ChooseHappy_OurNetwork_CompareCoverage

Is there any otherway to check the coverage?

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