Network Frequency List

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I'm finding the information available on the Koodo site to be rather vague. I am looking to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 from China. The specs on the phone say:

3G WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz, TD-SCDMA B34 / B39
4G FDD-LTE 1 / B3 /B5 / B7 / B8, TDD-LTE B38 / B39 / B40 / B41: 2555-2655MHz

The Koodo help site says:

4G (HSPA/LTE) frequency
Koodo, TELUS, Virgin, Fido, Bell, Rogers

This doesn't provide frequencies etc. Can someone smarter then me tell me how to find out if the phone is compatible with Koodo?

Thanks!
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Posted 1 year ago

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Mathieu, Mobile Master

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Hi Christopher, 

That phone will work on Koodo's 3G network but not the 4G network.


You can test out other phones and see if they are compatible here.
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hi..i'm on Koodo network...but..my cell phone...Thor ..Vernee..does not recognized my Sim card..wich is recognized in my Moto G phone on Koodo network
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If you enter your phone on the site below it says it will not work on Koodo network.

https://willmyphonework.net/
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Looking at the specs here: https://www.devicespecifications.com/...
The only compatible band it has is Band 7 (2600MHz) which means youll get LTE-a in some areas and thats it.
That means you can get data in some places but wont be able to make calls or texts.
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It will work with 3G no issues given Kodoo uses 850/1900mhz but given that it only has 2600mhz for compatible LTE, it will still work with LTE with Koodo, but in a more limited location than if it had 1700/2100mhz AWS LTE. If you look at LTE-A coverage map, you will see where you can get LTE if you use the Redmi Note 4. I hear that it's a great phone. I personally have the redmi note 3 pro as my regular android device atm and I think that you'll like it.
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I was looking at Redmi Note 3 and I think thats the one I'm going to go with. It shows 1700 and 2600 as well. Do you know the difference between the Pro and the Regular 3?

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Thanks again.
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I personally still suggest the Note 4 over the 3, as it is improved in many ways over the 3. The regular 3 uses the mediatek Helio X10, while the pro edition uses the Snapdragon 650. I wanted the pro edition for more likely updates, and trusting Qualcomm over Mediatek in performance and battery life. However, seems like the X20 does rather well, while there is the redmi note 4x, which uses the SD 625. It has less raw processing power than the 650, but it still has very good performance, and has excellent battery life and thermals. The build quality of the Note 4 is better, the camera is better, they tend to have more memory than Note 3 SKUs, with a 4x SKU having 4/64GB of memory available. The Redmi Note 3/3pro camera...isn't very good but the selfie camera is good. I think that you'll have overall better experience with a Note 4, be it with an x20, or 625.

Another great option that also has the full range of LTE bands in North America, from 700mhz to 2600mhz, is the LeEco Le Max 2 X829, which Gearbest, Geekbuying, and I'm guessing all the East Asian type online stores have on sale right now for 260 CAD, and their specs are flagship level with a SD 820, 4/64GB memory, and a 5.7" 1440p screen. The cameras are meh but I believe still better than Redmi line cameras, and the price is right.
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Awesome review Goran. thanks so much.

When I view the 4 on the website it shows the mediatek processor. and it shows the 3 as snapdragon.

https://www.zapals.com/xiaomi-redmi-n...

https://www.zapals.com/xiaomi-redmi-n...

i guess this is why they want us all to have an apple or samsung phone lol

I really appreciate your help!

Chris
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Because the 3 is the Mediatek version, whereas the 3 Pro is Snapdragon, and it should specify. I guess Zapals did not. The 4X is the SN 625 version whereas the 4 is the Mediatek one. I haven't seen Zapals before, but the price points seem to be somewhat more than on Gearbest. Unless you want to shop via Zapals, I'd give a look at the prices Gearbest/Geekbuying/Banggood have for the same phones as well.

Here's the link for a Le Max 2:
http://www.geekbuying.com/item/LeTV-LeEco-Le-Max-2-X829-4GB-64GB-Smartphone---Gray-376308.html

Glad to be of help!

P.S. I strongly recommend a case because repairs for these phones is hard to come by in Canada, as they are all imported.
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Thanks Goran. Amazing advice!
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Hi Mathieu,

Thanks for your quick response and for that website. When I choose Telus instead of Koodo, it says they might work. I thought there were the same network (billing system/technicians/company etc)

I'm a little confused
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http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-long-distance-and-travelling/coverage-maps

Wherever you see LTE-A coverage here is where you will find LTE coverage with the Note 4. Also I'd suggest getting the global rom version if possible.
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Xiami phones network compatibility can be affected by which ROM is running? That's interesting. I haven't dabbled with the Xiaomi phones given that Koodo subsidy phones are so cheap with activation credits, but that's certainly neat.
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Mathieu's site is a good place to start. You have to be careful when choosing the model. Many international manufacturers will have different versions for the Far East, Europe and North America with sub-models keyed to specific carriers.

Limit your hunt to AT&T-compatible models and you will be on the right track. Many overseas mfgrs have never heard of Koodo.