Umidigi s2 Lite

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Wondering if the umidigi s2 Lite would be compatible with the 3g network. Also curious if the vkworld s8 would work as well. I'm trying to decide what to get but need to know about compatability.

Thanks for the assistance
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Adam Clark

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Posted 3 months ago

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Dinh, Mobile Master

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Hi Adam,
The umidigi-s2-lite seems to work for talk/text on 3G, and data on 3G. The phone doesn't have band LTE 4 (which is the primary Koodo LTE band) but it has band 7, so the phone will have very limited access to LTE network.

The VKworkd only have 3G 850 (B5) but not 1900(B2), so it will work in some area, and might not have the best signal for talk/text and 3G data. Similarly, it doesn't have B4 LTE like the umidigi.
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Lte-A is not that limited at all anymore. Outside of Saskatchewan it covers almost the same percentage of people.
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Thanks for the prompt information guys! Much appreciated. Makes my decision for me really, s2 Lite it is.
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Are you plan to use that phone in Canada only, that one doesn't fully support LTE data. You could buy the moto G4 or G6 for 200 something from Koodo prepaid.
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Hi Adam,

Please note that Koodo Mobile's HSPA networks uses the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz frequencies while our LTE network uses 1700/2100 MHz.

Hope this helps! 
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Sometimes specified in bands:

850 is Band 5 and 1900 is Band 2. These are critical for voice and text.

1700/2100 is Band 4. 1700 is used for uplink, 2100 for downlink so both are necessary for LTE. That's why they have the "/" between them.