Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Edition work well on Koodo network?

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I'm considering buying a Xiaomi MI A1 Global Edition. I'm concerned because only some of the Koodo bands match the bands on the phone. I live in Southwestern Ontario and I would be very unhappy if I got spotty service, or if I wasn't able to get LTE service where I do with my current phone.
This is a list of the bands the phone is capable of:
GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 — SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes

Will this thing work well throughout Koodo's network without glitches? Or will I get wonky or subpar service and regret this purchase?
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Michael

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Posted 5 months ago

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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3G is good for talk text and data use

LTE is good for the new B7, but Koodo mainly uses B4 (1700/2100) for LTE currently so your LTE speeds may be lacking depending on your area
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Thanks Dennis, sounds like I may be sorry if I go with this phone.
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Xiaomi is a great brand.  But lacking LTE will make some data use slower (streaming, etc)
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Hi, I bought Hong Kong version of this phone a few months ago from Gearbest. This phone is fantastic! I live in Quebec city and so car I have been on Koodo 4G Network almost 100% of the time. I tested the connection a few times with Opensignal app. Results : Download is always over 30Mbps and upload is always over 5Mbps.