Differences between Asian and EU Version

  1. Owroid

    Owroid New Member

    Is there any difference between a mobile that is Asian Version and one that is EU version...thanks in advance.

  2. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

    I think it's hard to say generically. It really depends on the phone model you're looking at. Some asian countries use CDMA, whereas most European countries use GSM.
  3. kejlyCZ

    kejlyCZ Well-Known Member

    You have to be more specific, which model and which telco, because also operators sometimes change the phone (install operator-specific software and remove additional languages to gain space to install own software).
    Basically there's always difference. For example my last 2 phones was delivered for central european market, it means central european languages was installed. Most phones sold in Asia have asian languages and english installed, you can switch it to english, but sometimes the keyboard shows additional asian characters. This can be fixed by installing some new keyboard.
    If you buy some normal phone (like HTC, Samsung, ...), it can be flashed to european or custom ROM (for example if you need additional central or east european languages, which are not present in asian version), if you buy some "noname" phone, it mostly offers just major languages (many asian languages, english, maybe also german or spanish).
  4. Owroid

    Owroid New Member

    Well I got a new HTC Incredible S and its Asian version...no problem with carrier...but:

    Should I be worried that it has anything missing or different from an EU version of the Incredible S?

  5. kejlyCZ

    kejlyCZ Well-Known Member

    It will have the same hardware, european and basic asian version has the same bands also (some asian countries, like India or Japan use CDMA, but if you bought the GSM/WCDMA version, it's the same like sold in Europe). Software will be the same (maybe branded with some operator installed programs), software updates will be available in other dates than for european phones (phones for asian market has different ROM version and therefore the available updates can be different as for european version). You also can send the phone for repair just to the shop you've bought it in, because official service centers doesn't accept warranty for "gray imported" phones (this is the only big disadvantage, because repair of the phone costs mostly 2/3 of the phone price).

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