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General question about s4 mini..

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by skarface1988, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. skarface1988

    skarface1988 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    since the s4 mini is an unlock and LTE capatible. and I have T-mobile plans and where I'm from I have LTE here. does the s4 mini still shows LTE sign under the 4g?


  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    LTE is in tiny letters running vertical next to the 4G icon in Verizon. I thought it was universal with 4G LTE providers.
  3. skarface1988

    skarface1988 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    so you have no clue for t-mobile LTE icon?
  4. DIMR95

    DIMR95 Lurker

    I purchased this phone also as an unlocked phone. I have T-mobile also and 4GLTE where I'm at. I was told by a T-mobile rep that the phone will only work at 2G max. It worked fine via wifi but couldn't access my data plan higher than 2G. It was running really slow when wifi was not available. I tried desperately to make it work. There is a compatibility issue from abroad to the US.
  5. jjfad

    jjfad Member

    I have been trying to read up on this, as I am pretty desperate for a reasonably-specced phone that is <5" in height. (The TMo Galaxy Blaze 4G came close, but I found its camera shutter lag to be a dealbreaker.)

    From the Engadget review, it looks like the S4m supports the following bands:
    The model we reviewed was the I9195, which is the LTE version (it also comes in dual-SIM and 3G-only variants). It sports bands 3, 7 and 20 (800 / 1800 / 2600), which are primarily used in Europe and other countries around the world. You'll also get quad-band HSPA+ (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) with speeds up to 42 Mbps. GSM / EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) is also part of the deal, ensuring that North American users / travelers will get somewhat decent data speeds.​
    For 3G on TMo, you need either (1) 1900 mHz (a.k.a. PCS band or band II), or (2) 1700 mHz AND 2100 mHz (a.k.a. AWS band or band IV).

    Note that the 1900 mHz frequency for 3G will only work in areas where TMo has refarmed their towers. So if the phone does not have 1700/2100, then all you get is 2G/EDGE.

    A list of modernized markets that have been refarmed can be found here:
    Network Evolution | T-Mobile Support

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