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4 steps to know whether a phone will work in your country

ByGB Blog Official 2017-06-20 163460

How to know whether a mobile phone will work in my country? Many people may wonder before buying a new cell phone. In this article, we'll show you how to use the Band Class Chart and the GSM Bands Chart to find out the truth.

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Take Xiaomi Mi 8 4G Smartphone, Brazil, for instance, this following picture shows the phone's suported band classes. Say, you want to know whether this phone will work with 3G or 4G in Brazil.

Step 1. Find out your country's frequency and the band class Mi 8 supports.

GSM B2/B3/B5/B8 CDMA1X/EVDO BC0 (support all 2G bands)

WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8 (3G)

TD-SCDMA: B34/B39 (3G)

FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20 (4G)

TD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41 (4G)


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Step 2. Check out the 3G & 4G frequency Mi 8 supports (Use the radio interfaces chart)

WCDMA: 2100/1900/1700/850/900 (3G)


FDD-LTE: 2100/1900/1800/1700/850/2600/900/700ac/700bc/800DD (4G)

TD-LTE: 2600/2300/2500 (4G)

Radio Interfaces Frequency Bands

Step 3. Check out the 3G & 4G frequency of Brazil (Click B in the country list)

3G & 4G frequency of Brazil

Related: Country-based mobile phone network frequency bands coverage guide

Step 4. Compare the data and find out that Xiaomi Mi 8 supports bands in Brazil:

Support all 2G bands

WCDMA: B1/B2/B5(3G)

TD-SCDMA: not support (3G)

FDD-LTE: B3/B7(4G)

TD-LTE: B38 (4G)

The carrier with good compatibility is Claro, which support 3G 1900/2100 and 4G LTE 2600MHz. Also TIM, Nextel and Vivo are good too. So Xiaomi Mi 8 can work well in Brazil.

Hope it helps! Contact us if you have any questions about the bands covered in your country.


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