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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

Will this budget phone (available on Amazon.ca) work on Public Mobile Network?

 

  • Dual Main Camera: Wide angle lens 12MP 1.25m f / 2.2 and Telephoto lens 12MP 1.0 m, f / 2.6
  • Snapdragon 625, octa-core 2.0GHz, Adreno 506 650MHz graphics processor
  • Networks Supported: 4G FDD-LTE B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20 TDD-LTE B38/B40 3G WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Display: 5.5" FHD LTPS Display 1920 x 1080, 403 PPI
  • Memory: 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM, Up to 128GB of expandable storage (microSD)
  • This GSM unlocked cell phone is compatible with most GSM carriers like Bell, Telus, Rogers, etc. NOT supported by Freedom Mobile (Wind).

Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Xiaomi-Android-Cameras-Unlocked-Version/dp/B076HQ6FSY/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding...

 

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Thanks!

Oracle

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

It should be fine. Best all round check is to try an activated PM SIM from a friend.

 


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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

@zhoubill, according to willmyphonework.net, the MI A1 should be compatible at both 3G & 4G LTE.

 

Oracle

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

@zhoubill Look here: https://willmyphonework.net >> fine for 3G, hit and miss for LTE.


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?


@Ludditewrote:

@zhoubill Look here: https://willmyphonework.net >> fine for 3G, hit and miss for LTE.


 

My understanding is that band 4 is the most widely used LTE band in Canada - and the one some lower cost models, geared towards the European and Asian market, lack.

The specs provided by @zhoubill show bands 4, 5 and 7, so I personally think while that this phone is not covering all Telus bands, it should be fine for the major LTE bands, even if it's not covering the 700MHz range (bands 12/13/17/29/30).

 

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Discussions/LTE-network-fundamentals/m-p/198799/highl...

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

Specs at the official site include Band 4.  Along with a footnote:

"*Bands vary by region. Please check band availability for your specific device."

 

Specs at this site don't include Band 4.

 

Wikipedia shows 43 regional variants of this device.

Some have "stock" Android Nougat, some have "stock" Android Oreo, some have Android One, some have Mi 5X MIUI.

Most variants are configured for different network protocols, as necessary for their specific regions.

Firmware updates (available now or in the future) might be available to reconfigure the device operating system and network support, although some of the review sites note that "upgraded" versions tend to suck the battery life very quickly, possibly a bug that Mi can fix or possibly unfixable.

 

Band 4 is not critical, but you won't get fastest LTE speeds without it.  The device is 5G ready, which is a bit of future-proofing that'll make 4G partially redundant anyhow (circa mid-2019 onwards, lol).

The phone vendor should be able to provide details about the exact model number of the particular device being sold, along with its supported network protocols.

Oracle

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

This phone looks to be quite compatible to me.  For Asian brands that are not really featured in North America, I find frequency check to be a better resource than will my phone work.

 

https://www.frequencycheck.com/models/A4mXx/xiaomi-mi-a1-global-dual-sim-td-lte-mdg2-mi-5x-xiaomi-ti...

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

My guess is will only be 4G; Had a Huawei P8 Max before and no LTE just 4G.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

First hand experience - bought this phone and switched to PM a couple of days ago. So far so good - enjoy both a great phone and PM service (had some issues with porting my number from Speakout, but moderators were very helpful)

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Will Xiaomi MI A1 Global Version working on Public Mobile Network for both 3G and 4G LTE?

Finally, I can confirm the phone actually works on the Public Mobile Network.