Compatible samsung phones for 4G LTE

abirdas

    I am a T-Mobile customer for the last 4 years or so. Currently, I'm in India and my phone's (samsung galaxy s6) display stopped working. As a result, I have to buy an unlocked phone from India and hope it would work in USA. I have listed some options for which I'm not sure if they will have compatibility with T-Mobile's 4G-LTE. Could you please help me by specifying whether these phones are compatible? I live in Brookline, MA (ZIP - 02446).

     

     

    Samsung J3:

    Band specification:

    4G FDD LTE: B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B8(900)

    4G TDD LTE: B40(2300)

    Full specification can be obtained here: - http://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-j3-2016-j320f/

     

     

    Samsung J7 Prime:

    Band specification:

    4G FDD LTE: B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B20(800)

    4G TDD LTE: B38(2600), B40(2300)

    Full specification can be obtained here: - http://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-j7-prime-g610f/SM-G610FZDDINS/

     

     

    Samsung j7:

    Band specification:

    4G FDD LTE: B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B20(800)

    4G TDD LTE: B40(2300)

    Full specification can be obtained here: - http://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-j7-2016-j710fn/

     

     

    I can see that last 2 phones are listed under 1900 MHZ - COMPATIBLE PHONES in t-mobile's website - https://www.t-mobile.com/optional-services/coverage-phones-1900.html

    Still, I thought it would be better to ask here.

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      • tmo_chris

        Re: Compatible samsung phones for 4G LTE

        So that specific area has LTE 700A, LTE 1900, and LTE 2100. It also has 4G/3G U1900 and U2100

         

        When we compare the phones you listed to our Supported T-Mobile networks, in order for a phone to get LTE on our network it must support one of the following LTE frequencies: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), or Band 12 (700 MHz). So unfortunately, it does not look like any of these phones will be able to get LTE on our network