Xiaomi Phones

spta100

    Hi I'm planning to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, but before I buy it does anyone know if it is compatible with T-Mobile's network?

     

    I don't know if this is needed but I am from SoCal.

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      • drnewcomb2

        Re: Xiaomi Phones

        According to GSMarena.com there are two versions of the Note 7: 48MP & 12MP. The 48MP is for the "Global Market" and the 12 MP is for India. Neither seem suited for use with T-Mobile. The only LTE band listed in their specs that is at all compatible with T-Mobile is band 5. T-Mobile only has band 5 LTE in Myrtle Beach, SC. So, my advice is to avoid this phone. If you have a different model number, feel free to post it.

          • spta100

            Re: Xiaomi Phones

            I like Xiaomi phones a lot so are there any xiaomi phones that work well with t mobile?

              • drnewcomb2

                Re: Xiaomi Phones

                Using the phone finder on GSMarena.com, I see no Xiaomi phone with band 71 listed. Just MHO but you'd have to be out of your mind to buy a new phone for use with T-Mobile that didn't have band 71. There are nine phones listed with LTE bands 2, 4 & 12, which might be considered good enough in some markets. You can see the results of the search here: https://www.gsmarena.com/results.php3?sMakers=80&s4Gs=2,4,12

                 

                Keep in mind that whenever you BYOD, the usability of the phone is entirely your responsibility. T-Mobile allows BYOD but provides only minimal support for them.

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                • syaoran

                  Re: Xiaomi Phones

                  The Mi Mix 3 is a good choice for T-Mobile.  The Global ROM version is easier to get yp and running out of the box but the Chinese ROM firmware requires a lot of extra effort.  If you use dialer code: *#*#86583#*#*  That disables the carrier check and enables VoLTE, which works perfectly. 

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                    • syaoran

                      Re: Xiaomi Phones

                      VoLTE also doesn't show like we normally expect it but it is definitely working.  4G represents LTE and 4G+ represents LTE-A.  You will see one or the other when using VoLTE during a call. 

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