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How to know if a mobile is compatible with Spanish 4G and 800 MHz

Taking advantage of the presentation of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, which will be compatible with all international LTE bands, it is a good time to try to help you find out if that Chinese mobile that catches your attention will work with the Spanish LTE bands, the 1800s. MHz (3), that of 2600 MHz (7) and, since last year, the famous band 20 of 800 MHz.

What does the 800 MHz band mean?

In terms of connectivity, you will not experience major problems if a smartphone is compatible with the 1800 MHz (3) and 2600 MHz (7) bands. What you could find is coverage problems where the 800 MHz band is already established.

This LTE band operating in our country is mainly characterized by improving indoor coverage and, in general, achieving higher connection speeds. Since this is the band that will be bet on in the near future, if you do not have enough coverage in your area, and you do not have a smartphone compatible with this band, it means that you will not find improvements from now on.

Mobile compatible with Spanish 4G

Once the improvements provided by the 800 MHz band are known, it is time to find a smartphone compatible with that band, since most smartphones sold in our country and abroad usually have compatibility with the other two bands.

For know if a mobile is compatible with the Spanish 4G and the 800 MHz band You have to look first at the duplex with which the mobile works. In our country the Frequency Division Duplex or FDD is used, so it is the first thing you should look at when buying a new mobile. Once located, you simply have to worry about locating bands 3 (1800 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz) or 20 (800 MHz) with which you work in Spain.

As an example we have the connectivity specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 that you can find on these lines. For know if the mobile is compatible with the Spanish 4G just look at the box at the bottom right, where the LTE-FDD field appears. Since bands 3 and 7 appear, we already know that the smartphone is compatible with 4G in our country, but when we find band 20 we also know that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will enjoy the advantages of the 800 MHz band.