Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Compatible with Telus LTE network?

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Sven
Neighbour

Hi,

I was wondering if this phone would work with Telus LTE network? Its specs are as follows:

 

 

 

GSM B2/3/5/8

WCDMA B1/2/5/8

FDD-LTE B1/3/5/7/8/20

TDD-LTE B38/40/41(120MHz)

Community Power User
Community Power User
The phone will not work on LTE.

Telus LTE is typically band 4, 3G is band 2 and 5.

You can check various phones at https://willmyphonework.net

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Sven
Neighbour

So will it only work on 5? Or it wont work really at all? 

Sven
Neighbour

lso the phone has not been added to the list on that website.

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Community Power User
It should work on 3G only but there is no guarantee it will and doesn’t support LTE as the band isn’t supported.

The majority of the time these lessser brands while popular in other countries. Updates and security patches are pretty much non existent. Even if they seem like a good deal.

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Sven
Neighbour

I dont see how my phone couldn't pick up on the frequencies? Is it just not designed to? Cause isnt that what a SIM card is for to register the phone on a certain network?

 

Thanks for answering my questions btw!

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Community Power User
Community Power User

The SIM card is only a chip that shows the phone is authorized on a network. It doesn't control frequencies or any hardware at all. The physical hardware / chipsets in phones are designed for very specific frequencies. North America, thanks to the influence of the Americans has chosen different frequency bands than what is common elsewhere. Canada shares most of those frequencies.

 

The Pocophone is designed for the Asian and Indian market primarily which uses specific common frequencies. Most of those frequencies are also shared with Europe. If you want an imported phone that's most likely to work in North America, look for the Global versions but even that does NOT guarantee it'll work in all areas, especially North America. You'll still need to make sure it still supports the frequencies that your cell provider does. Even if they appear to match there's no absolute guarantee it'll work properly if at all.

 

More info:

 

One other thing to be aware of is that many Chinese phones do not have Google Play Services installed, that includes the Google Play Store. Netflix has been reported to not work properly on many imported phones (can't display HD), and a lot of local Canadian apps like TV apps (the various Go apps like CTV Go, etc.), may not work at all.


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Developweb
Neighbour
I got a global version Pocophone F1. I was assured by both Telus and the vendor that it would work. Initially I was worried because I had no LTE. After checking Telus FAQs I was realized turning off the phone, waiting a minute, and restarting the phone was all that was required to pick up the LTE network. I live out in the sticks and this phone works as well as my previous smart phones (Samsung/Apple). Yay POCO!
Developweb
Neighbour
This phone definitely does work on Canadian networks ( specifically 4G LTE with Telus ). In my case the network was not registered until a couple reboots but does work excellent.
LinksysExpert
Resident

Thanks Nighthawk for detailed reply. I had the same question and it seems that it will not work on NA. So will look for other option.

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Developweb
Neighbour
LinksysExpert. See my posts above. Yes it works in North America.
Syaoran
Rockstar

Some Xiaomi devices also come in a global ROM flavour, which supports a lot more bands for connectivity.  If you decide to buy one, look for hte global variant.  If you buy a Chinese one, you can unlock the bootloader and flash the global ROM to it, as Xiaomi does post them.  A lot of Mi Mix 3 owners purchased the one that came with the Chinese ROM and then flashed to the global ROM, which was offered up a couple of months before the global version of the device went on sale.