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# 226052 18-Dec-2017 13:39
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It used to be the case that one was advised that Android installations were tweaked by the network operators to suit the radio aspects of their particular networks (not just the bands, but maybe drivers and some technical parameters).
 
Is that tweaking still the case or with the more comprehensive radio band capabilities of (many) modern handsets is that now not a consideration?

 

(The context for this question is the possibility of buying a particular handset which is not available from a NZ mobile operator, eg Sony XZ1 Compact)


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  # 1921289 18-Dec-2017 13:50
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From memory chunks of the "Carrier Aggregation" settings are network specific, 

 

So while an imported phone will operate on the bands, it may not perform as well as a handset running localised Firmware....

 

(I think)


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  # 1921540 18-Dec-2017 22:11
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It always has been and always will be the case.

 

An imported handset such as the XZ1 compact will work 'fine' - just don't expect some things such as carrier aggregation to be fully supported.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1921557 18-Dec-2017 22:31
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Also battery life may not be optimal.




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