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Topic # 175377 26-Jun-2015 15:08
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Hey guys,

Just a quick question. I just bought (what I thought was) a 5833 Z3 Compact and was merily using it for the last 2 days, however just noticed when going through the various setup and setting screens, that the model they have given me was a 5803. From what I had thought the 5803 uses different bands, and the 5833 is better suited to the available bands in NZ. 

Is this correct? What is the impact of just keeping the 5803 rather than the 5833?

Thanks in advance
Cheers


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  Reply # 1333078 28-Jun-2015 21:21
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Anyone able to confirm what the different frequencies/spectrum means in terms of how this phone is going to work? Would be great to know if it is worthwhile me seeing if they can get me the model number I ordered. 

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  Reply # 1333096 28-Jun-2015 22:31
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The main difference is D5803 doesn't support LTE band 28 which is the 700mhz spectrum which will provide extended coverage.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1333146 29-Jun-2015 07:36
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So (sorry for the inane questions) but this just means that LTE wont be supported so in effect the phones ability to connect to the data network is limited (and therefore slower)?

Am wondering if it isn't actually that big of a deal - wondering how hard I should push to get the phone switched out, or just negotiate a partial refund

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  Reply # 1333149 29-Jun-2015 07:48
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You'll still have LTE.

Most carriers currently have it deployed on band 3(1800mhz).

Here's a good answer to your question: http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-D5833-and-D5803-of-the-Sony-Xperia-z3-compact



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  Reply # 1333150 29-Jun-2015 07:53
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haha awesome - was just wandering through that thread...thanks (again) for the confirmation...thinking I might just flag it and keep it...don't think I would notice much (not exactly a massive user anyhow)...but yeah, thanks again for helping to point me in the right direction :)

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  Reply # 1333190 29-Jun-2015 10:00
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There will be many areas where you will not get 4G due to only 700 MHz being available; eg. Vodafone on Hibiscus Coast.  Best check areas where you are likely to use the phone.  Vodafone 700MHz only covers a considerably larger area (km2) than 1800 MHz.



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  Reply # 1333194 29-Jun-2015 10:03
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where can I see these coverage maps to verify how much of an impact this is likely to have?

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  Reply # 1333201 29-Jun-2015 10:11
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For Vodafone  http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/

For others, just search for 'coverage' on their website?

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