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Topic # 183971 4-Nov-2015 23:19
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I am considering getting a Sony Z5 Premium from Expansys.

It supports the following bands:
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), AWS-1(Band IV), 2100 (Band I) MHz
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 38, 39, 40, 41)

How well will this work on Vodafone?  it doesn't look like it will support all the vodafone bands so I am concerned that I might not be able as good a connection as I could with a different phone.

Currently I have a Nokia 1520, so it will probably be an improvement on that.

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  Reply # 1421294 4-Nov-2015 23:39
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It has all the right bands except 28 on LTE, which means it will work pretty much anywhere on Vodafone network except some rural places.

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  Reply # 1421303 5-Nov-2015 01:28
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Band 28 is also used on some sites in Auckland including North Shore / West Auckland not just rural sites



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  Reply # 1421370 5-Nov-2015 08:25
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Thanks guys.




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  Reply # 1421375 5-Nov-2015 08:36
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Buying a 4G phone without LTE band 28 is like buying a 3G phone without 850/900 band. Band 28 is the dominant 4G band as soon as you leave the city's. It's also dominant on city edge, e.g. West Auckland, outer Hamilton etc.




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  Reply # 1421503 5-Nov-2015 11:15
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I thought all the Z5 models were identical apart from the screen, but it seems that's not the case.

Looking at the Z5 Premium white paper none of the models support band 28 and it's obviously got other differences to the Z5 Compact and regular Z5

http://dl-developer.sonymobile.com/documentation/whitepapers/Xperia_Z5_Premium_dual_E6833_E6883_WP_2.pdf

Neither Z5 Premium model is recommended for NZ if you want good 4G coverage on any network.





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  Reply # 1421530 5-Nov-2015 11:35
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Those are the Z5 Dual SIM models, which don't have band 28. The regular Z5 non-dual SIM models do have band 28.

See the whitepaper for the regular Z5 Premium E6853 and regular Z5 E6553.



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  Reply # 1421680 5-Nov-2015 13:46
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Yes, that is the dual sim model.  I travel frequently so was interested in dual sim.  Looks like I will need to go for this model then.  




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