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#257421 1-Oct-2019 20:50
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Considering upgrading my wife's Moto G5 to a Moto G7 as the current one has had a hard life and is starting to fail. The Moto G7 on Amazon doesn't list 4G band 28, but does list band 3 and 7 (Vodafone frequencies here).

 

Not sure if it has 4G band 28. This site and this site both say it does, and both the cheaper Play and Plus editions include it, and the G7 sold in NZ has it. I have seen that there are versions without band 28 though, so I would probably avoid it. The play / plus editions both have band 28, so not really a problem.

 

How important is band 28? My best guess is band 28 is has longer range, which might be more important if you're say driving between cities or in low coverage areas? We live in Wellington inner suburbs and work in Wellington city, so I doubt coverage will be an issue except maybe on holiday - and we can hotspot off my phone if we need to.

 

Looking to buy from the USA as it's NZ$300 plus shipping, in NZ it's $500. In NZ you get a 12 month warranty, from the USA no warranty, though I would hope that if it's DOA Amazon would replace it.


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  #2328071 1-Oct-2019 21:06
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Band 28 is the 700Mhz used in New Zealand

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  #2328081 1-Oct-2019 21:24
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Getting more important now for decent in building coverage, and especially now with the move to VoLTE. Without band 28 is like a 3G phone without 900/850.




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  #2328163 1-Oct-2019 21:50
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I'd better make sure I get band 28 then, thanks 😁

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  #2329580 4-Oct-2019 12:49
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timmmay: I'd better make sure I get band 28 then, thanks 😁

 

 

 

@timmmay - when researching for Band28, make sure it makes specific mantion of 'APT'.

 

That's what we use in NZ.


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  #2357456 19-Nov-2019 20:44
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The Moto G8 Play available on Amazon has B28 APT, so that's pretty good :) NZD$312 plus shipping. The G8 Plus is apparently out as well, not on Amazon, but the plus is apparently a lot better.

 

I'm probably more likely to get my wife the Nokia 7.2, or the 6.2 if it comes to NZ.


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  #2372726 11-Dec-2019 20:53
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thegeekboy:

 

timmmay: I'd better make sure I get band 28 then, thanks 😁

 

 

 

@timmmay - when researching for Band28, make sure it makes specific mention of 'APT'.

 

That's what we use in NZ.

 

 

Is the the Moto G8 Plus UK model likely to be band 28 APT? Phone link is here, but there is no model number to check the detailed specs. Bands from the seller's website are:

 

2G/GSM Bands: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands: 800 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands: LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28, TDD LTE band 38/40/41

 

The Moto UK website says

 

4G LTE (DL Cat 13/ UL Cat 5), UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8
3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8/19
4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28, TDD LTE band 38/40/41

 

 

 

Maybe @NikT would know?


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  #2372884 12-Dec-2019 07:50
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timmmay:

thegeekboy:


timmmay: I'd better make sure I get band 28 then, thanks 😁


 


@timmmay - when researching for Band28, make sure it makes specific mention of 'APT'.


That's what we use in NZ.



Is the the Moto G8 Plus UK model likely to be band 28 APT? Phone link is here, but there is no model number to check the detailed specs. Bands from the seller's website are:


2G/GSM Bands: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands: 800 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands: LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28, TDD LTE band 38/40/41


The Moto UK website says


4G LTE (DL Cat 13/ UL Cat 5), UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8
3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8/19
4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28, TDD LTE band 38/40/41


 


Maybe @NikT would know?



Why are you buying this from the UK unless you're going over there for a visit?




Regards,

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  #2372887 12-Dec-2019 07:52
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old3eyes: Why are you buying this from the UK unless you're going over there for a visit?

 

It's not available in New Zealand yet, and when it is it'll probably be about $100 more expensive in NZ. My wife's phone is failing. The Moto G8 plus uses a newer system than the Nokia 7.2 which I was also considering, should do the job a bit better.


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  #2373096 12-Dec-2019 10:28
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The specifcations on the Australian website are identical to the UK website I'm considering buying from, so I think the Moto G8 should work in NZ, but it would be good for someone who knows what they're talking about to verify that...


 


AU specs


LTE (DL Cat 13/ UL Cat 5), UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8, 
3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8/19, 
4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28, TDD LTE band 38/40/41


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  #2374326 12-Dec-2019 16:12
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Anyone able to help with the band 28 question for the G8 plus, as per above post? Considering importing the G8 from the UK.

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  #2374330 12-Dec-2019 16:18
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I believe Australia uses band 28 just as we do.


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  #2374343 12-Dec-2019 16:30
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Behodar:

I believe Australia uses band 28 just as we do.



I'm talking about the UK model, thanks. Australia was only mentioned because the specs listed are the same.

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  #2374346 12-Dec-2019 16:39
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Sorry, end of the work day, words blurring into each other :)


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  #2374417 12-Dec-2019 19:51
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Based on information on the Kimolvi website I believe the Moto G8 plus from the UK is compatible with NZ frequencies. If not I guess I just sell it to someone on the UK and take the hit. The Moto G1 and G5 both work fine in NZ so I think it'll be fine.


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