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darkasdes2

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#153664 4-Oct-2014 00:25
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Hi all

I am wondering if the Sony Compact Z3 will work with all the 4G bands being used by VF, Spark, and 2 Degrees? 


{MOD EDIT : SP : We have 3 different Sony Xperia Z3 family threads which despite their respective original specific topics, all ended up as general discussions for a particular model so I have done some tidying up.

Sony Xperia Z3 Discussion & Owners Thread

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Discussion & Owners Thread

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Discussion & Owners Thread}

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  #1147050 4-Oct-2014 01:44
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There are two versions of Z3 Compact — D5803 and D5833 — so it depends which one. Sadly that's as far as my knowledge goes but someone here should be able to tell you which to get.

From GSMArena:

2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D5803
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - D5833

4G Network
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 - D5803
LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - D5833
LTE 2300 TD-LTE - D5833

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  #1147055 4-Oct-2014 07:14
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Both do now, D5833 better for when they roll out band 28.

 
 
 
 


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  #1147060 4-Oct-2014 08:40
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Band 28 roll out is well underway :)

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  #1147095 4-Oct-2014 10:24
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I thought band 28 was lte 700mhz?

Confused




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  #1147100 4-Oct-2014 10:37
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Thanks for the replies so far everyone.

Thats the one thing that is confusing me. Which bands represent which frequencies. 

I  was thinking the D5803 model is the right one for NZ but wanted to make sure about it.

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  #1147110 4-Oct-2014 11:16
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joker97: I thought band 28 was lte 700mhz?

Confused


It is, APT 700 though not the other 700 which the D5803 does.

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  #1147111 4-Oct-2014 11:17
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darkasdes2: Thanks for the replies so far everyone.

Thats the one thing that is confusing me. Which bands represent which frequencies. 

I  was thinking the D5803 model is the right one for NZ but wanted to make sure about it.


Both work but the D5833 is better.

 
 
 
 


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  #1147113 4-Oct-2014 11:22
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scottjpalmer:
darkasdes2: Thanks for the replies so far everyone.

Thats the one thing that is confusing me. Which bands represent which frequencies. 

I  was thinking the D5803 model is the right one for NZ but wanted to make sure about it.


Both work but the D5833 is better.


cool, thanks for that, I was after the model that will work with band 28

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  #1147254 4-Oct-2014 17:25
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Band 3, Band 28, Band 7. In that priority order. Don't just rely on frequencies, always check what the actual band identifier is.

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  #1150676 9-Oct-2014 13:14
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eXDee: Band 3, Band 28, Band 7. In that priority order. Don't just rely on frequencies, always check what the actual band identifier is.


I'm also looking at a Sony Xperia. The Z1 compact. It does not have Band 28. What are the consequences of this?

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  #1150745 9-Oct-2014 14:20
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Slower internet




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  #1150770 9-Oct-2014 14:47
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Gemini:
eXDee: Band 3, Band 28, Band 7. In that priority order. Don't just rely on frequencies, always check what the actual band identifier is.


I'm also looking at a Sony Xperia. The Z1 compact. It does not have Band 28. What are the consequences of this?


Band 28 isn't very widespread yet. I wouldn't let it change your mind unless you want future 4G in rural areas, you will still get 3G and pretty good urban 4G.

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  #1150847 9-Oct-2014 17:26
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I have the Z1 Compact on the Telecom network and its amazing where you can get 4G now.  I was quite surprised to get it in Hanmer Springs (North Canterbury) of all places recently.


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  #1150913 9-Oct-2014 20:19
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I also have the Z1 Compact. Live in Auckland, 2 Degrees, 4G all over the place

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/coverage/?type=4g&zoom=12&center=-36.853409,174.758353&nointro=1

Z1 is quick and responsive, already updated to Android 4.4.4

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  #1153260 14-Oct-2014 08:02
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Looking forward to Spark selling these soon.  Got my wife the z1 compact, regularly see 4~5 hrs screen on time and the battery is only at 50%. 

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