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Topic # 191942 22-Feb-2016 11:17
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Hi all

Looking at buying a Samsung Note 4 910G from Parallel imported and wanted to see if anyone else is using the 'G' version on 2 degrees/Vodafone and if the G version works fine as apposed to standard U version in New Zealand.

Am I better of paying more and getting the U version or is G fine.

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  Reply # 1496964 22-Feb-2016 14:05
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Checked and mine is U version on 2degrees. Sorry cant help more. Have seen them about at good prices which makes me sad as looking to change to the Mate 8 and what I can sell the Note 4 for now is less than I still have to pay off monthly.


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  Reply # 1496974 22-Feb-2016 14:15
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I had the G version which I ran on Vodafone, it was OK. I got good enough speeds both U and G had band 28 extended...


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1496990 22-Feb-2016 14:45
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andynz: Hi all

Looking at buying a Samsung Note 4 910G from Parallel imported and wanted to see if anyone else is using the 'G' version on 2 degrees/Vodafone and if the G version works fine as apposed to standard U version in New Zealand.

Am I better of paying more and getting the U version or is G fine.

 

 

 

If you want LTE/4G to work fully with the NZ telco's stick to the U version. I researched this when I got my U version and decided saving a few bucks on the G version was a bad plan -

 

 

 

 

 

U version -

 

B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B28(700)

 

 

 

G Version

 

1800+(3), 2600(7), 850(5), 900(8), 2100(1), 700, 1900(2), 1700/2100(4)
 2300(40), 2600(38)

 

 

 

Google the LTE bands on your preferred carriers and compare. For Example band 28 700Mhz is missing on the G version.

 

 




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  Reply # 1497038 22-Feb-2016 15:31
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Thanks for the replies guys.  Noroads, I did a search.  I am on 2 Degrees.  Looks like in 2014 they were experimenting with B28 700 in central Auckland but it seems a bit confusing as to what they currently use.  B3 1800 looks like the main use.

 

Vodafone looks like exclusively B3 1800.

 

Do you know if 2 degreees B28 700 went any further if they are sticking with B3 1800.  In which case either G or U looks ok to me.

 

Or am I more confused now :)


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  Reply # 1497053 22-Feb-2016 15:38
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Note 4 from VodafoneNZ was band 3 & 28 and I am sure it even supported 2600Mhz as well

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  Reply # 1497211 22-Feb-2016 18:50

andynz:

Thanks for the replies guys.  Noroads, I did a search.  I am on 2 Degrees.  Looks like in 2014 they were experimenting with B28 700 in central Auckland but it seems a bit confusing as to what they currently use.  B3 1800 looks like the main use.


Vodafone looks like exclusively B3 1800.


Do you know if 2 degreees B28 700 went any further if they are sticking with B3 1800.  In which case either G or U looks ok to me.


Or am I more confused now :)



All three networks use band 28. Unsure on the status of 2d's rollout, but you're going to want a phone that supports it if you're going to hang onto it for a few years.

Voda has plenty of band 28 coverage. Jump onto the coverage maps and toggle between 4G & 4G Extended to see what a difference it makes.

The good news for you: N910G supports all of NZ's current 4G bands, just like the local N910U. You just need to choose between the Quad core Snapdragon 805 processor in the G & the Octa core Exynos chip in the U.




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  Reply # 1497317 22-Feb-2016 19:58
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Thanks Nikt. Good to know both are OK for 4G. Yes a choice of snapdragon G or octave core U. From what I have read there is not much in it for speed etc. What do you think? Are updates more prolific for one version?

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