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#274487 25-Aug-2020 11:44
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Im looking at an imported Poco F2. It uses bands 78/79, so I do not expect it to work, although unsure about vodafone, but I think it will work in Europe where family is.

The whole 5g bands are confusing to me as this table lists Spark and Vodafone as band NR78 ?

Anyway, my main concern is, will a dual sim model still work in 4g mode? to be honest I dont use mobile data often, just to check emails, locations etc, I find 3g plenty fast enough for my needs and more often than not Im in range of a wifi spot, so it doesnt concern me if the 5g doesnt work, but just wanted to clarify N78 is listed as 3500mhz which I thought was what NZ is using?





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  #2549382 25-Aug-2020 12:08
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Yes NZ is using N78


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  #2549389 25-Aug-2020 12:15
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as with 4G CA, 5G activating correctly is very much dependant on the phone having the correct profiles on it.




Having the bands is only half of the problem unfortunately.

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  #2549413 25-Aug-2020 12:47
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I bought a Poco F2 Pro a while back from PB Tech, everything seems to work as it should but I've no way of checking out the 5G, but 4G is fine.




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  #2549431 25-Aug-2020 13:34
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I bought a Poco F2 Pro a while back from PB Tech, everything seems to work as it should but I've no way of checking out the 5G, but 4G is fine.



Was this a non 5g Poco version?

Also how have you found the ads in Xiaomi launcher? I read you cannot opt out of receiving them...

Thanks all, 5g sounds like its a bit too early for me to worry about either way, given my needs for mobile data.

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  #2549507 25-Aug-2020 14:56
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As far as I was aware all Poco F2 pro are 5G capable. I've got the 256GB model. 




No ads for me, I immediately installed Nova launcher and currently using Niagara launcher and never seen an ad except the occasional notification prompt to use xiaomi's own cloud service but that comes more as a system prompt the same as pixel phones prompt you to finish setup of pixel features on a new install.

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