4 steps to know whether a phone will work in your country

How to know whether a mobile phone will work in my country? Many people may wonder before buying a new cell phone. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the Band Class Chart and the GSM Bands Chart to find out the truth.
Take xiaomi mi 8 4G Smartphone in UAE, for instance, this following picture shows the phone’s suported band classes. Say, you want to know whether this phone will work with 3G or 4G in UAE.

Step 1. Find out your country’s frequency and the band class Mi 8 supports.

● GSM B2/B3/B5/B8 CDMA1X/EVDO BC0 (support all 2G bands)

● WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8 (3G)

● TD-SCDMA: B34/B39 (3G)

● FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8 (4G)

● TD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41 (4G)

Step 2. Check out the 3G & 4G frequency Mi 8 supports (Use the radio interfaces chart)


● WCDMA: 2100/1900/850/900 (3G)

● TD-SCDMA: N/a(3G)

● FDD-LTE: 2100/1800/850/2600/900 (4G)

● TD-LTE: 2600/2300/2500 (4G)

Step 3. Check out the 3G & 4G frequency of UAE

United Arab Emirates 2G GSM 900/1800
3G ETISALAT 3G 2100
du UAE 3G 2100
4G du UAE 4G LTE 1800Mhz

Step 4. Compare the data and find out that Xiaomi Mi6 supports bands in UAE:

● Support all 2G bands

● WCDMA: B1/B2/B5(3G)

● TD-SCDMA: not support (3G)

● FDD-LTE: B3/B7(4G)

● TD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41 (4G)

The carrier with good compatibility is Claro, which support 3G 1900/2100 and 4G LTE 2600MHz. Also TIM and Vivo are good too.

Hope it helps! Contact us if you have any questions about the bands covered in your country.

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