OnePlus X Lacks full US LTE Support


As I mentioned in this week’s Weekly Wrap, OnePlus took the wraps off their new budget One X phone last week. The phone actually looks like a decent piece of hardware for the price, but many noticed that there were very few US GSM bands included. There was some hope that the band list may not be complete, but according to a report by Droid Life, it looks like US customers may be out of luck on this particular phone.

The listed supported bands are Band 1, Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, and Band 8. Noticeably missing are Band 12 and Band 17, which are very important to getting full LTE coverage here in the US. AT&T does utilize band 4, but band 17 is necessary for getting reliable coverage across the country. If you want to get this phone, expect to get 3G in most areas, with limited LTE if you are indeed on AT&T. Considering you need an invite to buy this phone that won’t get LTE most places, I’d skip this if you’re in the US. There are plenty of budget phones available that have US LTE bands, including the Moto G (2015), Huawei P8 Lite, and Alacatel Idol 3. Never Settle!

via: Droid Life

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