4G (LTE) SUPPORT

hello fellas,

I would like to ask about MX5 - 4G (LTE) internet.
I have change my previous MX4 for MX5 model.
In my city I was able to get 4G internet with my MX4 model, but MX5 only show 3G.
Does any of you have a clue why is it not working on MX5?
Network supporting should be same for both phones… right?
Thank you.

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@pexo maybe it’s the same maybe not.

Best is if you check things like this before you buy a phone from China.

Meizu does not support the important 4G LTE bands.

@Ultrametric
as I said, I am previous MX4 user and LTE has been working on this phone for me.
this is:
MX4 support: 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
MX5 support: 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz

so tell me please, what is difference?

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@pexo My Mx5 supports on the Global Flyme 5 firmware: Band 1, 3, 38, 39, 40,41 (LTE)

That means:
Band - Frequency
1 - 2100
3 - 1800+
38 - TD 2600
39 - TD 1900+
40 - TD 2300
41 - TD 2500

I think you would like to have Band 7 with the frequency 2600… but I am not sure. Double check what Bands you would like to have as frequencies might be a bit misleading / confusing at some times.

Check it for yourself in the engineering mode. There are all supported bands enabled.

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Edit: If you are from Europe, you can check here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks_in_Europe
That link will tell you what bands you need for your provider in your country.

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@Ultrametric i am inside the code you posted, but where to find frequency as you posted?

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@pexo

BandMode then select a Simcard and scroll down. It’s all on the first page.

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@Ultrametric
found it, so I am from slovakia/europe and modes in phone are: 1/3/38/39/40/41
is it ok, or not?
I forgot to remind: operator ORANGE

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@pexo

You will not have 4G (LTE) on your phone. I am sorry to tell you. Your provider Orange operates on Band 20 and Band 7. Both are not supported by Meizu phones right now. :sweat:

Sidenote:
I am not 100% sure on this, so double check the following information yourself. No guarantee here.
TD-LTE are the roaming frequencies… so that you have e.g. 4G when you travel.
FDD-LTE are the “non”-roaming frequencies. Or same said different… the most used frequencies in Europe.

The TD-LTE you may need in Asia, Africa, … and other places on earth. (Sometimes in Europe, but here it’s not so wide spread)

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@Ultrametric too bad I do not have my MX4 here with me now. so MX4 supporting other frequencies than MX5? i was pretty sure they are same…

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@pexo I don’t care to be honest.

And it is of no use to anyone if we find this out.

But what is important… Is that people are aware that there is FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE.

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@pexo I googled it a bit and it looks like expected.

The MX4 supports band 7 or FDD-LTE 2600MHz

Link: http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-9635.php

HERE ARE THE MEIZU 4 BANDS
2G GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
3G UMTS: 850, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE: 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz

So the whole story looks like a mix up of TDD-LTE vs FDD-LTE

Meizu MX4 Pro

@gooner actually this site is bullshit

Im connected to 3g right now!!!

@Ultrametric
yes mate, i have checked on my MX4 and its like you saying, supporting band 7.
i was pretty sure it will be just same on MX5 :cry: :cry: :cry:
anyway, this probably is a HW matter, so can not expect LTE to arrive with next flyme update, right?

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@pexo It’s not a matter of hardware, that’s the good news. It only depends upon the Software. (In this case)

And the bad news is: Meizu can fix it if they want to, it only needs an software update + a lot of testing.
But I am very sure that Meizu will not do it.

That’s the big problem about it. Meizu sells “global” phones, but does not make global phones. All recent phones are just Chinese phones sold more expensive.

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