It is sad that neither of the top of the line Lumia devices - Icon and 930 - will be coming to Canada. What I am wondering though is whether they will work (especially 4G/LTE) if bought online and unlocked? I am always confused reading the specs and comparing the frequencies. Someone here mentioned that I should look for 2100/2600 in the list and as long as they are there, the phone should give me 4G/LTE. From gsmarena:
4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 13 / 1700 / 2100
Seems like at least both of them have 2100, but I am concerned about 700 MHz in Icon, I think it's not the frequency that Rogers is using? Is anyone aware of how to interpret these?
Thanks for your reply. So are you saying that none of these phones give me 4G/LTE on Rogers? This makes it even worse, as getting them online is no longer an option
Thanks for clarification. But I don't see band 17 supported on either Icon or 930. From their specs I see
700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
On the other hand, Lumia 920 which is supported by Rogers doesn't have band 17 either
800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
To add to the confusion, another source suggests that there are 2 sub-models of Lumia 920:
I feel more confused now 🙂 What bands does Rogers use for LTE? Is it only band 17 or some other bands as well?
Yes, if we had a device we could have tried it, but then it would have to be unlocked which is tricky.
I was really hoping the Lumia 930 would be the one for Canada....
Is there a Canadian carrier that it will work with?
I am always surprised that Canada, a first world company with expensive phone rates is always overlooked for phones.
Then again, we also get screwed on vehicles but this is by the car companies...
Any hopes for Nokia X - bigger screen, faster processor, camera?
Here's to hoping!