4G frequencies

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 Author| Post time 2015-8-5 21:44:36 | Show all posts
The webshop: Banggood reported the right frequencies: FDD LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz, so i knew in advance it didn't have the 800 Mhz band.
But i was surprised to see it mentioned on the box, so i hoped it would support it.
Too bad it doesn't, but otherwise i am happy with it.

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Post time 2015-8-6 06:34:56 | Show all posts
misprint on the box !!!!! how dare you spout that nonsense ?  band 20 was very clearly cited in each and every piece of publicity for emax practically up to the end of the flash sale . I know this because on the day I 'won ' my emax I watched the review from colonel zap, who I think was the first to question the veracity of some of the specifications. he called umi out on band 20 (and to a degres the battery capacity ) . so basically umi achieved a lot of european sales by this seemingly duplicitous marketing , THEN they removed band 20 from publicity ( but didn't immediately inform stores ) they are the same 4g bands as tcl m2u-identical looking phone-not even an original design . Don't get me wrong , I still like my emax , and I don't have a 4g contract , so in practice it makes no practical difference to me, but I just don't understand why these Chinese manufacturers feel compelled to lie about some specification or another -what else will they lie about? In the words of Jim Royle " misprint ?-my arse "

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Post time 2015-8-6 06:44:45 | Show all posts
misprint on the box !!!!! how dare you spout that nonsense ?  band 20 was very clearly cited in each and every piece of publicity for emax practically up to the end of the flash sale . I know this because on the day I 'won ' my emax I watched the review from colonel zap, who I think was the first to question the veracity of some of the specifications. he called umi out on band 20 (and to a degres the battery capacity ) . so basically umi achieved a lot of european sales by this seemingly duplicitous marketing , THEN they removed band 20 from publicity ( but didn't immediately inform stores ) they are the same 4g bands as tcl m2u-identical looking phone-not even an original design . Don't get me wrong , I still like my emax , and I don't have a 4g contract , so in practice it makes no practical difference to me, but I just don't understand why these Chinese manufacturers feel compelled to lie about some specification or another -what else will they lie about? In the words of Jim Royle " misprint ?-my arse "

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Post time 2015-8-6 06:55:55 | Show all posts
After more than five years experience with android I realized, that good phone could come from factory, but great phones are making by community. So I am really glad,that UMI is trying to make some community around their products. On the other hand attitude about their mistakes, start me really angry. I dont want any refunds or something else, that is sellers' problem, I think. But if you would say, hey guys we made big mistake about lte and battery capacity, we are sooo sorry, next time we'll beware other mistake(maybe we will try deliver you a little bit better support and OTA), every think by OK(for me).

I feel I have to apologise for my offensive language at the morning, I support comments got me pissed off a little..

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Post time 2015-8-6 15:41:21 | Show all posts
I wouldn't worry too much about what you think is offensive language . How offensive is the premeditated deception ? how offensive the pathetic 'misprint ' excuse  ? yours was a spur of the moment outburst - Umi will have been thought for a long time about what they have done . But of course they are not  alone in this regard .

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Post time 2015-8-6 20:45:52 | Show all posts
As the MT6752 fully supports Lte 800  exactly WHY is it not implemented on the eMax?

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Post time 2015-8-6 20:56:30 | Show all posts
Well...I have already opened dispute with seller and Im planing on to return phones, as the description lie.
And Going to get phone which REALY support 800 band...not just on paper..

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Post time 2015-8-7 00:55:44 | Show all posts
Edited by tothemax at 2015-8-7 00:59 \n\nI understand what you are saying ,but my view was that I bought it for $105. ,and I wouldn't be able to match these specs at this price ,unless in another flash sale . And not all European 4g bands are 800. I am with TalkTalk ,who are moving carriers (Vodafone) with two 4g frequencies to O2 which only has one, which isn't 800 anyway .You will have to pay to return your phone ,so you will lose out there. Why not keep it ,and wait for better 4g coverage, because it's not great everywhere, and make sure your next phone ticks all the boxes a year or so down the lineIt's like the obsession with lollipop - life won't suddenly get better if you have it. From what I can tell it's the same stuff presented differently ( simplistic I know)

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Post time 2015-8-7 15:27:37 | Show all posts
you are maybe right on waiting...but based on my experience with evolving of 4g networks here in CZ it will take atleast 2 years they will cover 4g on band 1800 or 2600...and in that moment I will have most probably diferent phone. Thing is that I need LTE connection now, since I have moved from capital city(bands 1800 and 2600 there) to village near which has only band 800 available.
So In that case phone is for me almost useless as I do use wifi when in capital city and mobile internet when Im on my way home and at home.
But you are right with thing to keep it. I will probably sell it to someone who will not care if LTE is present on phone or not.

Btw..I have seen some discussions on other forums related to iNew V3 phone, where guys tried to "enable" diferent bands.
Because as it seems MTK chip supports all those bands. And after rooting and using some app called "uncle tools"and with something else(cant recall name of app/tool) you can modify some "system" files
and enable diferent band.
Im not good at this since I have almost bricked one of my pervious phones(galaxy note 2).

But maybe UMI could try to fix that with some other upgrade? Maybe it can be solved on software side?

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Post time 2015-8-7 16:09:44 | Show all posts
I am disgusted with Umi for advertising an incorrect spec. When looking for a new phone the most important point for me was the full spread of LTE frequencies. Here in the UK I am now extremely limited to 4g choices and have no chance of receiving indoors. You MUST issue replacements immediately or give full refunds. The pic shows band usage of the main UK networks
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