2013-09-28 05:25 AM
I am just about to purchase the Xperia Z Ultra (Over the Galaxy Note 3) to be used in South Korea. I am a student here, and am fed up with Samsung's Galaxy line (And of course, iPhone is a joke).
I use Korea's largest telecom operator SK Telecom, and they use mainly 4G LTE, as that is the norm by Korean telecom operators these days.
Before I hit the pay button, I need to be sure this phone is not only compatible with Korean networks, but I can use all of the features while living here. Meaning I can access their LTE networks and take advantage of the crazy fast data speeds here (One of the perks of Seoul living).
Does anyone have any similar experience with this?
I found on SK's Wiki page the following speficiations for networks used here, and am not sure whether the XPeria Z Ultra is compatiable with one of the following (Am a bit techno-illiterate when it comes to these things)...
Anyone can help me out?
Frequencies used on SKTelecom Network in KoreaFrequency Frequency Width Protocol Class Note
|800 MHz (824~829,869~874)||10MHz||CDMA||2G|
|850 MHz (829~839,874~884)||20MHz||LTE||3.9G||Band 5 (main frequency)|
|1800 MHz (1715~1725,1730~1735,1810~1830)||35MHz||LTE||3.9G||New band 3|
|1800 MHz (1755~1765,1850~1860)||20MHz||LTE||3.9G||Be returned by 1Q 2014|
|2100 MHz (1930~1960, 2120~2150)||60MHz||UMTS/HSPA||3.5G|
|2300 MHz (2300~2327)||27MHz||Mobile WiMAX||3.9G|
2013-10-18 10:51 AM
I'm in Seoul - the C6833 is supposidly compatible with pretty much every LTE band in the world. - I'm on KT and it connects to 4G every so often but is mostly just connecting to 3G/HSPA+.
I am on a LTE plan - so even when on 3G it's eating data, wouldn't be such an issue if on unlimited 3G I suppose.
All that said - pretty awesome phone!
2013-10-19 08:14 PM - edited 2013-10-19 08:15 PM
Both LTE Models (C6833 and C6806) will opertate fine on 850 / 1800 / frequencies
Xperia Z Ultra
|4G Network||LTE 700 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - C6806|
|LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - C6833|