Will unlocked LG G5 purchased from Hong Kong work on Fido LTE network ?

Will unlocked LG G5 purchased from Hong Kong work on Fido LTE network ?

Will unlocked LG G5 purchased from Hong Kong work on Fido LTE network ?

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Will unlocked LG G5 purchased from Hong Kong work on Fido LTE network ?

Three years ago when I brought a LG G2 from Hong Kong to join Fido network, the 4G LTE was not compatible.

My brother is going to bring me an unlocked LG G5 from Hong Kong soon, just wonder if the non-Canadian version LG G5 will work on Fido LTE network ?  I love LG V10 more than G5 but I know it won't fit into Fido LTE network.   

Thanks. 

 

 

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@AACLUB wrote:

Three years ago when I brought a LG G2 from Hong Kong to join Fido network, the 4G LTE was not compatible.

My brother is going to bring me an unlocked LG G5 from Hong Kong soon, just wonder if the non-Canadian version LG G5 will work on Fido LTE network ?  I love LG V10 more than G5 but I know it won't fit into Fido LTE network.   

Thanks. 


Hello AACLUB,

 

 I believe the LG G5 from Hong Kong is the H860N. These are the band/frequency specifications listed for that version: 

 

Processor 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
2G Network 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700(B4) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 MHz
Operation System Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-By)
4G Network - FDD 700(B12, B17 & B28) / 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700(B4) / 1800(B3) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) / 2600(B7) MHz
4G Network - TDD 2600(B38) / 1900(B39) / 2300(B40) / 2600(B41) MHz

 

  Judging by those specifications, that version of the G5 would have all of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G, '3G', and LTE. You can verify the compatible bands frequencies here. There should be no issues using that phone on the network.

 

**edit** With regards to the LG V10, I believe the version from HK is the H961N. These are the band/frequency specifications listed for that version:

 

2G Network 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Network WCDMA:850/900/1900/2100MHz TD-SCDMA:1900/2000MHz
4G Network - FDD 2100(B1) / 1800(B3) / 2600(B7) / 900(B8) MHz
4G Network - TDD 2600(B38) / 1900(B39) / 2300(B40) / 2600(B41) MHz
Operation System Android™ 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Hexa-Core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
SIM Dual SIM

 

  Judging by those specifications, that version of the V10 would have all of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G and '3G'. With regards to LTE, that version would only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies, band 7 or 2600MHz. While the phone should work on the LTE network, coverage would depend on the bands/frequencies of your surrounding towers. You can get an idea of the bands/frequencies of your area cellular towers here. You're right, compared to the G5, LTE coverage using the V10 would be limited.**

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

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@AACLUB wrote:

Three years ago when I brought a LG G2 from Hong Kong to join Fido network, the 4G LTE was not compatible.

My brother is going to bring me an unlocked LG G5 from Hong Kong soon, just wonder if the non-Canadian version LG G5 will work on Fido LTE network ?  I love LG V10 more than G5 but I know it won't fit into Fido LTE network.   

Thanks. 


Hello AACLUB,

 

 I believe the LG G5 from Hong Kong is the H860N. These are the band/frequency specifications listed for that version: 

 

Processor 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
2G Network 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700(B4) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 MHz
Operation System Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-By)
4G Network - FDD 700(B12, B17 & B28) / 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700(B4) / 1800(B3) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) / 2600(B7) MHz
4G Network - TDD 2600(B38) / 1900(B39) / 2300(B40) / 2600(B41) MHz

 

  Judging by those specifications, that version of the G5 would have all of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G, '3G', and LTE. You can verify the compatible bands frequencies here. There should be no issues using that phone on the network.

 

**edit** With regards to the LG V10, I believe the version from HK is the H961N. These are the band/frequency specifications listed for that version:

 

2G Network 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Network WCDMA:850/900/1900/2100MHz TD-SCDMA:1900/2000MHz
4G Network - FDD 2100(B1) / 1800(B3) / 2600(B7) / 900(B8) MHz
4G Network - TDD 2600(B38) / 1900(B39) / 2300(B40) / 2600(B41) MHz
Operation System Android™ 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Hexa-Core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
SIM Dual SIM

 

  Judging by those specifications, that version of the V10 would have all of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G and '3G'. With regards to LTE, that version would only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies, band 7 or 2600MHz. While the phone should work on the LTE network, coverage would depend on the bands/frequencies of your surrounding towers. You can get an idea of the bands/frequencies of your area cellular towers here. You're right, compared to the G5, LTE coverage using the V10 would be limited.**

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 


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Thank you so much.

Your info is helpful, appreciated.