Disproved: Xiaomi Mi5 LTE bands aren't compatible with all major US carriers

Ricky, 25 February, 2016

Update 26.02
Turns out the Xiaomi Mi5 doesn't support the initially reported LTE bands. The forum post has been amended and now lists the following bands.

Network

4G

FDD-LTE
TDD-LTE
bands 1 / 3 / 7
bands 38 / 39 / 40 / 41

3G

TD-SCDMA
WCDMA
CDMA 2000
bands 34 / 39
bands 1 / 2 / 5 / 8
bands BC0 / BC1

2G

GSM
CDMA 1X
bands 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
BC0 / BC1

Xiaomi posted a Q & A on its own official forum with some more specific information about the newly announced Mi5. The Xiaomi Mi5 supports LTE bands: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 with bands 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 left with uncertainty.

The Mi5 will also be bootloader locked by default. The company explicitly states it does not condone or recommend that you unlock your bootloader for security reasons.

It even goes a step further and recommends that you use “Mi Cloud” services in the event that your phone does get lost or stolen. An unlocked bootloader will not protect your data in either of these cases.

Besides this information, the Q&A also talks about general differences between the new Mi5 models, specs, pricing and availability.

The Mi5 will launch in the company’s home country of China and will be available on March 1 for a price of around $300. This makes the Mi5 the cheapest phone with a Snapdragon 820 CPU on-board.

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  • Anonymous

He is roght,Xiaomi Does NOT Support LTE bands in USA.It only supports: FDD-LTE: B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 TD-LTE: B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 wich are usless for 4G in USA

  • Anonymous

First time user of Xiaomi and am quite happy with my Mi5. Just upgraded to Miui 8 yesterday. Good quality and excellent value.

  • AnonD-494168

No honest

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