How to check if a Banggood phone will work in your country.

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Before you buy a phone from Banggood, you need to make sure the frequency will operate in your country. With a Band Class Chart or GSM Band Chart, you can determine if a phone will operate in your country. Alternatively, you can just choose the phone and country on the will my phone work site. If you don’t have an exact model in mind already, we recommend checking the full list of network bands in your country.

What is a frequency band?

A defined operating channel for communication, if your phone does not have the same frequency as your phone company it won’t work. When you purchase a phone locally, it will be compatible with your country, however, when ordering online that is not always the case.

What frequency bands are there?

The basic classification is:

  • 2G: 2.75G – GSM
  • 3G: WCDMA,
  • 3.5G: HSDPA,
  • 3.75G: HSUPA (3.75G),
  • 4G: including FDD-LTE, TD-LTE,
  • 5G: Available in some areas band are an N followed by 1,2 or 3 numbers. (Eg. N5, N42, N234)

Each generation (G) is faster than the previous and the same service can be carried on different bands. So 4G LTE is not enough information to determine if it is compatible, you need the frequency. I.e. 4G LTE 1800Mhz.

What about multiband? Many phones now have a multiband and are built for worldwide use, but there are still some combinations that do not work. Data services can have specific frequencies, so if you don’t check you could end up stuck on 3G when you have a 4G phone.

Fast Method – Frequency Band Charts

If you know the Band Class of the phone you want to buy you can use the charts below to find the band class frequency and determine if the phone will work with your carrier. This is the fastest method and great if you already know the frequency you need for your carrier/country.

3G Frequency Band Class Chart

  3G (UMTS) 3G (CDMA)
Band Class B1 B2 B4 B5 B8 BC0 BC1
Frequency (Mhz) 2100 1900 PCS 1700/2100 AWS 1 850 900
GSM
800 1900
PCS

4G Frequency Band Class Chart

4G (LTE)
Band Class B1 B2 B3 B4 B5
Frequency (Mhz) 2100 1900 PCS 1800+ 1700/2100 AWS 1 850
Band Class B7 B8 B9 B12 B13
Frequency (Mhz) 2600 900 1800 700 ac 700 c
Band Class B17 B18 B19 B20 B21
Frequency (Mhz) 700 bc 800 Lower 800 Upper 800 DD 1500 Upper
Band Class B25 B26 B28 B38 B39
Frequency (Mhz) 1900+ 850+ 700 APT TD 2600 TD 1900+
Band Class B40 B41 B66 B71  
Frequency (Mhz) TD 2300 TD 2500 1700/2100 600  

5G Frequency Bands

5G is split into many different bands, as this is an emerging technology, double check your carrier and phone are using the same bands in your area.

  5G Regular Bands
Band Class n1 n2 n3 n5 n7
Frequency (MHZ) 2100 1900 1800 850 2600
Band Class n8 n12 n14 n18 n20
Frequency (MHZ) 900 700 700 850 800
Band Class n25 n28 n29 n30 n34
Frequency (MHZ) 1900 700 700 2300 2100
Band Class n38 n39 n40 n41 n48
Frequency (MHZ) 2600 1900 2300 2500 3500
Band Class n50 n51 n65 n66 n70
Frequency (MHZ) 1500 1500 2100 1700 2000
Band Class n71 n74 n75 n76 n77
Frequency (MHZ) 600 1500 1500 1500 3700
Band Class n78 n79 n80 n81 n82
Frequency (MHZ) 3500 4700 1800 900 800
Band Class n83 n84 n86 n89 n90
Frequency (MHZ) 700 2100 1700 850 2500
5G – Super Fast Bands
Band Class n257 n258 n260 n261
Frequency (GHZ) 28 26 39 28

3 Step Method

If you don’t know any details about your carrier or the smartphone bands, here is a 3 step process to finding a compatible smartphone for your region.

Step 1: Find out your countries frequencies/bands.

norway gsm frequency bands
EXAMPLE: The bands available in Norway.

Go to the site below and find your country to get the list of frequencies that are operating in your region. Also, check your specific phone company frequencies as in some areas companies have different bands.

Step 2: Find the frequency of the phone you like

Go to the product page and find the specifications. You are looking for the “Frequency bands”.

Step 3: Decide

Compare the phone frequencies to the available frequencies to determine if you can use this phone in your country.

Technical definitions to be aware of

  • The letters after a frequency define the band; 800ac and 800bc are not the same.
  • + after a frequency is the same as without; 1100+ is the same as 1100.

If you looking for a new phone, discover the latest popular models on our smartphone page.