Is A1453 better than A1533 for iPhone 5S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hohohong, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Sprint iPhone 5S Model: A1453 has everything A1533 has plus 2 more band: 18 (800Mhz) & 26 (800Mhz).

    So, if we buy Sprint iPhone 5S, it should work with all carriers in North America but that 2 bonus bands?

    But Apple.com doesn't sell unlocked A1453 iPhone 5S.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Yea if Apple.com sold an unlocked A1453 I think that would be the best option.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why don't Apple just sell A1453? Why do they need to fragment into A1453 and A1533?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon is THE best, then comes AT&T/T-Mobile. Sprint = Worthless.
     
  6. macrumors G4

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    The two "bonus" bands are pretty much just those used by Sprint.

    What would be nice is if Apple added Band 7 to the 1533. That way we'd get better coverage in Europe. The 1533 gets decent coverage in Europe, but some carriers, particularly in Eastern and Southern Europe will use Band 7.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    My Sprint iphone 5s is model no A1453 and checked imei online it's unlocked. But i think for international sim only.
     

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