Nexus One: Which version to buy?

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  1. navigates macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all. I know this is an iPhone forum, however I have to gift a new phone to someone. Since we cannot get an factory unlocked iphone purchased here in the US, I'm opting for a Nexus One. The primary location for this phone usage would be the UK. Can someone please guide as to which version would work best with the typical UK 3g Band Spectrum.

    1: Supports three 3G/UMTS bands (850/1900/2100 MHz) and four GSM radio frequencies (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    2: Supports three 3G/UMTS bands (900/AWS/2100 MHz) and four GSM radio frequencies (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

    United Kingdom

    The Nexus One's antenna supports four GSM radio frequencies (850/900/1800/1900) and three 3G/UMTS Bands - 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900). These cover most major GSM mobile providers worldwide; however, if you're unsure of the bands supported by your mobile service provider, please contact your provider directly prior to purchase.

    In addition, the Nexus One will deliver 2G/EDGE speeds on GSM networks and also supports WiFi.
    United States

    Two versions of the device are currently offered. Both versions support four GSM radio frequencies (850/900/1800/1900), but the supported 3G/UMTS bands will differ depending on the version selected. When ordering, you'll be able to select either of the following devices:

    * 3G coverage on networks that use the 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, and 2100 MHz frequency bands (recommended for use on AT&T in the US and Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility and TELUS in Canada)
    * 3G coverage on networks that use the 900 MHz, AWS, and 2100 MHz frequency bands (recommended for use on T-Mobile in the US)

    In addition, the Nexus One will deliver 2G/EDGE speeds on GSM networks and also supports WiFi.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Seriously, you couldn't find a more appropriate place to ask this ?

    navigates, meet Mr. Google :rolleyes:
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    I think you want option 2 for the UK (UMTS 900 rather than 850).
     
  4. foob macrumors 6502

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    Only the 2100/AWS/900 phone is sold to UK customers, so that's probably the one you need to get, but if you know the provider they use, you may want to check that it works on their network.

    Got my N1 Friday and... wow!
     
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    I *think* that all the UK networks use the same frequencies. It's not like US/AU/NZ with ~3 different types each :p
     
  6. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks all. I'll go with
    2: Supports three 3G/UMTS bands (900/AWS/2100 MHz) and four GSM radio frequencies (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

    Also, I troll the 105 section of this forum as I own 3 iphones. I could surely try google, but with this set of implicit friends. I couldn't hold myself. !!! :) Thanks again.
     
  7. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    Check out play.com, the carphonewarehouse and phones4u sites. Here, in the UK, almost all networks offer the iPhone. But I completely understand that you want an HTC. The iPhone is pretty dated now.

    One thing, however...

    O2 offers iPhones with FREE unlimited mobile internet for a year WITHOUT contract. It's a pre-paid arrangement, the 3G is £340, the 3GS is £440. That makes the iPhone a pretty good deal.
     
  8. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha thats funny! The thing is people from Nexus one forums always brings up and at times discusses iphones. There is no negativity from other people saying troll somewhere else. Most of us Nexus owners are previous iphone owners. One thing I can tell everyone is that Im very happy with my choice!
     
  9. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    As soon as you get your nexus one. Try rooting your phone and install the Cyanogen rom. Very fast rom I say..
     
  10. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    If you need help with anything rooting and hacking your nexus phone let me know...
     
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