Using a US iPhone 5S in EU

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mp3dk, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. mp3dk macrumors member

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    Greetings all,

    I have been asking this question before when the iPhone 5 launched last year, but at that time I didn't buy the iPhone 5.

    Now the time has come to say goodbye to my iPhone 4 through three years and get the new iPhone 5S.

    With the iPhones 5S, is it still the A1429 model I want to go for or will any 5S work in Europe?

    Cheers.
     
  2. d123 macrumors 68000

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    The A1429 is the iPhone 5, so if you want a 5s it's definitely not the phone to be ordering.

    Check the LTE bands available on the Apple site, the EU bands are 800/2600 and 1800. The US model covers 2 of the 3

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/.
     
  3. mp3dk thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you tell me what the difference is between CDMA and GSM? This is regarding what I should choose then.
     
  4. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Probably worth having a look at google and reading up on it.

    This is one of the first hits:

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407896,00.asp
     
  5. steveza macrumors 68000

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    If you want to use the phone in Europe then you will want to get the GSM model.
     
  6. ski2moro macrumors 6502

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    The most important thing to look for is if your DK carrier uses Band 7 2600 MHz. (The US phones don't have this band.) It is best to ask your carrier if you will need this band for LTE in Denmark.
     
  7. d123 macrumors 68000

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    All 3 networks showing in the wiki page use 2600 MHz.

    3 Denmark is 1800/2600
    Telia is 800/1800/2600
    TDC is 800/2600.

    LTE coverage will probably be degraded by not having 2600 MHz available in the phone, especially in urban areas where networks will probably be using the 2600 MHz.
     

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