Using an A1784 7 Plus in Hong Kong

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bravoroni, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Bravoroni macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2016
    Hey guys

    I need some advice. I was on vacation in Europe and received an iPhone 7 plus (A1784) as a gift. I live in Hong Kong and will be returning home in a few days. My question is if this model will work fine with all the cellular / lte bands in Hong Kong?

    As far as I know HK uses 1800 / 2600 only and no CDMA. I am my no means an expert. If anyone with more knowledge about cellular bands frequencies could help me out I would greatly appreciate it.

    Also I'm aware that the model I have (A1784) uses the Intel model. Would I notice any major differences when using it in Hong Kong. The model which is being sold in Hong Kong is the A16 qualcomm model... But I'm not sure if there would be any benefit as to my knowledge hk does not have and CDMA bands.

    Someone please give me some advice. Should I quickly try and sell this A1784 version I got as a gift here in Europe and then buy a A16 version when I get back to Hong Kong? Or will there be no real noticeable difference? Thanks!
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    As long as the carrier you will be using in HK is GSM, you will be fine.
  3. Bravoroni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2016
    HI thanks for your quick reply. The carrier I use is called 'Three" and is owned by Hutchinson Telecom. Again I'm not very experienced when it comes to cellular bands and stuff. But as far as I know from searching Google it should be using a GSM 900/1800 Mhz network and 4G LTE 1800/2600Mhz.

    Would there be any major negative points of having the Intel version vs the qualcomm version? Or would that only be an issue if I had access to CDMA bands? Would I notice a big difference in performance in lte speed with normal real world usage?

    Thanks again!
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Model A1784*
    FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
    TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  5. Bravoroni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2016
    Sorry to he such a newbie but I really don't understand those numbers. I can see it supports GSM 900 / 1800 mhz so I guess that means it should be fine for voice calls. But what about LTE?

    And would having the qualcomm version with CDMA have any benefit when being used in Hong Kong?
  6. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    You're fine.

    Having the Qualcomm radio won't benefit you in HK. Take the 7+ and use it there.

    The end.
  7. superss94 macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2016
    It will work with all LTE bands that 3 has deployed in HK, be happy with your phone lol
  8. Bravoroni thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2016
    Thanks guys that's a huge relief. I actually got the iphone 7 plus as a gift here in Europe. Because I was using the Note 7 before. As I'm sure you all have heard traveling with it was a nightmare and it was completely banned from all flights. So I actually turned it into Samsung in Europe and got the iphone 7 as a gift. I was so worried I was gonna have an other issue with my phone again.
  9. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    I used 3 in Austria for 4 months back in 2010.

    Had an ultrasn0w unlocked iphone4 just before leaving from there,

    3 or Dreis in German haha is a fantastic carrier ! Was so cheap for prepaid lots of minutes and decent data plan. I know they're based out of HK too

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