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Honor 8X phone support


Can you please advise if the below phone supports/works in USA

Honor 8X

Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details Nano SIM
SIM 2 Details Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) Yes
SIM 1 Bands 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 😎 / 850(band 5)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
SIM 2 Bands 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 😎 / 850(band 5)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Wi-Fi Yes

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Best answer by smplyunprdctble 16 November 2018, 13:22

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Userlevel 6

T-Mobile network bands & technologies

no

Userlevel 7

Really, really bad choice.

I am having the same issues. My 8x was working perfect in every country and city from Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam. As soon as I landed in Houston my phone did not connect to 3g 4g or LTE. I Love the phone but while in the US I am not getting the full benefits. Can anyone help?

What do you mean by bad choice?

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pkillah22 wrote:

What do you mean by bad choice?

North America and parts of South America use different wireless frequencies than most of the rest of the world. The Honor 8X is designed for use in Europe and Asia and not for more than occasional roaming in North America.  We have similar phones here, which are designed to work well on T-Mobile but have only minimal support for international roaming.

But in the T-Mobile requirements:

850 MHz5

4G LTE

Honor 8x also supports this Band. Why then does that not work in the T-Mobile?

Userlevel 7

Because T-Mobile only uses band-4 (850 MHz) in a single city (Myrtle Beach, SC). The phone might work reasonably well on AT&T., who has either band 2 or band 5 UMTS in most markets.

Ok, thank for advice? How to know whether AT&T Band 5 Support is at California?

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https://specmap.sequence-omega.net/

The blue colored areas are where AT&T has an 850 MHz (band 5) license. Note that the phone also has band 2 (1900 MHz) UMTS, which AT&T also has in most areas. T-Mobile may or may not deploy UMTS on band 2. It's secondary to the efficiency of the LTE deployment. If LTE is more efficient taking all of band 2, then T-Mobile will move UMTS to band 4.

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I thought I read Tmobile had their band 5 through US Cellular?

Userlevel 7

USCC does not deploy either GSM or UMTS and, AFAIK, the 8X is not on the short list of phones that can roam USCC's LTE service. Which, BTW, I have no idea how much of is on band 5 vs band 12. USCC's license footprint is paltry when compared with either AT&T's or Verizon's.

ok, thank you again! Hoping very much that it'll be ok. If only my phone would work 😊

Does the Huawei Honor 8X compatible in South America e.g in Guyana?

Userlevel 7

Central and South American countries use and odd hodgepodge of bands. One country will use European bands, their neighbor will use North American bands. Another neighbor may use a mix of both. It looks like Guyana uses European bands. So, you should be fine with the 8X there. However, I suggest you contact one of the national wireless carriers to confirm this. https://support-gy.digicelgroup.com/hc/en-us

thank you very much

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