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Hey landonloco.......................................the Sony Xperia 1 that I wanna buy isn't being released until May (ughh........SO annoying! lol), so I'm gonna hold onto my T-Mobile-locked OnePlus 6T a little longer before selling it. But I will keep you posted as things progress. Again, I plan to pay it off in advance so that I can unlock it, which will increase the value of course.In other news...............wonder if the P30 Pro will have T-Mobile VoLTE? Probably not, but we'll see. It has MOST of the T-Mobile bands (2, 4 & 12), but not 66 or 71, so def won't have the best reception vs. other phones that have them all. I think I'm gonna pass on this one too. On top of that, it still has the Kirin 980 sensor which the Mate 20 Pro had as well. Hopefully they aren't stupid and put the 990 in the Mate 30 Pro this fall. We'll see. Though I may have the Sony phone by then and it won't matter. Another one I'm keeping my eye on is the Nokia 10. The new Nokia 9 Pureview is great exce
Well I bought it in October and so by say March/April it will be about 6 mos old, but is still in excellent condition. I will also be unlocking it as well, which will raise its value. So I'm thinking $450. I had paid about $600 for it. I will also be including a nice clear case with it as well. So we'll see. It all depends on if I buy another phone or not, and I won't know that until March/April. But I'll definitely keep you posted!
Yeah I love Sony phones too. Always have, although the Xperia X Performance (2016) was a letdown and I didn't keep that phone long. lol The XZ3's camera was its downfall. No phone company is perfect, even Sony. But my Z3, I had it for like a year and a half, which for me is kinda long! lol I love 4K too although I'd rather have a QHD (aka 2.5K) HDR OLED phone so the battery life would be longer. But if they could make a 4K one with a LONG battery life too, then I'd be more open to it. Though 4K DOES make Sony stand out more since no one else is doing that. Yeah the Z3 had great battery life, the X Performance didn't. The XZ3 though did. We'll see what happens on 2/25 when Sony announces the XZ4 (or might be called N1?) at MWC!!
Yeah land, on pretty much all (if not all?) 2018 T-Mobile locked phones it appears the VoLTE setting isn't even listed anymore. Perhaps b/c T-Mobile doesn't want ppl to mess with it? But I believe that if during a call you're NOT in 4G LTE, then you DON'T have VoLTE. I had bought the Sony Xperia XZ3 last fall and it turned out to be the FIRST Sony unlocked phone that was T-Mobile VoLTE compatible. I only returned it b/c the camera was two steps back from the previous phone (XZ2 Premium). But I think the XZ4's triple lens setup + OIS will be killer!
Yeah but I have that issue with all phones it seems. I just uninstall the ones I can, and the rest I just disable. I don't even have a FB account so I could care less about that crap. lol I always just disable the FB app on any phone I get during the initial setup, and then problem solved! I don't think Huawei is the only one doing that though. I'm almost certain other phones I've had by Samsung, LG, and HTC were the same. My current OnePlus 6T though DID let me uninstall it which is nice.Well the problem is, it's not just about spying through phones anymore. Now you have intellectual property theft accusations by T-Mobile, violating sanctions with Iran via bank fraud, etc. I don't know why the F they're doing all this stuff, or at the very least being accused of it. Makes me not want to support them anymore. Then yeah you add in no T-Mobile VoLTE here or Bands 66 (aka the 4G LTE section of Band 4) & 71, and it makes me not want to give them my business, despite how much I love the
Oh for sure magenta.........if they offered to send a software update that could add Band 66 & 71 capability, that would be huge! But VoLTE too. I have the OnePlus 6T right now and love it, but this spring I wanted to upgrade to either Sony or Huawei. But with all that's going on with them lately (espionage, etc.), and NO VoLTE or Band 66 & 71, I'm prob gonna pass on the P30 Pro and focus more on the Sony Xperia XZ4, which I think is gonna be incredible! At least the P20 Pro had T-Mobile VoLTE. The Mate 20 Pro didn't even have that. Wow...........that sux. F Irvine then! lol I'm not holding my breath on Huawei sending out an update like that again given with what's going on. That applies to not only the upcoming P30 Pro but the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro as well. Hopefully I'm wrong. I also hope they're cleared of all these charges, but it's getting harder and harder to see them as being innocent of the charges made so far.
I can vouch for what dragon is saying. I've had the T-Mobile 6T now for about 2 mos, and it's FANTASTIC! The screen is amazing (even outdoes my old LG V30's, which actually had a HIGHER resolution), awesome software (Oxygen) which many think is superior to Stock Android..........the battery life is fantastic, it's very fast, the charger ("Dash") outdoes QC 3.0, on-screen FS is cool, though I usually the Face Unlock feature which is super fast, etc etc. The camera is pretty good too, though I use the ported "GCam" camera mod which is based off the Pixel 3. It offers a noticeable upgrade vs. the stock one. If interested, lemme know and I can post the link here to download and try it out. Is it AS good as the cameras by Sony, Samsung, Apple? No, but it's DAMN close........esp for daylight outdoor pics. And even some indoor. Free too.Hard to believe I got all this for only $280 after trading in my old LG V30 ($300 trade-in).
Yeah lou. I always have this bad luck too. lol Sony has been my fav for YEARS (had the T-Mo Z3 too), but b/c of their or T-Mo's or both's refusal to sell through T-Mo (or any U.S. carrier), I end up missing out. It didn't matter in 2016 when I got the Xperia X Performance b/c my area didn't have Band 12 yet anyway. But now it does. Yeah the XZ3 I got (and returned) had VoLTE (a first for an UNLOCKED Sony phone lol) and therefore access to Band 12 for calls, but still no Band 71, which my area (Chicagoland) is about to get deployed within the next month. I'm just not a fan of Samsung or Apple ENOUGH to buy their phones anymore, though that really applies more for Apple b/c of their ridiculous prices. I owned the S5 (4 days lol) and S7 (4 mos), and really hated both overall. Lots of bugs and issues, crappy UI, etc. Though now they're a lot better and I MAY even consider the S10+ next spring. Though at the moment my top 2 faves are the upcoming P30 Pro and Xperia XZ4 or XZ4 Premium. I thi
Lucky you! Here in the U S., if you "dare" to buy one, don't count on having the best reception vs. other T-Mo locked phones. NO access to Bands 12 & 71 cuz no T-Mo VoLTE. I think it's all BS about them spying on us. BEST phone in the world, but can't get it without a big sacrifice.I got the T-Mo 6T, which is GREAT!! But even with the GCam app, the camera still can't do what the Mate's does for Night time photos, though it's not far off either!!
lol............"Kill 20 Pro"? Who comes up with these names?!! Interesting..........in the Multimedia section, it lists the phone as having "HD Voice", which is an indication that the phone DOES have VoLTE! The thing is though, just b/c it has VoLTE in one country doesn't mean it will on T-Mobile in the U.S. Still not even sure one can buy this version in the U.S. either. If so I would be willing to try it out and see if I can get VoLTE working on it, as long as the seller has a return policy. lol
I just looked up that model # you gave, and apparently it's for the P20 Pro, not the Mate 20 Pro. https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS760US760&ei=yRjqW_mpCO_RjgTt8ZaoDw&q=Huawei+Mate+20+Pro+CLT-L04&oq=Huawei+… What is the model # for the Canadian Mate 20 Pro? It's not CLT-L04.
Very good review and comparison to the 6T you did!! Very helpful!Let me know if interested in the GCam app for the 6T. It won't make the pictures Mate 20 Pro quality, but you will definitely notice an upgrade in quality. I don't even bother with the stock camera app anymore. Night Sight helps with low light & nighttime pictures too, much like what I believe is on the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro (Night Mode).
Ok. So I guess even on the dual SIM model, VoLTE's a no-go. Very sad! Thanks so much for checking on that! I will consider it further, but now I'm less likely to return my new T-Mobile OnePlus 6T for this phone. It's band enough that it doesn't have Band 71, but not having VoLTE (which I need for access to T-Mobile's Band 12 for phone calls) is just ridiculous to me. So the question becomes, is having the best camera worth having a phone that may not make or take calls when you might really need it? It helps that I'm using the modded GCam camera app (same as one used on the Pixel phones, including "Night Sight") from XDA on the 6T though. Picture quality is much better than what stock offers. Yeah the 5 second rule is more of a secondary "guideline" indicator. The MAIN indicator is whether the phone stays in 4G LTE during a call or not. I dunno. On the 6T I initially put in the SIM card that came with the phone, which I think was faulty b/c with that SIM card, the phone was CLEARLY not
Yeah I just got the T-Mobile 6T also, but MIGHT wanna upgrade to the Mate 20 Pro. What I discovered just yesterday is that for all 2018 T-Mobile locked phones, VoLTE isn't listed in Settings. You may not even see the HD+/HD Voice icon in the stock app either. I know, crazy. lolSo the way to tell is, make a call, and if during the call your phone STAYS in 4G LTE, you HAVE VoLTE! Also, it should connect the call in 5 seconds or less. If it switches to 4G and/or takes over 5 seconds to connect, you don't. Do that kindly please and then let me know what happens.
Hi magenta, Can you tell me though, does the L29 version you bought have VoLTE enabled on T-Mobile?! I'd REALLY like to know! You should see it listed in Call or Network Settings, but more importantly, during a call, it should connect in under 5 seconds and also it should say "HD+ or "HD Voice" on the stock phone app as well. Thanks in advance!!
Hi codified, Can you tell me though, does the L29 version you bought have VoLTE enabled on T-Mobile?! I'd REALLY like to know! You should see it listed in Call or Network Settings, but more importantly, during a call, it should connect in under 5 seconds and also it should say "HD+ or "HD Voice" on the stock phone app as well. Thanks in advance!!
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