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    Default Are there any disadvantages to the international model M8?

    A buddy of mine ordered his M8 from Amazon.

    His phone arrived and he realized it is the international model M8 (from Hong Kong).
    The phone came with a nice HTC case that my NA model did not come with, but other than that it is pretty much the same..
    He spoke to HTC live support and they told him there are no differences other than delays for updates.

    Are there any differences between the international and NA model that you guys are aware of?

    thanks!
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    Default Re: Are there any disadvantages to the international model M8?

    If it's from Hong Kong, it is probably the 2.5ghz clock speed version

    Otherwise the international version should be just like the unlocked version sold in NA, but I think the bands are different

    My M8 posted this
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    Default Re: Are there any disadvantages to the international model M8?

    Is it 32GB? In some parts of Asia, only the 16GB version is available. Are updates to international versions really slower than in the U.S. where they have to go through carrier approval?
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    Default Re: Are there any disadvantages to the international model M8?

    From what I know his phone is 16gb

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    Default Re: Are there any disadvantages to the international model M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitelunchbag View Post
    If it's from Hong Kong, it is probably the 2.5ghz clock speed version

    Otherwise the international version should be just like the unlocked version sold in NA, but I think the bands are different

    My M8 posted this
    That's better than the North American model right? The north American model is 2.3ghz from what I know

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    Default Re: Are there any disadvantages to the international model M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hashu Rahim View Post
    From what I know his phone is 16gb

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    So there is the disadvantage. Probably the only real one unless there are warranty issues.
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    Default Re: Are there any disadvantages to the international model M8?

    Besides the potential lack of warranty, the International model might not support all the lte bands. It also might not support wifi calling and carrier aggregation.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Moto G
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    Default Re: Are there any disadvantages to the international model M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Besides the potential lack of warranty, the International model might not support all the lte bands. It also might not support wifi calling and carrier aggregation.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Moto G
    Not too sure about WiFi calling but it is covered under warranty

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