1. AC Question's Avatar
    I need some clarifications, I ordered an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 and I kept seeing people say it only supports 3g and some others say it also supports 4g. When I searched, I got a definite answer for the i9505 saying that it supports 4g LTE, but no definite answer for i9500.

    So again, does unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 support 4G LTE in USA (NYC) from small carriers like MetroPCS, H2O, Lyka and big ones like T-Mobile.

    03-01-2015 10:54 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Technology GSM / HSPA
    2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

    So I guess not. The S4, generically, supports LTE, but not that particular one. (In NYC there are 4 major carriers - AT&T, Sprint, TMobile and Verizon. Sprint and Verizon use CDMA, not GSM, so a GSM phone wouldn't work on their networks at all. AT&T uses Band 17 for LTE. TMobile uses Band 4 and they're building out to Bands 12/17 and 2/25. (The US doesn't work like the rest of the world.)
    03-01-2015 03:37 PM
  3. Dimitris Petsiotis's Avatar
    Well, here's the answer:

    The I9500 has Samsung's Exynos Octa-core processor and does not have 4G.
    The I9502 has the same processor and again no 4G, but it is a Dual-SIM.
    The I9505 has a Snapdragon 600 and does support 4G.
    The I9506 (the one I have) has a Snapdragon 800 and supports 4G+.
    The I9507 has a Snapdragon 600, but it supports 4G+ and is for Australia.
    The I9515, also known as "Value Edition", has a Snapdragon 600 and 4G support. Basically, like a 505.

    Then, there are the T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint versions.

    Hope that this solves your problem!
    09-17-2016 04:53 AM

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