1. Tahoku's Avatar
    I'm looking for a budget (around USD 200) phone, maybe something like a Xiaomi, Umidigi, Cubot etc. The most important factor is for it to have global network coverage as I travel to many countries. My second most required spec is decent Rom as I use a lot of apps. Any suggestions? Thanks.
    11-19-2018 01:39 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. As far as "decent ROM" and "use a lot of apps", one really has nothing to do with the other. If an app is developed to use the version of Android the phone is running, it works, whatever the ROM variation is. Manufacturers' variations don't normally cause an app to stop working. (Some of them make mistakes, but things like that are fixed by updates.)

    2. As for global coverage, you have to look at the bands used in the countries you'll be in (there are plenty of sites to find that information - google cellphone frequencies by country, then match the frequencies you need against the phone. Finding one phone that will work in most countries on multiple continents probably isn't possible, so you might end up needing a second phone for voice,and text and use the main phone for computing power and WiFi if you need connectivity.
    11-19-2018 03:05 PM
  3. itic's Avatar
    Its worth a shot but a used nexus phone might fit that bill
    11-19-2018 03:16 PM
  4. worldspy99's Avatar
    OnePlus phones seem to have the most bands on their devices. But you should check the carrier bands and the bands supported by the device.

    I have a Meizu M15 and an Oppo R15 right now and they support very few bands and in North America they support maybe one band on one network for 4G/LTE coverage. I have used Umidigi and Cubot and they have equally poor coverage depending on the model.

    Xiaomi is also decent but usually their higher end offerings support more bands - Mi Note 2, Mi Mix 2 and Mi 8 had good band coverage.

    I travel a lot for work as well and good coverage is important to me.

    I currently use a Google Pixel 2XL which is quite good as well.
    11-26-2018 06:01 PM
  5. mrgrtt123's Avatar

    Try reading this article I am sure that it can help you figure out which is the best option.
    11-28-2018 06:27 PM
  6. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Finding something to cover the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania sounds challenging! 😲
    12-23-2018 06:15 PM

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