1. Coraya's Avatar
    I want to make this short as I need to purchase the phone quick.

    My father is going to Brazil for a few months but he would like a better phone before he leaves. I think he has an old Galaxy s2.

    He wants a big screen so I suggested a galaxy Note 3. I'm just not sure which one would work in Brazil. Does it matter which carrier it's for as long as its unlocked? GSM is preferable right? I'm looking to buy it from Amazon ASAP, so any info would be greatly appreciated thanks!
    05-28-2016 06:56 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Brazil means only GSM, not preferably GSM.

    Your choices are:

    Vivo 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
    2600 MHz LTE

    TIM 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    850/900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
    1800/2600 MHz LTE

    laro 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
    2600 MHz LTE
    Oi1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
    2600 MHz LTE

    Algar (3G only) 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+

    Or

    Sercomtel 900/1800
    850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA

    If it's unlocked, it's unlocked, but I wouldn't recommend the Note 3 - it's missing the 2100MHz or 2600MHz band, depending on model.
    05-28-2016 07:07 PM
  3. Coraya's Avatar
    Brazil means only GSM, not preferably GSM.

    Your choices are:

    Vivo 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
    2600 MHz LTE

    TIM 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    850/900/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
    1800/2600 MHz LTE

    laro 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
    2600 MHz LTE
    Oi1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
    2600 MHz LTE

    Algar (3G only) 900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
    2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+

    Or

    Sercomtel 900/1800
    850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA

    If it's unlocked, it's unlocked, but I wouldn't recommend the Note 3 - it's missing the 2100MHz or 2600MHz band, depending on model.
    What are these devices if they're not NOTE 3's then? I'd like to get him something reliable as he already is comfortable using touchwiz
    05-29-2016 08:21 PM
  4. Coraya's Avatar
    nevermind that last post. my father told me that they're carriers in Brazil. thank you! Are there any devices you could recommend?
    05-29-2016 08:24 PM

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