1. srsgonu's Avatar
    Is there any advantage buying unlocked international version over carrier version?. Are updates pushed earlier?. Which version/model to look for.

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    11-26-2015 01:43 PM
  2. mhunter6378's Avatar
    Advantages - usually quicker to update, no carrier specific bloatware
    Disadvantages - no carrier specific advanced features (wifi calling, video calling, advanced messaging - if/when available through carrier) and no Samsung Pay yet

    The G and I versions are pretty well compatible with U.S. GSM carriers except no UMTS 1700 for T Mobile.
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    11-26-2015 05:07 PM
  3. robert_paul's Avatar
    I have the SM-N208. I think the settings menu style is different from carrier versions and most obvious difference here is the dual sim support which is very useful (at least for me). Both sim slots support 4G/3G but unlike other Samsung dual sim, the other slot cannot be substituted with a microSd.

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    11-26-2015 06:46 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    unlike other Samsung dual sim, the other slot cannot be substituted with a microSd.
    MicroSD and SIM are totally different, electrically and physically. I think you're misunderstanding something.
    11-26-2015 08:44 PM
  5. Dhanikz's Avatar
    MicroSD and SIM are totally different, electrically and physically. I think you're misunderstanding something.
    Yes but some phones offer a micro SD card to be placed in the 2nd sim slot instead of a sim. He's not wrong I wish the note had that option too. I'd rather have a micro SD slot than another sim slot. But now that it's there I use my 2nd sim.
    11-26-2015 09:31 PM
  6. robert_paul's Avatar
    MicroSD and SIM are totally different, electrically and physically. I think you're misunderstanding something.
    Yes but some phones offer a micro SD card to be placed in the 2nd sim slot instead of a sim. He's not wrong I wish the note had that option too. I'd rather have a micro SD slot than another sim slot. But now that it's there I use my 2nd sim.
    Yup just like the Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos

    Advantage buying unlocked international version-sim2.jpg
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    11-27-2015 03:24 AM

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