Here are all the phones that will support Verizon's Gigabit LTE network (Updated)


Verizon plans to light up its Gigabit Class LTE network in select markets in the United States during 2018. Although the carrier has yet to reveal the regions where its new network will be available starting this year, we do have a list of devices that will support Gigabit LTE.

If you've been following our Verizon-related news, then you probably know that a handful of smartphones have already been updated by the carrier with support for its Gigabit LTE network.

You'll most likely identify them in the list below, which contains all the smartphones that will be fully compatible with Gigabit LTE (256-QAM, 4x4 MiMO, 3-Carrier Aggregation).

UPDATE: After publishing the list of Verizon devices that are Gigabit LTE-ready, which was obtained from an official rep, we've been contacted by another Verizon official who said the carrier only sells the following smartphones compatible with the new standard: 


Obviously, that doesn't mean that other smartphones that Verizon sells won't be updated to support the new network. However, for the time being, these are the only ones that currently work on Verizon's Gigabit LTE network. I guess we'll report each time a new smartphone gets updated with support for Gigabit LTE.

source: Droid-life

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24 Comments

1. nerdmb

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 11, 2017

Galaxy s7 but not iphone 7? Not even iphone 8 and $1000 iphone x???

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Gigabit LTE is just a gimmick /s

17. bucknassty

Posts: 1345; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

a gimmick until iphone fully supports 4x4 MiMO... then it will be the best thing ... notice how the iphone had to be included in this article even though it can't give the user its full Gigabit LTE experience... hmmm

22. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

It would be the best thing ever, until they throttle your speed.

2. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Light it up Verizon!

21. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Burn it down Verizon!

3. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Apple is always behind with stuff like this

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They wait this tech to get matured enough... /s (actually they wait it to get cheaper)

8. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

But they charge you a higher price than phones with better features and capabilities ilifies and the fans get on their knees and praise and worship, their almighty lying evil corporate grodd

15. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Funny, the tech that Samsung have used has been more than reliable. That's just classic Apple holding back on features because they know the sheep will pay the money anyway.

20. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

When the apple fan demands it they will get it. Why would Apple pay for something that cost them more money

6. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Will it work if you're on Verizon but have a unlocked galaxy note 8 or does it have to be the Verizon version?

9. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Are unlocked Note 8 even CDMA compatible? Because I believe they are only GSM. Check your phone hardware compatibility on gsmarena.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As long as it's got the SD835, it works with Verizon. I've got an unlocked US model on VZW. The only thing that can't work is WiFi calling.

14. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Verizon's network is so good you don't need WiFi calling anyway. Sprint on the other hand :/

13. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

According to my sources (which are very reliable), any factory unlocked phone meant for global use that is being used on Verizon's network will work. And yes, VOLTE works as well, you need to go to "my Verizon" and enable it in the settings there. Happy New year!

19. jonathanbohner

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

yup, any phone with these bands will work-just pop your sim in. you will not have coverage in 1x/3g areas since those are CDMA. LTE700 (B13) LTE1700/2100 (B4) LTE1900 (B2)

7. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Willn

10. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Xfinity is also offering gigabit speeds, but it pricey. I hope they allow Xfinity Mobile customers to enjoy it too, because Xfinity Mobile uses VZW data pipe when Xfinity WiFi is not available.

12. 420BenchPress

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 14, 2017

Moto z2 Force

16. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

essential phone is not on the list

18. jonathanbohner

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Gigabit LTE, cool... I probably wont see those speeds on my pixel 2 xl since im on the "go unlimited" rather than "beyond unlimited" - getting throttled most of the time due to congestion (i do not use 22gb per month).

23. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I'm surprised the pixel 2 isn't on the list.

24. jonathanbohner

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

damn... it was! oh well. im looking at switching to cricket within the next 10 months. verizon is getting too money hungry.

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