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Nokia Lumia 920 plays nice with much more LTE networks in Europe than the iPhone 5

Nokia Lumia 920 plays nice with much more LTE networks in Europe than the iPhone 5
Nokia Lumia 920 plays nice with much more LTE networks in Europe than the iPhone 5
Nokia's Lumia 920 has a pentaband LTE radio inside that is attuned to more widely used frequencies in Europe than the iPhone 5. Apple apparently wanted to support those frequencies there, which coincide with the version for Asia and Australia, and as a result its LTE fires up on just DT in Germany and EE in the UK, as well as a few smaller carriers. 

The Lumia 920, on the other hand, can support more than 20 LTE networks in Europe. Asia uses 1,800 MHz and 2,600 MHz in places like Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea. Japan and the US share the 700 MHz or 2,100 MHz frequency range, while in Europe they utilize 1,800 MHz or 2,600 MHz.

Some carriers also run LTE on everything in-between, such as 800 MHz and 850 MHz, but just 25% of Europe's LTE operates on the iPhone 5's 1, 800 MHz, with the rest deployed or about to be deployed at 800 MHz and 2, 600 MHz, both of which the Lumia 920 supports.

The Lumia’s LTE connectability is going to help Nokia stand out to holiday shoppers,” hopes Johan Eidhagen, general manager of Nokia in Scandinavia.

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 03:11 7

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

I thought it was a review comparison after I saw the headline picture lol :)

Anyway, lumia 920, I choose you!!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 03:16 6

2. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Good for Nokia as it has got the upper hand in Europe.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 03:17 5

3. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Gotta give it to Nokia for their RF tech, i remember the N8 was the 1st or one of the 1st smartphones to have a pentaband HSPA+ antenna, and now they have done it again with LTE in the 920.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:06

4. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

Whatever. Every other flagship on the market outperforms Iphone 5. Lumia 920 GS3, GN2, HOX+, Optimus G, padfone 2, Nexus 4, Droid DNA, Xperia T. They can't just compare a 5 year old O.S. to two modern OS.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 05:21 2

5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

u forget 3310i

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 05:35 2

6. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

This is what we call a complete phone....

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 05:44

7. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

watch this popular gadget show in UK about the best smartphones this holiday.


posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:28 1

8. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Leading the field again. They should release a lumia with snapdragon prime. It supports a blazing fast cat4 lte. Unfortunately exynos is having trouble with lte radio capabilities. Hopefully that is fixed before the s4 comes out. A god phone. No other company has anything good cooking. Even sony still plans to compete with iphone5 and s3. Motorola has stagnated and lg and htc always produce incomplete phones. I'm backing nokia and samsung in 2013. They are the real innovators

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:18 1

9. NewWireless (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Its funny that in the US, it wasn't released for TMo, but in Europe it was released for TMo.

I am not sure how much the Nokia 920 cost to actually build, but the developers edition released here in the US supports Att and TMo, and maybe I just don't know the economics behind the exclusive deal with Att, but Nokia should just give the options of selling the Developer like edition directly to consumers and cut out the middle man for this beautiful device, at least here in the US.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 17:59

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

oh yeah!! nokia lumia!

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