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  1. Nikhilteja's Avatar
    Hi, my friend bought a phone for me from different country. Actually he thought that it is the actual 920 but when I saw the box it is shown NOKIA LUMIA 920.1 BLACK MOBILY. I thought it is locked phone of mobily. But here all sim networks work fine. Then what's the difference? Please give some clarity regarding this.
    01-12-2014 07:07 AM
  2. shmsnh's Avatar
    Are you sure that doesn't mean "1 black mobile" in a different language? You can learn more about the variant if you look at the 'Manufacturer Name' under extras+info.
    01-12-2014 07:28 AM
  3. Nikhilteja's Avatar
    Yeah.. Im sure..
    I can clearly see NOKIA LUMIA 920.1
    BLACK MOBILY KSA(Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
    01-12-2014 07:37 AM
  4. WNxAshik's Avatar
    I have the same phone, dont worry, its a gsm phone.
    He bought it from Saudi Arabia, here the LTE frequencies the carrier Mobily use are slightly different from what th 920 supported, so the phone's LTE was locked down when the phone was released.
    This was fixed with the amber update, and I enjoy LTE now.
    01-12-2014 10:02 AM
  5. Nikhilteja's Avatar
    Thank you very much WNxAshik for your positive reply. I was thinking that this is one of that carrier-locked phones. So are there any differences between them ? If there are not many (or any) then why would one buy mobily's 920 rather than 920?
    01-12-2014 12:19 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Thank you very much WNxAshik for your positive reply. I was thinking that this is one of that carrier-locked phones. So are there any differences between them ? If there are not many (or any) then why would one buy mobily's 920 rather than 920?
    Regional cell networks vary and use different frequencies.
    All of them are basically 920's.
    but there are minute differences in the software and frequency bands supported. for example, my AT&T 920 is modded a bit to be fully compatible with AT&T's network, but if I took it to say, Singapore, it may not be able to pick up LTE or 3G from a carrier there.

    at least i think thats how it goes
    01-12-2014 01:26 PM
  7. WNxAshik's Avatar
    Nope, this 920 doesnt lack anything from a normal one. People buy this version as it is the only retail version provided by NOKIA in the country.

    @Xandros9 , I think 3g would do fine, and the general LTE bands would too, unless singapore has a custom frequency for lte.
    01-12-2014 02:38 PM
  8. Nikhilteja's Avatar
    So, you mean, I can't get LTE from my 920?
    And also I'm not able to get H+ while that particular sim when inserted in another model getting H+
    Last edited by Nikhilteja; 01-13-2014 at 04:01 AM.
    01-13-2014 03:24 AM
  9. WNxAshik's Avatar
    Try for yourself, it should work fine in most countries. Where do you live?
    Even if it doesnt support it, then flash the country variant firmware and you are set to go.
    01-13-2014 08:28 AM
  10. Nikhilteja's Avatar
    Actually the mobile was bought in saudi arabia and it is with me right now (India). After coming to India, I updated that phone to latest firmware (Amber). Before that it used to run old software. And I also noticed that there is no 4g option available in the settings though using a 4g sim. Now I performed Amber update, lets see if 4g works.
    01-13-2014 10:54 AM
  11. WNxAshik's Avatar
    were you a student or something in Saudi Arabia?
    4g is a gimmick in developing countries.
    01-13-2014 11:51 AM
  12. Nikhilteja's Avatar
    Actually my frnd is living in saudi arabia. He bought that phone there and told me that 4g option is not available. Few days back he came to India, here I did the amber update and there is no way to check whether 4g is working or not until he goes back to saudi.
    01-13-2014 12:11 PM

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