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Motorola Moto E Second Gen GSM

lavapit 470 279 August 10, 2015 at 04:17 AM More Best Buy Deals
I am looking to purchase this phone but have some questions.

I looked here [] and saw the 4G LTE version, Global Version, and the US GSM Version. What is the difference?

Also this []

I have seen others talk about different bands so I am wondering is the 4G LTE worth the extra $10?
I know the Verizon LTE can be purchased for about $50 but again I believe there are certain bands that are missing.
Is there some place where I can find the different bands that each phone offers?

Thank you for any inputs you can offer.

Also if it matters I will be using this on AT&T and other Asian countries.
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The US LTE model is for US bands with little roaming capability. Importantly it trades 2100mhz for AWS 3G which is no good for international roaming. Edit: The Verizon LTE version also lakes the international 3G band and lacks Band 17 widely used by AT&T. It does have bands 4 and 2 which are pretty common in your big city. The Verizon phone is problematic because the 5.1 update makes changing SIM cards a pain in the rear.

I keep my Verizon Moto E's LTE off while using it on a AT&T MNVO. With the ping sucking proxies they are running, there is no real advantage to using LTE.

(For some reason, T-Mobile got Motorola to remove band 12 support for the US LTE model.)

The GSM versions have a slightly slower processor along with no LTE. The US version has 850/1700(AWS)/1900 UMTS/HSPA while the Globals GSM version has 850/1900/2100 support. AWS is only sort of important in the US for T-mobile and in a few Latin American countries.

I'd pick up the $75 AT&T branded Moto E as it has the international 2100 Mhz 3G/HSPA bands and the AT&T LTE bands. The only question there is if AT&T unlock it right away as it is a GoPhone.

The Zenfone 2 has a great international LTE band selection if you can swing that.
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Last edited by Teaser38 August 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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