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Are there two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III - one with LTE one without?

Are there two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III - one with LTE one without? Or is it just one phone for everyone regardless of LTE?

Most Useful Answer AhmadCentral  Jan. 18, 2013 at 14:20

Yes there are two models-

i9300- HSPA+ Radio
i9305- DC-HSPA+ & LTE Radio

Obviously every network (apart from EE4G) Sells the one without LTE (i9300) The i9305 is much harder to get and more expensive.

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AhmadCentral  Jan. 18, 2013 at 14:20

Yes there are two models-

i9300- HSPA+ Radio
i9305- DC-HSPA+ & LTE Radio

Obviously every network (apart from EE4G) Sells the one without LTE (i9300) The i9305 is much harder to get and more expensive.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2013 at 14:21

The same is true for the Note 2, there's the non-LTE N7100 and the LTE N7105.

c0ldf1ng3r  Jan. 18, 2013 at 14:35

Thangks! :D

AhmadCentral  Jan. 18, 2013 at 14:45

No worries.

If you're looking to get it on contract you have to get it on EE4G. You can get the i9305 model on T-Mo/Orange as well but obviously you will only get a 3G sim. So after/during your contract you can always buy a EE4G sim (or other network from this summer) and use it in the phone to get 4G signal.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2013 at 16:26

No worries.

If you're looking to get it on contract you have to get it on EE4G. You can get the i9305 model on T-Mo/Orange as well but obviously you will only get a 3G sim. So after/during your contract you can always buy a EE4G sim (or other network from this summer) and use it in the phone to get 4G signal.

Does it have the correct radios for the other network's LTE?

AhmadCentral  Jan. 18, 2013 at 16:45

Yes, it will work on 800/1800/2600mhz

So it will work on all 4g networks from allnetworks. The only problem I can see is after 2015 when the government clears 700mhz for use.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2013 at 18:20

Yes, it will work on 800/1800/2600mhz

So it will work on all 4g networks from allnetworks. The only problem I can see is after 2015 when the government clears 700mhz for use.

Doubt the S3 (or any other current phone) will be too common by 2015.

AhmadCentral  Jan. 18, 2013 at 19:52

true, besides not every network will use 700mhz and it will be only used to amplify signal really, maybe fill in a few gaps but it won't be essential to have a phone that supports it. Just like on O2/Voda now they use 900Mhz for 3G but not every phone supports 900MHz but still works fine on 2100Mhz.

Tbh as long as your 4G phone is a european version or South Korea version and supports 800/1800/2600mhz it;ll work on all networks for years to come.

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