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Join Date: Aug 2008
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When it comes to the GSM Dev Edition vs the GSM Unlocked (comes with T-Mobile SIM), or GSM Unlocked (comes with Net10 Sim), there really is no hardware differences..
Ok, the Dev Edition comes only as black front, woven white back, silver accents (buttons and camera ring), says Dev Edition on it, and is 32gig only. It is SIM unlocked out of the box, and you can request/use the Bootloader Unlock code from Moto's web site WITHOUT voiding the warranty.
Where as the GSM Unlocked can be customized with Moto Maker for the front, back, accents and memory size. It is SIM unlocked out of the box, and you can request/use the Bootloader Unlock code from Moto's web site BUT IT DOES void the warranty.
They are all the XT1053. They use the same rom, radio, baseband, support the same frequencies, etc.
The T-Mobile and Net10 sim cards that ship with them are NOT activated, there is no data plan, voice plan, contract associated with them. So you could buy either, and stick your own sim in without any issue. No need to worry about canceling service on the SIM that ships with the X.
As for speeds and 2G/3G/4G support... that depends on what your target carrier uses, and does the XT1053 support it.
In the USA, 4G can mean either HSPA+ or LTE. Don't expect to get LTE outside the USA with the XT1053.
The XT1053 supports the following..
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850/900/ AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps (B5/B8/B4/B2/B1)
LTE: 700/AWS/1900MHz (B17/B4/B2)
If your intended carrier uses the same bands for UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ you should be ok if your carrier supports 42Mbps or lower.
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