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[Q] G900F vs G900W8

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Default [Q] G900F vs G900W8

Is there any difference between these phones from my bit of research I see posts about W8 owners flashing F custom roms. I know that letter differences don't always mean any changes since I am coming from a Galaxy S 2 i9100M which is virtually the same as the international to the point I just started referring to it as the international online.

I want to know since I am looking to update and due to my carrier refusing to give me a new contract pricing on the W8 unless I increase my monthly bill (I'm grandfathered into a really good promo plan. $63 when it would be $90 for the exact same now)

If they are not exactly the same would I have any problem using the F in Canada on Telus
 
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Official Samsung page for the W8:

http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/model/SM-G900WZKABMC-techspecs


Official page for the F:

http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...00FZDAO2U-spec

Looks like the frequencies supported might vary slightly. I am not sure whether the F will run on Canadian LTE bands, and I hope someone who knows the local frequencies can chime in.

I am personally using a Rogers W8 model in Toronto.
 
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Official Samsung page for the W8:

http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/model/SM-G900WZKABMC-techspecs


Official page for the F:

http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...00FZDAO2U-spec

Looks like the frequencies supported might vary slightly. I am not sure whether the F will run on Canadian LTE bands, and I hope someone who knows the local frequencies can chime in.

I am personally using a Rogers W8 model in Toronto.
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i have the exact same question regarding using the F version in Canada with Rogers wireless...

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Thanks for those links about the frequencies. I have decided that if I get one I will just get the local W8. For better frequency compatibility plus the fact I had forgotten about the recent trend of region locking that might of caused a problem with getting the F version.
 
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If you are Canadian avoid the F at all times! It won't be compatible with your LTE bands!! You need the 700Mhz band and that is not supported with the F version.
 
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If you are Canadian avoid the F at all times! It won't be compatible with your LTE bands!! You need the 700Mhz band and that is not supported with the F version.
but i thought rogers uses more than just the 700 mhz frequency as part of their 4g network..?
 
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but i thought rogers uses more than just the 700 mhz frequency as part of their 4g network..?
That is correct, also the 2600 band, which is also not supported by the F version and it is supported by the W8.
 
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Anyone know if I can flash a G900F modem on W8? I was given one as a gift bought online and now I have a small problem in my country with it.
 
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Hi,
I would also be really interested by a way to flash the modem on the S5. I own a W8 and have some issue using it in France...
Any idea ??

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