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By kEvinErd, Senior Member on 6th October 2017, 04:38 PM
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Anyone knows what the Carrier Aggregation bands are for the Google Pixel 2 XL?

On the original Pixel phones, the US sets and Rest-of-the-World sets have different bands for Carrier Aggregation (i.e. LTE-ADVANCED aka LTE-A aka 4G+).

Wondering if it's the same for Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL?
6th October 2017, 06:05 PM |#2  
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The Pixel 2 supports 3 Carrier Aggregation, 4x4 MIMO, and 256 QAM. It also supports 700MHz and Wi-Fi Calling according to T-Mobile.
7th October 2017, 02:15 AM |#3  
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I think they specifiy which bands support carry aggregation in the tech specs for the phone at the Google Play Store. Also if you search around you can find that FCC listing that shows the bands and technologies supported.
7th October 2017, 03:00 AM |#4  
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I'm referring to the exact bands that will be paired to get Carrier Aggregation. If you look at the official tech specs for the original Pixel phones, you'll see that these are clearly stated. But not so for the Pixel 2 phones....
7th October 2017, 01:25 PM |#5  
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I'm referring to the exact bands that will be paired to get Carrier Aggregation. If you look at the official tech specs for the original Pixel phones, you'll see that these are clearly stated. But not so for the Pixel 2 phones....

The bands that can be combined for C-A are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 38, 66.

Source: https://store.google.com/us/product/pixel_2_specs

"FDD-LTE : Bands 1*/2*/3*/4*/5/7*/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66*2
TD-LTE: Bands 38*/40/412

Supports up to CAT 15 (800Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL), 3x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on carrier support

1Pixel is an unlocked phone and works on major carrier networks. In the US, Pixel is compatible with all GSM-based networks and two CDMA-based networks: Verizon and Sprint.

2*Indicates the bands that support 4x4 MIMO
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7th October 2017, 01:41 PM |#6  
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The bands that can be combined for C-A are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 38, 66.

Source: https://store.google.com/us/product/pixel_2_specs

"FDD-LTE : Bands 1*/2*/3*/4*/5/7*/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66*2
TD-LTE: Bands 38*/40/412

Supports up to CAT 15 (800Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL), 3x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on carrier support

1Pixel is an unlocked phone and works on major carrier networks. In the US, Pixel is compatible with all GSM-based networks and two CDMA-based networks: Verizon and Sprint.

2*Indicates the bands that support 4x4 MIMO
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Thanks for this. I saw this.. but I'm not too sure if " 4x4 MIMO" is the same thing as Carrier Aggregation... They seem to be different judging by the phrase "Supports up to CAT 15 (800Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL), 3x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on carrier support".
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Thanks for this. I saw this.. but I'm not too sure if " 4x4 MIMO" is the same thing as Carrier Aggregation... They seem to be different judging by the phrase "Supports up to CAT 15 (800Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL), 3x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on carrier support".

You're right MIMO and Carrier Aggregation are not the same. I was also curious about which specific bands could be aggregated which is how I found this thread.
Seems Google chose not to list the aggregation band combinations for the Pixel 2's like they did for the original Pixels. At least I haven't found it listed anywhere yet.
7th October 2017, 06:33 PM |#8  
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lol why doesn't pixel 2 have the x16 LTE modem like with S8/S8+/Note 8?

The upload is only 75 Mbps, while oneplus 5 has 150 Mbps..

Given the price their asking, this is just pathetic and cheap of them..
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Thanks for this. I saw this.. but I'm not too sure if " 4x4 MIMO" is the same thing as Carrier Aggregation... They seem to be different judging by the phrase "Supports up to CAT 15 (800Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL), 3x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on carrier support".

You are totally right, my mistake. I mistook the two while I posted in a hurry.

Google's hasn't listed what bands can be combined on the Pixel 2 XL. I did find how ever that the first Pixel started to support 3x CA since it got Oreo.
It's very likely that the CA bands already supported on the Pixel, will also be support on the Pixel 2 phones.

We'll just have to wait for confirmation.
10th October 2017, 10:45 AM |#10  
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I'm pretty sure the band's that will aggregate will depend on the carrier and the total bandwidth allocation for each band. So long as the total of the aggregated bands is less than the total capacity of the device, the device will aggregate all bands available from the carrier.
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