Advice to buy 8T - KB2000 or KB2001?

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Natakranta

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Mar 19, 2013
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Hi guys, I'm looking for advice to buy 8T
KB2000 - Chinese variant
KB2001 - Indian variant
Any prose or cons to choose between?
I'm in EU so planning to unlock and flash EU OOS, root and keep unlocked. Prices are similar, just wanted to ensure there aren't any differences between these to I should know about and take into account.
 

Qnorsten

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The only difference will be which 4G and 5G bands it supports. The phones use the same chipset but have different bands activated, and there is no way for the end-user to change that.

If you don't care about the 5g bands there is no major difference. Looking at the below list (have not verifed the source). I would say IN look like a better choice.

From gsmarena.com:
4G bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66 - EU
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - NA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46 - IN
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 - CN
5G bands
1, 3, 7, 28, 41, 78 SA/NSA - EU
1, 2, 3, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71 SA/NSA - NA
1, 3, 78 SA/NSA - IN
41, 78, 79 SA/NSA - CN
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Natakranta

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The only difference will be which 4G and 5G bands it supports. The phones use the same chipset but have different bands activated, and there is no way for the end-user to change that.

If you don't care about the 5g bands there is no major difference. Looking at the below list (have not verifed the source). I would say IN look like a better choice.


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Thanks for this!
I found Ireland is operating on n78 band so I should be covered in any case, but I doubt I'll jump on any 5G plan any time soon.
 

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    The only difference will be which 4G and 5G bands it supports. The phones use the same chipset but have different bands activated, and there is no way for the end-user to change that.

    If you don't care about the 5g bands there is no major difference. Looking at the below list (have not verifed the source). I would say IN look like a better choice.

    From gsmarena.com:
    4G bands
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66 - EU
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - NA
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46 - IN
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 - CN
    5G bands
    1, 3, 7, 28, 41, 78 SA/NSA - EU
    1, 2, 3, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71 SA/NSA - NA
    1, 3, 78 SA/NSA - IN
    41, 78, 79 SA/NSA - CN
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    I recommend buy Global version because it support best 4G Carrier Aggregation and 5G combinations used here Europe example. You can compare differences in cacombos.com website.
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