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Anonymous_User
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LTE band support on 32GB and 64GB versions of the US Z3 Play

Is it true, these two phone do not have the same LTE band support?

 

According to this website:

https://www.phonemore.com/compare/phones/motorola-moto-z3-play-xt1929-1-vs-motorola-moto-z3-play-xt1...

The 32GB is the XT1929-1 while the 64GB is the XT1929-4.  Its more than a memory difference, the LTE Band support is far less on the 32GB.

 

32 GB LTE Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,20,28,66
 64GB LTE Bands  1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,66,71 and TD Bands 38,40,41

 

The moto webpage:

 

https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-z-play-gen-3#buy

 

Makes it sound like all the phones support the posted bands.  The more bands makes it easier to travel internationally and move from carrier to carrier as deals allow.

 

Which is true??

 

 

 

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SDLightning
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Re: LTE band support on 32GB and 64GB versions of the US Z3 Play

As you may have noticed, the XT1929 has multiple variants; I have the XT1929-4, which is the unlocked 64GB ROM, and I know that Sprint has the XT1929-3, which is the 32GB ROM phone with their LTE bands of 25. 26, and 41, along with support for Band 2, 4, and 12. 

 

Verizon has the XT1929-1, which you posted; if it's locked to a certain carrier then in most cases you can't access the other bands for roaming, etc. unless they are a roaming partner of Verizon's. In other words, say if you travelled abroad you couldn't just pop in another SIM and be good to go with a locked down phone. 

 

 

Tampotpot
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Re: LTE band support on 32GB and 64GB versions of the US Z3 Play

Motorola sells the XT1929-4, NA, North American version, both 32GB and 64GB variant.

 

I believe the XT1929-1 is just a Verizon version, but I have never seen it sold in their stores.

 

The list of variants released to the US FCC can be found by googling "Equality Declaration XT1929" and look for an FCC document, was written in 2016, and released around 2018 to the public.

 

XT1929-4 has the most LTE band support as posted.  The others variants have few LTE bands more that are region specific but also reduced in others bands, so the NA should give you the broadest internationally coverage, for use of a local provider in that country, while having broadest coverage for use in North America for US or Canadian providers you choose, in truth quite a bit of South America too, see the document.

 

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