Solved! Is importing a foreign phone still a challenge (regarding bands)?

nasaldischarge

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Hey all,

The Samsung Galaxy M31S was released in India and it is definitely the phone that best suits my needs among the options I have researched. The problem is, I can't seem to find any mention of it coming to the US, but the M31 is going to the UK (I believe). Nevertheless, how can I figure out if this phone will be functional in the US? I am with Verizon, which I know used to be a non-starter when it came to importing phones because of their CDMA bands, but I'm curious if that is still a relevant issue in the world of 4G LTE and 5G.

Thanks in advance!
 

DarkSoulz20

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All phones will be functions no matter where you go, its a matter of what carrier you are on, and that is why when you go to a different country you are roaming! The phone you said was a Samsung Galaxy M31S. Whoever your carrier is you should contact them, and ask them about what phone bands they use.
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

These are the full specs, by giving these specs you can see if your phone is supported. Unfortunately there are no 5G bands in this phone. If these bands match up what your carrier uses you can in fact use this phone in the US!
Also! Make sure you get a US plug when you order the phone!
 

DarkSoulz20

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Sep 8, 2020
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All phones will be functions no matter where you go, its a matter of what carrier you are on, and that is why when you go to a different country you are roaming! The phone you said was a Samsung Galaxy M31S. Whoever your carrier is you should contact them, and ask them about what phone bands they use.
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

These are the full specs, by giving these specs you can see if your phone is supported. Unfortunately there are no 5G bands in this phone. If these bands match up what your carrier uses you can in fact use this phone in the US!
Also! Make sure you get a US plug when you order the phone!
 
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