Find Out The Band Your Phone Supports Before Your Buy Your Next 4G Phones/SIM

Now that we are gradually coming out of 3G oblivion, it is
important to know what band your device supports or 4G networks before you buy
your next 4G smartphone. A lot of us were disappointed when you discovered that
your device doesn’t supports Glo 4G band 28 (700Mhz) after cat walking into Glo
office to get your USIM.

Don’t blame your device, blame deficiency of information. I’ll
be helping some us out who are not techies enough to know which device support
which 4G LTE network. Before you buy your next 4G Phone, kindly ask by
commenting below or simply tell us which 4G phone you are using and we as a
family will help you out on 4G networks that supports your device.
It is important you know your 4G device band in order to
avoid story that touch.  Also note that
no amount of prayer and fasting can make a 3G Mobile phone display 4G network.
Feel free to ask questions.
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116 thoughts on “Find Out The Band Your Phone Supports Before Your Buy Your Next 4G Phones/SIM”

    • For your iPad Air 2, it supports
      LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1567

      Its Eligible for Glo, MTN and Etisalat

      Same with your Samsung Galaxy A5. It will on Glo, MTN and Etisalat.

      Your Gionee M5 Plus doesn't supports Glo 4G LTE.

    • Hello Elvis,
      Your Sony Xperia Z1 supports these bands
      LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) – C6903, C6943
      LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700) – C6906

      It will work on MTN 4G LTE, Etisalat 4G LTE, Glo 4G LTE, Ntel 4G LTE and InterC

    • Your Infinix Zero 3 Supports the following bands
      LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
      It will work with MTN and Etisalat 4G. Glo Not supported

    • Hello dominic,
      Your infinix Note LTE supports the following bands;
      FDD-TLE 800 / 850 / 2100 / 1800 / 2600

      It will work with MTN and Etisalat 4G. Glo not supported

    • InnJoo Note doesn't supports 4G. Blackberry Q10 will work supports the following bands
      LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 17(700) – SQN100-1, SQN100-5
      LTE band 4(1700/2100), 13(700) – SQN100-2
      LTE band 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) – SQN100-3
      LTE band 25(1900)

      It supports Glo, Etisalat, MTN, InterC, Ntel, 4G Network.

  1. Pls yomi , which smartphone can i buy dat will support the 4g of all the network and as well have the following specs:
    at least 2g ram
    32gb rom
    good quality camera 13mp n abv wt front camera flash
    and at least 4000mah ba3. Thanks

  2. Oga prof, by doing this you will make most people buy wrong Phone and it will not work on the 4G he intend to use it for, My advice to people who dont know how to check the band and frequency on the type of phone to buy or already owned, is just to buy the sim and test the phone out.
    Nigeria dont manufacture phones, so some phone mention above might have more than 1 series while some are locked and some will have same frequency with GLO network but the band number is not the same for GLO such phone cant work on GLO 4G LTE.
    So prof this is not good enough, though it might help some people but it let some people make wrong choice of phone.

    • I get your point.
      I also intend buying a 4G phone next week but all this band,frequency tin dey confuse me.

      All i need is a phone that works with Ntel 4G, Etisalat 4G,Mtn 4G, Glo 4G.

      To make it easy, i suggest you tell us which bands and frequency works for each network.

      1. Glo 4G supports:- LTE band ……
      2. Mtn 4G supports:- LTE band…..
      3. Ntel 4G supports:- LTE band …..
      4. Etisalat 4G supports:- LTE band…
      5. Airtel 4G supports:- LTE band…

      With this info all we need to do is copy out the network(s)/band(s) we want and ensure the phone we intend buying supports it.


    • Hello Kling, that is an absolute fallacy. Most people who already have 4G phones doesn't even know the bands their phones run talk less of knowing which 4G network supports there phone. Buying the sim and testing it before knowing the band your device operates is not a good idea, wht if you buy the sim and it doesn't supports it?

      If you want to buy a phone is different, then ask and such individual will be guided through.

      It may not be good for you, but some people appreciate it.

      @Anonymous above me,
      So you want me to just list it this way:
      Ntel supports band 3 and 8… 900/1800 Mhz
      MTN 4G supports band 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
      Glo supports band 28 (700MHz)
      Etisalat supports band 3 1800MHz
      Airtel (Unknown)

      Well, there you have it,

  3. Hello Prof & other Techies in da house
    I need to change my phone to a 4G phone,
    but all this band and frequency brouhaha dey burst my head.

    From my little research, i found out that:-

    1. Ntel 4G supports LTE band 3(1800) and band 8(900)
    2. MTN 4G supports Band 20(800) i.e. Band 20 Frequency 800
    3. Glo 4G supports Band 28 (700)
    4. Etisalat 4G supports LTE band 3 (1800)

    Therefore to use the above networks on 4G
    all i need is to buy a phone that has LTE band 3(1800)
    band 8(900), Band 20 (800), Band 28 (700).

    The techies in the house abeg correct me if i am wrong?

    Suggetions of phones within the range of #40k-#50k
    that meet the above criteria is welcomed.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hello Anonymous,
      Let me be sincere with you, you cannot get smartphone that supports all the bands withing within that range. Even the so called Tecno Boom J8 is around 40K plus.

      If you really mean business, then push your budget up and go for Huawei or Sony products

    • Well there's the one I know. And even cheaper but only if you can see it. So u can search for it in all places. The phone is Alcatel pop 4s. But if u care for London used u may get HTC one m8 from computer village but then u must check if the phone is in perfect condition before buying it.

    • Hello Prof & oda gurus in da house.
      Thanks for your response.
      Its highly appreciated.
      Since my budget is not enough to get a phone that supports all 4G Bands.
      I have decided to relax phone mata for now & instead get a mifi that supports all 4G bands(Ntel,glo,mtn,etisalat) & is affordable.[Around #20k]

  4. I av gionee s plus which is a 4G enabled fone. I sent 4G to 400 n dis is d reply"Dear Customer, You are ready to experience the Glo 4G LTE, Dial *777# to buy plan of your choice and enjoy the new speed of Life." prof, my question is : should i go ahead n swap my sim to 4G?

  5. prof, someone said Alcatel pop 4s supports glo 4g. i would like to know how much and where i cam get the phone if true thanks.

  6. Prof, Morning, how are you today and I greet all my people for here… please I wanna buy a new phone within 50k range that support 4G and with very good camera I mean excellent camera….. heard of infinix hot S, how good his this phone? And what other phones can you suggest, that have good processor, camera support 4G etc????… will appreciate all good contributions.


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