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What are the differences for various spec of mobile phones?

Kamkwat offers different versions and specifications for brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung, ASUS, RedMagic and Google Pixel phones. Different versions or specifications do not just have different packing, there are differences in network bands, languages, Google Play Store and OTA upgrade capabilities.

International Spec

Mobile phones with international spec are quite easy to understand with these differences:

Network bands - different specs come with different 3G / LTE / 5G network bands, check the network bands to make sure they are suitable for your country before you buy them.

Chargers - depending on the specs, charger type could be EU, US, UK, AU.

Languages - not all specs come with same language set. e.g. some Huawei versions support Arabic but not Farsi, some versions support Arabic & Farsi but not Hebrew.

CE Marking - all EU countries and Israel importing regulations require mobile phone boxes to have CE marking while most of other countries do not have strict requirements for compliance marking.

China Spec

China spec Xiaomi, OnePlus, ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo and Moto are often considerably cheaper than international versions. However, China spec is also quite different from international versions.

App Store - Google Play Store and Google applications like Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps are prohibited in China. Instead, you have other app stores like Tencent Store and Huawei Store in which the prohibited apps are also missing.

Languages - Also, depending on the brand, phones could come with Chinese and English languages only.

Network bands - China spec are often come with less LTE bands, so check to make sure the LTE bands are good for your country.

Chargers - China spec comes with 2 pin flat charger, which is slightly different from US 2 pin, however you can still use them in US, Canada, Taiwan, etc.

CE Marking - there is no CE marking in the packing of China spec phones so it's not suitable for Europe.

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