UMi have listed full specifications for both of their up coming quad-core MT6589 phone complete with network support details for the UMi X2 and X1s.
One of the most requested features we are asked to list is what networks Chinese phones support. Unfortunately this isn’t always possible as Chinese manufactures don’t always make the details known, or specifications change without notice.
Thankfully Umi, the manufacturers of the much talked about UMi X2 have published full specifications for the X2 and X1s complete with details of the frequencies both of the new MT6589 phones will work on.
According to the table shown above, the X2 and X1s will both support GSM 850/800/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100. As both phones are dual-sim models they will be able to accept both a WCDMA and GSM sim at the same time.
After a quick Google search we can see that both UMi phones should be compatible with 2G GSM networks in the following countries and networks:
- France: Bouygues, Orange, SFR GSM, Virgin
- UK: MCom, T-Moblie, TeleWare
- Ireland: Vodafone, O2, Meteor, Tesco
- Spain: Orange, Movistar, Vodafone, Simyo, Yoigo
- Portugal: Vodafone, TMN, Optimus
- USA: AT&T, T-Moblie, Fido, Suncom, Airvoice, CTC, Edge, Indigo, Tuyo, 7-Eleven, Callplus, O2, Lucas, Suncom
- Canada: Rogers, Fido
- Australia: Optus, Telstra, Vodafone, Virgin
- Italy: TIM, Vodafone, Wind
As for 3G any carrier offering UMTS 2100 should be compatible with these phones. GSM Arena have a handy tool to see which networks your country supports here.
FYI these details are just here for reference and while we have found the details to be true via web searches, we have not tested them for ourselves. We suggest you contact your carrier to confirm support before buying any Chinese phone.