Will the UMi X2 work on your network? Full details announced!

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.

umi x2 and x1s full specs

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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.

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  1. Droido
    February 12, 2013

    Ohh noo why there don’t for 3G UMTS 900 like the UMI X1

  2. cpurage
    February 12, 2013

    Hello Ying Hua and Andi,

    So how you’re going to explain this pictures which is given on the official UMI X2 Facebook page?:


    And please look closer on the WCDMA section on the picture !!!

    Please explain to me which is a lie and which is true ???

    • lukis
      February 13, 2013

      Cpurage, You said that 900-3G is an advantage and superiority of the Umi X2 over the Jiayu G4… In reality, this advantage is fake 🙂

      • cpurage
        February 13, 2013

        OK OK we will wait and we will see, cause if even the JIAYU G4 will have only 2100 (Like obviously the UMI X2 have ONLY on words only for now), then I will also preffer to buy the JIAYU G4 instead of the UMI X2

      • lukis
        February 13, 2013

        It will be very funny if Jiayu G4 will support this frequency (900MHz of 3G) and Umi X2 will not support it! 🙂

        • cpurage
          February 13, 2013

          I like both phones and I’ll take the one that supports 900/2100 if both are not able to support 900/2100 I’ll wait for a phone with MT6589 which WILL support 900/2100 or even more frequencies 😉

          • nando casas
            February 14, 2013

            if you see in the picture you posted you will see that in gsm says: 850/800/1800/1900…. 800??? that one is fake for sure!

  3. Kashelz
    February 12, 2013

    What the hell – 800 Mhz network?! It must be mistake and should be 900.

  4. cpurage
    February 12, 2013

    Hello Ying Hua and Andi,

    So how you’re going to explain me the portfolio picture which is given on the official UMI X2 Facebook page?

    And please look closer on the WCDMA section on the picture where is written WCDMA 900/2100 !!!

    Please explain to me which is a lie and which is true ?

  5. February 12, 2013

    I would not be suprised if the X2 was 900/2100, since that looks to be the default radio on the MTK6589 just like on the MTK6577; except for it now supports HSPA+.

    The UK network support given is rather strange “MCOM” and “Teleware” are orivate minor networks… The X2 will work on all major UK networks 2G bands, because in the UK they either use GSM900 or GSM1800; moreover, it should work on all 3G bands because the original 3G networks in the UK are all on 3G2100. The UK also has some networks reusing frequencies for 3G900 so you should get that aswell.

    I can confirm that O2 and Three work fine on MediaTeks modems, as I have used both networks for 2G/3G access with MTK6577 chips before. Since the MTK6589 supports the same bands, it will also work on those networks.

    • Rich
      February 12, 2013

      So you think the X2 will have working 2G/3G on networks other than t-mobile such as o2 or Three? Anybody know if the JiaYu G4 will work on UK 3G networks?

      • cpurage
        February 12, 2013

        Of course they will work both (UMI X2 and JIAYU G4) if they have only WCDMA 2100 coverage only in all cities in UK, but if in some cities there is WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900 probably the 3G will not work because the support of only WCDMA 2100 (for JIAYU G4 i’m 99% sure, but the UMI X2 should have 900/2100)

        • February 12, 2013

          The 3G900 coverage in the UK is on top of already existing 3G2100 signal. So major cities are covered by both 900/2100 signals for Vodafone/O2. Take at O2’s signal checker and change the device so one that doesn’t support 3G900.

          I can switch off the 3G900 or the 3G2100 on my W6 in Leeds and get signal on O2. I’ve since switched to Three and get full signal on their network which is 3G2100 only (they piggyback on someone else for 2G, hence you get ‘roaming’ warnings) for now.

  6. Marc
    February 13, 2013

    next time , why dont you make a Quad band GSM and Quad Band 3G compatible, many more people will buy it. and i would sell a lot more at my store !

    • cpurage
      February 14, 2013

      That’s My Man. We are thinking in the same way. The main leakage of all those chinesse phone is the 3G Band compatibility, with two words they are not Multiband and may be that’s why they are so cheap !

  7. Ben
    October 9, 2013

    I bought the umi x2 off of ebay and the 3g works with att network. Originally had an iphone5 data plan and had to have att enter the imei number for access to android data plan,