OnePlus X Could Have Unreliable LTE Connection in the United States

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here's a disturbing bit of news if you were considering grabbing the OnePlus X in the United States. According to confirmed documentation (and a response from the company) regarding the new device, it only has LTE radios for Band 1, Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, and Band 8. This means it is missing the Band 12 and Band 17 radios which would give it a solid connection on AT&T's LTE network. The bottom line is that if you get this device for use on AT&T's network, you are very likely to have spotty connections when using 4G LTE.

    What do you think? Is this something that would factor into your buying decision?

    Here's our dedicated section on the OnePlus X: OnePlus X | Android Forum at DroidForums.net
     
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    Looks like a Fail before it will be released here
     
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    It's crazy looking back at how excited the OnePlus One had me. They've dropped the ball so many times it's kinda sad.
     
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    It's worse than sad. These guys can't do anything right.
     
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    Agreed. I think they are realizing it's a lot more difficult to break into the smartphone world then they expected. If they offered an amazing "must have" device with off the chart specs, people would be more forgiving I think. There's way too much competition to be successful with a sub par device & sub par customer service. It's only a matter of time now. I foresee another (much more established) company buying them out before too long.

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    I understand your point, but who would want to buy their reputation?
     
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    I don't see a single reason someone in USA would consider their devices.
     
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    I think the OnePlus was a great pickup and it performed solid.. I think it's going downhill now with these latest phones.. You leave stuff out and now you put thru a attractive price smaller phone and leave out stuff..

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    They hyped the device and exaggerated the features. Their marketing scheme 'smash a competitive phone" was a disaster, but the price was right and people bought the device.
    Now, they leave out AT&T's LTE band.. That's plain stupidity if they want to sell phones in the US.
     
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    Without Verizon support, EPIC fail.
    Even Apple discovered that unless you make a device for Verizon, you are not realizing full potential.
    Now with Verizon open LTE requirement, if you make devices you need to make one for Verizon.
     
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