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iPhone Supported Frequencies

Article ID = 16
Article Title = iPhone Supported Frequencies
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 29th June 2011
Article Last Updated = 8th September 2016
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?16

Article Brief Description:
A list of mobile frequencies supported by the iPhone

iPhone supported frequencies

How to identify your iPhone model and version

LTE/4G Frequencies/Bands

1 (2100 MHz | IMT)
2 (1900 MHz | PCS)
3 (1800 MHz | DCS)
  • UK > Everything Everywhere
  • UK > Three
  • Czech Republic > O2
  • Czech Republic > Vodafone
  • Czech Republic > T-Mobile
4 (1700 MHz | AWS)
5 (850 MHz)
6 > replaced by band 19
7 (2600 MHz | IMT-E)
  • UK > Everything Everywhere
8 (900 MHz | E-GSM)
  • Czech Republic > Vodafone
9 (1800 MHz | UMTS 1700 / Japan DCS)
10 (1700 MHz | Extended AWS)
11 (1500 MHz | Lower PDC)
12 (700 MHz | Lower SMH blocks A/B/C)
13 (700 MHz | Upper SMH block C)
14 (700 MHz | Upper SMH block D)
15 > reserved
16 > reserved
17 (700 MHz | Lower SMH blocks B/C)
18 (850 MHz | Japan lower 800)
19 (850 MHz | Japan upper 800)
20 (800 MHz | EU Digital Dividend)
  • UK > O2
  • UK > Vodafone
  • UK > Three
  • Czech Republic > O2
  • Czech Republic > T-Mobile
21 (1500 MHz | Upper PDC)
22 (3500 MHz)
23 (2000 MHz | S-Band AWS-4)
24 (1600 MHz | L-Band)
25 (1900 MHz | Extended PCS)
26 (850 MHz | Extended CLR)
27 (850 MHz | SMR)
28 (700 MHz | APAC)
29 (700 MHz | Lower SMH blocks D/E)
30 (2300 MHz | WCS blocks A/B)
31 (450 MHz)
32 > not assigned
33 (2100 MHz | Pre-IMT)
34 (2100 MHz | IMT)
35 (1900 MHz | PCS Uplink)
36 (1900 MHz | PCS Downlink)
37 (1900 MHz | PCS Duplex spacing)
38 (2600 MHz | IMT-E Duplex Spacing)
39 (1900 MHz | DCS-IMT gap)
40 (2300 MHz)
41 (2500 MHz | BRS / EBS)
42 (3500 MHz) - UK > UK Broadband
43 (3700 MHz) - UK > UK Broadband
44 (700 MHz | APAC)
iPhone 7/7+ (Nano-SIM)
Baseband Hardware: TBC
  • Models A1778/A1784 = European/UK version
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 , 40, 41)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE: (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Models A1660/A1661 = USA (CDMA)/Chinese version
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 , 40, 41)
    • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE: (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Models A1779/A1785 = Japanese (CDMA) version
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 , 40, 41)
    • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE: (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
iPhone SE (Nano-SIM)
Baseband Hardware: Qualcomm MDM9625M 4G LTE Advanced
  • Model A1622 = European/UK version
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700-2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1723
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 , 40, 41)
    • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700-2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
iPhone 6s/6s+ (Nano-SIM)
Baseband Hardware: Qualcomm MDM9635M 4G LTE Advanced aka "9X35" Gobi modem platform
  • Models A1633/A1634 = European/UK version
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 , 40, 41)
    • TC-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700 / 2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Models A1688 (GSM or CDMA) and A1687 (GSM or CDMA)
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 , 40, 41)
    • TC-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700 / 2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
iPhone 6/6+ (Nano-SIM)
Baseband Hardware: Qualcomm MDM9625M 4G LTE Advanced
  • Models A1586/A1524 = European/UK version
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Models A1549 (GSM or CDMA) and A1522 (GSM or CDMA)
    • LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700-2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
iPhone 5s (Nano-SIM)
Baseband Hardware: Qualcomm MDM9615M 4G LTE
  • Model A1533 (GSM model) = European/UK version
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1533 (CDMA model)
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700-2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1453 (CDMA model)
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700-2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1457
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1530
    • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20) + TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
iPhone 5c (Nano-SIM)
Baseband Hardware: Qualcomm MDM9615M 4G LTE
  • Model A1532 (GSM model) = European/UK version
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1532 (CDMA model)
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700-2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1456 (CDMA model)
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700-2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1700-2100 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1507
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1529
    • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20) + TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
iPhone 5 (Nano-SIM)
Baseband Hardware: Qualcomm MDM9615M
  • Model A1429 (GSM model) = European/UK version
    • LTE: 1 (2100 MHz) / 3 (1800 MHz) / 5 (850 MHz)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1428 (GSM model)
    • LTE: 4 (AWS) / 17 (700b MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Model A1429 (CDMA model)
    • LTE: 1 (2100 MHz) / 3 (1800 MHz) / 5 (850 MHz) / 13 (700c MHz) / 25 (1900 MHz)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
    • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
iPhone 4S (Micro-SIM)
  • GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • UMTS/HSDPA†/HSUPA†: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • CDMA2000 1x/EVDO: 800 / 1900 MHz
  • Baseband Hardware: Qualcomm MDM6610
† - HSDPA/HSUPA Max Speeds (HSPA+): 14.4 Mbps / 5.76 Mbps
iPhone 4 (Micro-SIM)
  • GSM model: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
Older iPhone models (Standard SIM)
iPhone 3GS: UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
iPhone 3G: UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
iPhone: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Approximate frequency maximum data speeds
  • GSM = 9.6Kb/s
  • EDGE = 200Kb/s
  • EV-DO = 3.1Mb/s
  • HSPA 7.2 = 7.2Mb/s
  • HSPA+ = 21Mb/s (this may show as a "4G" connection on an iPhone 4S/5 or iPad 3)
  • DC-HSDPA = 42Mbp/s (this may show as a "4G" connection on an iPhone 5 or iPad 3)
  • LTE (4G) = 73Mbp/s (theoretical max of 100Mbps)
  • LTE (4G) Advanced = 100-500Mbp/s (theoretical max of 1Gbps)

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