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Difference Between iPhone X Models (A1865, A1901, A1902)

If you are an iPhone lover, you may have searched on the internet to get some details about the capacity =, battery life, design and color of the iPhone X. You may get surprised to know that the iPhone X you have been surfing for has three variants. All of these features have different and some similar features. In other words, they are quite similar in functions and spec except few.

Therefore, if you are looking to buy an iPhone x and assessing which one is better among three variants (A1865, A1901, A1902) of the iPhone, then we are here to help you to get on the right foot. 

In this post, we will identify the differences between these three models of the iPhone. Continue reading to get in-depth information.

First of all, you need to know that iPhone X is available in two different capacities and shades. The main difference between these three models is the different modem chips.

iPhone X (Model A1865)

Difference Between iPhone X Models (A1865, A1901, A1902) 1

As per the reviews by critics and experts, iPhone A1865 can be considered as the universal phone which is capable of working on both GSM and CDMA networks. Other than this universal function, the phone has cracked other amazing functions such as dust and water residency. The phone is trending for so many reasons like its design, color, and the overall look. You will get this phone easily available at Apple stores as factory unlocked simless device. The thing that distinguishes this variant from the other two variants is that the other two doesn’t have the option of CDMA usage.

  • Supported FDD LTE bands :

Below are the supported FDD LTE bands of the iPhone 1865

The FDD LTE bands supported are as follows: 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 4 (AWS), 5 (850 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz), 8 (900 MHz), 12 (700 MHz), 13 (700c MHz), 17 (700b MHz), 18 (800 MHz), 19 (800 MHz), 20 (800 DD), 25 (1900 MHz), 26 (800 MHz), 28 (700 APT MHz), 29 (700 de MHz), 30 (2300 MHz), 66 (AWS-3)

  • Supported LTE bands 

The supported TD LTE bands are as follows :

(TD 2600 MHz)
39 (TD   1900 MHz)
40 (TD 2300 MHz)
 41 (TD 2500 MHz)

iPhone X (Model A 1901)

iPhone X (Model A 1901)

As mentioned earlier, only iPhone 1865 has the usage of both networks, which mean that the iPhone A1901 has the option of a GSM network.in many countries of Europe and Asia, the phone is supported by the T and AT&T Mobiles. As similar to A1865, the iPhone A1901 is also dust and water-resistant. Due to its inability to use CMDA network, this variant of the iPhone can not be compatible with some USA carriers. These carriers include both sprint and version. However, you will be able to make calls via volte on sprint and version but since the phone supports GSM network it functions best and the quick with T and A&T carriers.

Hence, if we compare it with A1865, the differences are of CMDA and carriers only. 

Network bands work on iPhone X A1901

  • LTE bands

 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 4 (AWS), 5 (850   MHz), 7 (2600 MHz), 8 (900 MHz), 12 (700 MHz), 13 (700c MHz), 17 (700b   MHz), 18 (800 MHz), 19 (800 MHz), 20 (800 DD), 25 (1900 MHz), 26 (800 MHz), 28 (700 APT MHz), 29 (700 de MHz), 30 (2300 MHz), 66 (AWS-3)

  • TD-LTE bands :

38 (TD 2600 MHz),
39 (TD 1900 MHz),
40 (TD 2300 MHz),
41  (TD 2500 MHz)

iPhone X (Model A 1902)

As per the company’s stance, this variant of the iPhone was developed for the japan users only. It was designed to support networks bands that are in use by Japanese. For example, AU and Softbank use band 11, DoCoMo use band 21, and all other carriers use band 42. Just like the other two variants, this variant of iPhone is also water and dust resistant. This variant of iPhone is capable enough to cover most of the bands. One issue with this variant is that it creates a shutter sort of sound while capturing images which is unable to turn off whereas, the other two variants are free of this issue.

Bands networks supported by iPhone X A1902 :

  • For FDD-LTE bands

 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 4 (AWS), 5 (850 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz), 8 (900 MHz), 11 (1500 MHz), 12 (700 MHz), 13 (700c MHz), 17 (700b MHz), 18 (800 MHz), 19 (800 MHz), 20 (800 DD), 21 (1500 MHz), 25 (1900 MHz), 26 (800 MHz), 28 (700 APT MHz), 29 (700 de MHz), 30 (2300 MHz), 66 (AWS-3)

  • TD-LTE bands

 34 (TD 2000), 38 (TD 2600), 39 (TD 1900), 40 (TD 2300), 41   (TD 2500), 42 (TD 3500)

The final thoughts 

Just like other phones by apple, the iPhone X also launched with three variants with almost similar specs and functions. These three variants are developed for different carriers and markets with the same features except the few variations. The modem chip of iPhone X and its variants has developed from different QUALCOMM and intel. Hence, these different models of iPhone X will support different network bands like A1902 will work best in japan.  Therefore, before you deal and pay for an iPhone X, make sure the model is compatible in your region.

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