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international vs us version phones

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ok so i was going to buy an s7 edge from amazon and or newegg 

the price was roughly $600 and in the title of the phone it says international version which i didnot know what it meant and i would like to know if i could use the phone on my carrier at&t even thought it says inter national version will leave a link of the phone thanks for help

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875169195&cm_re=s7_edge_unlocked-_-75-169-195-_-Product

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJU9V62/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3E1R0X6L39UY6

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I think so. I'm pretty sure that the international versions can use T-Mobile or at&t, just not sprint or Verizon.


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Check out the top review on the amazon link, they give a good breakdown of the differences. As far as functionality goes it's got Dual Sim cards so you should be good to go there if you wanted to use both carriers, lol. and it should have dual antennas so it can work on CDMA (Verizon/Sprint) or GSM(AT&T/T-Mobile) networks.

On the newegg page it mentions it's GSM only (since it's not compatible with CDMA networks) so you're good to go with ATT or T-Mobile.


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The international version is just where it was mad. Most likely Japan. Try to get a US version as the international version takes more connections to connect to us servers as it is manufactured for countries other than the US, therefore blunting the battery life. Otherwise yes it can be used on any carrier. 

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9 hours ago, Polishboii said:

thnx for your response @Spunky9221 so would you recommend the full price guerentee from samsung or should i consider the amazon / newegg version aka (international version)

If you go on sites like Ebay there are some pretty trustworthy, and cheaper options for something like an s7 edge. I personally wouldn't waste my money on a "$500" smartphone. The Note 4 has a better display, larger battery, and less prone to cracking because the s7 edge is built almost entirely out of glass. just my opinion. I bought the note 4 on Ebay from a trusted vendor for a fraction of the price of an s7 edge

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9 hours ago, Polishboii said:

thnx for your response @Spunky9221 so would you recommend the full price guerentee from samsung or should i consider the amazon / newegg version aka (international version)

If you are determined on an s7 Edge then i would go for the US version

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