Do Xiaomi/Redmi smartphones work in the USA?

Does Xiaomi/Redmi work in USA?

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Do Xiaomi/Redmi smartphones  Work in the USA?

Yes, Xiaomi/Redmi devices work in the USA on AT&T and T-Mobile because both of them work on the GSM network. Verizon, Sprint and US cellular are CDMA based so they are not Xiaomi smartphones compatible.

But still, due to lack of bands like 4, 12 and 17 in Xiaomi devices, they do not support 4G LTE of AT&T and T-mobile in every region. You can see bands of AT&T and T-Mobile in the table below.

Carrier LTE Bands
AT&T 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, 66
T-Mobile 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, 71

Now let see which LTE bands Xiaomi smartphones support

Smartphone Supported LTE bands
Mi 9T Pro 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
Poco X2 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
Redmi Note 8 Pro 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 40, 41

As you can see in the table, Xiaomi Smartphones does not support all the bands of AT&T and T-Mobile. Only Mi 9T Pro support the band 4(1700) which is the main band of T-Mobile.

AT&T uses band 17(700) as its main band which is not supported in any of the smartphone given above. So if you are planning to buy a Xiaomi smartphone, make sure to check the coverage in your area because AT&T use bands like 2,4 and 5 in few regions.

So far, T-Mobile’s LTE is best supported for Mi 9T because T-Mobile use band 4(1700mhz) as its main band and Mi 9T Pro supports band 4. However, Redmi Note 8 Pro does not support it.

How to check the LTE band in your area and buy supported smartphone

You can use the app Signal spy to check which LTE band your smartphone is connected to. Check this post at Androidpolice to know how to use the app.

Signal Spy - Signal Strengths!
Signal Spy - Signal Strengths!
Developer: Novvia
Price: Free

After knowing the LTE band in your area, head over to the GSMarena of the smartphone you want to purchase, and under “Network” section, you will find the supported bands.

6 thoughts on “Do Xiaomi/Redmi smartphones work in the USA?”

  1. Bisakha Bee Chaudhuri

    I am a Redmi fan bcz it’s so easy to use
    I may move to the USA in a few months …I’m seeing that Redmi phones don’t work there
    I have a Redmi 8pro … will it work in the interim if I get ISD before I buy a phone there
    I also would like to know how easy is it to use a Samsung phone compared to a Redmi

  2. Vishwasa Pandiri

    Hai, I’m a redmi note 5 pro user and I’m leaving to US soon.
    Will my phone work in usa pls answer

  3. Not on At&t networks like Cricket anymore after feb 2022. They are strong-arming bs and are getting very very picky about what you must support on your phones with the dropping of 3g. Now everyone is dropping it then all of the big 4 but only At&t is making it impossible unless you have their very specific list of requirements. I know I use a Mi Max 3 6.9″ phone I love and Cricket gave me notice so I am going over to Mint mobile (which has great coverage because it is on T-mobiles network.)

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