China phones with Global LTE are available now

Those interested in budget mobiles in the Americas have long been frustrated by lack of 3G WCDMA and American 4G LTE in China brands.

That situation is now changing, as Xiaomi leads the charge into the budget LTE market. This is a bold move by Xiaomi, and other China brands may now be forced to also offer Global 4G LTE. This is evident by Zuk’s recent entry, the Zuk Z2.

Below we have three mobiles currently being offered by Xiaomi, and one by Zuk, all with Americas LTE. Note, all external links open in a new tab.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro Special Overseas Edition

If you’re looking for a phone in the $150 bracket, look no further than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro.

This phone has been our top pick for a year, and fantastic news that Xiaomi has decided to release it with Global 3G and 4G LTE, including bands 2, 4, and 5 to cover LTE for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and their MVNOs (Straight Talk, MetroPCS, H2O etc…).

(click) Redmi Note 3 Pro Overseas main features
SoC Snapdragon 650
CPU 4xARM Cortex-A53 + 2xARM Cortex-A72
GPU Adreno 510
RAM 2GB
ROM storage 16GB
Rear camera 16MP Samsung S5K3P3
Display 5.5"@1080P IPS OGS
Charging 5V 2A
Additional components Gyroscope / OTG / Compass / Bluetooth / GPS / Infrared remote
Battery 4000mAh
2G GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
3G WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8
4G FDD FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B40
TF SD expandable Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other TWRP and root available

The Snapdragon 650 is one of our favorite SoC. It’s powerful enough to run Android very smoothly and carries a hexacore CPU in two clusters– four Cortex-A53 cores for the medium and light load processes, and two Cortex-A72 cores for heavy lifting.

If you wanted Snap 650 in a mainbrand mobile such as Sony, you would be looking at $300 or more. Xiaomi offers it up at less than half the cost.

(Limited sale) Global Redmi Note 3 Pro

There are several things to love about the Redmi Note 3 Pro, notably the well respected 16MP Samsung camera and great style, but our favorite feature is the big 4100mAh battery, which achieves 10 hours on our battery test.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Global

If you’re looking for a premium specced mobile with a Samsung Edge style display and one of the highest powered SoC available, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Global may be right up your alley. It carries 3G and full 4G LTE band coverage for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and their MVNOs.

(click) Mi Note 2 Global main features
SoC Snapdragon 821
CPU Qualcomm custom [email protected]
GPU Adreno 530
RAM 6GB
ROM storage 128GB
Rear camera 22.56MP
Display 5.7"@1080P IPS OGS 3D Edge type display
Charging USB 3.1 Quick Charge 3.0
Additional components NFC / Gyroscope / OTG / Compass / Bluetooth 4.2 / GPS
Battery 4070mAh
2G GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA CDMA BC0 / B1 / B10 / B15
3G WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G FDD FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B29/B30
4G TDD TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/41

Mi Note 2 has a unique 3D display style that sets it apart from other mobiles and is sure to attract attention wherever you go.

It’s not just a slick looker, the Mi Note 2 Global carries a huge 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, and Snap 821 with Qualcomm’s own custom Kryo cores which make the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 one of the most powerful mobiles available.

Edge style Global Mi Note 2 (black)

Edge style Global Mi Note 2 (silver)

Xiaomi Mi Mix

If an Edge style display isn’t enough to whet your appetite for slick and modern, the Mi Mix is on the bleeding edge of style and technology and could be your ticket.

The Mix doesn’t come cheap, but if you’d relish the chance to see your iPhone 7 friends in tears when they glimse its edgeless 91.3% screen to body display, the Mix is your new phone.

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(click) Mi Mix main features
SoC Snapdragon 821
CPU Qualcomm custom [email protected]
GPU Adreno 530
RAM 4/6GB
ROM storage 128/256GB
UFS 2.0
Rear camera 16MP
Display 91.3% Screen to body
6.4"@1080P IPS/OGS/Edgeless
Charging USB 3.1 Quick Charge 3.0
Additional components NFC / Gyroscope / OTG / Compass / Bluetooth 4.2 / GPS
Battery 4400mAh
2G GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA CDMA 1X/EVDO BC0
3G WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G FDD FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8
4G TDD TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/41

Quick Charge 3.0, Snapdragon 821, a huge 6.4″ display, and UFS 2.0 storage tech make the Mix one of the most powerful mobiles available.

If you really want to take things to another level, the Mix Ultimate, in addition to the expanded storage and RAM, has 18K gold surrounding the rear camera and fingerprint sensor.

4GB/128GB Mi Mix

6GB/256GB Mi Mix Ultimate 18K

But, the Xiaomi Mi Mix isn’t just all power and flash. To achieve its incredible 91.3% screen to body ratio, Xiaomi decided to nix the earpiece speaker all together in favor of  the latest in audio technology– piezoelectric ceramic which takes electrical signals (voice data) and converts it into mechanical energy (vibrations).

Zuk Z2 Pro and Zuk Z2 Plus Snapdragon 820

You don’t have to spend $650 to get your Snapdragon 820 / 821 phone. You can have it, and with American LTE, far cheaper now.

Zuk popped up about a year back and much like Acura is made by Honda, Zuk is Lenovo’s premium brand.

Zuk Z2 doesn’t carry the budget price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro Overseas, or wow-factor style, but it does have a couple of things going for it.

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Compact– The Z2 carries a 5.0″ display making it the most portable of the bunch and gives it us ultra smooth closeup viewing due to its pixel density of 441PPI.

Power– The Z2 has the Snapdragon 820 SoC. Just a scant few months back, the Snap 820 was the most powerful SoC there was. It’s now been surpassed by Snap 821, but only by a small step.

Price– The Z2 is the most affordable mobile with this kind of power and Global LTE.

The Zuk Z2 features an oleophobic coating which protects it from fingerprints and makes it much easier to clean. It also comes with a big 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM on the base model.

If you step it up to the 6GB 128GB Zuk Z2 Pro, you gain a beautiful AMOLED display and metal sides, as opposed to LCD and plastic sides on the Standard version.

4GB/64GB Zuk Z2 Plus

6GB/128GB Zuk Z2 Pro

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China phones with Global LTE are available now Those interested in budget mobiles in the Americas have long been frustrated by lack of 3G WCDMA and American 4G LTE in China brands. That situation is now changing, as Xiaomi leads the charge into the budget LTE market. This is a bold...
<h3>China phones with Global LTE are available now</h3> Those interested in budget mobiles in the Americas have long been frustrated by lack of 3G WCDMA and American 4G LTE in China brands. That situation is now changing, as Xiaomi leads the charge into the budget LTE market. This is a bold move by Xiaomi, and other China brands may now be forced to also offer Global 4G LTE. This is evident by Zuk's recent entry, the Zuk Z2.<span id="more-11207"></span> Below we have three mobiles currently being offered by Xiaomi, and one by Zuk, all with Americas LTE. Note, all external links open in a new tab. <h3>Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro Special Overseas Edition</h3> If you're looking for a phone in the $150 bracket, look no further than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. This phone has been our top pick for a year, and fantastic news that Xiaomi has decided to release it with Global 3G and 4G LTE, including bands 2, 4, and 5 to cover LTE for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and their MVNOs (Straight Talk, MetroPCS, H2O etc...). <img class="size-full aligncenter" src="http://puu.sh/sj5fq.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="416" /> The Snapdragon 650 is one of our favorite SoC. It's powerful enough to run Android very smoothly and carries a hexacore CPU in two clusters-- four Cortex-A53 cores for the medium and light load processes, and two Cortex-A72 cores for heavy lifting. If you wanted Snap 650 in a mainbrand mobile such as Sony, you would be looking at $300 or more. Xiaomi offers it up at less than half the cost. <p align="center"><a class="btn6" href="https://goo.gl/CwrpJc" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">(Limited sale) Global Redmi Note 3 Pro</a></p> There are several things to love about the Redmi Note 3 Pro, notably the well respected 16MP Samsung camera and great style, but our favorite feature is the big 4100mAh battery, which achieves 10 hours on our battery test. <h3>Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Global</h3> If you're looking for a premium specced mobile with a Samsung Edge style display and one of the highest powered SoC available, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Global may be right up your alley. It carries 3G and full 4G LTE band coverage for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and their MVNOs. <img class="aligncenter size-full" src="http://puu.sh/sj5nF.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="330" /> Mi Note 2 has a unique 3D display style that sets it apart from other mobiles and is sure to attract attention wherever you go. It's not just a slick looker, the Mi Note 2 Global carries a huge 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, and Snap 821 with Qualcomm's own custom Kryo cores which make the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 one of the most powerful mobiles available. <p align="center"><a class="btn6" href="https://goo.gl/zU33EQ" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Edge style Global Mi Note 2 (black)</a></p> <p align="center"><a class="btn6" href="https://goo.gl/3DQWT2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Edge style Global Mi Note 2 (silver)</a></p> <h3>Xiaomi Mi Mix</h3> If an Edge style display isn't enough to whet your appetite for slick and modern, the Mi Mix is on the bleeding edge of style and technology and could be your ticket. The Mix doesn't come cheap, but if you'd relish the chance to see your iPhone 7 friends in tears when they glimse its edgeless 91.3% screen to body display, the Mix is your new phone. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-11188" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/xiaomi-mi-mix-review-18k-gold-1478.jpg" alt="xiaomi-mi-mix-review-18k-gold-1478" width="700" height="449" /> Quick Charge 3.0, Snapdragon 821, a huge 6.4" display, and UFS 2.0 storage tech make the Mix one of the most powerful mobiles available. If you really want to take things to another level, the Mix Ultimate, in addition to the expanded storage and RAM, has 18K gold surrounding the rear camera and fingerprint sensor. <p align="center"><a class="btn6" href="https://goo.gl/zVzL7K" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">4GB/128GB Mi Mix</a></p> <p align="center"><a class="btn6" href="https://goo.gl/gTwTEQ" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">6GB/256GB Mi Mix Ultimate 18K</a></p> But, the Xiaomi Mi Mix isn't just all power and flash. To achieve its incredible 91.3% screen to body ratio, Xiaomi decided to nix the earpiece speaker all together in favor of  the latest in audio technology-- piezoelectric ceramic which takes electrical signals (voice data) and converts it into mechanical energy (vibrations). <h3>Zuk Z2 Pro and Zuk Z2 Plus Snapdragon 820</h3> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">You don't have to spend $650 to get your Snapdragon 820 / 821 phone. You can have it, and with American LTE, far cheaper now.</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Zuk popped up about a year back and much like Acura is made by Honda, Zuk is Lenovo's premium brand.</p> Zuk Z2 doesn't carry the budget price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro Overseas, or wow-factor style, but it does have a couple of things going for it. <a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/1468308097203746.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-11255" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/1468308097203746.jpg" alt="1468308097203746" width="700" height="467" /></a> <strong>Compact--</strong> The Z2 carries a 5.0" display making it the most portable of the bunch and gives it us ultra smooth closeup viewing due to its pixel density of 441PPI. <strong>Power-- </strong>The Z2 has the Snapdragon 820 SoC. Just a scant few months back, the Snap 820 was the most powerful SoC there was. It's now been surpassed by Snap 821, but only by a small step. <strong>Price-- </strong>The Z2 is the most affordable mobile with this kind of power and Global LTE. The Zuk Z2 features an oleophobic coating which protects it from fingerprints and makes it much easier to clean. It also comes with a big 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM on the base model. If you step it up to the 6GB 128GB Zuk Z2 Pro, you gain a beautiful AMOLED display and metal sides, as opposed to LCD and plastic sides on the Standard version. <p align="center"><a class="btn6" href="https://goo.gl/8ueXOP" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">4GB/64GB Zuk Z2 Plus</a></p> <p align="center"><a class="btn6" href="https://goo.gl/8ueXOP" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">6GB/128GB Zuk Z2 Pro</a></p>