With the decrease in 4G speeds and more usage of data, it is now necessary to select a good data plan and a 4G operator. With Jio leading the race with pan India 4G footprint other telecoms are trying hard to expand their 4G coverage as well as trying to retain and increase their customer base.
As per the recent reports, the average 4G speeds in India has greatly reduced, this can be due to an increase in 4G customers and the lack of spectrum to share decent speed with those fellow users. Since the 4G auction is going to happen only in early 2019 it will be difficult for the operators to provide enough speed to their customers. Interestingly technology has an option for the operators to provide better speed with the same spectrum available. We are living in a stage where Carrier aggregation (CA) had evolved. Though the operators can improve the speeds on their network using CA it is necessary to have devices that support CA.
Carrier aggregation technology enables enhanced spectrum efficiency by combining capacities across multiple LTE carriers–within same or different spectrum bands–to deliver a superior user experience and ultra-fast mobile data speeds. It also enables better spectrum utilisation and efficiency.
Analysts say that LTE-A type of CA will dominate in India due to the inherent spectrum holdings. Currently, Indian telcos have holdings across either 1800 MHz (5MHz) and 2300 MHz (20 MHz) or 800 MHz (5MHz) and 2300 MHz (20 MHz). These two are best suitable cases for CA.
With the available device, Samsung leads the race at the top speed of up to 250mbps on Samsung S9 and S9+, both with Jio and Airtel.
As of September 2018, we have a very limited set of devices that support CA aka LTE+. In this post, we have compiled those device lists and we will keep on updating the list every possible day. Our readers know that we are the first to compile the List of VoLTE supported devices back in 2015 right after Jio launched its services.
Here goes the list
Apple Devices with LTE advance or CA
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
Lyf Devices with LTE advance or CA
- Lyf F1
- Lyf F1S
Samsung Devices with LTE advance or CA
- A9 Pro
- C9 Pro
- S7 Edge
- S9 Plus
- Note 8
- Note 9
HTC Devices with LTE advance or CA
- HTC 10
Xioami Devices with LTE advance or CA
- MI MIX 2
- POCO F1
Blackberry Devices with LTE advance or CA
- KEY ONE
One Plus Devices with LTE advance or CA
- One Plus 6
Huawei Devices with LTE advance or CA
- P20 Pro
Nokia Devices with LTE advance or CA
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Nokia 8
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
Google Pixel Devices with LTE advance or CA
- Pixel 2
- Pixel 2XL
Did we missed any device?? do let us know in the comments we will update it. Also, don’t forget to share this with your friends, don’t they need faster 4G??