How to Check 4G/LTE Bands Supported by Your Android Device (MTK)



You can also read this tutorial in my blog here: https://www.journeybytes.com/2018/01/how-to-check-compatible-4g-lte-bands-in-mtk-phones.html

This video shows you how to check the 4G/LTE bands supported by your Mediatek (MTK) powered Android Device without installing any app.

In addition to the 4G bands, you also get to view the 2G (GSM) and 3G (WCDMA) bands that your phone supports. To do this we utilize the Engineer Mode (Service Mode) that comes installed by default in most phones.

To launch engineer mode we use a secret code (i.e *#*#3646633#*#*) dialled on the stock/default phone dialler and which should work on most Mediatek devices.

The code may however not work with all devices in which case you can try searching online for your device specific code. You can also try using some apps available in the Play Store that can launch Engineer Mode for you.

Checking for bands that your phone can work with confirms to you whether a phone will work with a carrier’s (network operator) 4G network.

You cannot however enable incompatible bands so to avoid being locked out from a 4G network, ensure you check for the bands a phone will work with during purchase. This info can be found on the device’s specifications or can be searched online.

To find out more regarding this and how to tell if a phone will work with a given carrier read here: https://www.kenyanfix.com/2018/08/4g-lte-networks-in-kenya.html (the post is for Kenyan 4G networks, but the theory applies for all 4G networks worldwide).

I’ve also addressed difference between TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE in that post.

To check bands for SPD (Spreadtrum) devices using a similar method as this check my other video here: https://youtu.be/B3crFCodZVY

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Allen THOMPSON

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10 thoughts on “How to Check 4G/LTE Bands Supported by Your Android Device (MTK)

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    September 24, 2020 at 11:25 am
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    The smartphone Elong Mobile K20 does not have 3G band 1900mhz and 2100mhz as announced by the manufacturer.
    Is there any way to include 3G 1900mhz and 2100mhz ?

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    September 24, 2020 at 11:25 am
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    USSD code : (*#*#3646633#*#*)
    📱 This MediaTek "engineering mode" requires enabling "developer mode" of Android in advance.
    💡 Just go to :
    📱 Settings > About Phone > find "Build Number"
    💡 Tap 7 times on "Build Number", this will enable "developer mode".

    (first seen and written on 17 Dec 2019)

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    September 24, 2020 at 11:25 am
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    Thank you for the video. Does anyone know how to check how many Carrier Aggregation /CA in LTE-A that a phone can have?

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    September 24, 2020 at 11:25 am
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    Would somebody be able to help me? I’m thinking of getting a xiaomi k20 Pro and I live in Canada using Freedom mobile. No idea how to check if it’s compatible

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    September 24, 2020 at 11:25 am
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    Help please my xioami it work sometimes I receive call and call but sometimes I don't can u get me I code for that please helpppp

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    September 24, 2020 at 11:25 am
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    Could you help me, please? What is the difference between B12 and B28? Since both are 700Mhz?

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