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    [Teaser] Life's Good with the V30

    By lilotimz

    Tim Yu Sprint 4G Rollout Updates September 5, 2017 - 6:45 PM PDT It is that time of the year for flagship phablets and LG has returned to us with their brand new V30 smartphone. Unlike the LG G6, LG was not conservative with the specifications on this one.

    Many other tech sites and forums have already broken down the V30 but here at S4GRU we are more interested in network technologies and the V30 is definitely no slouch in this regard. Supported Technologies
    GSM 850 / 1900
    WCDMA Band: 2 / 4 / 5
    LTE Band: 2 / 4 / 5 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 41 4x4 MIMO on Band 25 and Band 41 up to 10 streams
    256 / 64 QAM DL-UL
    HPUE  2xCA B25
    2xCA B41
    3xCA B41
    4xCA B41 That is right. The LG V30 is the first device confirmed to support 4 carrier aggregation on Band 41. No other device out there, including the ever more popular Galaxy S8 or Note 8, are confirmed to at least technologically support 4 carrier aggregation for Band 41 (though maybe a re-certification & software update can fix that). In addition, the LG V30 is also a "Gigabit Class" device that supports 4x4 MIMO over Band 41 for up to 10 total MIMO streams which the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 does not support (the GS8 and Note 8 are not "Gigabit Class" devices on Sprint). Furthermore, note the inclusion of LTE Band 13. One may think this mean LTE roaming on Verizon may be in the cards, but recently Sprint consummated a partnership with Open Mobile based in Puerto Rico who holds Band 13 750 MHz spectrum. As the Puerto Rico market lacks SMR 800 spectrum needed for CDMA 1x 800 and LTE 800 Band 26, it seems likely that it may be a boutique Sprint market that will utilize 10x10 Band 13 750 MHz for low band coverage. An interesting development. So network wise, the V30 sure seems like one heck of a device that supports just about every technology Sprint is poised to utilize right now in select markets and most of the network in the near future. A potentially splendid device for the Sprint network enthusiast. FCC ID: LS998              
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    Tim Yu

    Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

    September 5, 2017 - 6:45 PM PDT

    It is that time of the year for flagship phablets and LG has returned to us with their brand new V30 smartphone. Unlike the LG G6, LG was not conservative with the specifications on this one.

    Many other tech sites and forums have already broken down the V30 but here at S4GRU we are more interested in network technologies and the V30 is definitely no slouch in this regard.

    Supported Technologies
    GSM 850 / 1900
    WCDMA Band: 2 / 4 / 5
    LTE Band: 2 / 4 / 5 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 41

    4x4 MIMO on Band 25 and Band 41 up to 10 streams
    256 / 64 QAM DL-UL

    HPUE 

    2xCA B25
    2xCA B41
    3xCA B41

    4xCA B41

    That is right.

    The LG V30 is the first device confirmed to support 4 carrier aggregation on Band 41.

    No other device out there, including the ever more popular Galaxy S8 or Note 8, are confirmed to at least technologically support 4 carrier aggregation for Band 41 (though maybe a re-certification & software update can fix that). In addition, the LG V30 is also a "Gigabit Class" device that supports 4x4 MIMO over Band 41 for up to 10 total MIMO streams which the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 does not support (the GS8 and Note 8 are not "Gigabit Class" devices on Sprint).

    Furthermore, note the inclusion of LTE Band 13. One may think this mean LTE roaming on Verizon may be in the cards, but recently Sprint consummated a partnership with Open Mobile based in Puerto Rico who holds Band 13 750 MHz spectrum. As the Puerto Rico market lacks SMR 800 spectrum needed for CDMA 1x 800 and LTE 800 Band 26, it seems likely that it may be a boutique Sprint market that will utilize 10x10 Band 13 750 MHz for low band coverage. An interesting development.

    So network wise, the V30 sure seems like one heck of a device that supports just about every technology Sprint is poised to utilize right now in select markets and most of the network in the near future. A potentially splendid device for the Sprint network enthusiast.

    FCC ID: LS998

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • The Wall Comments

    • I'd recommend trying to run setup again.  I've found that the MB picks up far better B41 signal than my phone does.  
    • ...Also, the 3 screens are accessible by touching the screen, then selecting GPS, LTE, or Relay.  The 4 menu options are accessible by touching the little square icon in the upper-right corner.   Scott  
    • I received my Sprint Magic Box and hooked it up.  I was never able to get the "button" that the two arrows point to to work, so I plugged it in. It took about 20 minutes to initialize and lock-in.  There are 3 screens:  GPS, LTE, Relay. On the Relay screen, it says Band 25.  I assume that means that it is communicating with the Sprint tower on Band 25.   But I thought the whole point was to use Band 41. I tried a couple of different windows, and even flipped the unit sideways to see if it made any difference.  The signal to my cell phone went from -114 to -64, so the Magic Box certainly helps with the indoor signal. That's to be expected; according to the front panel, the Magic Box is transmitting a 25 dBm signal.  However, my Speedtest speed is still 4 Mbps. Other than the 3 screens (GPS, LTE, Relay), and the 4 menu options (Change Time Format, More Info, Other Actions, Re-Run Setup), I can't find any other settings. One of the screens says that the Magic Box Technical Support phone number is 844-463-3194, but I haven't tried calling yet.  I don't want them to say, "it doesn't work for you, mail it back".   Is there any way to lock the Magic Box to Band 41 ?    Sprint's Magic Box checker said that I'm in an eligible zone, the coverage map shows I'm in a Band 41 zone, and prior to the Magic box my phone communicated with the Sprint tower on Band 41.  But for the past 3 days , the Relay screen says that the Magic Box is on Band 25. With correspondingly with poor Mbps. Thanks, Scott  
    • I received notification today that my Magic Box will arrive in 5-7 days.  According to the PDF direction sheet, I'm supposed to try it in various windows BEFORE actually plugging it in. Humm... now that is magic (or a battery)   Scott    
    • I doubt we will see it from the get-go but hopefully not too long after its release.
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