Smartphones Compatible with Faiba:Faiba is one of the best voice and data provider network in the country. However if you are planning to buy a Faiba SIM card, it is important to find out if your mobile device is compatible with Faiba and can support the FAIBA Network.
There are two factors that will determine whether you can use your Faiba SIM Card on your phone or Not.
Determinant Factors For Faiba Compatibility with your Phone
One of the factors that will determine the compatibility of your mobile handset with Faiba is Connectivity. Faiba runs on the latest 4G network. Therefore your smartphone should be 4G lite enabled for the network to function on your phone.
The second and most important factor is the Frequency Spectrum of your smartphone.
In Kenya, the Communication Authority is the one that regulates and licences firms to use different parts of the spectrum. Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya have licenses to operate their 4G networks under BAND 20 (800MHZ) and BAND 2 (1800MHZ). And for the first time a mobile network has been given the BAND 28 (700MHZ), which is seen as the best band since it is good for rural areas and good for crowded areas as it penetrates buildings really well.
Most mobile phone devices on the Kenyan market don’t support the BAND 28 (700MHZ) range on which Faiba 4G operates. Most phone manufacturers have never added support for this as many Mobile Network Providers around the regions (and the world in general) haven’t been operating on this spectrum.
As a result most gadgets on the Kenyan market are locked out on Faiba Network compatibility. For your phone to be compatible with Faiba Network it must support the BAND 28 which is equivalent to 700HZ frequency that Faiba operates on. Unfortunately their is no settings to switch to the BAND 28. You are required to replace your gadget to be able to enjoy these.
Here is a list of Phones that supports Faiba SIM Cards.
List Of Phones Compatible With Faiba
Devices That are Compatible of Both Faiba Voice and Data
- Nokia 2
- Nokia 5
- Nokia 6
- Nokia 8
- Tecno Camon X Pro
- Tecno Camon 11
- Tecno Camon 11 pro
- Tecno Phantom 8
- Tecno Camon X Pro
- Infinix Zero 6
- Tecno F2 LTE
- Tecno Camon 11 and Camon 11 pro
- Tecno Spark 3
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- Nokia 1 plus
- Nokia 3.1
- Nokia 5.1
- Nokia 6.1
- Nokia 6 Plus
- Nokia 7.1
- Nokia 8.1
- Nokia 8 Plus
Devices That Are Compatible For Data only
- Motorola Moto G5
- Motorola Moto Z
- Motorola Moto Z2 Play
- Samsung Galaxy A5 A520F or A520F/DS or A520K/L/S
- Samsung Galaxy A7 A720F or A720F/DS
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 N950F or N950FD or N950U/U1 or N950W or N9500 or N950N
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935F or G935FD or G9350 or G935W8
- Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F or G930FD or G930WD
- Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F or G950FD or G950U or G950A or G950P or G950T or G950V or G950R4 or G950W or G950S/K/L or G9500
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ G955F or G955FD or G955W or G955A or G955P or G955T or G955V or G955R4 or G955U or G955S/K/L or G9550
- Infinix Zero 4 Plus and Zero 5
- OPPO F5, F5 Youth, A57, F1s, F3 Plus, F1, R5, R7
- From iPhone 6s and above including iPhone SE
- Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+, Note 8, A5 (2016/2017), A7 (2016/2017), J7 Pro, J7 (2017), J2 Prime, J5 Prime, Grand Prime, J1 Ace, Note FE, J2, A9 Pro (2016), C7 (2017)
- Huawei P8, P9, Mate 7, Mate S, Mate 8, Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, P10, P10 Plus, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, GR5 (2017), Honor 6
- HTC 10, U Ultra, U Play, U11, Desire 825, Desire 530, Desire 10 Pro, Desire 610, Desire 628, Desire 626, Desire 820, Desire 530, One M9, One M8, One X9, One E9+, One A9
- Moto G4, G4 Plus, G5, G5 Plus, Z, Z Play, Z2 Play
- LG G3 (Dual-LTE), G4, G5, G6, Q6, V10, V20, V30
- Sony Xperia Z3, XZ Premium, XA, XZ, XA1 Ultra, Z5, XA Ultra, X, M4 Aqua, Z3 Compact, Z3+, Z5 Premium, C5 Ultra, E5, M5, X Compact, X Performance, C3, C4, Z2a (D6563)
- Lenovo P2, K6 Note
- Xiaomi Mi Mix2, Xiaomi Mi Note 2
- ZTE Axon 7
- OnePlus 5, 5T
- Blackberry Priv, KeyOne, DTEK 50, DTEK 6
- Huawei P20 Lite
- Infinix Zero 5
- Infinix Zero 4 Plus
- Tecno Camon CX
- Tecno Spark
Data Source: Faiba Website
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