Find out the difference between models, not to buy a “brick”.

New iPhone Xs and Xs Max iPhonewhich will go on sale on 21 September (28 September) released in eight different versions. Model: iPhone Xs iPhone Xs and Max differ from each other enabled communication channels and, consequently, the opportunity to work with different operators. Because of this, some models of the iPhone Xs iPhone Xs and Max do not support the Russian operators, what is important to know when buying smartphones abroad or on the grey market.

Note: iPhone model is stated on the carton and on the back surface of the iPhone.

the iPhone Xs is released in four models, which differ from each other by their model numbers.

iPhone Xs A2097

iPhone Xs A2097 — designed for sales in Russia and most other countries in Europe and Asia. In Russia, this iPhone Xs will support any operators. The physical model is equipped with a slot for a SIM card and eSIM (not yet supported by Russian operators).

Specifications iPhone models A2097 Xs:

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

iPhone Xs A2098

iPhone Xs A2098 — exclusive model for Japan.

Specifications iPhone models Xs A2098:

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46)

iPhone Xs A2100

iPhone Xs A2100 — exclusive model for China (with one physical SIM card).

Specifications iPhone models Xs A2100

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F) 2000 (A)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

iPhone Xs A1920

iPhone Xs A1920 — model for USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico.

Specifications iPhone models Xs A1920

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

Likewise, the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max will also be released in four models.

iPhone Xs Max A2101

iPhone Xs Max A2101 model for Russia, Europe and Asia. The smartphone works with all Russian operators and has a built-in SIM eSIM (not yet supported operators in Russia).

Specifications iPhone models Xs A2101

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

iPhone Xs Max A2102

iPhone XS Max A2102 model for Japan.

Specifications iPhone models Xs A2102

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46)

iPhone Xs Max A2104

iPhone Xs Max A2104 — model for China with two physical slots for SIM-cards format nanoSIM.

Specifications iPhone models Xs A2104

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F) 2000 (A)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

iPhone Xs Max A1921

iPhone Xs Max A1921 — model for USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico.

Specifications iPhone models Xs A1921

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

As you can see, all iPhone models have support bands 5 and 7, which are supported by the Russian operators. Thus, even purchased in Japan or China, iPhone Xs/Xs, Max must work with leading operators of Russia.

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