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Quick question regarding buying smartphones from Europe

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#1 xeddsx


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

G'day bleepers,
Just was wondering something. I am looking at a few different cheapo smartphones on fasttech, and many of the ones I want to buy are stated as "EU" such as this one: https://www.fasttech.com/products/1101/10027519/6328801-oukitel-u20-plus-5-5-quad-core-marshmallow-lte . I was wondering if European phones were built differently in the sense that I'd have to buy a power adapter to use it. 
So would I have to buy a special adapter to plug it in? Or could I just throw the EU plug away and use my standard micro usb charger(s) I use for my current phone and devices.
Probably a stupid question, but thanks for any clarification!

Edit: Moved topic from Cell Phones to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:09 AM

99% of the time you won't need an adapter. Feel comfortable about using your own one.:)

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:21 AM

I agree that you will be able to use the standard microUSB charger.   I use many different ones for the same phones depending on what car I'm using, what room I happen to be in when I decide to throw it on the charger, etc.   I have yet to find a microUSB charger that doesn't work or that damages the phone.  I do, of course, check that the output specs are similar in terms of voltage and either the same or lower amperage outputs.


Another concern, though, if you actually wish to have phone service is whether there is any carrier where you are that will allow a given phone on its network.

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