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Global rom OR Global version?

  1. yysltd
    Cupcake Oct 14, 2021

    yysltd , Oct 14, 2021 :
    Hey friends,
    I am interested in purchasing the oneplus 9 and I noticed that there are 2 options, the first Global Rom the second Global version,
    What is the difference between them and if it has real significance or impact on the performance of the device?
    Thanks..
     

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  2. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Oct 14, 2021

    Dresa91 , Oct 14, 2021 :
    where do you want to buy it from?
     

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  3. yysltd
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  4. Liehjan
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Buds Pro Community Expert Oct 14, 2021

    Liehjan , Oct 14, 2021 :
    Phones there are usually the China model converted to global rom... That said, check that the hardware supports the 5G bands you need where you live.
     

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  5. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Oct 14, 2021

    Dresa91 , Oct 14, 2021 :
    yes, as written here:
    where do you want to use it?
     

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  6. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Oct 14, 2021


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  7. yysltd
    Cupcake Oct 14, 2021

    yysltd , Oct 14, 2021 :
    In israel
     

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  8. yysltd
    Cupcake Oct 14, 2021

    yysltd , Oct 14, 2021 :
    The only difference is the 5g frequency?
    The difference in prices for the global version is around $ 200..
     

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  9. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Oct 14, 2021


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  10. Liehjan
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Buds Pro Community Expert Oct 14, 2021

    Liehjan , Oct 14, 2021 :
    You get the most 5G bands if you buy the global model with global rom... You need to check your carriers 5G frequency/band against the specs on the Chinese model.
     

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  11. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Oct 14, 2021

    Xcommunicad0 , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 14, 2021 :
    So is that model not available through OnePlus Israel website or the price difference is too high as you will loose out the regional warranty on AliExpres version?
     

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  12. yysltd
    Cupcake Oct 15, 2021

    yysltd , Oct 15, 2021 :
    The price in Israel is much higher than the price in AliExpres..
     

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  13. Caomhin
    9 Series Expert, Participator of the Year Community Expert Oct 15, 2021

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 9 Pro , Oct 15, 2021 :
    If buying fro Alixpress the mention of Global ROM means it will likely be a Chinese version of the OP9 which has no Wireless charging built in, 5G bands will be different, but the phone will come with Global ROM instead of the Chinese based ROM.

    However the Global Version of OP9 bought direct from OnePlus will have wireless charging, and will come with different 5G bands.

    Check here at Gsmarena for more info on hardware differences between OP9 variants.
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    https://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_9-10747.php
     

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  14. Gamingtime1121
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 23, 2021

    Gamingtime1121 , via OnePlus 9 , Oct 23, 2021 :
    Thanks for the helpful information, i might need it in future purchases as well.
     

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  15. Tom55
    Cupcake Nov 28, 2021

    Tom55 , Nov 28, 2021 :
    Hello,
    I also plan to purchase a OnePlus 9 on Al. xps (I would save almost 200 EUR.. ).
    As I understood the Global ROM version is the version for China. Do you know what languages available on such a phone? In the sellers specs I can see only ca. 10 languages, not all European available.
    Do I understand rigth its only need to updated via Oxygen updater from Playstore, just to switch the phone is European? This way other languages will be also available such as Hungarian?

    Or it is only possible if I purchase a Global version? If I know well such have all languages available by default.

    Wireless charging is not important for me and 4G-5G bands are supported by the China version that we have in Hungary. So there is nothing against Global ROM for me, only the language.

    Thanks.
     

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  16. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Nov 28, 2021

    Dresa91 , Nov 28, 2021 :
    The Global ROM is not the version for China.
     

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  17. Tom55
    Cupcake Nov 28, 2021

    Tom55 , Nov 28, 2021 :
    Right, a I mistyped.
    That is like the China version, but Global ROM installed.

    But do you have info about language availability?
     

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  18. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Nov 28, 2021

    Dresa91 , Nov 28, 2021 :
    Guess every language which is available in Android
     

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  19. Tom55
    Cupcake Nov 29, 2021

    Tom55 , Nov 29, 2021 :
    So you mean its all about the Android, not depending on the phone manufacturer?

    Do anyone have such info who is not using standard and most used languages (like English, French, Spanish etc), but something from smaller country :D?
     

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  20. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Nov 29, 2021

    Dresa91 , Nov 29, 2021 :
    for what language are you looking for?
     

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