I have completed designing of PCB with LoRa (868 MHz), GPS and LTE (1800 MHz). Earlier version of my PCB had this SMA connector. But now the PCB will be placed in enclosure and I am thinking to replace PCB antenna connector with uFL or IPEX connectors (for LoRa, GPS and LTE).
The picture below shows the setup that I am planning to use:
The N-type Connector in the encircled part will be screwed in my enclosure and IPEX part of it will be connected to the PCB.
The reason of moving to this new setup as earlier PCB edge Right Angle SMA connector was difficult to make weather-proof and they were occupying a huge PCB space.
Can someone explain the advantages and disadvantages of using either setup? Is there any standard? Is there any difference in RF performance? Is there any particular setup which will yield better soldering or production efficiency ?
I would really appreciate if anyone could cover things that I haven't asked (possibly because I don't know) and save my time, effort and money.