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Rumor talks Nexus 5 price, and possible Nexus 4 LTE model

0. phoneArena 15 Oct 2013, 09:05 posted on

Remember back when Google redesigned the Nexus landing page and left open some room for speculation by labeling the phone section with the plural "phones"? We had hoped against hope that little clue would mean two new Nexus handsets this year, and a new rumor has an interesting theory on what may be accompanying the new Nexus 5 this year...

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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:53 1

23. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Enjoy the horrendous battery life with Nexus 4's LTE.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 11:01

25. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I have zero problems with the Nexus 4's battery other than it not being swap-able for long weekend trips without charging. All depends on where you are and how strong a signal you have. For me, I don't see any difference between LTE on or off. The same definitely was not true with my Galaxy Nexus. Turn on 4G and you're out of battery so fast.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 19:54

65. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


You'd be the minority on that one compared to practically ANY reputable reviewer or heck any power user even.

The phone's battery life is a disgrace.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 17:12

64. Professor (Posts: 216; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I also have a Nexus 4 (Android ver. 4.2.1) with the LTE enabled using this trick...

http://www.phonearena.com/news/LTE-on-the-Google-Nexus-4-might-work-with-this-simple-tweak_id36929

But I live in NYC were T-mobile only has (and barely) HSPA+. And I still have not found a place were T-mobile has LTE working.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:35 2

16. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Spot on man. IMPOSSIBLE to get true LTE speeds by any means on the current N4.

PS. I have yet to see a sh*tty article from Michael.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:41

18. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I probably could have just pointed you to here and it would have ended the argument. Not only does it have LTE but it supports AWS. With proof of the amplifier.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6474/nexus-4-includes-support-for-lte-on-band-4-aws

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 13:26

33. djcody (Posts: 103; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


docs.google.com/folder/d/0B7WrzpF45-n-SkZMa3U0dmot​YWM/edit

Man you really need check your eyes. Google, bing are wonderful tools just use sometime
I use N4 for few months, LTE is better than hspa+ in my area (MN) plus battery life are better because of better stronger signal
Add http:/ to the link

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 13:57

34. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I can't get that link to work. Yes I used put thehttp:// in front of docs.google.com/folder/d/0B7WrzpF45-n-SkZMa3U0dmot​​YWM/edit

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 17:50

58. djcody (Posts: 103; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7WrzpF45-n-SkZMa3​U0dmotYWM&usp=sharing

should be ok now

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 17:51

59. djcody (Posts: 103; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7WrzpF45-n-SkZMa3​U0dmotYWM&usp=sharing

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 16:00

43. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Actually tmobiles network is almost nearing the size of ATTs. You just live under a rock.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 17:43

55. Professor (Posts: 216; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Sorry. No angry response. I also agree with you.

I have a Nexus 4 (4.2.1) with its LTE enabled and I still have never found a place were its LTE actually has worked (T-Mobile network).

In NYC my best result has been 15.65 Mbps (download) and the most common "speed" for T-Mobile in NYC has been 0.15 Mbps average (download) "speed"...

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 11:07 2

26. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


One point you may be missing here is the price of the N4 chip set and radios may have something to do with what features they (Google/LG) pay to use.

I.e. Google/LG approach Qualcomm about a chipset without LTE to keep the costs down. Developing and validating a new chipset would be tremendously expensive, so it's much easier to sell a product with features disabled and/or a license agreement that the features which were not purchased will not be utilized.

Point being, even if they could make the N4 fully support LTE with a software change the probable additional licensing costs would almost certainly require an increase in the retail price. The chipset manufacturer will want to be paid for the use of their IP.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 11:16

27. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Excellent point. But, it's also been a year. Prices have dropped on everything over the last year. Tooling and factories to build it already exist. No/little development costs. If Google were to only update the Nexus 4 to include LTE, I'd be stunned if they sold it for $299. It just doesn't make sense. I think this rumor is completely bogus. That's why no other site picked up on it. PA will post anything for clicks, that's why I keep coming back.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:36

62. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Yeah same, I see a lot of people having LTE speeds on N4 but mine is enabled and have yet to hit LTE speeds all the while my Xperia V gobbles LTE (same network).

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 16:34

48. Professor (Posts: 216; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I also have the Nexus 4. And I also have the LTE enabled. But I still have never found a place (in NYC) were the LTE has worked. But that's probably normal since T-Mobile still don't have LTE enabled in NYC...

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:23 1

6. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


could, should and would. unless youve got anything solid, im taking everything with a pinch of salt

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 14:48 1

38. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


Well, that's how it supposed be automatically with everybody

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:42 2

9. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


Come on Google!! Its Oct 15th...when the hell are you going to announce this phone?

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:27

14. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


This sounds ridiculous but I wouldn't be surprised if there was multiple new Nexus handsets.

Maybe a Moto or Sony Nexus 4 2013 based on the Moto X or Xperia Z1 F and a Nexus 5 based on the LG G2. This would stay consistent with latest Google trend of having the numbers based on the screen size Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. And Google also has no problems releasing that many handsets since the HTC One and GS4 Google editions were released almost together.

I highly doubt that they would re release the Nexus 4 with LTE intact without suping it up even more.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:46

19. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I'd take an LTE Nexus 4 over the Nexus 5. I they priced it right.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:49 1

20. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


This just sucks !! I don't want Nexus 4 + LTE! i WANT Nexus 5 with the 300$ price tag or just little more. 400$ for 16gb nexus 5 is ridiculous! I don't have 4G here in my country so that's of no use. The reason I'm upgrading is just for specs. 400$ for nexus... come on! and google, where the hell is nexus 5? release the damn thing already come'on.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 12:37

30. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Guess it wasn't Oct 15 ):

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 14:25

36. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


I want to buy this from england due to googla play price, do you think the price will be coppied and only the currency will changed to 449£? Because 449$ and 449£ thats really a big difference, especially for somebody who is buying with € :D

449$ = 332€
449£ = 530€

With todays currencies balance (15.10.2013)

And this difference is huge

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 14:34

37. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


This Nexus.. i like it... ANOTHER!!!!

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 15:15

39. Esteban4u (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


Looks like us poor bastards on Verizon won't be getting this awesome phone. Is anybody willing to lose grandfathered unlimited data on Verizon for this phone? - I can say, I have been thinking about it since i'm getting tired of flashing roms in order to keep Android current on my GNex.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 16:02

44. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Switch to tmobile, you can still get unlimited.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 16:17

45. andrejx (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


So it wont have an SD card slot? =/ 32 gigs is still something but I would wish for 64, when no expendable memory...

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 16:30

46. Professor (Posts: 216; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


That means I am NOT going to upgrade. Why? Because I use T-mobile network (with my Nexus 4) and T-mobile don't have LTE yet (at least not in NYC). And probably will take T-mobile another year or so to have LTE in NYC.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 16:53

49. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


That would be disastrous. Between the Nexus 4 for $200 and the Nexus 5 for $400 something went terribly wrong. I get it, the SoC is top end, but so was last year's, it's merely an upgrade to today's tech, screen, CPU, GPU. There is no 13MP OIS camera in it, no 3000mAh battery...

For any high-end phone $400 is a bargain, for a Nexus phone $400 is a rip-off.

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