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Nexus 4 teardown shows hepta-band LTE chip

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Nov 2012, 10:56

This is a bit strange. We reported on the teardown of the Nexus 4 yesterday, but we didn't notice an interesting thing that was uncovered. Luckily, a reader sent us a tip. Apparently, the Nexus 4 has a hepta-band Qualcomm LTE chip built-in...

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posted on 17 Nov 2012, 10:59 1

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

even if it had LTE I still wouldnt buy it

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 11:02 8

3. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

why don't you like it??

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 11:00 7

2. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

still wish that it could be hacked to get LTE..

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 11:21 4

4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

i wish it was available here in India:(
but most probably LG would never launch it here(might be pissed with the fan following of nexus)

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 12:05 2

6. TarunV (Posts: 28; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

Why don't you order one from ebay.in? They have the 16 GB one at Rs. 29,999 with shipping date before 1st December! I personally think it's the best phone ever, the only downside is the LG logo (I hate LG) and the limited storage (I personally found 32 GB to be adequate, and 16 GB too less). Nevertheless, I'm getting either this or iPhone 5 or Droid DNA (If HTC launches it here) Cheers! ^_^
P.S. I couldn't post the link to ebay Nexus 4 because I have less than 30 posts here :/

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 12:11 12

7. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

With lte or without lte- nexus 4 is one awesome phone.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 12:12

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

I have the link for ebay(cart2india) but I dont wanna pay $560 (INR 30k) for it. I might try to get it from US through a friend or something else I will stick with my GneX.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 13:09 9

9. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

screw LTE, I'm averaging 15mbs+ on HSPA+. you can pay a lot more for LTE to get a higher number and feel special, but in real world its all instant over 10mbs on a phone.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 14:14 1

10. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 313; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

I agree with remix, i dont see a real reason for lte other than marketing! Home usage maybe, but not mobile phones....

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 11:35

15. Gbrunner24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

Why is everyone under This ridiculous assumption that lte is more expensive? I'm not sure about outside of the USA but with the major carriers here lte is the same exact price as any other data plan, and I know because I work as a dealer of all four major carriers. Also I'll take my 50+mbps over your 15 on hspa+ any day. The no lte on the 4 was a complete deal breaker for me. With a top of the line phone I expect to get top of the line data speeds along with it.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 14:37

11. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

I average 25mbps with my iPhone 5 on my Verizon. Never looking back and glad I got it

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 16:54

13. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

From the "A vision for Google Wireless and the troubles it would face," article previously posted - "As for the wireless bands, Google prefers global standards, so we would expect that the network would be built on GSM/HSPA+ and LTE. LTE of course would be the trouble spot as different regions use different frequency bands. The USA uses the 700MHz spectrum, while the majority of the rest of the world uses the 1800MHz, 2100MHz, and 2600MHz spectrum, and a few others. Even worse, within those frequencies, there are different bands being used by different carriers. For example, Verizon and AT&T both use the 700MHz frequency, but Verizon is band 13 and AT&T is band 17, so the same radio wouldn't work for both."

So is this hepta-band LTE chip preparation to make the Nexus 4 more compatible with Google Wireless once that launches in late 2013???

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 07:41 1

14. mr_stepik (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

MDM9215M DOES support LTE.

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