LG Nexus 4 has 4G LTE
LG Nexus 4 was taken in the market, and then given away only to find out that it will again be taken away. iFixit announces the teardown of Nexus 4 last week. The phone is made from 4G LTE chip and WTR1605L Seven-Band.
LG uses LTE chip because it is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU package. The processor as well as the modem cannot be implemented separately. The handset is connected to Telus' 4G LTE network, which is a Canadian Network. Its speed ranges from 25Mbps down and 19Mbps up. We tested Nexus 4's HSPA+ speeds in San Francisco office and the speed reveals 8.15Mpbs and 0.5Mbps.
This is actually great news for Nexus carriers in Canada. On the other hand, it is not favorable for those Nexus 4 owners living in the United States. AT&T as well as Verizon LTE doesn’t run on Band 4. AT&T operates on Band 17 while Verizon’s LTE network runs on Band 13. Sprint’s operates on Band 25.
There is still hope though. The T-Mobile 3G network operates on Band 4 so there will be a light for 4G LTE network. There is a possibility that it will operate on it next year. However, having 4G LTE does not necessarily mean that it would be identical with the manufacturer as well as the carrier. Google will just simply fix the back-end hack with update. However, there is a slight problem with the connection as it can be spotty and aside from that the battery efficiency cannot be guaranteed.