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LG explains that the Nexus 4 LTE connectivity is actually a dud

25 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
LG explains that the Nexus 4 LTE connectivity is actually a dud - read the full textThe presence of an 4G LTE chip in the LG Nexus 4 has been making owners of the device scratch their head and giving them hope that it might eventually be hacked to work. The revelation made by iFixit's teardown of the device has made a lot of buzz around the web and an LG spokesperson has...

 

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CMON GSMarena a nexus 4 review should have been done by now. u did an ipad mini review ages ago, pls pls do the nexus4 review, i await your review.

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  • 2012-12-03 15:41
  • 5KPU

Very true. i also think that they delaying it deliberately so that they can clear Optimus G stocks. I am waiting from long time for new nexus 4 stocks :(

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  • 2012-11-27 17:10
  • v$D0

where have you seen optimus Black with ICS? Official...not custom ROM.

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  • 2012-11-26 22:16
  • 0UpF

> In reply to True @ 2012-11-26 15:36 from FXeB - click to readi do not know if it is regional but really update took time but now optimus black has ics 4.0.4 which is quite impressive as it launched with froyo!

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  • 2012-11-26 17:50
  • MDVw

All I understood is, "we dont want to admit we are selling a $350 @profit when we are charging another phone around $800 for the same hardware, because then all our android fans would realise we are the same crap as apple - a big business making a lot of money"

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  • 2012-11-26 16:31
  • sy9x

> In reply to jlajhoe @ 2012-11-26 10:52 from fwVa - click to readReally!? Google is Sold Out ..

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  • 2012-11-26 16:01
  • yfs@

I waited forever just for and Android 2.3 update to my Optimus Black, which never came. Finally just got me a One X already running version 4.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:36
  • FXeB

and yes, their shitty Optimus G that at first looks fantastic.. but as you go on and see it again and again, looks like a brick and nothing more special despite of some good UI and tricks. if Nex4 would have been better than OpG then Nex4 would sell like pancakes and OpG become a shitty piece of trash. awful. business strategy. they dont offer what mass consumer needs, they sell that they think they can manage to make money. tell me pls f**ck the he** yeah

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  • 2012-11-26 10:52
  • fwVa

Typical LG, anyone who has had a previous LG phone arent suprised, they know how to screw over its customers one way or another

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  • 2012-11-26 10:10
  • 2C8@

LG is hiding this fact only because they want to increase the sale of their shit expensive Optimus G.

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  • 2012-11-26 08:04
  • YTEW

> In reply to de @ 2012-11-25 22:50 from n52x - click to readDont Like Nexus4 ? Then Y u r reading news about it. only for comment ? LOL. By the way worldwide first shipment of Nexus4 is half million not 100 unit.

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  • 2012-11-26 07:53
  • P}vn

They cannot advertise 3G LTE else they will have to pay additional for patents thereby increasing cost of the device.

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  • 2012-11-26 07:35
  • 2@vZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-25 20:43 from q{pE - click to readNo. Subsidizing is not allowed in most part of the world.

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  • 2012-11-26 06:57
  • JH@8

> In reply to CluelessCompanion @ 2012-11-25 19:58 from q{tx - click to readThats right. 3G and 4G LTE have many common frequency bands. So theoretically it should be possible to use LTE signals of all those bands and redirect it to the LTE modem with a small firmware tweak.

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  • 2012-11-26 06:21
  • sST9

The only thing LG is not telling us is that Nexus 4's LTE works only with 1700/2100 Mhz baseband which is used in their own "LG U+" network in Korea.
I personally think that is awesome what they did, putting a signal amplifier where it can profit them the best.
Sources:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/...n-band-4-aws
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG_Uplus

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  • 2012-11-26 05:59
  • 7tM3

> In reply to Carefulsum @ 2012-11-26 01:43 from HmHG - click to readPoor man's phone.. Good because cheap only.

Cannot afford more then 16gb.

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  • 2012-11-26 04:19
  • uREv

This is a crock. Works in Canada! Google/YouTube for "Nexus 4 LTE working in Canada"!

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  • 2012-11-26 03:05
  • YhZx

With or without LTE, N4 is still a fail to me due to only 16gig of memory and no expansion slot...what were they thinking ??

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  • 2012-11-26 01:43
  • HmHG

My last five speed tests for the Nexus 4 were 15,21, 16,15, and 21 mb/s. This is comparable to my GNexus LTE average. Although the peak download on LTE was 52 mb/s.

LTE has HSPA+ beaten handily.

Btw, I'm in Orange County, CA.

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  • 2012-11-26 00:05
  • RbqD

I love my galaxy note II LTE :)

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  • 2012-11-25 23:18
  • vCGx

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