I know it doesn't have LTE, but what about the 4G networks of other carriers?
If I happen to buy one, will I be able to use it T-Mobile's "4G" HSPA+ network?

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    What T-mobile is advertising as 4G is not actually 4th generation technology. It's more like 3.5G
    – R R
    Nov 8 '12 at 17:41
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    Technically speaking, neither is LTE. As per ITU-R, in order to be considered "4G", a network must deliver 100 Mbit/s. Only under heavy marketing pressure did ITU-R reconsider, and now recognize that WiMAX and LTE could be considered "early 4G".
    – Chahk
    Nov 8 '12 at 17:48
  • Calling LTE "4G" is something I've gotten over ... calling HSPA+ "4G" is just a sad, sad joke. Marketing > innovation. Nov 8 '12 at 21:40

Yes, it has HSPA+ which is what T-Mobile's "4G" actually stands for.

This article on AndroidAuthority should help you understanding why it doesn't have LTE.


It appears the Nexus 4 does have an LTE Chip, but its not enabled. Here's a post to get it working: http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/23/how-to-enable-4g-lte-on-the-google-nexus-4/ I've seen a fair amount of Youtube videos of people enabling it and testing it.

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    You should try and summarise what's on the link in case it goes down.
    – Peanut
    May 3 '13 at 12:23
  • Ahhh apologies. May 7 '13 at 11:59

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