Reports Claim the Google Nexus 4 Has Working LTE, Here’s How To Test It Out


If you were disappointed that Google or LG (or both) released the latest Nexus phone, the Nexus 4, without LTE support, let us tell you that you are not alone! A recent teardown of the device confirmed the existence of an LTE chip and we thought it might have been because of the shared internals with the LG Optimus G.

However, it turns out that the Nexus 4 can reportedly do LTE (at least in Canada, on Telus with 1700/2100MHz bands). What you need to do to test this out is to go into the Dialer app and input *#*#4636#*#* (that is *#*#INFO#*#*) and forcibly choose and automatic mode which also offers support for LTE. As you can see in the videos below, after the Radio disconnects all current connections it will reconnect in LTE mode, if available. There’s also a speed test confirmation of this working.

However, one tipster also told us that the signal strength is somewhat weaker than on a One X but has confirmed it working on Rogers Canada too.

Source: XDA Developers

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