The iFixit Google Nexus 4 teardown revealed that the smartphone sports a 4G chip. However, it was thought to be unusable. Apparently, it can be activated, but not in the UK.
TechCrunch has revealed that the smartphone’s 4G LTE capabilities can be activated via software tweaks. Sadly, the Nexus 4 can only support the 1700MHz and 2100MHz spectrum bands. Since only the 1800MHz (EE), 2600MHz, and 800MHz spectrum bands are available in the UK, there’s no way to make use of a 4G connection in this country. It will only work if you’re in Canada.
Network operator Three has confirmed that it will be offering the Nexus 4 by December. Unfortunately, we don’t think you’re not going to like their contract deals.
Three will begin to offer the new Nexus smartphone on the 13th of December. The cheapest contract deal start at £35 a month, which includes an upfront fee of £29. The smartphone is also available on Pay As You Go, but it will set you back £400 plus a top up.
These deals are no way near what Google Play is offering. Google’s online store is offering the Nexus 4 for a bargain £239, which gets you a smartphone that rivals the Samsung Galaxy S3 at almost half the price.
Unfortunately, if you’re looking to get the handset from Google Play, the search giant has sold out the Nexus 4 in less than 30 minutes the phone went live and is yet to announce when it will be replenishing its stock. The phones is also available from O2, but at deals that are not at all affordable. It is also available via eBay, but at outrageously expensive price tags.
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