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Teaser: Is the LG D820 the Nexus 5???

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by Andrew J. Shepherd

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 5:33 PM MDT

 

About a month ago, our FCC OET reporter, Josh McDaniel, noted that a mystery handset, the LG D820, came and went from the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology). Its authorizations were uploaded, then quickly rescinded, citing confidentiality reasons.

 

Well, today, the LG D820 authorization documents are back. And we are looking at a 3GPP/3GPP2 handset that runs nearly the full North American wireless airlink gamut:

  • GSM 850/1900
  • W-CDMA 1900/2100+1700/850 (band 2, 4, 5)
  • CDMA1X/EV-DO 850/1900/800 (band class 0, 1, 10)
  • LTE 2100+1700/850/700/1900/800 (band 4, 5, 17, 25, 26)
  • TD-LTE 2600 (band 41)

The only notable omission is LTE 750, VZW's currently boutique band 13 -- possibly left out for political reasons, since VZW has a strained relationship with Nexus devices, or for technical reasons, as band 13 has an inverted FDD uplink/downlink duplex. But in a nutshell, this handset looks like it could be headed to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, covering all of their bases.

 

Here is the kicker, though. One of our moderators, Tim Yu, noted a significant resemblance between the back plate in the FCC OET filing and the back plate of a mystery Nexus device in a widely circulated photo recently from the Google campus.

 

 

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So, you be the judge. Based on the specs and pics, does the the LG D820 look like it could be the upcoming Nexus 5???

 

More to come...

 

Source: FCC

Thread: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/4366-lg-d820-google-nexus-5/

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Looks good, but....

 

No SVLTE, eh? :P

 

Moving on though, I wonder if Sprint will activate this if it's bought at the Play Store, or if Google will compel Sprint to sell their version unlocked.

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It would be great to see some Nexus love for Sprint. Once I saw band 41 support, I found it convincing enough.

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Hope so would be a dream come true to see this on sprint no contract on the google play store

This is the key!  I'd love to purchase this phone off contract for a reasonable rate.  I've always been jealous of the Nexus devices for that reason.

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This is the key!  I'd love to purchase this phone off contract for a reasonable rate.  I've always been jealous of the Nexus devices for that reason.

What worries me is that even iPhone 5 which is a unadulterated device and uses SIM for authentication, for some reason still needs MEID added to the account on Sprint. I truly hope this will go away with N5 so we can start to freely use multiple devices with one SIM card!

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Please let this be true.  I have been waiting since the Nexus S for this phone...

 

Question for those talking about buying a phone off contract on Sprint.  Why?  As far as I know they don't offer lower rates so what's the point?  Just to give you the freedom to leave if you want?  Why would Sprint do that?

 

And does this support the 800 LTE or whatever.  I see people say they are passing on a lot of Sprint phones due to no triband. 

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Please let this be true.  I have been waiting since the Nexus S for this phone...

 

Question for those talking about buying a phone off contract on Sprint.  Why?  As far as I know they don't offer lower rates so what's the point?  Just to give you the freedom to leave if you want?  Why would Sprint do that?

 

And does this support the 800 LTE or whatever.  I see people say they are passing on a lot of Sprint phones due to no triband. 

Well, if you check the bands listed it shows the Sprint bands which I have bolded below. It looks to be a true Sprint Triband device like the LG G2.

  • LTE 2100+1700/850/700/1900/800 (band 4, 5, 17, 25, 26)
  • TD-LTE 2600 (band 41)

As for buying the phone off contract there are many Sprint MVNOs that offer seriously great rates such as www.Ting.com and bringing your own device is definitely the way to go. As someone else pointed out the Iphone 5 still isn't offered while the HTC One and Galaxy S4 are. So, it is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to buying off contract phones for use on the Sprint network.

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Ermahgerd if it's truly compatible with Sprint/T-Mo/AT&T bands. I was all set for the Note 3, but now I'm not so sure! #firstworldproblems

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Please let this be true.  I have been waiting since the Nexus S for this phone...

 

Question for those talking about buying a phone off contract on Sprint.  Why?  As far as I know they don't offer lower rates so what's the point?  Just to give you the freedom to leave if you want?  Why would Sprint do that?

 

And does this support the 800 LTE or whatever.  I see people say they are passing on a lot of Sprint phones due to no triband. 

I will tell you why no contract for a nexus is so important. Its because for me two reasons. 1. It will get updates straight from google and will not be a repeat of the nexus s or galaxy nexus because Sprint won't sell it directly but it would be compatible with the bands on their network. 2. If you get the nexus off contract then you still have a upgrade available when Sprint releases next year's phones and hey if Sprint does not move fast enough in your neck of the woods with network vision you could leave and take that same nexus 5 to T-mobile or At&t without having to worry about a termination fee. Anymore questions?

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Sucks that the phone doesn't support SVLTE and the battery is only 2300 maH.  That is pretty weak and is the same size battery as the HTC One.  At least the phone will be triband. 

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Dude..seriously. .you're complaining?? Unbelievable.

 

Yes its ok to vent what you are not happy with the phone.  I dont plan to get the phone anyways but you would think that Google would want to pack a beefier battery than a 2300 maH.  At least pack a 2600 maH battery like the GS4.

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Yes its ok to vent what you are not happy with the phone.  I dont plan to get the phone anyways but you would think that Google would want to pack a beefier battery than a 2300 maH.  At least pack a 2600 maH battery like the GS4.

The galaxy S4 has to have a bigger battery because of all the features it has that sucks the life out of the battery also this device has a snapdragon 800 which is even more efficient at saving power than the 600 in the S4. Since it a pure nexus device I would expect the battery life to be better than the S4 since the HTC One has a 2300 mah and the S4 has a 2600 and in most cases the HTC ONE always last longer because there is minimum bloat. 

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Sucks that the phone doesn't support SVLTE and the battery is only 2300 maH.  That is pretty weak and is the same size battery as the HTC One.  At least the phone will be triband. 

I think you will be surprised and find that the pure Google experience found in Nexus devices will make that 2300 battery feel a lot bigger than it appears, as it will not have bloat and skins bogging it down.  Software, in many cases, outweighs hardware. 

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