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  1. mao mao's Avatar
    I'm on t-mo and I have a GNex currently which is HSPA+ 21. Looks like the Nexus 4 is HSPA+ 21 as well. Would there be a big difference from 21 to 42? Does it matter at all?
    10-29-2012 01:52 PM
  2. Woosh's Avatar
    I'm on t-mo and I have a GNex currently which is HSPA+ 21. Looks like the Nexus 4 is HSPA+ 21 as well. Would there be a big difference from 21 to 42? Does it matter at all?
    I think so. But it depends on what you consider if it matters.....If you don't need 20 down and super fast speeds(which ideally nobody should)then it shouldn't make much difference. But I do think there is a significant difference in speeds.

    In the same place my GN got 6 down while my GS3 got 20 down. So I'd say there is a big difference, but I don't exactly NEED 20 down.
    10-29-2012 01:54 PM
  3. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    HSPA+ 42 makes a big difference if you have a carrier that supports it.

    It seems as though Google has made a typo on its Play Store device page. With confirmation from T-Mobile in it's own press release and various other sources, the Nexus 4 looks to have HSPA+ 42mbps (aka DC-HSPA+) onboard.
    10-29-2012 02:12 PM
  4. Woosh's Avatar
    HSPA+ 42 makes a big difference if you have a carrier that supports it.

    It seems as though Google has made a typo on its Play Store device page. With confirmation from T-Mobile in it's own press release and various other sources, the Nexus 4 looks to have HSPA+ 42mbps (aka DC-HSPA+) onboard.
    Hmm, you sure about that? I noticed T-Mo said it but I think they were just bragging about their network and not actually claiming what the phone is capable of.

    I'd be thrilled if you were right though.
    10-29-2012 02:29 PM
  5. drewsg's Avatar
    Yes, it does. One of the reasons why I returned the Galaxy Nexus is because the speeds weren't as fast as the 42mpbs Galaxy S2. I'm not talking about super high speeds either. In places where I would get only 2-3Mbps on the Galaxy Nexus, I would get 5-6Mpbs on the Galaxy S2.. speeds were better all across the board.
    10-29-2012 02:32 PM
  6. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Sure. It's faster.

    Also:

    10-29-2012 02:35 PM
  7. strikeir13's Avatar
    Hmm, you sure about that? I noticed T-Mo said it but I think they were just bragging about their network and not actually claiming what the phone is capable of.

    I'd be thrilled if you were right though.
    I'd also be happy if you were right as the HSPA+ would definitely help the transition from the GNex LTE... we need firm confirmation from a legitimate source!
    10-29-2012 02:45 PM
  8. drewsg's Avatar
    T-Mobile will continue its history of providing customers with the best Android devices available, including two of the newest options: the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.

    The Nexus 4 is the latest device in the Google Nexus lineup, and T-Mobile will be the premier U.S. launch partner. With cutting-edge hardware designed collaboratively by LG and Google, favorite Google Apps, and the latest version of Android, Nexus 4 puts the best of Google in the palm of a customer's hand. And, with access to T-Mobile's fastest 4G (HSPA+42) network, T-Mobile is again giving its customers the best choice of devices. Nexus 4 comes with a high-performance 8MP camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images to capture every detail of the world. The all-new camera lets customers quickly view and edit photos with powerful new tools, and share favorite shots in a snap. When combined with T-Mobile's Value plans or T-Mobile's Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, the Nexus 4 gives consumers a top-notch Android experience.
    From the T-Mobile press release.
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    10-29-2012 03:07 PM
  9. Woosh's Avatar
    From the T-Mobile press release.
    Like I said above....that doesn't rly tell me this phone is capable of HSPA+ 42, it's saying what T-Mobile's network is capable of. At least that is how I read it.
    10-29-2012 03:11 PM
  10. turb0wned's Avatar
    HSPA+ 42 makes a big difference if you have a carrier that supports it.

    It seems as though Google has made a typo on its Play Store device page. With confirmation from T-Mobile in it's own press release and various other sources, the Nexus 4 looks to have HSPA+ 42mbps (aka DC-HSPA+) onboard.
    Source or I call bull.
    10-29-2012 03:15 PM
  11. TheUI's Avatar
    I think in the event that T-Mobiles specific version supports 42 and the Unlocked device supports 21, I would still opt for the unlocked device.
    10-29-2012 03:16 PM
  12. drewsg's Avatar
    Like I said above....that doesn't rly tell me this phone is capable of HSPA+ 42, it's saying what T-Mobile's network is capable of. At least that is how I read it.
    Um.. what? Why would it say it has access to HSPA+ 42, if it doesn't?
    10-29-2012 03:19 PM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    In everyday use, HSPA+ 21 vs 42 shouldn't matter.
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    10-29-2012 03:25 PM
  14. rubi76's Avatar
    It gets even more complicated...

    Now some sites are claiming that the Tmobile version (the one for $ 200 subsidized) will offer up to 42 speeds.
    The Google store version won't.

    I guess they took that from T-Mobile's statement which is far from obvious....I personally don't think they will go to that extent- 2 different antennas - it's more likely that T-mobile mentioned in its press release 42 but doesn't actually state that the phone will get there.

    "access to T-Mobile's fastest 4G (HSPA+42) network" Access to it...

    What do you guys think?
    10-29-2012 03:33 PM
  15. Woosh's Avatar
    Um.. what? Why would it say it has access to HSPA+ 42, if it doesn't?
    Because it has access to their HSPA network. Doesn't say it has the ability to USE that network.

    Fact is, Google claims it doesn't so atm I will go with what they say. It's possible they misprinted that and its supposed to be more, but I haven't seen anything to suggest that.
    10-29-2012 03:34 PM
  16. TheUI's Avatar
    It gets even more complicated...

    Now some sites are claiming that the Tmobile version (the one for $ 200 subsidized) will offer up to 42 speeds.
    The Google store version won't.

    I guess they took that from T-Mobile's statement which is far from obvious....I personally don't think they will go to that extent- 2 different antennas - it's more likely that T-mobile mentioned in its press release 42 but doesn't actually state that the phone will get there.

    "access to T-Mobile's fastest 4G (HSPA+42) network" Access to it...

    What do you guys think?
    Okay, so if this is true (?) then will the unlocked version at least get 21 speeds on T-Mobile or does their network not support that?
    10-29-2012 03:39 PM
  17. mao mao's Avatar
    I wish Google would have made this HSPA+ 42 capable. That would have been enough to push me over the edge and upgrade from my Gnex...

    +1 Phil, love the Spinal Tap moment!
    10-29-2012 03:42 PM
  18. rubi76's Avatar
    Okay, so if this is true (?) then will the unlocked version at least get 21 speeds on T-Mobile or does their network not support that?
    First- both versions are unlocked - even the T-Mobile one.
    If you refer to the Google Store version, yes that will 100% get 21 speeds on T-Mobile no matter what.

    The question is if the T-Mobile version will be different from the Play Store version, which I doubt.
    10-29-2012 03:55 PM
  19. qnet's Avatar
    There is a difference. In my city HSPA+ 42 beats LTE in some areas. I remember when I had my Note, me and a buddy did a speed tests side by side with his Mytough 4G. His mytouch had 18Mbps down compared to my Note on At&t's LTE which had only around 6Mbps. It just depends on were you are. One thing I did notice is Tmobile's Hspa+ 21 does seem faster than At&t's.
    10-29-2012 04:21 PM
  20. drewsg's Avatar
    TmoNews ‏@TmoNews

    T-Mobile Nexus 4 is 100% HSPA+ 42Mbps, for those asking, T-Mobile re-confirmed
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    10-29-2012 04:40 PM
  21. still1's Avatar
    I'm on t-mo and I have a GNex currently which is HSPA+ 21. Looks like the Nexus 4 is HSPA+ 21 as well. Would there be a big difference from 21 to 42? Does it matter at all?
    Nexus 4 rocks 42. it could be a typo or only tmobile version has 42.have to wait and see.

    FYI: The Nexus 4 rocks 42 Mbps | Android Central
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    10-29-2012 04:48 PM
  22. rubi76's Avatar
    Let's all hope that Google made a mistake in the specs then... and it's capable of 42 even if we buy it in the Play Store...
    Otherwise, it's a tough decision.... spending more just to get 42...


    Update: There is a Danish store selling the Nexus 4 with 42 speeds as well:
    http://www.3.dk/Privat/Mobil/Mobiler...-Nexus-4/#Tab2

    So hopefully just a mistake on Google Play store...
    10-29-2012 05:29 PM
  23. bunique4life05's Avatar
    Nexus 4 rocks 42. it could be a typo or only tmobile version has 42.have to wait and see.

    FYI: The Nexus 4 rocks 42 Mbps | Android Central
    This just makes me more excited to buy N4.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Android Central Forums
    10-29-2012 05:48 PM
  24. shushwap's Avatar
    If it is truly 42... Then I will purchase one
    10-29-2012 05:49 PM
  25. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Nexus 4 rocks 42. it could be a typo or only tmobile version has 42.have to wait and see.

    FYI: The Nexus 4 rocks 42 Mbps | Android Central
    There is no "T-Mobile Version". It's all the same hardware.
    10-29-2012 06:10 PM
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