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    Default Nexus 5 on Sprint

    I have a Note 3. Debating on getting a Nexus 5 for a secondary or maybe even primary. How does the 5 do on Sprint networks? I'm in Las Vegas. Sorry it's kind of a broad and non specific question I'm just looking for opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAshWilliams View Post
    I have a Note 3. Debating on getting a Nexus 5 for a secondary or maybe even primary. How does the 5 do on Sprint networks? I'm in Las Vegas. Sorry it's kind of a broad and non specific question I'm just looking for opinions.

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    I have the N5 on Sprint, but I'm in Boston where the bulk of the LTE deployment is finished. It's a great phone, perfect size, fast updates, no issues on sprint.

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    I have Sprint in the Chicago suburbs. I don't get LTE everywhere but do where it would matter most (home, work). Otherwise the only other issue I have is Pandora will sometimes take longer than usual to load a song but its nothing I can't live with.

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    Works good. But be aware that this phone will turn not permit data over LTE when you are on a phonecall. It doesn't have a separate CDMA radio for voice, and it doesn't support Voice over LTE. So, if you get a call, you won't get data over LTE.

    Other than that, no complaints (well, besides Sprint's sucky LTE coverage - depending on where you are)
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 on Sprint

    I tested the networks before I moved to the Nexus 5, AT&T was the clear winner. I went into the Sprint and AT&T stores in the main shopping area of Nashua NH and ran Speedtest on their demo models (I used an S4 in the AT&T store because they don't sell the N5 directly). AT&T delivered 41Mbits, Sprint 6Mbits, both were showing good LTE connections. I didn't bother with T-Mobile because they have no coverage outside of major cities, in my town their map shows them as 2G. My N5 gets in the high 30s and low 40s in many places that I've tested, I've never gotten anything near as low as the 6Mbits that I saw in the Sprint store. My suggestion to you is that you do the same thing in your area, go into their store and run Speedtest on their demo phones (not all of the demo phones will allow you to install apps but there are always some phones where you can do it).

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