1. viditj's Avatar
    Hi! I'm Planning to buy the Nexus 5. But I heard that there are 2 versions, one for North America and the other for rest of the world (minor differences in frequency bands).
    Would the North American Nexus 5 work in South East Asia & the Indian Sub-Continent (with the local carriers) and what bout Europe?
    11-15-2013 06:24 AM
  2. Michael_CS's Avatar
    Hi! I'm Planning to buy the Nexus 5. But I heard that there are 2 versions, one for North America and the other for rest of the world (minor differences in frequency bands).
    Would the North American Nexus 5 work in South East Asia & the Indian Sub-Continent (with the local carriers) and what bout Europe?
    You answered your own question; "minor differences in frequency bands". If the North American version would work on the rest of the worlds carriers then there wouldn't be a non-north American version.
    11-15-2013 08:59 AM
  3. foxbat121's Avatar
    The only differences are in LTE bands and some HSPA bands. Both version should work anywhere in the world with GSM carriers. Just don't expect 3G and 4G data will always work everywhere. But at least 2G data will work. Both also support common 3G HSPA bands (900/1800/2100).
    mclasser likes this.
    11-15-2013 09:37 AM
  4. artworksmetal's Avatar
    So has anyone tried this yet? I'm going to Singapore next week and hope to use my NA version there. I plan on popping out my Sprint SIM and picking up a local SIM.
    Wondering what other peoples experiences are.
    05-22-2014 04:47 PM
  5. jj14x's Avatar
    So has anyone tried this yet? I'm going to Singapore next week and hope to use my NA version there. I plan on popping out my Sprint SIM and picking up a local SIM.
    Wondering what other peoples experiences are.
    You will need to check the frequencies that the carriers in Singapore support, and check if the Nexus 5 supports it.
    05-22-2014 05:45 PM
  6. mclasser's Avatar
    The Nexus 5 has quad-band GSM so it will work anywhere in the world. Just pop in a local SIM card and you're all set.

    Sent from my Note 10.1 via Android Central App
    05-22-2014 06:00 PM
  7. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    I haven't tried there, but I can tell you that "American" phones work fine in the Philippines, no LTE there, but otherwise work fine with a local SIM.


    05-22-2014 09:20 PM
  8. jj14x's Avatar
    The Nexus 5 has quad-band GSM so it will work anywhere in the world. Just pop in a local SIM card and you're all set.
    It will "work" (voice/text), but as Fred98TJ indicated, LTE may not work. To verify that, op will need to check what LTE frequencies are used by the carrier there, and see if those are supported by the D820
    I haven't tried there, but I can tell you that "American" phones work fine in the Philippines, no LTE there, but otherwise work fine with a local SIM.
    05-22-2014 11:13 PM
  9. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    But even if the country, like the Philippines, doesn't have LTE, 3G will work.
    LTE did not work in the Philippines simple because they don't have any LTE networks there still.
    Everything is 3G. Had nothing to do with not having the right LTE band(s), they simply have no LTE there.


    Fred
    05-23-2014 12:31 AM
  10. carchayser's Avatar
    Not completely related to the topic but the 2 major networks in the Philippines, Globe and Smart, do have LTE.

    I believe Globe uses band 3 and Smart uses bands 1/3/5.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    05-26-2014 01:13 PM
  11. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    I've always used Globe all the times that I've been there and have seen no LTE. My previous phones (BB 9900, Samsung S4) all "American" phones, AT&T branded (so they support all the GSM bands) did not get LTE speeds anywhere that I went in PH, but their 3G was very snappy, no complaints.
    I'm not sure about SUN if they supposedly have LTE.
    Should be a moot point as the "American" N5, supports all the bands anyway.

    Fred
    05-26-2014 02:11 PM
  12. carchayser's Avatar
    Sun afaik does not have LTE. But depending on your location, LTE is not yet available for some parts of the country especially in the rural areas. Even in the city, not everywhere is covered by LTE.

    So basically what I'm trying to say is, we do have LTE here but it sucks balls.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    05-26-2014 10:14 PM
  13. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    Understand.


    Thanks,

    BTW, I love the Philippines. Planning on moving there soon.



    Fred
    05-26-2014 10:55 PM
  14. jj14x's Avatar
    Even in the city, not everywhere is covered by LTE.

    So basically what I'm trying to say is, we do have LTE here but it sucks balls.
    Oh, so just like Sprint here in the US

    - a Sprint customer
    05-26-2014 11:50 PM
  15. carchayser's Avatar
    Understand.


    Thanks,

    BTW, I love the Philippines. Planning on moving there soon.



    Fred
    Yes it's great here! Well, slow internet connection aside, I'm sure the warm weather and awesome beaches are what pulled you here

    Oh, so just like Sprint here in the US

    - a Sprint customer
    I wouldn't know about Sprint since I had my roaming set to AT&T during my vacation there in Seattle.
    05-27-2014 02:04 AM

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