The Nexus 4 DOES have LTE after all!
The minority with access to LTE networks rejoice!
Most of the American reviewers have complained over the fact that the Nexus 4 does not support LTE. Here in Europe, that hasnt been that much of a headache, as we have HSDPA+ which does the job pretty well, and the different LTE implementations around would make sure that the phone wouldn’t be compatible anyway. However, it seems LG has been on the lazy side and an LTE chip is actually present and ready to be activated.
The innards of the Nexus 4 is pretty much identical to LG’s own Optimus G. However, the latter is advertised with LTE while the N4 is not. However, seemingly, LG has left the LTE radio chip in there, probably to cut production costs by using the same assembly environment for the N4 as with the Optimus G. The Qualcomm WTR1605L OVV PKK486R1 module is present in all its glory, lying dormant waiting for some attention, and over at XDA we have been able to activate it! Simply open your dialer and type *#*#4636#*#*. Then simply tap “Phone Information” and set your Preferred Network Type to one of the LTE options. Depending on what carrier you’re on, you might need to modify your APN as well.