The two models of Nexus 5: D820 and D821 What is the difference?

English - November 4, 2013

The Nexus 5 is being analyzed in detail worldwide. The new Google Nexus, like many other smartphones, has two different models. It is versions D820 and D821.

There is no difference in storage capacity, or case, not even in the camera or screen. Manufacturers must adapt mobile connectivity frequency bands that are used in each area. We had already seen in other high-end as the Galaxy S4 that had different radios to work with or without LTE and the U.S. and European bands.

Finally we summarize easily, while version D820 the Nexus 5 is designed for Americans, D821 version will be the rest of the world.

North America (model D820 Nexus 5 )

  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • CDMA Bands: 0/1/10
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
  • LTE: Bands: 1/2 / 4/5/17/19/25/26/41

Rest of World (5 D821 Nexus model)

  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8
  • LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20

Most ectors speaking l should buy the D821 model, although some operators use Latin American bands. Specifically are operators T-Mobile, AT & T and Sprint for whom it is thought the North American LTE D820 model. Verizon is the fourth wheel, for those who use CDMA networks.

Exceptuaremos the individual case of China Mobile, where 700 million users (said quickly) have to suffer the problems caused by using a private network to TD-SCDMA and therefore go without an Nexus5 you can successfully connect to the frequency.

We dream of the day they do not have to struggle to find out that spectrum band used in our country, but in the meantime we can be assured that we will always have a smartphone pointer compatible with our network.

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