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LG Nexus 4 teardown by iFixit reveals 4G LTE Chip on-board & more

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The guys at iFixit, who are experts in dismantling the latest gadgets which you eagerly wait to buy have today caught hold of the LG Nexus 4 smartphone which many prospective buyers have been finding hard to place order with Google.

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They are done with the teardown of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean running smartphone and have rated the smartphone 7 out of 10 on the repairability chart, where 10 being the easiest to fix.


The teardown experts found out that the rear cover of the Nexus 4 is not just a piece of plastic but does a lot of work. The rear cover packs in the NFC antenna and a few pressure contacts power it which also connects the induction coil which is used for wirelessly charging the smartphone, to the motherboard. Sadly the smartphone doesn’t arrive with a wireless charger.
 
Coming to the 2100 mAh battery that powers the Nexus 4, it is a bit hard to remove it from the smartphone as the battery is not only held up by a couple of standard screws but it is also stuck to the frame with a lot of adhesive, so removing it without puncturing the battery can be difficult.

Interestingly via the teardown, iFixit has also found that the LG Nexus 4 houses a Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip which indicated that LG and Google have deliberately disabled the LTE connectivity on the new Nexus.
 

The glass of the Nexus 4 is fused to the display and also to the display frame which there is a possibility that if you crack it, you will have to replace both the frame and the glass which could be a costly affair.
 
Rest of the parts are easy to remove and repair so those do not cause much of a trouble while removing them. To catch the detailed teardown, hit the source link below.

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