Two Variants Available For The Nexus 5, The D820 And D821

As it comes in most cases, the Nexus 5 is not just one handset and model. It comes in two different variants, the D820 and D821 as they are called. The D820 is manufactured for the North America region and the D821 is distributed in the Rest of The World. Of course, externally both models are the exact same, from the case, buttons, camera and design are indistinguishable. You have the same options of storage and colors as well, which is great.

On the inside there are a couple of minor differences. First of all, you will find the same spec sheet for the screen, processor, RAM, sensors, Wi-Fi and everything else. All of this points out that both the D820 and D821 run the exact same software build as well, which means that Google have pushed and worked hard trying to bring a “one phone” to the entire world. The only tangible difference between the two models is the mobile network bands. It is to be expected as it’s basically impossible to fit every necessary radio into just a single model.

North America (D820) model:

  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • CDMA: Band Class: 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 (D821) model:

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

Out of the box, the D820 model will work just fine for 2G, 3G and LTE data on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. Any MVNO that operates on the T-Mobile or AT&T network will be good to go as well, but things turn into a bit of a grey area once you go beyond there.

Outside of North America, the Rest of World D821 model should have no issues connecting to 2G, 3G and LTE throughout Europe and beyond. Things again get into a grey area when you head over to Asia where different and unique networks are run. It is advisable to double, triple and quadruple check the bands your carrier of choice runs on before you make a purchase.

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Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Release Banned In Germany

Dead Rising 3 for Xbox One will not be released in Germany, at least not at launch. A Microsoft representative has announced GameSpot today, confirming a report from Gameswelt that said the game would not come to market in that region.

“Dead Rising 3 will not be released in Germany as part of the Xbox One launch lineup on November the 22nd having been unable to attain an age-rating upon review by BPjM (Bundeprüfstelle für jugendgefährende Medien), the country’s entertainment software self-regulation body,” a Microsoft representative said.

Nobody knows exactly what specific content in Dead Rising 3 has kept the game from getting the approval in Germany or that Microsoft plans to submit an altered version of the game. The fact is that the original Dead Rising and its sequel, Dead Rising 2 are also not available in Germany, so the “tradition” still continues.

“We are unable to comment on the ratings process or the subjective content standards, but we can say the rating was determined following a detailed review of the game,” stated Microsoft. “While Microsoft is disappointed with this decision, we respect the views of the review panels and have withdrawn Dead Rising 3 from Germany’s Xbox One launch line-up. Beyond that, we have no further comment.”

Taken into account that Xbox One titles are region free, gamers in Germany can still play the game by importing it from another market.

Thank you GameSpot for providing us with this information.

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