Google Pixel Phone on Project Fi: Technical Details

The Project Fi flagship device is the Google Pixel Phone. It has worldwide economical roaming with many LTE bands, listed below.

Google Pixel XL FCC ID: NM8G-2PW4100

For brevity the 2G-3.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE/DTM/UMTS/HSUPA/HSDPA+ 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands not shown.

  • Pixel LTE is CAT11 (600 Mbps down / 75 Mbps up)
  • LTE-CA (carrier aggregation) is on downlink (receive) only.
  • TDD: time domain duplex: pulsed transmission and reception in same frequency band
  • FDD: frequency domain duplex: transmit and receive in different frequency bands
  • Note: Project Fi does not use AT&T or Verizon, they are just shown for reference.
  • USC: US Cellular, TMO: T-Mobile
  • not every nation is listed, countries listed randomly picked.
  • NFC and UMA (Wifi calling) are also on the Pixel
band mode EIRP (dBm) TX Freq (MHz)
Wifi 2.4/5 GHz n/ac 2x2 MIMO VHT80 867Mbps 16 2402-2480, 5170-5835
BT 4.2 1 MHz BLE / 2 MHz 6 2402-2480
LTE band BW (MHz) EIRP (dBm) TX Freq (MHz) Carrier Notes
1     1920-1980 International
2 1.4 - 20 20 1850-1910 ATT, VZW, TMO
3     1710-1785 International
4 1.4 - 20 20 1710-1755 ATT, VZW, TMO
5 1.4 - 10 20 824-849 ATT, USC
7 5 - 20 20 2500-2570 International
8     880-915 International
12 1.4 - 10 20 699-716 ATT, TMO, USC
13 5 - 10 20 777-787 VZW
17 5 - 10 20 704-716 ATT
20     832-862 International
25 1.4 - 20 20 1850-1915 Sprint nationwide license
26 1.4 - 15 20 814 - 849 Sprint/Nextel ESMR band FDD 5x5 MHz up/down
28     703-748 International
29     N/A International
30 5 - 10 20 2305-2315 ATT
41 5 - 20 20 2496-2690 Sprint Spark TDD two 20 MHz LTE-CA

For Band 26, the FCC license in the USA limits maximum frequency to 824 MHz, thereby allowing two 5x5 MHz (up / down) channels in the old Nextel ESMR (tower transmit 859-869 MHz). In many areas Sprint only has enough ESMR spectrum for one 5x5 MHz LTE band 26 channel.

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