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Samsung Nexus S

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This smartphone is notable for its raw Android software exactly as Google designed it. It's also the first Android phone with version 2.3 of the software and first with NFC technology. Other notable features include front-facing camera, mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, 4-inch OLED display, 1 GHz processor, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, and 16 GB of built-in memory.

available from Best Buy for T-Mobile USA or AT&T

Specs

 
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Modes
WCDMA 1 / 4 / 8
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)

GSM (2G)
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
 
AT&T version has WCDMA 2/5 instead of 4
Weight 4.55 oz   (129 g)
Dimensions 4.88" x 2.48" x 0.43"   (124 x 63 x 10.9 mm)
Battery Talk: 6.7 hours max.   (402 minutes)
Standby: 427 hours max.   (17.8 days)
1500 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: OLED (Full-Color)
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
4"   diagonal
Samsung "Super AMOLED"
OS / Platform Android
version 2.3
Processor 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8
Memory 16 GB internal storage, raw hardware
SIM card size ?
FCC ID A3LGTI9020 » (Approved Oct 8, 2010)
A3LGTI9020T » (Approved Oct 22, 2010)
A3LGTI9020A »

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
supports LBS, navigation, turn-by-turn directions
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Accessibility
Adjustable Text Size -
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M3 (mostly compatible)
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
Alerts
External Display -
Ringer Profiles -
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP, AVRC, (PAN, HID)
version 2.1+EDR (or 3.0)
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot Yes
NFC Yes
PC Sync -
USB Connector: Micro-USB
supports mass storage mode / 2.0 High Speed
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b,g,n
Contacts
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Customization
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Yes
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA 7.2
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Android browser (WebKit-based)
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry -
Side Keys volume on left / power-lock on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot -
Messaging
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, Exchange, GMail
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: Google Talk
MMS Yes
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates -
Music
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Music Player Yes
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 5+ megapixel
auto-focus, flash, geo-tagging / photo editing (rotate, crop)
DLNA -
Front-Facing Camera Resolution: VGA
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
TV Output -
Video Capture Resolution: WVGA / 480p
30 fps
Power
Fast Charging -
Wireless Charging -
Software
BREW -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) -
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes

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