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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


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WCDMA 900 / 1700 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA / HSPA 7.2  (3G / 4G)
900  band 8 (VIII)  Europe, Asia, Africa
1700  AWS / band 4 (IV)  Americas
2100  IMT / band 1 (I)  Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel

GSM  (2G)
850  Cellular  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
900  Europe, Asia, Africa
1800  DCS  Europe, Asia, Africa
1900  PCS  Americas
AT&T version has WCDMA 850/1900 instead of 1700
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)
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Group Features   Show all features
Adjustable Text Size -
Alarm Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP, AVRC, (PAN, HID)
version 2.1+EDR (or 3.0)
Calculator Yes
Calendar syncs with Google and Exchange
Call Screening -
Camera Resolution: 5+ megapixel
auto-focus, flash, geo-tagging / photo editing (rotate, crop)
Changeable Faceplates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Data Tethering Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet -
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, Exchange, GMail
EMS / Picture Messaging -
External Antenna Jack -
External Display -
Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
Flight Mode Yes
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Front-Facing Camera Resolution: VGA
Games Yes
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
supports LBS, navigation, turn-by-turn directions
Hard Drive -
HD Voice -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M3 (mostly compatible)
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA 7.2
Infrared (IR) -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: Google Talk
Java (J2ME) -
Key Lock Switch -
Live TV -
Memory Card Slot -
Miracast -
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Multiple Languages Yes
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Music Player Yes
PC Sync -
PictBridge -
Picture ID Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones -
Predictive Text Entry -
Push-To-Talk -
Real-Music Ringers Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Ringer Profiles -
Ruggedized -
Side Keys volume on left / power-lock on right
Speaker Phone Yes
Stereo Speakers -
Streaming Video YouTube
SyncML -
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates -
To-Do List -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
TV Output -
USB Speed: 2.0 High Speed
micro-USB connector, supports mass storage mode
Vibrate Yes
Video Capture Resolution: WVGA / 480p
30 fps
Video Sharing -
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Voice Memo -
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Android browser (WebKit-based)
Water-Resistant -
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b,g,n
Wireless Charging -


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