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Google Nexus 6P Full Specification and Review

Google recently unveiled its two latest smartphones- the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Google Nexus 6P under its Nexus flagship.The attractive looking Nexus 6P comes with equally apt specifications to match. The Nexus 6P comes pre-loaded with the all new Android 6.0 Marshmallow which brings about a lot of new and exciting features including the Doze mode- which according to Google is the biggest breakthrough till date with regards to saving battery life of smartphones.

The Nexus 6P has a 5.7 inch display screen with a 1440p resolution and provides an extravagant PPI that can only be found in Android smartphones. Build wise, the Nexus 6P feels great. It is made of aeronautical grade aluminum which provides it a very light feel. It is available in three types- aluminum, graphite and frost which land this smartphone a very premium vibe. Just like the Nexus 5X, this too comes with the fingerprint sensor known as the Nexus Imprint.It is located on the back of the smartphone and the fingerprint scanner will not only unlock the device but will also act as an in-app verification system. You can even make payments with Android Pay using the Nexus Imprint.

Under that premium body, the Nexus 6P is powered by a Snapdragon 810 V2.1 processor, backed by a 3GB RAM which is another feature common with Android devices. Storage wise, it offers 32GB, 64GB and 128 GB variants with no 16GB variant in sight. Both the new Nexus devices feature USB Type-C connectivity which is expected to become common by next year.

The 12.3 MP camera with a laser auto focus on close objects is another feature we are looking forward to. According to Google, the rear camera of Nexus 6P can outperform any other smartphone camera with regards to brightness and color mapping. Another feature of the camera is the slow-mo mode that can handle up to 240 frames per second and provide 4K video recording.

The Nexus 6P can be pre-ordered from Google Store. There is no exact delivery date as of yet. The 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB variants cost £449, £499 and £579 respectively.

PriceRs. 31,900.00
OSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPUQuad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
RAM32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.7 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm (6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 in)
SIMNano-SIM
- Fingerprint sensor
CAMERA12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Google Nexus 5 X Specification & Review

At the Nexus launch last night, Google surprised everyone with the advent of not just one but two Nexus devices this year. Following the trends of the power players of the smartphone world- Apple and Samsung, both of which introduced top of the line hot new smartphones in recent weeks- Google too has come up with its very own version of big smartphone, the Huawei made Nexus 6P and a smaller and cheaper model, the LG Nexus 5X.

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The Best Deal

All those of us who absolytely adored the Nexus 5 will see ourselves falling for Nexus 5X as well. It retains all the smartness and solid built of its predecessor the Nexus 5. The latest Google Nexus 5X has a distinct plastic feel and is as light as a feather. But do not let the plastic feel bother you much because even the so called-smart glass and metal phones didn’t deliver. The Nexus 5X not only looks great but also feels great. Unlike its glass and metal competitors, you don’t have to worry about smudging or scuffing it.
The Google Nexus offers top notch performance at an affordable price. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 processor and comes packed with powerful specifications that take care of all your needs without tacking any frills. The Nexus 5X has a 1080p display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 12 megapixel camera that can shoot videos up to 4K.The other exciting features of Nexus 5X will be based on Android Marshmallow which will figure in this smartphone.
The most important upgrade to the Nexus 5X is the finger print sensor on the back, whose position has been appreciated by many. Touted as the Nexus Imprint by Google, it is in line with Samsung, Apple and many other smartphone manufacturers that are taking smartphone security to a higher level. It only takes 600 ms for Nexus Imprint to recognize your fingerprint. According to Google, it gets better over time as it learns more about your fingerprints with each use.
The 16 GB Nexus 5X is available for $379 in the US while the 32 GB version is available for $430. Currently it is available in US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Korea and Japan. It will be shipped off to 40 more countries after 19th October.

PriceRs. 21,500.00
OSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lolipop), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
CPUQuad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
RAM16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
SCREEN4.95 inches (~70.8% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
SIMMicro-SIM
CAMERA8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash, check quality
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Sony Xperia Z5 Specification and Review

Sony has recently launched the Xperia Z5 along with two other variants- the Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 compact. The phones are expected to arrive in shelves by October this year. The device will be available in four colors: Silver-White, Graphite-Black, Matt Green and Fir Green and can be ordered from Sony’s website.

Build and Design

If you know Sony or have been using it for quite some time, you wouldn’t be shocked to know that he Xperia Z5 hasn’t changed much from the Sony Xperia lineup and looks a lot like Xperia Z3+. The power button is now smaller and has an ‘Xperia’ stamp over it. The volume keys have moved closer to the dedicated shutter button because the power button now has a fingerprint scanner.

The Xperia Z5 comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS LCD display much like its other devices. So the resolution and pixel density remain the same. However, the 4K display and its quality are undeniable. Some users might not like the excessive saturation but the nicely balanced and sharp colors and images are definitely a plus and offer good outdoor visibility. It comes with great viewing angles and the touch recognition has further been optimized to recognize wet touch. It still won’t work underwater but you will not have to dry off a partially wet screen.

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Specs

The Sony Xperia Z5 is the successor to Sony’s Xperia Z3+ and offers a waterproof design, IP65/IP68 dust-tight and a cap-less USB port. However, at the same time Sony has also advised its users to keep the phone away from water. The user interface is quite the same and not much has changed. It is powered by a 64 bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and supported by a 3GB RAM. The 32 GB internal storage can be expanded up to 200 GB via a microSD card.

In terms of snappers, Sony Xperia Z5 seems to have an upgrade. The smartphone now has a 23 MP Exmor sensor with super-fast auto focus of only 0.03 seconds. The enhanced camera module now utilizes a hybrid image stabilizer.

It is quite certain that the Sony Xperia Z5 is just an enhanced version of the Xperia Z3+. Even if the software update for Z3+ is as good as Sony claims it is, the gap will shrink even more. Considering these factors, it might be hard to justify buying the Xperia Z5 just for better camera and a finger print scanner.

PriceRs 23,000
OSAndroid OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
RAM32 GB, 3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.2 inches (~69.6% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY146 x 72 x 7.3 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 in)
SIMNano-SIM
CAMERA23 MP, 5520 х 4140 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Apple iPhone 6s

As everyone waited with bated breaths, Apple finally unveiled its latest iPhone 6s at its annual launch event in San Francisco. As expected, the Apple iPhone 6s looks like last year’s iPhone 6 but the most important changes are in hardware. However, as far as looks are concerned, it is available in a new color called ‘rose gold’ which basically looks a little bluish-pink. But this change in the shade is the only change you can spot between Apple iPhone 6 and the recently launched iPhone 6s.However, the emphasis is on the hardware and Apple has long followed the tradition of hardware upgrades over design development.

Build and Design

According to Apple, the iPhone 6s does look similar to last year’s iPhone 6 but the latest model possesses more internal strength. The chassis used for making the Apple iPhone 6s is a different grade of aluminum, the one that is used in aerospace. The same grade of aluminum is also used in Apple Watch Sport. The company hopes this solves the ‘Bendgate’ crisis that happened last year where customers companied that smartphones ‘bent’ after being sat on. A new and more strengthened glass also tops the latest smartphone.Though the company hasn’t confirmed if this belong to Corning Glass line.

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The ‘Force’ Touch

Apple iPhone 6s comes with a variation if Force Touch which can be found on the Apple Watch and some Mac trackpads. The pressure-sensitive touch is also known as 3D touch and can call secondary actions and menus when you press and hold the screen.

New Hardware

The most important upgrade is the hardware upgrade of the iPhone 6s which include upgraded front and rear cameras and video capability. It comes with a 12 Megapixel camera which is quite a leap for Apple given how it has stuck to 8MP cameras in its previous handsets. The 12 MP rear camera’s autofocus will pick up pace and the color accuracy is marvelous. The 5MP front camera is again something to be proud of. But instead of a dedicated flash that most phones offer, Apple uses the home screen to light up instead which increases brightness for selfies.

It will run on iOS 9 including all the software enhancements including a smarter Siri, upgraded OS, low power mode and a long battery life.

Wammy Neo 3 with Android 5.1

The Indian smartphone and tablet maker WickedLeak has introduced its new budget smartphone called Wammy Neo 3 in the Indian market. Priced at just Rs. 14,990 the device is available on pre-booking. The all new Wammy Neo 3 has been dubbed as the most affordable octa-core smartphone at this price. The device is aimed at providing premium devices at extremely competitive prices to the consumers. At the same time, the consumers would also get latest specifications such as 3GB DDR3 RAM and 64 bit processor.

The recently released Wammy Neo 3 is powered by a 1.7 GHz 64 bit Octa-Core processor and backed by a 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM. The smartphone also comes equipped with Mali T760 GPU which makes playing high-end games a wonderful experience. It runs on Android 5.1. It comes with Dual micro SIM Band with 4G support which enables users to use any 4G network provider in India and across the globe.

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The smartphone packs in a great display with 5.5 inch screen and 1920 x 1080 pixel resolutions with a pixel density of 401ppi. The OGS IPS display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. What’s more fascinating is that you don’t have to worry about drying your hands or taking off your gloves before making touch gestures on its screen. The smartphone’s touch-screen supports wet touch and glove touch. In addition to it, the Wammy Neo 3 comes 14 megapixel rear camera with CMOS sensors and a 4.9 megapixels front camera, both of which can click amazing photos. The 16 GB internal memory can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The smartphone has an ergonomically curved back panel to enhance grip and support and has a matte finish. Other features include gesture control to change songs, click pictures, answer phone calls and browse gallery.

Even though Wammy Neo 3 from WickedLeak might be the most affordable octa-core smartphone in a budget range, most of the consumers are unaware of this brand. Not just that, it also fails to provide a good user experience provided the specification the smartphone boasts of. The design and build quality of Wammy Neo 3 fail to impress.

PriceRs 14,990
OS Android 5.1
CPU1.7GHz MT6752 64-Bit Octa-Core Processor
RAM3GB DDR3 RAM
SCREEN/SIZE5.5 inch
DISPLAY/DIMENSIONS152x75.5x8.7 mm
SIMYes
CAMERA14-megapixel
BATTERY3000mAh
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Samsung Galaxy S4 : SPECIFICATION AND PRICE

The Samsung Galaxy S series keeps getting g bigger and better with every passing year. The trend continues to see updates in its previous generations and the much anticipated smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Korean Giant follows the same pattern with its high end features and enviable design. One good thing about S4 is that the size hasn’t changed from its predecessor and there is no extra heft to try and work with in your palm. If you have owned the S series in the past, S4 would feel quite a t home.

Build and Design

Much to Samsung’s disappointment the S3 didn’t fare well as far as looks were concerned. But thankfully with S4, Samsung has come to its senses by ditching the ‘Designed for humans’ playbook. The S4 comes in a candy bar form sans the tapering edges of S3. This gives it a uniform look and a good feeling upon being held. The ergonomic design works well in everybody’s favor. And given the 5 inch screen, the smartphone feels much lighter. S4 comes with a lot of sensors such as humidity sensor, temperature sensor, barometer and an IR sensor. Other than these, it also has an active noise cancellation.

Features

For starters, the S4 comes with a full HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and TouchWiz. The skin hasn’t changed much albeit a few additions. It is bombarded with a lot of features which eat up about 8GB of the internal 16GB available. The features like Smart scroll, smart pause, air gesture and air view are quite gimmicky but fasinating at the same time.

Media and Battery

When it comes to media, Samsung never disappoints. Much like others in the flagship, the S4 too excels in audio playback. The 13 MP BSI sensor camera will keep the photo enthusiasts happy and clicking.The quad-band GSM handset offers 3G and Wi-Fi support. It covers all your connectivity options including an IR port that works as remote for IR based home entertainment devices. The 2600 mAh battery can easily last for up to 8 hours and a lot also depends on how you use it.

PriceRs 18,990
OSAndroid OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPUQuad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
RAM 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
SCREEN 5.0 inches (~72.3% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
SIMMicro-SIM
CAMERA13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
BATTERY Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
OTHERS 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Gionee Elife S7

In the last couple of years, many Chinese OEMs have paved way into the Indian market. Gionee is one of them and even though its smartphones aren’t the most talked about, they certainly do not fare less to their competitors. The Elife S7 that was launched in the first week of April happens with a price tag of Rs. 22,500 is one such high end device. The beautiful looking smartphone is only 5.5 mm thick, which makes it one of the slimmest smartphones in the world. The metal and glass design gives it a high-end finish which adds to its style. Here is more to the stylish Gionee Elife S7 .

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Design

It would be fair to say it is quite a sight for sore eyes. The phone definitely earns points in the design department. Though there isn’t much to its design but the careful touch of glass combined with metal have made the phone look stylish and good. It looks like a continuous slab of metal with Gorilla Glass 3 on both sides. To add to it, it is only 5.5 mm in thickness which makes it look even better.

Hardware

It comes with an impressive hardware but not the only one to boast of the same. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor which is a plus because it is the best chip yet from MediaTek. It is supported by 2GB of RAM which doesn’t quite please us gives its high-end tag. The 5.2 inch Super AMOLED full HD display makes up for what it lacks in hardware. Moreover, the phone doesn’t heat up like its competitors from the same country.

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Camera and Battery

The Elife S7 comes with a 13 MP IMX214 sensor from Sony which says all that is needed to be said. The camera can take impressive photos and it also features a professional mode where you can manually adjust the parameters. Let’s just say that the camera is an absolute delight! It comes with a 2750mAh battery which doesn’t sound like much but it can survive a day on a single charge. However, a lot also depends upon how you use it.

PriceRs 22,500
OSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPUOcta-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM16 GB, 2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.2 inches (~79.1% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY139.8 x 67.4 x 5.5 mm (5.50 x 2.65 x 0.22 in)
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
CAMERAPrimary :- 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Features :- Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Secondary :- 8 MP
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

LG Launched LG G4 Stylus

As soon as LG announced the global release of LG G4 in May this year, it came up with another follow up news to tempt its consumers. The Korean giant brought about two new smartphones, G4 stylus and G4c, increasing the line-up with low budget smartphones. So it recently released its G4 stylus in the Indian market at a price tag ofRs 24,990.

Following the suit of its rival companies, LG introduced two devices in its G4 series. The LG G4 stylus is a 5.7 inch ‘phablet’ which comes with a stylus while the G4c is a smaller and cheaper version of the same with a 5inch screen. But for reason unknown, it certainly isn’t called the LG G4 mini.

Specifications and Features

Also known as G4 Stylo in Korea and North America, the G4 c won’t come in leather which LG has been saving for its flagship model. Launched initially inMay, the android 5.0 Lollipop based smartphone will have a UI based on the LG G4, the 2015 flagship model of LG. the G4 stylus features a 5.7 inch display which is larger than the 5.5 inch display of LG G4 launched in 2015. As you can figure from the name, it comes with a rubberdium stylus.

Other highlights of the same UI include Gesture Shot- a feature that enables you to open and close your hand in front of the camera to begin a three second countdown. There is also a Knock Code which allows the users to unlock the phone by tapping in a certain ‘knock’ pattern which can be personalized. The Glance View allows you to see key notifications when the phone is turned off.

The [hone has specifications to be proud of starting with a 5.7 inch HD and IPS display. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded by using a microSD card. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and has a 5 megapixel front camera. Even the processor has been upgraded to a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and it is known to support 4G LTE.

Given the mid-range price for this smartphone, it is quite a deal!

PriceRs 24,990
OSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 (LG H635)
Octa-core 1.4 GHz (3G model)
RAM8 GB, 1 GB RAM (LG H635)
16 GB, 2 GB RAM (T-Mobile only)
SCREEN/SIZE5.7 inches (~73.3% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY/DIMENSIONS154.3 x 79.2 x 9.6 mm (6.07 x 3.12 x 0.38 in)
SIMYes
CAMERA13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash (T-Mobile)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, laser autofocus, LED flash (LG H635)
BATTERYLi-Ion 3000 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

Micromax Launched Micromax Canvas Silver 5 Specs Price

The recently launched Micromax Canvas Silver 5 at Rs. 17,999 claims to be the slimmest smartphone ever at a thickness of just 5.1mm. The recent flagship by Micromax is claimed to be the slimmest and the lightest phone ever.

The latest smartphone from Micromax was launched at an event in Delhi yesterday and since then the media has been going into a frenzy regarding its claims and specifications. With a price tag of just Rs. 17,999, the new smartphone is 5.1 mm slim and weighs only 97 grams, easily making it the slimmest and lightest phone ever. The company has also announced that buyers can avail double 4G data from Airtel with their latest smartphone. This offer stands for first three months. The phone will available in the market July onwards can be purchased both online and offline.

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Specifications

The Micromax Canvas Silver 5 runs on Android Lollipop with a 64 bit operating system, 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 processor and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. It comes with a 4.8 inch AMOLED touchscreen with HD display providing a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The display also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. However, the smartphone only comes with SIM slot, which is downside as most of the smartphones in this price bracket provide dual-SIM support. But the slot offers 4G connectivity, which is going to be the next big thing. It also has 16GB internal storage which cannot be expanded further. Photography enthusiasts are going to love the 8MP rear camera with Sony IMX219 and CMOS sensor as well as Blue glass filter. In the front, a 5MP camera has been provided. The smartphone also features a professional camera mode.

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Furthermore, the phone features a 2000 mAh Li-Po battery that can provide 8 hours of talktime and a standby of 345 hours. The Dirac HD sound technology of this smartphone claims to provide surround sound, advanced digital controller and a sound correction feature. The NXP smart power amplifier provides a deeper bass effect and more volume without affecting the speakers.

Moreover, under the new service system of Micromax, a user can call customer care od use the web tool to report an issue. The phone can be picked up from the user’s address and returned within 7 days.

MODELMicromax Canvas Silver 5
PriceRs 17,999
OS5.0.2 Android Lollipop
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset which has a 1.2 GHZ Cortex A53 Quad core processor .
RAM2 GB RAM 16GB internal
DISPLAY1280 x 720 pixels
SIZE/SCREEN4.8 inch
CAMERA8 Mp rear shooter camera with 5Mp front facing camera
SIMsingle sim( Nano Sim)
BATTERY32000 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

BQ And Canonical Launch The Second Ubuntu Smartphone

Canonical launched the first Ubuntu smartphone in February this year along with Spain’s BQ. Roughly four months later, the pair is set to recreate the magic. BQ and Canonical launch the second Ubuntu smartphone this year in mid-June.Following the success of Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition earlier this year, BQ and Canonical and have jointly announced the launch of a second edition of Ubuntu smartphone.

The latest Ubuntu model based on Aquaris E5 HD marks the second collaboration between Canonical and BQ.Though it is being made by the same firm, Canonical says that the latest Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition will have a lot of improvements over the previous Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition.

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The latest Ubuntu smartphone comes with a wide array of features that are sure to impress. The 5 inch display comes with IPS HD technology and a 720x 1280 pixel resolution for maximum brightness. The phone is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek Quad Core A7 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal memory to provide the users a seamless and superior performance. With such specifications, watching movies, downloading and running heavy applications will be achild’s play. Additionally, it comes with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, both of which click great photos. The cameras come equipped with high quality BSI sensors and Largan lenses. Other features also include dual flash and full HD video recording. Just like other smartphones from BQ, the Aquaris E5 comes completely unlocked with dual SIM feature so that users can choose their operator of choice.

As per the firm’s statement, the phone will go on sale in Europe as for now via BQ’s online store. The smartphone will be unlocked and priced at EUR 199.90 which is around INR 12,770. The price hasn’t seen much of upgrade as the previous phone was launched at INR 12,000. It is speculated that the firm is trying to take over Android OS which is used by a majority of smartphone users. The UI of Ubuntu makes this smartphone stand out. The uncategorized home screens or scopes provide a unified view of content in any chosen category.

MODELUbuntu Smartphone
PriceRs. 12,000 (Approx)
OSUbuntu Touch
CPU1.3GHz
RAM1GB
SCREEN5.00-inch
SIMDUAL SIM
CAMERA13-megapixel
BATTERY2500mAh
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
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