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Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

2.64 in
5.44 in
Apple iPhone 6 Mobile Phone
Apple iPhone 6
2.85 in
5.59 in
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S5
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
3 editorial reviews
It's got a big screen. It's thin and pocketable. And Apple Pay, available at an increasing number of retail locations, works well. Welcome to CNET's full updated review of the Apple iPhone 6.Read more
This old-generation iPhone 6 is showing its age – get the 6S or the SE instead.Read more
Not too small, not too big, but just right - the new iPhone 6 could be the most perfect device Apple has come up with so far.Read more
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2 editorial reviews
Galaxy S5 Review Update: Is it still worth considering now it has Android 5.0 Lollipop?Read more
Powerful, with a fantastic camera and incredible battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was a superb smartphone flagshipRead more
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Hardware

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Operating system
Apple iOS 11
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Android 4.4
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CPU clock speed
1.4 GHz
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2.5 GHz
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CPU cores
Dual-core
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Quad-core
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GPU model
PowerVR GX6650
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Qualcomm Adreno 330
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RAM memory
1 GB
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2 GB
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CPU model
N/A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
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Display

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Screen size
4.7 in
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5.1 in
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Touchscreen
yes
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yes
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Number of colors
16.7 M
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16.7 M
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Panel type
LCD
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OLED
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Resolution
8.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Technology
IPS TFT
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Super AMOLED
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Pixel density
326.0 ppi
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432.0 ppi
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Dual screen support
yes
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yes
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Scratch resistant display
yes
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yes
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HDR
no
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no
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Ambient light sensor
yes
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yes
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Multi touch
yes
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yes
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Screen material
N/A
Corning Gorilla Glass 3.0
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Rear camera

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Resolution
8.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Primary lens aperture
2.2 f
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2.2 f
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Primary sensor size
1/3"
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1/2.6"
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Video recording
yes
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yes
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Highest video resolution
  • 1920
  • 1080
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  • 4096
  • 2160
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Maximum FPS at the highest resolution
60.0 fps
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30.0 fps
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Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)
240.0 fps
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60.0 fps
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Max resolution (highest frame rate)
  • 1280
  • 720
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  • 1920
  • 1080
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Autofocus
yes
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yes
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Burst Mode
yes
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yes
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Digital Image Stabilization
yes
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yes
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Digital zoom
yes
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yes
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Face Detection
yes
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N/A
Geo-tagging
yes
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yes
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HDR Capture
yes
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yes
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LED Flash
yes
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yes
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Panorama
yes
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yes
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Slow-Mo
yes
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yes
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Smile Detection
yes
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N/A
Touch Focus
yes
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yes
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Front camera

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Resolution
8.0 Mpx
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16.0 Mpx
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Storage

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Memory card reader
no
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yes
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Types of memory card supported
No memory slot
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  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
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Maximum card storage
N/A
128GB
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Dimensions

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Colour of product
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Grey
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  • Black
  • White
  • Gold
  • Blue
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Material
  • Aluminium
  • Glass
  • Steel
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Plastic
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Height
5.44 in
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5.59 in
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Width
2.64 in
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2.85 in
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Depth
0.27 in
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0.32 in
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Weight
4.55 oz
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5.11 oz
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Physical keyboard/numpad
no
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no
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Water resistant
no
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yes
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Shock resistant
no
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no
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Dust resistant
N/A
yes
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Sensors

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Accelerometer
yes
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yes
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Proximity
yes
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yes
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Digital Compass
yes
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yes
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Fingerprint
yes
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yes
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Gyroscope
yes
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yes
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Barometer
yes
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yes
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Pedometer
yes
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yes
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Hearth rate monitor
N/A
yes
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ANT+
N/A
yes
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Connectivity

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Dual sim support
no
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no
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Sim card size
Nano-SIM
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Micro-SIM
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DLNA certified
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth version
4.0
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4.0
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Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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NFC
yes
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yes
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Charging connection
  • Lightning
  • Lightning
  • HDMI
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USB
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Headphone connection
3.5 mm
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3.5 mm
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Video output
Manufacturer specific
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MHL
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USB version
N/A
3.0/3.1
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USB On-The-Go (OTG)
N/A
yes
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Celluar

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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yes
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yes
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Wireless networking standard
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
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  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
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Data transmission
HSPA+
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HSPA+
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Navigation system
GLONASS
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GLONASS
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2G GSM
yes
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yes
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GSM frequencies
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
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  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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3G UMTS
yes
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yes
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UMTS frequences
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
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  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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CDMA frequences
  • 800 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
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  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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4G LTE
yes
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yes
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LTE frequencies
  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
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  • 700 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2000 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
  • Regional
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Mobile hotspot
yes
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yes
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Streaming standards
N/A
Miracast
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Battery

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Replaceable battery
no
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yes
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Battery type
Lithium Polymer
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Lithium Ion
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Battery capacity
1810.0 mAh
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2800.0 mAh
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Standby time
250.0 h
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390.0 h
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Talk time
14.0 h
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21.0 h
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Fast charging
no
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yes
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Wireless charging
no
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yes
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