A standard PhoneGap/Cordova Android app, usually requires all possible permissions when it is build.
This is directly related to the PhoneGap/Cordova plugins that are required and included by default, even though the app may not require them.
The documentation writes that we have to add the following line to our "config.xml":
<preference name="permissions" value="none" />
This, though, does not work for version 6.2.6 that I currently use.
The solution for the excessive permissions, is to uninstall the unused plugins.