Portable media players comparing Portable media players

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Engadget score

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86
84
76
90

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Avg. critic rating

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8.6
8.3
7.6
9.0

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Avg. user rating

9.0
8.7
8.3
8.6
8.5

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Price

$61

General

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Type

Audio player
Audio / video player
Audio / video player
Audio player
Audio / video player

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Media type

Internal storage (2 GB, Flash)
Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
Internal storage (80 GB, Hard drive)
Internal storage (2 GB, Flash)
Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)

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Memory card support

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Radio tuner

FM (20 presets)
No
No
No
No

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Radio recording

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FM transmitter

No

Supported media

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Audio codec support

FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
AAC, MP3, WAV
AAC, MP3, WAV
AAC, MP3, WAV
AAC, MP3, WAV

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Audible support

No
Yes
Yes
Version 4

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Video playback

No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

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Video codec support

h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime
h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, Quicktime
h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime

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Photo viewer

No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

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Image format support

BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF

Connectivity

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WiFi

802.11 a, b, g, n
No
No
802.11 b, g, n

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Wireless sync

Yes
No

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Downloadable media

Yes
Yes

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Bluetooth

4.0
No
No
2.1 + EDR

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Common profiles

A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control]
A2DP [stereo audio]

Audio features

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Speakers

Stereo
None
None
Mono

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Audio recording

Line-in, Microphone
Microphone
Yes
No
Line-in, Microphone

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Volume limiter

Yes
Yes

Audio quality

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Noise cancellation

No
No
No

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Equalizer

Custom presets
Yes
No

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Frequency response

20 - 20000 Hz
20 - 20000 Hz
20 - 20000 Hz

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Signal-to-noise ratio

90 dB

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Impedance

32 ohms

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Total harmonic distortion

Software

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Apps (default)

Address book, Alarm, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Email, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, Voice recorder
Address book, Alarm, Calendar, Games, Stopwatch, Voice recorder
Address book, Alarm, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Email, Notes, Stopwatch, Voice recorder

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Installable apps

Yes
No
Yes

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
Yes
Yes

Display

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Display

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

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Screen size

1 inch
4 inches
2.5 inches
3.5 inches

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Screen resolution

128 x 32
1136 x 640
320 x 240
960 x 640

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Screen type

OLED (Monochrome)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit)
LCD (Color, Backlit)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit)

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Touchscreen

No
Capacitive [finger]
No
Capacitive [finger]

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Aspect ratio

16:9
3:2

Connections

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Audio jack

3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm

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USB

2.0
2.0 (Other / proprietary, USB charging)
2.0 (Other / proprietary, USB charging)
2.0 (Other / proprietary, USB charging)
2.0 (Other / proprietary, USB charging)

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Storage type

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Dock connector

Yes
Yes
Yes

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FireWire / 1394

No
No
No

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Video output

Yes
No
Yes

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Outputs supported

Component, HDMI, RCA / composite

Power

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Audio playback time

up to 12 hours
up to 40 hours
up to 30 hours
up to 15 hours
up to 40 hours

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Video playback time

up to 8 hours
up to 5 hours
up to 7 hours

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Battery size

Rechargeable
Rechargeable
Rechargeable
Rechargeable
Rechargeable

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Battery type

Li-polymer
Li-ion
Li-ion
Li-ion
Li-ion

Camera

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Camera

No
5 megapixels
No
No
0.3 megapixels

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Camera features

Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash
Records video

Sensors

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Sensors

Accelerometer (motion), Gyroscope
Accelerometer (motion), Ambient light, Gyroscope

Compatibility

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Requires desktop software

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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OS support

Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP, 64-bit, 64-bit), Mac OS (OS X)
Windows, Mac OS
Windows (7, Vista, XP), Mac OS (OS X)
Windows (7, Vista, XP), Mac OS (OS X)

Size and Weight

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Height

1 inch
4.86 inches
4.1 inches
1.14 inches
4.4 inches

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Width

3.27 inches
2.31 inches
2.4 inches
1.24 inches
2.3 inches

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Depth

0.45 inches
0.24 inches
0.41 inches
0.34 inches
0.28 inches

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Weight

0.88 ounces
3.03 ounces
4.9 ounces
0.44 ounces
3.56 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Discontinued
Available
Discontinued
Available
Discontinued

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Discontinued (US)

September, 2008
May 30, 2013

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Released (US)

October 16, 2009
June 26, 2014
September, 2007
September 1, 2010
September 1, 2010

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Announced (US)

June 26, 2014
September, 2007
September 1, 2010
September 1, 2010

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$199 USD
$249.99 USD
$49 USD
$229 USD

Colors

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Colors

White
Gray
Silver
Blue
Pink
Yellow
Black
Silver
Silver
Blue
Red
Green
Pink
Orange
Black
White

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

2 years
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year

Environmental

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Energy Star compliant

Yes

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RoHS compliant

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EPEAT rating