Portable media players comparing Portable media players

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Engadget score

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84
86
82
76

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Avg. critic rating

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8.3
8.6
7.9
7.6

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Avg. user rating

no data
8.3
8.7
8.3
8.6

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Price

$99

General

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Type

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

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Media type

Internal storage (4 GB, Flash)
Internal storage (80 GB, Hard drive)
Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
Internal storage (2 GB, Flash)

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Memory card support

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Radio tuner

FM
No
No
FM
No

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Radio recording

No

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FM transmitter

No

Supported media

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Audio codec support

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

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Audible support

No
Yes
Yes

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Video playback

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

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Video codec support

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

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Photo viewer

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

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Image format support

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

Connectivity

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WiFi

No
No
802.11 a, b, g, n
No

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Wireless sync

Yes

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Downloadable media

Yes

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Bluetooth

No
No
4.0
Yes (unspecified version)
No

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Common profiles

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

Audio features

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Speakers

None
None
Stereo
Mono
None

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Audio recording

No
Yes
Microphone
No

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Volume limiter

No
Yes
Yes

Audio quality

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Noise cancellation

No
No
No

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Equalizer

No
Yes

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Frequency response

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

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Signal-to-noise ratio

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Impedance

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Total harmonic distortion

Software

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Apps (default)

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

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Installable apps

No
Yes
Yes
No

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Display

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Display

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

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Screen size

2.5 inches
4 inches
2.5 inches

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Screen resolution

320 x 240
1136 x 640
240 x 432

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Screen type

LCD (Color, Backlit)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit)

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Touchscreen

No
Capacitive [finger]
Capacitive [finger]

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Aspect ratio

16:9

Connections

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Audio jack

3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm

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USB

2.0 (Other / proprietary, USB charging)
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

No
Yes
Yes

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FireWire / 1394

No
No
No

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Video output

No
Yes
No

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Outputs supported

Power

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Audio playback time

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

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Video playback time

up to 5 hours
up to 8 hours
up to 3.5 hours

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Battery size

Rechargeable
Rechargeable
Rechargeable
Rechargeable

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Battery type

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

Camera

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Camera

No
No
No
No

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Camera features

Sensors

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Sensors

Accelerometer (motion), Gyroscope

Compatibility

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Requires desktop software

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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OS support

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

Size and Weight

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Height

0.91 inches
4.1 inches
4.86 inches
3.01 inches
1.14 inches

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Width

1.85 inches
2.4 inches
2.31 inches
1.56 inches
1.24 inches

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Depth

0.51 inches
0.41 inches
0.24 inches
0.21 inches
0.34 inches

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Weight

4.9 ounces
3.03 ounces
1.1 ounces
0.44 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Discontinued
Discontinued
Available
Available
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Discontinued (US)

September, 2008

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Released (US)

October 1, 2009
September, 2007
May 30, 2013
October, 2012
September 1, 2010

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Announced (US)

September, 2007
September 1, 2010

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$49.99 USD
$249.99 USD
$229 USD
$179 USD
$49 USD

Colors

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Colors

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

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year
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