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  • Sound quality Sound quality is pretty decent, obviously not as good as high end smartphones. good
  • Video quality Good screen, very accurate colors and bright. But is very small, which makes it easier to hold and use with one hand, but harder to type, use web, watch videos good
  • Ease of use Small size, so easy to hold and use with one hand, but harder to type, use web, watch videos. iOS is very very simple, but lacks customization and shortcuts good
  • Portability Its quite small and very very thin. Its very very portable. great!
  • Battery life Battery life is great for music. Its very good for videos/movies. But quite poor for games, especially if they are graphically intensive. good
  • Media support Does support MP3, M4A, MP4 (720p), MPEG (not 720p). But doesn't support popular formats such as MKV, AVI, FLAC,.. Also must use iTunes, which is poor at syncing poor
  • Capacity Comes in 8, 32, 64 GB. For 32 GB I get 28.5 GB usable space, is very good. Because iOS 6 is quite light and doesn't have some features, e.g. Siri, panorma good
Detailed review
Sound quality is pretty decent, obviously not as good as high end smartphones. Good screen, very accurate colors and bright. But is very small, which makes it easier to hold and use with one hand, but harder to type, use web, watch videos. Small size, so easy to hold and use with one hand, but harder to type, use web, watch videos. iOS is very very simple, but lacks customization and shortcuts. Its quite small and very very thin. Its very very portable. Battery life is great for music. Its very good for videos/movies. But quite poor for games, especially if they are graphically intensive. Does support MP3, M4A, MP4 (720p), MPEG (not 720p). But doesn't support popular formats such as MKV, AVI, FLAC,.. Also must use iTunes, which is poor at syncing. Comes in 8, 32, 64 GB. For 32 GB I get 28.5 GB usable space, is very good. Because iOS 6 is quite light and the iPod Touch 4 doesn't have some features like Siri & panorama (probably because the mic is poor and on the back. The camera is also quite poor for panoramas, I've tried panorama apps most panorama I take aren't that good).

Also AppStore has the most apps and iPod touch has lots of accessories.
I would defiantly reccomend the iPod Touch 5 over the iPod Touch 4, because of build quality/durability, better camera and bigger screen size.
I have a case on 24/7, but the chrome back of my iPod is covered in scratches because somehow even dust scratches it. So I would recommend buying the iPod Touch 5 over the 4. The 5 has a aluminium back, which is far harder than the 4's chrome back. But since its aluminium its still quite easy to scratch, but if you have a case then it won't get scratched. Also the iPod Touch 4 has a poor camera (0.7 mp) and tiny 3.5" screen, the iPod Touch 5 has a decent 5 mp camera and 4" screen (but its slightly bigger).
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2013-05-19
Updated detailed review