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conclusion:Pass on it

70

While the D3 has a great, sharp display and support for a wide range of audio and video formats, that isn't enough to make this Android-based portable media player a rival to the similarly priced iPod touch. It doesn't provide access to the Google Play Store, it doesn't have a camera, and performs sluggishly at most functions other than playing audio and video. Though that might have been good enough a couple of years ago, in today's app-driven world, the D3 offers too little at too high a price.

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    8.2
  • Video quality
    7.8
  • Ease of use
    5.6
  • Portability
    7.4
  • Battery life
    6.0
  • Media support
    8.9
  • Capacity
    8.0

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6.0
Engadget Mar 29, 2011

We'd love to love the D3, and we've no doubt fallen for its superior aural qualities, but there's just too many pitfalls here (and too lofty a price point) to recommend for the masses.

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5.0
CNET UK Aug 1, 2011

The Cowon D3 Plenue certainly has its strengths. It sounds great, offers excellent video and audio support, and packs a highly impressive AMOLED screen. But its lack of support for the Android Market, high price, and buggy software mean it's difficult to recommend.

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8.0
Top Ten Reviews Mar 29, 2012

If you are dead set against investing in an Apple product, this is a solid alternative. It cannot boast every single feature that the iPod Touch can, but the sound quality and picture quality are very likely to impress even the fussiest audiophile.

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8.0
Anything But iPod Oct 1, 2011

For me, it is a keeper...If you’re mainly interested in audio and video playback, it is definitely a very good choice – if you’re more into Android performance and benchmarks, you might be better off with a different device.

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