Cowon D3 Plenue

70
Global
Score
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Cowon D3 Plenue Android PMP review (video)

Summary

Pros
  • Gorgeous designAmazing displayWorld-class audio quality
Cons
  • Terribly sluggishToo expensiveNo Android Market
Cowon D3 Plenue Android PMP review (video)

One thing's for sure: Cowon's D3 Plenue is vastly different (and superior) to the firm's AMOLED-equipped S9 from 2008, and it's also catering to a vastly different sect of consumers compared to its ultra-capacious X7. This beaut is one of the few pocketable Android-based PMPs available today, offering up a gorgeous 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchpanel (800 x 480), dedicated media controls along the edges, Android 2.1, WiFi, 1080p video output, a built-in microphone and a battery good for up to 21 hours of use. As with every other Cowon player, this one also supports every file format ever conceived, including FLAC, APE and OGG -- three that the audiophiles in attendance will definitely recognize. The real question here is simple: does having Android on a non-connected (cellular, anyway) device really do you much good, and moreover, is it really worth the $357.99 asking price? We'll discuss these points and more in our full review just after the break. Join us, won't you?

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Breakdown

Capacity
8.0
Video quality
7.3
Battery life
6.0
Sound quality
8.5
Portability
7.0
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Specs

D3 Plenue

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage, Memory card
Audio codec support
AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
WiFi
yes
Installable apps
yes
Audio playback time
up to21 hour
Video playback time
up to10 hour
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Specs

D3 Plenue

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage, Memory card
Audio codec support
AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
WiFi
yes
Installable apps
yes
Audio playback time
up to21 hour
Video playback time
up to10 hour
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