Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

79
Engadget
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 review: Android media player that needs more of a voice

Summary

Samsung has made a well rounded device that does everything you ask of it. Sadly there just isn't anything special to get excited about

Pros
  • Good battery lifePlays media wellEasy to use
Cons
  • Too quietPoor camera Low storage capacity
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 review: Android media player that needs more of a voice
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Galaxy Player 4.0 review

It wasn't all that long ago that one of the pinnacles of the gadget world was the PMP. How many gigs has yours got? Mine plays FLAC. Whoa, iPod video! These are sentences that are largely consigned to the digital mists of time. Now that your phone, watch and pretty much any other gadget can fill the shoes of the media player, its days among gadget nobility are numbered, and its rank slipping ever lower. There will always be a corner of the gadget realm for them but it's more of a country cottage, compared to the sprawling manor of yesteryear.

Why all the nostalgia? Samsung's Galaxy Player 4.2 is the latest descendent of the Android media player lineage, and the company's rightful heir to its PMP kingdom. As you can see, a full-fat media player in 2012 wears a very different uniform than its forefathers, and definitely fights a different battle. Can what is essentially a phone-without-a-phone, hold its territory and prevent the mobile bandits from scaling the walls? We spend some time with it in the trenches to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

79
 

Breakdown

Portability
8.8
Video quality
6.8
Ease of use
7.0
Sound quality
8.2
Capacity
5.2
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage, Memory card
WiFi
yes
Installable apps
yes
Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to5 hour
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage, Memory card
WiFi
yes
Installable apps
yes
Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to5 hour
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