70
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Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

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

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Engadget Summary

Though this portable media player is $50 less than Apple's iPod touch, and offers a few novel features, — including the ability to control a cellphone over Bluetooth — for most people, it's still not a real alternative to the touch. That's mainly due to its screen, which is noticeably less sharp than the one on the touch. If you have a big music collection, the Galaxy Player's microSD card slot might make it worth considering, since adding a 32GB card to the 8GB Galaxy is considerably cheaper than buying a 32GB touch. Otherwise, the touch is a better deal, especially since you can get the 8GB version on Amazon for $187, putting the price difference between these two at just $37.

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Battery life

87
 

Sound quality

77
 

Portability

84
 

Capacity

70
 

Ease of use

73
 

Media support

75
 

Video quality

51
 

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