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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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

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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

79
 

User Reviews

80
ariel12g
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
jpatrick408
I love the fact that the Galaxy Player 4.2 plays lossless audio codecs. It...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
70
Average Critic Score
 
70
CNET
The bottom line: When it comes to competing with Apple's iPod Touch media player, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is Samsung's best effort yet, but it's still playing catch-up.
 
90
SlashGear
If I had to choose one Galaxy Player from the whole lineup released or announced thus far to work with, this would be it... Here at $199 this may well be the best deal on the mobile market if you’re not in the market for a tablet-sized device.
 
50
phoneArena
We definitely appreciate the larger display and better build quality of the Galaxy Player 4.2. In the end, though, it’s still lacking the value that’s found with some of the sub-$200 priced prepaid Android smartphones out there – so yeah, you’d better invest in one instead.
 
70
TrustedReviews
It has better speakers than most phones, an attractive design, great audio and video support plus access to plenty of Google goodies. These days you can get an Android phone with similar specs for the same money and its video skills are held back a bit by the single-core 1GHz processor.
 
80
PC World
The Galaxy Player 4.2 is a good all-around performer with a nice big screen, strong audio and video performance, solid gaming options, and passable rear- and front-facing cameras.
 
70
PC Mag
A viable Apple iPod touch alternative, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a great way to run Android apps without buying a smartphone.
 
70
Engadget
100 percent of the functionality of this device is available in any recent smartphone. Therefore, for this device to shine, it really should smack its core features. It doesn't.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
We still prefer the iPod touch for its sharper screen, more premium design and superior app selection. But if you're looking for an Android-powered alternative with better sound, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is a worthy alternative.
 
70
TechRadar
For those squarely in the niche, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a capable media player, offering a decent mix of style and expandability at a competitive price – particularly for users not tied into the iTunes ecosystem.
 
60
T3
Furthermore, the device fails to offer users any reason to opt for it instead of saving pocket space and a not inconsiderable sum of money and simply utilise the music player features on their latest high-end smartphone.

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