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Samsung Galaxy Player 5

72
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

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

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Engadget Summary

Price cuts have made this Android-powered portable media player, which once cost $70 more than a comparable iPod touch, a potentially viable option. Now available for about the same price as a touch, it includes an FM radio, the ability to add extra storage via a microSD card slot, GPS, and, of course, a much larger screen. That big screen makes it a little bulky, and most people will probably still prefer the touch (or the Galaxy Player 4.2), but if you're looking for something smaller than a full-size tablet, but with most of a tablet's features, the Galaxy Player 5's lower price makes it at least worth considering.

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User Reviews

60
Mélusine Ghorbani
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
60
51circles
I bought this primarily as a media consumption device and e-reader. To that...read more
50
reverman
A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - Engadget
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74
Average Critic Score

Battery life

72
 

Sound quality

72
 

Portability

70
 

Capacity

60
 

Ease of use

80
 

Media support

80
 

Video quality

76
 

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