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Samsung 4-Inch Galaxy Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Powered by Android 2.3.5 , with access to over 250,000 apps including games, productivity software, and more
- Uses a Wi-Fi connection (802.11 b/g/n) for Internet access
- 8 GB internal storage with a microSD card slot for adding up to 32 GB
- 4-inch super-clear LCD touchscreen with WVGA (800x480) resolution
- 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera for video calling
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Surf the Internet, take photos, play games, and carry your music, videos, and other media wherever you go with the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0. Powered by Android 2.3.5, the player features a 1 GHz processor, a 4-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen, and front- and rear-facing cameras. It also gives you access to over 250,000 apps including games, productivity software, and more.General Applications include Alarm/Clock, AllShare, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Email, FM Radio, Gallery, Gmail, Google Search, Latitude, Maps, Memo, Mini Diary, My Files, Navigator, Qik, Samsung Apps, Skype, Talk, Task Manager, ThinkFree Office, Voice Recorder, YouTube, etc.
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Surf the Internet, take photos, play games, and carry your music, videos, and other media wherever you go with the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0. Powered by Android 2.3.5, the player features a 1 GHz processor, a 4-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen, and front- and rear-facing cameras. It also gives you access to over 250,000 apps including games, productivity software, and more.
A front-facing camera lets you make VoIP video calls via Skype or by using the Qik app. View larger.
|The compact Galaxy Player 4.0 is easy to take with you anywhere.|
|Android Market has over 250,000 apps including lots of great games.|
The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 gives you portable freedom, letting you connect to any Wi-Fi hotspot while on-the-go without any monthly service fees. The player uses a Wi-Fi connection (802.11b/g/n) for Internet access. Once connected, you'll have access to games, music, video, and the whole Internet including Adobe Flash Technology. The sleek player easily fits in any pocket so you can take it everywhere you go.
4-Inch Super Clear LCD Touchscreen with 8GB Storage for Media Playback, Games, and More
Samsung is a leading manufacturer of displays, and puts their expertise to work by including a beautiful, 4-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen with WVGA (800x480) resolution. Show off your latest vacation photos or watch your movies in stunning HD. The player has built-in stereo speakers, or you can plug in the included headphones for private listening.
The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 includes 8GB of internal storage for your apps and media, and it has a microSD slot so you can add up to 32GB more. The player includes built-in support for MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, and AAC files; avi, mp4, 3gp, wmv, ast, mkv, and flv video files; and JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG images. It also has a built-in radio. And when connected to the Internet, you'll have access to your favorite Internet radio, Pandora, and YouTube, so you'll have all the media you can handle.
Front and Rear Cameras for Great Photos and Video Calling
The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 features a 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera for taking photos. Additionally, a VGA front-facing camera lets you make video calls using either Skype (pre-loaded on the player) or the Qik application, making it easy to stay in touch with your friends and family while on the go. And because the player features an embedded mic, you can make video calls without having to wear a clunky headset.
Powered by Android 2.3.5 with Over 250,000 Apps
Android 2.3.5 turns your mobile device into an easy-to-use pocket computer. It includes a full web browsing experience and access to more than 250,000 apps through Android Market. These apps include Pandora, Facebook, and tons of games and productivity software, so you can get your work done, listen to music, and keep connected with your friends and family with just one small device.
You'll have the whole Internet thanks to the fast and full featured Android browser that gives you seamless viewing of any webpage, including the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1. And with ThinkFree Office included, you'll be able to access Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files on the go.
Built-In GPS and Bluetooth Hardware
The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 has a built-in GPS, giving you access to GPS positioning and letting you take advantage of location-aware apps. It also has support for Bluetooth 3.0, so you can connect your favorite Bluetooth headsets for hands-free VoIP calls, music listening, and video viewing.
Powerful Rechargeable Battery for All-Day Use
The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 uses a lithium ion battery (included) that provides 1,200mAh of power for all-day use. The battery offers up to 54 hours of audio playback and up to 5 hours of video playback, so you won't have to worry about running out of juice in the middle of watching your favorite movie. Easily charge your player anywhere using the included USB 2.0 cable.
Includes Travel Adapter
An included travel adapter plugs into any standard A/C outlet so you won't need a PC or laptop to charge the player. The adapter features a detachable USB to micro-USB cable.
The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 measures 4.87 by 2.53 by 0.39 inches (H x W x D) and weighs just 4.27 ounces. It is backed by a limited one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0, earphones, USB cable, travel adapter, battery, quick start guide.
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- Galaxy 4.0 vs. 5.0: I settled on 4.0 since it is mainly used as a music player and a hand-held game machine for my daughter and, thus, the smaller size makes it more convenient for her to carry it around. I did try out Dell with a 5-inch screen at BestBuy to get the feel for larger 5" screen, and, although I liked it better for web surfing and videos, I felt the 4" would be just fine for her. So, if you are going to use the Galaxy to stream shows over NetFlix or consume media on the web, then you might be better off with 5.0.
- Galaxy vs. iPod - Screen: There's only an half inch difference between them, however Galaxy looks much larger and much, much brighter than iPod. Although iPod has slightly higher mechanical resolution at 960x640 than Galaxy's at 800x480, I like the Galaxy's screen better and find it to be easier to look at than iPod's.
- Galaxy vs. iPod - Sound:
(1) For both machines, sounds coming out of earphones are nothing special. Some earlier post mentioned that the Galaxy's earphones are 'crappy/horrible', but in my opinion, they are pretty much dead even; iPod's earphones are equally 'crappy/horrible'. So, if you want much better sound quality, I recommend you to buy a set of more expensive earphones. For non-audiophile, both of them are adequate and serviceable.
(2) For sounds from built in speakers, Galaxy is much better than iPod. Galaxy produces clearer and more crisp stereo sounds than iPod does.
(3) For in-car sounds, they are comparable. They both generate much better sounds than through earphones.
- Galaxy vs. iPod - Web surfing: For Youtube videos, Galaxy performs faster than iPod. For other general websites, iPod tend to be slightly faster, but it is because many websites have flash contents and Galaxy loads all of them. Actually, I do like the fact that you can view all the videos on the regular Youtube site with Galaxy; it's not limited to just Youtube Mobile videos. Also, that small difference in screen size makes a big difference in viewing web pages, so Galaxy shines here.
- Galaxy vs. iPod - Apps/Games: It depends on whichever app/game you prefer. For my daughter, Galaxy has a full range of free games/apps that she can play, including Angry Birds, so it's a non-issue.
- Galaxy vs. iPod - Battery: Yes, we all could use longer lasting batteries. But we found Galaxy's battery to be excellent for music listening and video playing. However, if you play games all the time, then you'll find both Galaxy and iPod batteries to be inadequate.
- Galaxy vs. iPod - File Management: If you're married to iTunes, you are going to like iPod better, but I found iTunes to be extremely buggy and slow, not to mention very limiting. So, it felt very refreshing not to have to be tied to iTunes to manage my files. In addition, I didn't have to convert videos to play on Galaxy since it plays most of the known video types. Again, if you're tied to iTunes and don't know what else to do, go with iPod. But if you want flexibility and know what you're doing, Galaxy is better.
- Galaxy vs. iPod - Camera: This is one of main gripes that I've had with iPod. Galaxy's camera wins, hands down. Also, Galaxy handled Skype video chat with ease and we didn't have any issues with casual picture taking. However, if you want to take really high quality pictures, buy a separate digital camera.
In summary, my son likes his iPod and my daughter is happy with her Galaxy. However, if I'm interested in a media player/mobile internet device and wouldn't want a phone/data contract, I'll definitely pick Galaxy over iPod Touch. I'm actually considering buying Galaxy 5.0 myself this Christmas. :-)
Until this came out, there was only one other choice: the Apple iPod touch. I evaluated both and decided on Samsung for the following:
Easily replaceable / accessible battery
Wins the "drop" test (see various videos on the web)
Expandable memory (just drop in a microSDHC card)
Tip: I went to Samsung's Website and downloaded and read the complete 140+ page manual, to get familiar with this unit before purchase, and also to quickly get it up and running when it arrived.
WiFi: I can honestly say that this unit exceeded my expectations. When it arrived, the unit charged up quickly ( 1 hr). I headed out to our local library to check the WIFI, and it was excellent. Pages loaded quickly. No dropped connections. I repeated this at several other hotspots around town, all good. Although the screen display resolution (800 x400) is arguably not as nice as the Ipod's retinal display, it was nice and clear, even when "pinched" to high magnifications.YouTube videos played with ease. I was quickly able to set up all my bookmarks, set up all my email accounts, customize the home screen to my liking, and load a few free android apps all within an hour.
Battery life: very reasonable; able to surf for all day with music in the background and still had some battery power left. Tip: turn of the WiFi and GPS when not needed. It is easy to access this function- just swipe a finger from the top of the screen downwards- you now have a quick menu to turn these functions on or off. Also you can access the "task manager" wigit and shut down all running programs not needed.
Music player: It synced very easily to all my tunes stored on my Windows media player software on my laptop. The earbuds provided with the unit are a step above the usual cheapies, with a pause and skip button. They fit snugly and comfortably into the ear canal (silicone) to block out external sounds and give a better listening experience. Sound is average.
Warranty: It is 1 year. Initially I could not find any warranty info,so I called Samsung to confirm this. I was able to speak to a customer rep quickly, which is nice.
This unit is based on Samsung's famous Galaxy smartphone series. It Comes with a 1 Ghz processor (not dual core), 512 Mb RAM, 8Gb memory (expandable to 64 Gb with external micro card) and Android's 2.3.5 Gingerbread software platform. It has 3.2 MP camera (no flash on this 4" model, only the 5" has flash), and GPS, It is basically a smartphoone without the phone.
Warranty is 1 year.
One annoying note: if you accidentaly push the volume control bar simultaneously with the power on button when you initially turn on the unit (easy to do, they are on opposite ends) the unit goes into a scary "download mode" . It's eay to get out, just power the unit completely off then on again.