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Samsung 5-Inch Galaxy Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.3 out of 5 stars 622 customer reviews
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  • Powered by Android 2.3.5 , with access to over 250,000 apps including games, productivity software, and more
  • Uses a Wi-Fi connection (802.11b/g/n) for Internet access
  • 8 GB internal storage with a microSD card slot for adding up to 32 GB
  • 5-inch touchscreen with WVGA (800x480) resolution
  • 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera for video calling
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Technical Details

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  • Built-in Microphone
  • Touch Sensitive Screen
  • Video Recording
  • Video playback

Product Description

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Product Description

Surf the Internet, take photos, play games, and carry your music, videos, and other media wherever you go with the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0. Powered by Android 2.3.5, the player features a 1 GHz processor, a beautiful 5-inch touchscreen, and front- and rear-facing cameras. It also gives you access to over 250,000 apps including games, productivity software, and more.

From the Manufacturer

Surf the Internet, take photos, play games, and carry your music, videos, and other media wherever you go with the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0. Powered by Android 2.3.5, the player features a 1 GHz processor, a beautiful 5-inch touchscreen, and front- and rear-facing cameras. It also gives you access to over 250,000 apps including games, productivity software, and more.

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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0
At a Glance:
  • Brilliant 5-inch touchscreen display
  • 8 GB internal storage with a microSD slot to add more
  • Compact for easy portability
  • Powered by Android 2.3.5 with access to over 250,000 apps
  • Listen to music and watch videos anywhere
  • Includes travel adapter so you can charge the battery away from home
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A front-facing camera lets you make VoIP video calls using the Qik app. View larger.
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The compact player is easy to take with you anywhere.
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Android Market has over 250,000 apps including lots of great games.
Play On-The-Go Without a Contract or Monthly Fees
The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 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.

Beautiful 5-Inch 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 5-inch 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 5.0 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 5.0 features a 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera for taking photos. With a built-in flash, you'll be able to take crisp clear shots even in suboptimal lighting. Additionally, the VGA front-facing camera lets you make video calls using 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 5.0 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 player uses a lithium polymer battery (included) that provides 2,500mAh of power for all-day use. The battery offers up to 60 hours of audio playback and up to 8 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 5.0 measures 5.56 by 3.07 by 0.46 inches (H x W x D) and weighs just 6.42 ounces. It is backed by a limited one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0, earphones, USB cable, travel adapter, quick start guide.



Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 0.5 x 3.1 x 5.6 inches
Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces
Manufacturer Samsung
ASIN B005P1VNDW
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number YP-G70CWY/XAA
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 622 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com September 26, 2011

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I've owned several mp3 players and tablets from microsoft, apple, sony, etc, but none of them attended most of my expectations.
When I bought my Samsung Galaxy Player I also bought an iPod touch to compare both at the same time.

The Galaxy Player was faster at web browsing, navigating throughout the device in general, etc.

Even the ear-buds that come with it are good quality. Better than Apple's. Deep bass and nice distribution on the trebles and mediums. I had just bought a Klipsch s4i which is a really wonderful pair of ear-buds, but not needed after I tested this samsung one.

The screen quality of the iPod touch is still superior due to the 960x640 pixel resolution, but the bigger size (5 inches) of the galaxy's screen makes it way more comfortable to your eyes (the quality is still really impressive though).

The galaxy's internal stereo speakers are not like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inches' which are wonderful, but they beat the iPod's " mono speaker" without a doubt.

The iPod has an upper class quality microphone to record voice memos and videos. The galaxy's one is not the best, but they still pick up instruments' sounds pretty well. If you want to record a concert with your galaxy player, you can do that with this 5 inches one.

The notification bar in the iPod touch with the new iOS 5 is pretty much not useful. It works better with an iPhone, but the galaxy player's notification bar works well just as if you had a mobile phone.

The super advantages of the galaxy player over the iPod is: - it has a microSD card slot (which you can expand up to 32GB). You can have all your videos, movies, music, and pictures in different microSD cards if you choose to. It is really easy to install in the device.
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There are a lot of people who are comparing this to the iPod touch, and rightfully so. But I thought I'd give it a different perspective, as someone who has owned both the 4.0 and 5.0.

First off, I love these Galaxy Players. They both run the Android OS 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), which is a very slick, smooth, easy-to-use interface. In my opinion, it's a little more complicated than iOS, but nothing that's overwhelming, and if you've used a touch-based OS, you can get the hang of this in no time.

Both players are solid and well-built, with GPS, rear and forward-facing cameras, a microSD slot and stereo speakers. Aside from the power and volume buttons, there are no other hardware buttons on either device; the home and menu buttons are touch-sensitive. This can be a bit of a pain if you hold the device in landscape mode, though, as the buttons are sensitive and I find myself accidentally pressing them. This is of course, easily remedied by holding it from the other side.

You can also access the Android Market from both devices, which opens them up to thousands of apps which enhance each unit's useability and functionality. And because both have microphones and speakers, if you have access to wifi, you can use Skype or Google Voice to use the Players as phones. Truth be told, judging by Samsung's bundling headphones with microphones and how much they look like phones, I'd imagine that's what they're thinking most people will use these as--phone replacements.

And speaking of replacing gadgets, because Google Maps now allows you to cache maps for use offline, you can replace your GPS unit with the SG Players. It has built-in GPS and turn-by turn navigation software.
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First off I'd have to say I am pretty happy with my device. For all of you putting in low ratings you need to remember such facts as

Its not a phone (but you can use it like one given you use skype or other apps to call on) no 3g or 4g here nor edge.
Its not up to the current techonogly used in phones due to its price (its got a single 1 ghz proecssor compared to the 1.2 dual core and 1.5 dual core processors in the current Iphones and Android phones)

With that in mind let me continue with the Review. As far as How I like it...I love it! The built in Micro SD card slot more than makes up for its low storage capacity. Samsung got it right with this feature and one I feel that Apple got horribly wrong granted you have the cloud but it still doesn't beat having it right there. You can swap in and out up to 32 gb SD cards and it works great (granted it does take some time for the media scanner to find whats on the sd card).

Battery life with this Device is what I expected for music playback. You can have this thing on all day and charge it when you go to bed if you listen to music on it (because you most likely will be doing more while listening to music anyways). Music I feel is clean and crisp and the earbuds that come with it are Amazing...beating out a pair I have had for a bit that cost 60 bux and have noise cancelling. You have a equalizer (forgive me if i spell that wrong LOL!) which you can change the base and treble as much as you like. Granted you have to have headphones or earbuds to use the feature and tell the difference it is still a fabolous feature to have.
Another thing I love about this device is the build in radio.
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