If you want to buy a media player but you don’t want it to be Apple’s iPod touch then you can settler for Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0. There are different version of galaxy player introduce by Samsung, some of which we have already reviews on this website. Today, we will be taking a look at the Galaxy Player 4.0 and see how good it is. Well, the highlighting point about this device is that, it is available in only $200.
Usually people get confused about Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 because both look identical. Even the galaxy players look like Samsung Vibrant smartphone as well. However, you should know that Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 has a 4 inch display screen whereas; the galaxy player 5.0 has a 5 inch display screen. We have also got Galaxy Player 4.2 that has 4.2 inch display screen. Compared to the fourth generation Apple iPod touch, Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 is bigger and heavier. The overall body of is made of plastic which gives it a nice look but little roughness is detected on sides as well. As stated before, it has got a 4 inch display screen having a resolution of 800×480 pixels. The screen size is better than iPod touch but still, the solution is lower than that. On back side, you will find a rear facing camera which should have a LED flash light but it doesn’t. Under the plastic back cover, there is a 1200mAh battery and a MicroSD card slot.
Performance and Specs
Apparently, Galaxy Player is no different than any other Android smartphone but of course, it doesn’t support cellular services. You can use internet on this device but only if you have got an open Wi-Fi connection. Currently, the device runs on Android OS 2.3.5 Gingerbread but an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich may be available in near future. I’m only assuming that the device will get upgraded to a new OS but company has not said anything like this so far.
You will be impressed with the processing speed of this device as it runs on a single core 1GHz processor backed by a 512MB of RAM. Both these processing capabilities combined together provide a smooth speed to the device. While running some heavy apps, I found the device getting slow but overall performance of the device is good. Once again, I must inform you that if you are looking for a proper smartphone then Samsung Galaxy Player has nothing to offer to. This is a media player device that doesn’t’ support cellular chips at all.
Software and Extras
You must be thinking that what is the purpose of adding Android OS in a media player device when Samsung could have come up with a simple media player device and still named it Samsung Galaxy Player? Well, they are trying to compete with Apple’s iPod and if you have a little knowledge about these devices then you must know that iPod runs on iOS and that is the main reason why Samsung has introduced these media player devices with Android OS in them.
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