Summary: Isn't the best Android device, but for only 100 bucks it is in like new condition and it runs fair enough It just lags and gets stuck alot. Also, I can't play the games I am able to play on other android devices because its using gingerbread android and I can't update it.
Summary: Like many others I bought this Galaxy Player and converted it to a Wi-Fi phone. Galaxy Player + Google Voice + GrooveIP = this dad saving money! My 9 year old uses it easily and loves playing games, taking photos and videos, and texting friends. I set him up with his own Gmail account and use prepaid Google Play cards for app and MP3 purchases, this protects me from unwanted charges. The hardware is like an older Android phone, but it is able to run most games and apps.
Summary: A few glitches here and there, but not a deal breaker. A great alternative to ipod, if I knew this existed 4 years ago, never would've purchased an ipod. Superior versatility, don't need retarded iTunes, "drag and drop" works seamlessly, and expendable memory is simply the best. Functionality surpasses ipod hands down. Thrilled that I never, ever have to go back to ipod. Thank you, thank you Samsung!
Older Android Version, Extra Codecs and Offline Calendar to Compensate
Jacob Lemmons, Amazon
28 November 2012
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (GP4.2) only has Gingerbread (Android v2.3.6), but I don't find it lacking in that regard, because Samsung baked additional codecs (media coder/decoders) into the ROM. Specifically, they added FLAC support (officially added to Android in Honeycomb/v3.1) and XviD .AVI support (not officially supported even by Jellybean/v4.2).
Summary: Bought this to replace my ailing Zune HD player only to find out the Zune was just having hiccups per se. After opening package and holding it in hands it is a hefty piece of an "entertainment" device. I call it that as it does music as well as a whole lot more. I do like the "smartphone" styling and larger screen compared to my Zune HD , it's basically a smartphone without the innards of a phone.
Excerpt: We have the white version, looks way better than the one here. The 3.5 spot is on the bottom which I like. The interface isn't GSII like but moves okay. All the basic functions are there, and third party apps work. The camera is weak, and more of a decoration on the back. The speaker output however is great! Clean volume at the loudest setting, my SGII pales in comparison. If you are looking for something to take to the beach, or the gym - that's the one for you.
Summary: Overall, this is great. Considering, it's not as laggy as I thought it'd be. So far, I haven't had any speed issues or freezing. Everything's great, but I'm curious about the memory. The 8GB model has only 4.62GB available for use. Luckily, I had an extra 8GB card and I put all my music onto that.
Summary: I had been looking for a replacement for my iPod Touch for quite some time. I liked the iPod, but dislike the way Apple does business, so I decided that I would try something else after dropping my iPod and cracking the screen. I had my eye on the Galaxy Players, but there were a few things I didn't like. Along comes the 4.2 Galaxy Player, and it seemed like most of the issues I had were solved, so I decided to give it a shot.
Summary: most of the pros have been mentioned in the above reviews and i agree with them but the one con that i found was that with all the pre installed applications from samsung there is only 4.6 gb of space left.