Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Player 50 / YP-G50
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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 review
6 January 2012
Summary: As an iPod Touch alternative, the Galaxy Player 5.0 offers much to like, especially if you are already familiar with Android and have invested money in the ecosystem. Audio playback through the stock Samsung music app is of poor quality, but the Android advantage means that you have the ability to choose third party player options from the Android Market.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 is like a decent smartphone for anyone that doesn’t want to be saddled with a data plan. Or to put it another way, it’s like an iPod touch for anyone that’s not interested in buying an Apple product. It’s the PDA evolved.
While there have been other Android devices that have attempted to fill this niche, the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 are the first devices to do it
The Galaxy Player 5.0 isn’t a perfect device.
Summary: Unless they really want the larger 5-inch screen, platform-agnostic users will probably not find enough reasons to pay $70 more for the Galaxy Player 5.0 than they would for the iPod touch, which has more apps, a more colorful screen, and a better camera. Android fans might prefer the more colorful screen on the Galaxy Player 4.0, but those looking to get the full Gingerbread experience on a media player/tiny tablet with a slightly larger display will love the Galaxy...
Pros: Large display, Expandable memory, Excellent battery life, Video chat and VoIP
Cons: Feels a bit cheap and plasticky, Display colors are dull, Chunkier build than most pocketable devices
Summary: There's one important quality about the
Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0
that needs to be noted. That's price. At $230 for the 4 inch model and $270 for the 5 inch model I've reviewed here, the Galaxy Player might not seem to be that great a deal compared to a comparable smartphone priced at $200 or under. That's deceptive, however, since smartphones also come with the requirement for a data plan.
Conclusion: This review is just one part of a series we're doing on this device as part of our new initiative to give you a better look at the value of a reviewed product as compared to its competition. The devices we'll be looking at have been listed in this review earlier, those being the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Samsung Stratosphere, the Apple iPod Touch , and of course the Galaxy Note .
Samsung Galaxy Player 50 Android Media Player Review
4 May 2011
Excerpt: You know how you have a choice of 3 different iOS device sizes/types? There’s the iPad , the iPhone and the iPod touch. Now you have that same choice when it comes to Android devices. Samsung has the Galaxy Tab tablet, a huge selection of Galaxy smartphones and now they have the Galaxy Player 50 for those of you that want a pocket device but don’t want to pay for another monthly data plan. Let’s take a look.
Pros: No data plan required, Small
Cons: Display is small, Slightly sluggish, Disappointing camera, Can't use internal memory for apps
Conclusion: We’ve highlighted in our brief review some of the features and drawbacks to the Samsung Galaxy Player 50, many of which are hardware associated but some also software related but as a day to day music player, it should suffice. Putting all this into perspective though, if we’re honest, we would pay £30 more for the same capacity iPod Touch for an overall more engaging and satisfying experience.
Pros: Lightweight, Removable battery with external memory, supporting up to 32GB, Easy to use music player, ‘iTunes-free’, just control your music content by dragging and dropping
Cons: Low quality build, Poor display resolution, Runs an outdated Android 2.1, Limited hardware performance means you’ll struggle to find any games enjoyable, Unimpressive camera, lacks flash