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Samsung8GB Galaxy Player 5.0"
 
4.7

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long battery life (22)
  • Easy to set up (21)
  • Great sound (18)
  • Simple controls (18)
  • Reliable (15)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (22)
  • Anywhere (21)
  • Entertainment (11)
  • At work (10)
  • Commuting (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid listener (12), Casual listener (12), Parent of two or more children (7), Working parent (6), Audiophile (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (29)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great product

I bought the SGP 5.0 last week and i dont regreat my choice. Its the best investment if you live in a metropole with a lot of free public network connection. I can connect...Read complete review

I bought the SGP 5.0 last week and i dont regreat my choice. Its the best investment if you live in a metropole with a lot of free public network connection. I can connect my SGP 5.0 everywhere in Montreal city. I can use it like a phone when i use skype (but dont use video option, it drain the battery really fast). I bought the 5 inch version, its cool for gaming but its a little big in a pocket. If you live in a village, go for a smartphone OR with a tablet with a 3G key.Negative points:- The camera do a correct job for photo, but it dont do the job for video (but honestly, who care...)- No instruction included- Watch yourself in a bus or train, The screen is big and schiny, its obtrusive and visible; some pick pocket think its a galaxy note too (by the size). Its better than any ipod.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

samsung should start over

A good design idea for a media player except the essential component, namely the wifi, works horribly. My other wifi gadjets work well but with the Samsung all I got was drop signals,...Read complete review

A good design idea for a media player except the essential component, namely the wifi, works horribly. My other wifi gadjets work well but with the Samsung all I got was drop signals, constant " obtaining IP protocol" and major signal interruptions. Very unhappy with this product.

Reviewed by 45 customers

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5.0

Great gadget for the price!!!!

By PJ

from Chicago

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Use
  • Fun
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Teens
    • Travel

    Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

    Love the large screen.

    much better, in my opinion than the Ipod, and cheaper.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great product works well, easy to use

    By willtravel

    from North Dakota

    About Me Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Use
    • Fun
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Travel

    Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

    The Galaxy 5.0 is a great mp3 player and much easier to use than the Ipod and Itunes. Great sound with plenty of volume, nice tone and a good range of sound. Easy to download music, lots of apps., and all around great unit.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By pfm

    from West Australia

    About Me Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Use
    • Engaging
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Travel

      Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

      Great product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Pocket Power!

      By Alby

      from Victoria BC Canada

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 5 Inch Screen Ipod 4
      • Drag And Drop
      • Easy to Use
      • Fun
      • Gps
      • Not Tied To Itunes
      • Pocket Sized Tablet
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Driver Issues
      • Quirky Operating System

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Older Children
      • Special Needs
      • Teens
      • Travel
      • Young Children

      Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

      I use it for pictures, Youtube and apps. I love the big screen and drag and drop file transfers and not having to use Itunes. I don't like the driver issues that took me 2 days to work around. It takes hours to charge up rather than the minutes my ipod did, and it crashes a bit more often. But it has a GPS which the Ipod doesn't. And it is cheaper! I recommend this tablet to anyone who isn't planning on synching with a computer or who is enough of a geek to work out any possible issues.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Samsung Player does come with a charger

      By raj

      from New Jersey

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

          The desciption did not say that it comes with a charger, so I bought a separate charger. There was no need. A charger comes included.I liek the feature that as you type it suggest you the most likely words u are looking to type.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Better and cheaper than an iPod

          By Klaod!

          from Quebec, Canada

          About Me Electronics Super User, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Replace Battery
          • Easy to Use
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Only Runs Google Os 23
          • Os Is Not The Latest

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Older Children
          • Teens
          • Travel

          Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

          Purchased the Samsung Player 5.0 for my 15-yr old daughter who wanted to absolutely get an iPod. I convinced her to look into other product lines as Apple does not allow for customization nor expandable memory, however the Samsung Player 5.0 accepts micro SD cards up to 32GB.

          It has been an entire week since she owns it and there is not a single day that passes-by without her telling me how awesome the Samsung Player 5.0 is.
          With its 5-inch screen, its replaceable battery, reasonably-fast processor, easy file-transfer format (PC to device), and full support from Google, this device has everything an iPod can offer and more, and all this at a lower cost.

          For the past 5 years, I have been an iPhone user and I am certain that my next device will be a Samsung device.

          I recommend the Samsung Player 5.0 to anyone who is looking for an "iPod-like" device but without all the restrictions that come with Apple (such as the need to install iTunes on your PC, Memory is expendable on the Samsung Player 5.0, battery can be changed fast and painless fashion). Why pay more for less?

          5 STARS!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great mp3 player and so much more

          By viv77

          from lincoln, Ne

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

          Easy to navigate, fun, nice clear and big screen.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Galaxy Player is an excellent product

          By Meg

          from Tasmania, Australia

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Engaging
          • Fun
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Learning
            • Older Children
            • Teens
            • Travel
            • Young Children

            Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

            only criticism - product can take memory card but was not clear that it was only a mini memory card.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Satisfied

            By Arbuz

            from Toronto ,Canada

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Engaging
            • Fun
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Older Children
              • Teens

              Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

              I loved.I have Galaxy phone and tablet ,now my son has mp3 player.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Very good player

              By PC Guru

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Education Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Use
              • Fun
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment

                Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                I don't like what Samsung shows on their web site which does not correspond to what it has on the player, then how can we follow any instruction? For example they said Icon "market", and yet I found nowhere that icon "market".
                I gave 3 stars because of that.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

                By Tiger

                from Ottawa Canada

                About Me Working Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to Use
                • Engaging
                • Fun
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Learning
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                  I use this playr for reading, music, videos,,surfing internet, calling home when oversea for free, and GPS navigation, etc.

                  I like everything about this player, especially the GPS capabilities, except ...

                  - the sound quality when using an earphone (very noisy)
                  - the Android OS (it is quite buggy and ext SD card suddenly disconnected without any reason)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  first class something special

                  By yaacov g.h.

                  from Givaat Zeev, ISRAEL

                  About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fun

                  Cons

                  • Drains Batteries

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                  I brought it to my daughter as a present device and she is very happy with using it

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best pocketable media player out there.

                  By toyking

                  from Northern Ontario Canada

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Engaging
                  • Fun
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Learning
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                    I bought this mainly to listen to music but find I use it more for surfing, checking email, and checking the weather than listening to music. With a 32gig micro sd card installed I find I have tons of room for songs, movies, and topo maps. With the micro sd slot this device is far more useful than crApple's ipod touch.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Better than the wheel!

                    By Fire-Medic

                    from Plymouth, NC

                    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                        I use this player for everything! It's a mobile office! Small enough to fit in you pocket, yet large enough to read anything comfortably. I use the GPS to the fullest in my truck & on my boat. Love how the Google features work seamlessly between my computer and the player. It's an iPod touch to the n'th degree!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

                        By Jack Quack

                        from Rockford, MI

                        About Me Avid Listener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Great Sound
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Sleek/Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Work
                          • Commuting

                          Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                          Works great, very fast.
                          Only problem is that it does not play WMA books we download from local library.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Supper MP3 player

                          By Tim H.

                          from Tucson, AZ

                          About Me Avid Listener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Simple Controls

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere
                          • At Work
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                          So far this is the best MP3 player that I've ever had with all the features as smartphones just without the phone. I love it

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          great machine

                          By eli

                          from bklyn. ny

                          About Me Avid Listener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound
                          • Long Battery Life

                          Cons

                          • Freezes Up

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere

                          Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                          It is agood device but it is very slow

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Vers satisfy of this product

                          By danyboy

                          from Québec ( Canada )

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lots of Storage
                          • Simple Controls

                          Cons

                          • Insufficient Storage

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere
                          • At Work

                          Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                          I have always the player with me

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good alternative to Ipod Touch

                          By Antonio

                          from Venezuela

                          About Me Avid Listener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lots of Storage
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Simple Controls

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • At Work
                            • Commuting

                            Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                            I chose this one over the Ipod touch for three main reasons:
                            1) Android operating system
                            2) Big 5" screen
                            3) Additional 32 Gb storage via micro SD card

                            The music player that comes preinstalled is nothing to write home about, but you can download Poweramp or winamp player for free in the android store.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            samsung should start over

                            By bernard

                            from new york city

                            About Me Avid Listener

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Simple Controls

                            Cons

                            • Poor WiFI

                            Best Uses

                            • Anywhere

                            Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 5.0":

                            A good design idea for a media player except the essential component, namely the wifi, works horribly. My other wifi gadjets work well but with the Samsung all I got was drop signals, constant " obtaining IP protocol" and major signal interruptions. Very unhappy with this product.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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