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Samsung8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (11)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (22)
  • Easy to set up (21)
  • Sleek/compact (21)
  • Great sound (18)
  • Simple controls (17)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Anywhere (22)
  • Gym / working out (14)
  • Travel (12)
  • Commuting (9)
  • At work (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid listener (12), Casual listener (9), Audiophile (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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5.0

Does what it is supposed to.

By Hack, writer

from Central New Mexico

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable Performance
  • Sleek/Compact

Cons

  • Small Screen But

Best Uses

  • Anywhere
  • Gym / Working Out

Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

Though it's marketed as a music/video player, what this really is a very small screen tablet. Works fine as a player, but also, with accomodations for the small screen, it's a (wi-fi) internet connection for email and the web and a place to play games and even read books. Yeah, the screen is pretty small, especially for reading, but it works. Think of it as a smart phone without the phone connection.
I'm very pleased with this device, for what it is.

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  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

More than a media player

By Doc Apothecary

from Knoxville, TN

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Android Based
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Expandable storage
  • Great Sound
  • Huge Library Of Apps
  • Long Battery Life
  • Reliable Performance
  • Replaceable battery
  • Sleek/Compact

Cons

  • Older Version Of Android
  • Product Marketing

Best Uses

  • Anywhere

Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

I was looking for a replacement for my now unsupported PDA for getting updates for my healthcare software. I was happy with my cell phone plan and did not want a data package. I do not care for Apple products and a 7" Android tablet would be too big to go into my pocket.

After some searching, I came accross the Samsung galaxy players. I considered the 5, but it did not have a replaceable battery. I settled on the 4.2 and have been extremely happy with it. You have access to hundreds of apps, many free via google store. I now have my healthcare software, a digital copy of The Bible I can read anywhere, diagnostic tools to check my cars error codes with a bluetooth adapter, and games. Oh yeah, it does play music and videos - the main things it is marketed for that I seldom use. The sound is pretty impressive for the small stereo speakers on the front. I can surf the web anywhere there is wifi, and no need for an expensive data plan.

There are few negatives with this device. One of the few is advertising. With its marketing as a media player, I almost missed / overlooked it altogether. A media player just skims the surface of what this device can do. Second, its hardware is on the lower end, but then again, it does not have to contend with cellular components. Lastly, it looks like you will be stuck with gingerbread and not be able to update the device to ICS or JB through official updates.

I would highly recommend this device to anyone that wants the functionality of a smartphone without the smartphone. It is a great alternative to an iPod touch. I also feel better about the long term with its expandable storage and replaceable battery.

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  • Personal
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  • No

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5.0

awesome

By Ghostchips

from Darwin, Australia

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Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound
  • Long Battery Life
  • Lots of Storage
  • Reliable Performance
  • Simple Controls
  • Sleek/Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere
    • Commuting
    • Gym / Working Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

    i use it for everything, hasn't missed a beat with all activities, i haven't found a bad thing bought the media player

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

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    4.0

    A winner that's more like a mini-tablet

    By Debbe

    from Northern Nevada

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    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Display Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Simple Controls
    • Sleek/Compact

    Cons

    • Can't Remove Installd Aps
    • Gps Won't Work
    • Hard To Remove Back
    • No Way To Shut Off Music
    • Poor Instruction Manual
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere

    Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

    This is my first MP3 player--and I don't know why I waited so long! Music sounds surprising good right from the device, which fits nicely in my purse. The other features make this more like a tablet, which has saved me $$$ from buying one. The wireless works great--I start my mornings checking out news, weather, Facebook, email and YouTube. And I've found new games to play while waiting in lines! The display is crisp and videos play smoothly.

    What keeps me from giving it 5 stars are:
    1. The difficulty of removing the very flimsy back
    2. I've never gotten the GPS to work
    3. The music player doesn't have an off button
    4. Pre-installed apps can't be removed.

    Perhaps if there was a better manual or help screens, I'd be able to figure out these problems.

    But they're really quite minor compared to the overall experience--I'd definitely recommend this player to anyone.

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    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Amazng and diversified gadget

    By Sinclair

    from North Easton, MA

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Long Battery Life
    • Lots of Storage
    • Reliable Performance
    • Simple Controls
    • Sleek/Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere
      • At Work
      • Commuting
      • Gym / Working Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

      We use it for music, internet (e-mail), news, GPS and research for information. Added 12 classical music CD albums from our collection with many more to go. We expect to add dozens of albums as time permits. We already have a cheap, annual flat-rate cell phone.

      I bought a mobile HotSpot for access to the internet for this little wonder. Overall, it's much cheaper than owning a smart phone, yet it has most smart phone enhancements. It's also very fast! The only complaint is the lack of a user handbook. We had to Google-search on our PC to find Samsung's owner's manual. It does come with a simple, basic instruction booklet barely describing "on-off", charging, etc. and that was it. Otherwise I would give it a five star rating.

      B&H shipped the order rather quickly at a standard rate. Thank you B&H.

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      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Just what I wanted

      By Lee

      from Avon,Ohio

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound
      • Lots of Storage
      • Reliable Performance
      • Sleek/Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere

        Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

        I have bought from BH in the past, always the same thing. I get what I ordered, I get it fast, It always works, and costs less then anywhere else. My kids say it best.
        Don't be stupid! Buy BHphoto!

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        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Lightweight, versatile

        By cruisin

        from Honolulu, HI

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        Pros

        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls
        • Sleek/Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Gym / Working Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

          I was originally looking for just a mp3 player but the wifi with internet access makes it a great, on-the-go replacement for my Nook ereader. I still use my nook for book purchases but can read any book on this device, surf the net, listen to my music and check my city's bus system app that returns gps locations for most of their bus fleet.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very good feartures for the price

          By NOEL

          from SUGAR LAND, TX

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Long Battery Life
          • Lots of Storage
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere
            • At Work
            • Commuting
            • Gym / Working Out
            • Travel

            Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

            Surfing, chatting, music, pictures, FM radio, Good for traveling.

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

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            5.0

            Well worth it

            By Camper

            from New Jersey

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            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls
            • Sleek/Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere

              Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

              In fact, this is a full-blown palmtop Android computer (a smartphone without the phone function and associated recurrent service plan charges). The trickiest part was to discover this device listed under... media players!The hardware includes Wi-Fi, camera, GPS, voice recorder... you name it. And yes, a media player as well. Plenty of free Android apps in Google Play. Really an all-in-one do-it-all.Too early to judge if it has any flaws. Also, this is my first foray into the field of Android handheld devices... nothing to compare it with.A great toy (or tool, depending how you use it).

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              • Personal
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              • No

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              4.0

              Good for Non-Smartphone Users

              By College Student

              from San Jose, CA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • At Work
              • Commuting
              • Gym / Working Out

              Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

              This is perfect for college students that don't use a smartphone and don't need to carry a laptop everyday. I use it to listen to music on the bus and to check my email/facebook at school. Internet and most apps only work with wifi though, but it isn't a major problem. The size is a bit big so it can't fit in most pockets, but I have small hands and I still manage. My sister has an iPod touch and she prefers the bigger screen of the galaxy player. You can also connect the galaxy player with a regular cell phone via bluetooth to answer calls.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Philippe

              from Quebec , Canada

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              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound
              • Long Battery Life
              • Lots of Storage
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anywhere

                Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                This is a great player for mp3, video, and others too.
                great interface, easy to use and good looking.
                I'll buy another one for my girlfriend for chistmas.

                Thanks for your great service B&H

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                • Personal
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                • No

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                4.0

                Decent alternative to Nano

                By hmnmn

                from Minnesota

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                Pros

                • Great Sound
                • Long Battery Life
                • Simple Controls
                • Sleek/Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere

                  Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                  Samsung has made a nice player with many features, including FM radio.
                  There are plenty of free and paid apps to choose from on the Google Play Store.

                  Pro;s
                  FM radio
                  storage expandable via microSD cards (max 32gb)
                  plenty of apps and games
                  long battery life
                  batteries are user replacable
                  replacement batteries are cheap and easy to come by
                  construction seems solid

                  Cons;
                  Music sync software "Kie's" is not as easy to use and problemmatic
                  Alternative music softare is equally problematic
                  Headphones do not offer the same level of control that the Apple Nano with optional headphones with remote offers.
                  Far fewer accessories available

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                  • Personal
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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  excellent product and quality

                  By Gus

                  from Buenos Aires

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Lots of Storage
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Simple Controls
                  • Sleek/Compact

                  Cons

                  • Freezes Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                  I use it every day and the life time battery it s really great

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Better than Apple!

                  By Ben the techie

                  from Elkhart, IN

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lots of Storage
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Simple Controls
                  • Sleek/Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere
                    • Gym / Working Out
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                    I had been using a 2nd generation iPod Touch. This blows that out of the water. A few of the things that sold me on this device were the larger screen size, memory card slot, replaceable battery, and built-in GPS. Apple has none of these.

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

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                    5.0

                    Incredible

                    By Buck 69

                    from Sherbrooke, Canada

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                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Lots of Storage
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Sleek/Compact

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Set Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere
                    • At Work
                    • Gym / Working Out
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                    Better than expected. Big and clear screen. No slowdown. A real ipod killer.

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

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                    5.0

                    Very happy :)

                    By Nick

                    from quebec

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Sound
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Lots of Storage
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Simple Controls
                    • Sleek/Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere
                      • At Work
                      • Commuting
                      • Gym / Working Out
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                      I really love my samsung galaxy

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      very neat and really good

                      By fabz

                      from Laval, Quebec, Canada

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Sleek/Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere

                        Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                        I use the galaxy for everything, even calling and texting (with wi-fi and specific applications). Does a better job than iPod, android OS is really great, and i really love the personnalisable UI. It lacks the newest hardware pieces, though, but I did knew that before taking it

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

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                        5.0

                        Worthy successor to the Palm Pilot

                        By bob

                        from Stanton, NJ

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                            I bought a Galaxy Player 4.2 to replace a failed iPAQ 110, which replaced a Palm T|X. I have a company-issued phone and want a pure PDA that is small enough for me to carry all the time at work for notes, calendar, databases, reference documents, etc. So far, I'm delighted with the capability of the device and the range of applications, from Kindle for Android to freeware port scaners to Handbase for Android. The scarcity of hardware buttons makes it less than ideal as a music source to the aux input of a car radio, but for that I use another device.

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

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                            4.0

                            good sized display

                            By nsbraja

                            from kwt

                            About Me Casual Listener

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                            • Battery life
                            • Short Battery Life

                            Best Uses

                            • At home use

                            Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                            battery life is not as expected, speaker volume not reducible beyond certain level on earpiece mode, overall useful and performs well, serves my purpose
                            still not able to find pre-loaded maps for Wifi free navigation.
                            radio function without headphone is missing as claimed in the advt/specs

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                            • Personal
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                            • Yes

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                            4.0

                            A good challenge for the Ipod Touch

                            By Bernie the swimmer

                            from Toronto, Canada

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • GPS FM radio Can use as
                            • Great Sound
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Simple Controls
                            • Sleek/Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Anywhere
                              • At Work
                              • Commuting
                              • Gym / Working Out
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2 (Black):

                              FM radio. GPS. With bluetooth connecting to a non-smart phone. Stereo speakers (better sound). Larger screen size. Expandable memory. Detachable battery. None of the aforementioned is attributable to the Ipod Touch.

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

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