Samsung has always pushed there Galaxy Players to be different from the rest, whether it’s checking email, surfing the web or playing a game. Just like their tablets, Samsung has a wide array of sizes for Galaxy Players with improved size and design of the Galaxy Player 4.2 and decent specs and a simple user interface, this device is what Samsung hopes will reach the hands of Android fans needing an iPod replacement.
The design is very sleek. Samsung places the 3.5mm headphone jack and a charging ports at the bottom of the Galaxy Player. The home button is located on the bottom of the player just below the screen. The only problem I had with the home button is it just doesn’t feel sturdy. You have a beautiful 4.2-inch 480×800 display, a 1.0 GHz single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. Just like the Galaxy tablet 10.1 2 the 4.2 player speakers are located on the front. The speakers are not strong enough to hear throughout the room but do a decent job.
You have a 2 megapixel camera on the rear (no 720p video recording), a front camera, a decent 1,500 mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Samsung’s Touch Wiz UX changes to give it that extra polish. Running on a 1.0 GHz single-core processor the device runs well enough. If you play the pre load games (FIFA 12 and Hot pursuit) for 4 hours straight you’ll probably be pushing 5 hours which is good battery life. Listening to music for 3 days straight, gave me half of the battery life without dying.
Galaxy Player comes with pre-loaded apps such as: Chat on, Social Hub, G Mail, EA Games, FIFA12, Hot Pursuit and Play Store. The games look amazing on the player and I was truly impressed with the graphics. The 4.2 screen makes it easier to get into the game. The Galaxy Player lacks phone controls and access to cellular networks, but if you download an app like Skype, you can use this device as a phone whenever you have an Internet connection.
Galaxy Player 4.2 is an impressive iPod alternative for Android fans, offering many of the same excellent options of its Apple counterpart for accessing its content from other devices. The larger display, compared with the iPod, is also a major plus for playing games and watching videos, Battery life is amazing. For $199 you get a music player, portable gaming, and mini tablet all in one, can’t beat that.