Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
Love Android smartphones, but don’t care for the cellular connectivity that normally accompanies them? Well, you’re in luck, because the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 aims to provide the wealth of functionality found with Android, without costing a whole lot of money out of your pockets. Priced at $149.99, this portable media player is Samsung’s answer to comparable devices such as Apple’s iPod Touch.
Without a doubt, the design of the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 follows in the same premise as most other Samsung made devices – meaning, it’s comprised out of lightweight plastic. However, it lacks any sort of appeal with its appearance, and ultimately, it comes off as something forgettable.
Around the sides of the Galaxy Player 3.6, we find a 3.5mm headset jack, microphone, microUSB port, volume control, power button, and a spot for a lanyard. Furthermore, much like its smartphone counterparts, it features a front-facing VGA camera and a trio of Android capacitive buttons.
microUSB port and 3.5mm jack (top)
Power and volume keys (right)
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6
Many of Samsung’s smartphones are outfitted with some high-tech displays, but sadly, the Galaxy Player 3.6 settles with the leftovers. Specifically, it’s donning a 3.65” HVGA (320 x 480) LCD display that’s one of the poorest quality we’ve seen in a while – mainly because we’re repulsed by its bland colors, poor viewing angles, and its near invisible appearance outdoors.
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2. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Agreed, this device is just horrible, good for a very very budget minded person, but you could probably get a decent tablet like the kindle fire or something ANYTHING for a little bit more.
12. ThePhoneCricket322 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)
Definitely. It is just terrible. Got it for christmas and instantly regretted it.
16. ThePhoneCricket322 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)
Sound quality is amazing compareed to the Nexus 5 though
3. -box- (Posts: 3826; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
So good for kids that want to play games with their friends, and good for those parents who don't want their kids to spend their time on the phone or texting when they should be doing homework or something, and with the added benefit of affordability. Granted a used phone with a dead SIM would work in the same capacity, but that adds added bulk and more complications for replacement if something happened to it
4. mercorp (Posts: 972; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Even the ipod touch can do better than this.
13. ThePhoneCricket322 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)
The S3 can call (only in cellular versions)
9. BattleBrat (Posts: 1103; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
At least with the Walkman Z series they put some EFFORT into it!
10. Chadl (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 May 2012)
How come every time I see a review on a galaxy player they start talking about phones. However they don't say it about the iPod touch. I own both and I don't use the iPod anymore. Why, the camera is better, It has GPS, ever once in while I just want to hear the radio and I can use it in place of my smart phone to save the battery when I'm in a wifi area. I don't have the 3.6 but I have the 4.0. I see them compare the phone to a smart phone and they suggest I buy a smart phone. Ok, if I want a smart phone plan yes that's what I will do but just suppose you have a smart phone and you wanted a device like this do you think that even is a partly wise suggestion? There are no smart phones I know of new for $150 that won't cause a few issues because it is designed to have phone service. Just stick to the point. It is a MP3 media player that has a camera and will allow you to use it in place of your phone. Also, why not mention the GPS, Radio, that you can tether it via Bluetooth to a not so smart phone and answer and make calls. I would like to see a review using the iPod touch as the bench mark and go from there not a cell phone a consumer buying this type of product wants to know to get this or a iPod not a phone.
14. waterbear (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)
GPS is not working on the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6!
Google: galaxy player 3.6 GPS issues.
That is a shame!