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Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review

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Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
Introduction:

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.


Design:

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.

The Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 is comprised out of lightweight plastic - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
The Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 is comprised out of lightweight plastic - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 is comprised out of lightweight plastic


Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
Android buttons - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
Front-facing camera - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
 

Android buttons

Front-facing camera


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.

Left edge - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
microUSB port and 3.5mm jack (top) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
Power and volume keys (right) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review

Left edge

microUSB port and 3.5mm jack (top)

Power and volume keys (right)

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6


Flip it over, we find a 2-megapixel camera and two notches for its speaker grill in the rear of the device. Meanwhile, prying off the rear cover grants us access to its 1,500 mAh battery and microSD card slot.

Back - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
Rear camera - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
Battery compartment - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review

Back

Rear camera

Battery compartment




Display:

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.



Viewing angles - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review
Viewing angles - Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Review

Viewing angles



Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 360-degrees View:



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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:51 5

1. mercorp (Posts: 968; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Dont get it,please.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:00 4

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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 11:38

12. ThePhoneCricket322 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)


Definitely. It is just terrible. Got it for christmas and instantly regretted it.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:23

16. ThePhoneCricket322 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)


Sound quality is amazing compareed to the Nexus 5 though

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:20 1

3. -box- (Posts: 3782; 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

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:24 4

4. mercorp (Posts: 968; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Even the ipod touch can do better than this.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:32 1

5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


^^^^lol

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 18:02 1

7. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Thats the new S3!! OHHHH

posted on 11 May 2012, 02:57

11. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


But can it call?

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 11:39

13. ThePhoneCricket322 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)


The S3 can call (only in cellular versions)

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 18:03

8. LordBonztie (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


iphone vs sgs
ipod touch vs sgs player

posted on 01 May 2012, 00:10 2

9. BattleBrat (Posts: 1069; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


At least with the Walkman Z series they put some EFFORT into it!

posted on 09 May 2012, 21:06

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.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 02:45

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!

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:23

15. ThePhoneCricket322 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)


I know right

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Display3.6 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (158 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz
Size4.52 x 2.45 x 0.38 inches
(115 x 62 x 10 mm)
3.74 oz  (106 g)

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