Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review
1,500 mAh battery, which is actually the same one in use by the Galaxy Player 3.6.
We’ve said it before people and we’ll continue to say it again – well, that’s unless a future variant is outfitted with better hardware. On the outside, it’s fairly evident that the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a beefy looking dedicated media device, but inside, it doesn’t proudly see any love whatsoever as it sports the same set of hardware that’s used on the Galaxy Player 3.6. Taking into account that this is $50 more, we definitely appreciate the larger display and better build quality of the Galaxy Player 4.2. In the end, though, it’s still lacking the value that’s found with some of the sub-$200 priced prepaid Android smartphones out there – so yeah, you’d better invest in one instead.
Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.6
Kernel Version: 188.8.131.52-CL1076053
Build Number: GINGERBREAD.UELD3
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review:
- Good battery life
- Better build quality
- General choppy performance
- Shoots muddy photos & videos
1. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Aww..poor one...nobody gives a comment?? no worries m here.....i give you 1 out of 10........xD
3. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)
If you want to stay away from itunes.......
This is the best option for portable media player...
6. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 389; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
No? Sony Walkmans are much, much better...
5. rob5150 (Posts: 77; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
and to add a comment about the internet “jerkiness ” described. If they only tried it on phonearena.com .. Then I'm not surprised about the poor performance. Phonearena has so much going on its very staggered load on most of my mobile browsers. When I turn off ..load java auto... Then its smooth.
10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2800; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
It's hilarious that you mention that because nearly every other website I visit, my phone's browser is very smooth. But thanks to the thousands of flash ads, photo ads, hundres of photos of phones, etc etc etc. It takes the most powerful processor and optimized browser to be able to run it smooth.
7. tiara6918 (Posts: 1105; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Is there a possibility that this galaxy player can be updated to ics?
8. Jyakotu (Posts: 812; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Honestly, there's no point in buying this when there are cheaper Android smartphone alternatives and better media player options.
9. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
lol. Dear John, what's up with you? I usually like your articles. But come on, it's a media player - audio quality is a major aspect - which you pretty much ignored here. Sony Walkman Z also runs android and destroys this galaxy in all major aspects. I can't believe you didn't compare those two here.
11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Awww...too bad Sammy got run over by Johnny while playing the phone-y games! :P
12. rraallvv (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)
have I missed something, or it's NOT got wifi?