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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

Posted: , by John V.



Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review
Considering that Wi-Fi is its main source of data connectivity, we’re not all that surprised that it’s able to get us 2 ½ days of normal usage out of a full charge from its 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:

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review:


  • Good battery life
  • Better build quality


  • General choppy performance
  • Shoots muddy photos & videos
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posted on 31 May 2012, 05:25 5

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

posted on 31 May 2012, 05:29

2. SSyar (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

how about video calls on skype and gtalk ??

posted on 31 May 2012, 05:53 4

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...

posted on 31 May 2012, 06:49 10

6. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

No? Sony Walkmans are much, much better...

posted on 31 May 2012, 06:37 1

4. rob5150 (Posts: 175; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

why not review the 5“ galaxy player?

posted on 31 May 2012, 06:41 2

5. rob5150 (Posts: 175; 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.

posted on 31 May 2012, 19:52

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; 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.

posted on 31 May 2012, 08:23

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Is there a possibility that this galaxy player can be updated to ics?

posted on 31 May 2012, 11:11 2

8. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; 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.

posted on 31 May 2012, 19:25 1

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.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 07:25 1

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4328; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Awww...too bad Sammy got run over by Johnny while playing the phone-y games! :P

posted on 04 Aug 2012, 21:14

12. rraallvv (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)

have I missed something, or it's NOT got wifi?

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 21:08

13. ckping (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Samsung galaxy player 4.2 can call people

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:03

14. LizaJenifer (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

well! I think if i talk about the Android Box TV

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:17

15. LizaJenifer (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

I want to say more about Android Box TV that I think it takes the most powerful processor and optimized browser to be able to run it smooth. I also want to say that, I'm really glad to find this websites which contain very helpful and latest updates regarding Mobiles and other Products.

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Display4.2 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (222 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Single core, 1000 MHz
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.89 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches
(124.1 x 66.1 x 8.9 mm)
4.16 oz  (118 g)

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