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Apple iPod nano (5th Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8262 reviews of Apple iPod nano (5th Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and sound. The design and portability also get good reviews. There are some less positive views about the connectivity.

usability, portability, design, sound, price

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod nano (5th Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod nano (5th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1020 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (5th Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The sound and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, price, sound, portability, design

reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano with Camera 16GB (5th Generation) - OrangeApple iPod nano with Camera 16GB (5th Generation) - Orange

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod nano (5th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4283 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (5th Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People really like the sound and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, sound

reliability, connectivity

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 8 GB 5th Generation (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod nano 8 GB 5th Generation (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (laptopmag.com)

iPod nano (5th Generation)

 

The fifth iteration of Apple's tiny portable media player keeps the same featherweight body as its predecessor but adds a bigger screen and video recording.

The Apple iPod nano is a great mini-portable media player for those that are fans of Apple's slick design aesthetic and iTunes. The addition of the VGA camcorder is more of a bonus than a Flip-killer, and competing players offer better audio quality....

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Apple 8GB iPod nano (5G, late 2009) Review - PCWorld

 

To shoot video, you simply select 'Video Recording' from the main menu, and you're ready. You can view your recorded videos by pressing the menu button on the navigation wheel. Recorded videos live in a subfolder of your video collection.

Slim design with larger screen

Can only shoot video, not still images

The ultrathin iPod Nano now has a video camera, a radio, and a pedometer.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano fifth generation, 16GB, pink

 

The iPod Nano MP3 player continues Apple's legacy of packing a multitude of features into a colorful, impossibly thin design and comes reasonably priced at $149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB). This time around, Apple is branching out of its iPod formula in a...

Packed to the gills with new audio-video features such as a video camera, FM radio, voice recording, Genius Mixes, a built-in speaker, and a larger 2.2-inch screen; also gets a pedometer.

The Nano's camera can't shoot photos or HD-quality video and Apple located its lens in the most awkward location imaginable. Storage capacities remain stuck at 8GB and 16GB.

No other MP3 player on the planet packs more features, from video to a pedometer, into a smaller package than the overachieving Apple iPod Nano.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

iPod nano 5G Video Review

 

Apple's traditional September iPod event last week failed to deliver the all-encompassing camera update widely predicted, leaving the compact fifth-generation iPod nano as recipient of the most attention. With video recording capabilities, a new radio...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple 16GB iPod nano (5G, Late 2009)

 

Pedometer ; Buffered FM radio with iTunes Tagging ; Built-in video effects ; Larger display ; Video camera and microphone

Video shot indoors looks poor ; Same old earbuds ; FM reception adequate but not great

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod nano (5th Gen. With Video Recorder)

 

Remarkably, the latest iPod nano looks almost identical to its predecessor, but this player packs so much more into its small frame: A video camera, an FM tuner (a first for iPods!), a pedometer for joggers, and a larger screen. Priced at $149 for 8GB...

Built-in video camera, mic, and speaker. Larger display, but same-size frame as previous-gen nano. Excellent user interface. New Genius Mix and VoiceOver features. Adds an FM tuner, and a pedometer

So-so file support. Video camera can't capture still images. Ships with Apple's signature subpar earbuds ; Watch the Apple iPod nano (5th Gen) video

No other player offers video recording, but even without it, the iPod nano is still the most graceful device in its price range.

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod nano (5th Generation)

 

The latest iPod nano packs video recording, an FM radio, a pedometer, and a larger screen—all in the same elegant, compact package.

Built-in video camera, mic, and speaker. Larger display, but same-size frame as previous-gen nano. Excellent user interface. New Genius Mix and VoiceOver features. Adds an FM tuner, and a pedometer.

So-so file support. Video camera can't capture still images. Ships with Apple's signature subpar earbuds. ; Watch the Apple iPod nano (5th Gen) video!

The menus haven't changed much in appearance—a small space below the main menu displays a visual for whatever menu option is currently highlighted—scrolling album covers if you're on Music, or the last radio station you heard if you're on Radio, for...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Robert E. Calem (techlicious.com)

Review of the Apple iPod touch (Gen 5) and iPod nano (Gen 7)

 

Smartphones seem to be everywhere, but for those of us who are still clinging to our good old-fashioned cellphones, there has been and continues to be a very fine alternative: the iPod touch. It's the iPhone without the phone and associated high...

Both the fifth-generation iPod touch and the seventh-generation iPod nano come with Apple's new earbud-style in-ear headphones, called EarPods. They fit more comfortably and more securely than Apple's previous generation of iconic white headphones, as...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: ThinkComputers (thinkcomputers.org)

Apple iPod Nano 8GB (5th Generation) Review

 

Final Thoughts I actually had the first iPod Nano and it has sure come a long way since then! That iPod only really played music that was it. With this iPod you can play music, movies, listen to the radio, play games, record video, check the time,...

– Great design, – Plays both video and audio, – FM tuner, – External speaker, – Included video camera

– None!

May, 2010

Expert review by: Anthony Covar (cgena.com)

iPod Nano 5th Generation Review - More Than Just Music

 

The 5th Generation (5G) of the iPod Nano was released way back in September but our review unit arrived a little later than expected. No worries though because it is actually perfect timing. Christmas is just around the corner and by now people have...

The iPod Touch is only a few thousands away from the iPod Nano 5th Generation. So why would you buy this small player when you can go for the bigger catch? Well the answer is pretty simple: the Nano 5G is portable. It is small, stylish, and definitely...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:16 - 320 / 8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:320 / 8

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Frame rate:30
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Second camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes

Design

Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Orange / Pink / Purple / Red / Silver / Yellow

Display

Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2 / 2.2
Display Resolution:240 x 376 / 320 x 240
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 24
Continuous video playback time:4 / 5
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WAV
Video compression format:H.264 / H.264, m4v, mov, mp4 / H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264,m4v,mov,mp4 / H.264,MOV

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Battery Type:Litium-Ion
Bit rate:128 Kbps / 8 - 320 Kbps
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X v10.4.11, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home/Professional SP3 / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista / XP Home (Professional) / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professiona / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home/Professional / Mac v10.4.11\nWindows Vista/XP / Windows Vista / Windows XP Home / Professional, Service Pack 3 / >\nMac OS X v10.4.11 / >
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.689 x 0.307 x 1.78 / 1.45 x 0.244 x 3.57 / 1.52 x 0.244 x 3.57 / 3.57 x 0.244 x 1.52
Headphone outputs:1
Product weight:38.7
Product weight (lb):38.7
USB cable:1 / USB / USB 2.0
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:iTunes 8 / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista / XP Home (Professional)
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
User guide: Yes

Performance

Alarm clock: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Type:MP4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
Interface:3.5mm
Line-out: Yes
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 24
Continuous video playback time:4 / 5
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:iTunes 8 / iTunes 9, iPhoto 6.0.6 / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professiona
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.244
Height:3.57
Weight:0.607 / 1.28 / 1.3
Width:1.52