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Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)

Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)
alaScore 88

6833 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6833 reviews of Apple iPod nano (3rd generation). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the headphones and reliability.

usability, design, size, portability, price

reliability, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod nano (3rd generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (3rd generation) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Some have doubts about the durability.

usability, price, portability, design, size


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod Nano 8GB silver - 3rd GenerationiPod nano 3rd Gen 4GB Portable MP3 Player, Generation 3 (Silver)Apple iPod nano - 3rd generation - digital player - flash 8 GB - AAC, MP3 - video playback - display: 2" - silver

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4265 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (3rd generation) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the portability and design. The size and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the headphones. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design, portability


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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 8 GB Silver (3rd Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod nano 4 GB 3rd Generation (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod nano 8 GB Green (3rd Generation) OLD MODEL

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

Apple iPod Nano (3G)


The world's most popular flash-based music player now does video, but it's the size and unparalleled ease of use that will win you over.

Much better screen than predecessor ; Good battery life ; Attractive new interface ; Best-in-class music-management software

Display too small for extended viewing ; Click Wheel partially obscured when used with some docks ; No FM radio

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (

Apple iPod nano, third-generation (3G) 4GB


Very good sound quality, excellent battery life ; All the features of the iPod classic—including video playback, video output, and games—in a smaller, less-expensive, and flash-memory-based player ; Bright, clear screen ; Improved user interface ;...

Incompatible with some existing dock-connector accessories ; Can't use previously-purchased games ; Shiny back surface not as rugged as anodized metal of previous version ; New visuals-heavy interface slowed by album art ; Cover Flow performance limited

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (

Apple iPod Nano


Despite its new design, the fourth-generation iPod Nano is more of an evolutionary step than a major overhaul.

Slim, elegant design, Attractive video playback

Lacks radio and voice recording

Completely redesigned, the third-generation Nano adds video playback and redefines the portable media player.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Donald Bell (

Apple iPod Nano (third generation 2007, 4GB, silver)


Apple iPod (third generation)

The third-generation iPod Nano offers crisp, bright video playback, an exceptionally thin all-metal body, above-average battery life, built-in games, and an advanced user interface.

We're not crazy about the wider body, the smaller scroll wheel, the lack of video output, and the average-sounding audio quality.

The shape may have changed, but Apple's relentless attention to detail remains. The third generation of the iPod Nano provides loads of entertainment for a down-to-earth price.

Sep, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)


Since the iPod nano's inception, the only thing it ever really lacked was videosomething that didn't mesh with the iTunes Store's commitment to TV shows and film downloads. Sporting a bright, two-inch widescreen that shows video in the highest...

Widescreen video. New excellent user interface. Great new graphics. Extremely thin. Good (rated) battery life

Cover Flow loses some of its appeal without a touchscreen. Crappy earbuds ; Watch the iPod Nano (3rd Gen) Video Review

Apple's new video iPod nano is wider than the old version, yet the player remains very thin and sleek, with an excellent widescreen display, a beautiful interface, and (finally) video.

Sep, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

Apple iPod Nano Red (Product, 4GB)


The second-generation (2G) Nano shuns simple white and steps out in a metallic color parade, with shiny silver available in the 2GB and 4GB flavors; bright pink, green, and blue offered in 4GB; and somber black taking the 8GB version. The body casing...

The second-generation Apple iPod Nano takes on a new scratch-resistant aluminum body, which is available in a variety of bright and shiny colors; it's still superslender but more durable, thanks to a seamless construction. It supports photos (with...

The iPod Nano still doesn't play video, not that you'd want to watch it on the small screen, and there's no built-in FM tuner or recording capability; not all color options are available for all memory sizes

The second-generation Apple iPod Nano is like the successful offspring of an iPod Mini and a first-generation iPod Nano. It's small, stylish, user-friendly, and competitively priced--a great player all around and suitable for a variety of users.

Sep, 2006


Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (

Apple iPod Nano 3rd Generation MP3 Player


MP3 Players have evolved a lot since they first burst on to the scene. Apple really surprised people with their iPod MP3 Player and it really took off. You can see why too, easy to use controls, smooth menus, and the ease of syncing everything through...

Slick design, - 2-inch 320 x 240 QVGA screen, - Very easy to operate, - 6 different color choices, - Price


The iPod is the most popular MP3 player and for good reason. Coming in a few different flavors the iPod Nano is a great player for someone looking for something a little bit better than the Shuffle and that has a larger capacity. The 8GB version will...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Sandy Berger (

iPod Nano Third Gen Review


Review of 3rd generation iPod nano.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (

Review: Apple iPod Nano 3G


When the iPod nano was first released it took a lot of people by surprise. The 2G mini had only been out a few months and despite the fact that is was always the black sheep of the iPod family there was no telling that it would have one of the shortest...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Matthew Justice (

Apple iPod Nano


The Apple iPod Nano is a small & very portable audio player.

Lightweight, long-lasting battery life (up to 24 hours), sync music, podcasts, audiobooks, and photos, solid-state flash drive

Will not play WMA (Windows Media) files, few add-on programs, included headphones could use some improvement

Warranty 90 days free call-in support and 1 year limited, free laser engraving.

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: No
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No