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Cowon D3 Plenue

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the memory and build quality. The size and sound also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the performance and value for money.

sound, size, build quality, memory

value for money, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon D3 Plenue is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 52 reviews)

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Cowon D3 Plenue Review

 

Many reviews have already been written about the Cowon D3. Mine's certainly late to the party, but for good reason: after seeing the somewhat underwhelming performance of the D3 with its initial Android 2.1 firmware, I told myself to wait until the...

Excellent S-AMOLED screen (Pentile RGBG matrix might take some time getting used to, though) ; Excellent audio quality ; Supports almost all video codecs/containers, up to 1080p ; Supports all the most relevant audio formats ; System-wide BBE sound...

Outdated, underpowered ARMv6/ARM11 CPU, slow for processor intensive tasks ; Very slow boot-up ; Lacks ‘deep’ sleep mode and global sleep timer ; Superfluous ‘slide to unlock’ screen, annoying ‘media scanning’ and ‘USB connected’ pop-ups ; Video...

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Review: Cowon D3 Plenue Android PMP

 

The Cowon D3 Plenue is a PMP first and an Android device second, a distant second. It's important that you remember that in the right order and adjust your expectations accordingly. If you don't, then you'll end up where I am: waist-deep in a pool of...

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Cowon D3 Plenue

 

The Cowon D3 Plenue represents a very desirable intersection between a smartphone and an MP3 player. It plays music well, but it does so much more than that – offering internet access, free phone calls and access to thousands of apps and games. This...

This unit will play almost any video or audio file format

Unlike most of its competitors, this device doesn't have a built-in camera

Sound and picture quality are superb, but this unit lacks some features, including great customer service.

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Amazon review summary for Cowon D3 Plenue

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Cowon D3 Plenue from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, usability, battery, design, portability

value for money

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Cowon /Iaudio D3 16 Gb Mp4 Player - Purple .

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Cowon D3 review

 

The Cowon D3 Plenue media player offers great video and audio quality. Unfortunately, its tweaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread software is buggy, making the device frustrating to use and difficult to recommend.

Good sound quality ; Excellent video playback ; Impressive AMOLED screen ; Good range of features

Expensive ; Buggy software

The Cowon D3 Plenue certainly has its strengths. It sounds great, offers excellent video and audio support, and packs a highly impressive AMOLED screen. But its lack of support for the Android Market, high price, and buggy software mean it's difficult...

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Cowon D3 review

 

We want to love the Cowon D3, genuinely we do. Cowon cranks out PMPs with amazing sound and solid video support. But its first bash at an Android powered model has some serious flaws. Read on and find out what in our full Cowon D3 review.

Great sound quality, lavish screen

Android is almost unusable, chunky

This is not the Android iPod touch rival you're looking for

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Amazon review summary for Cowon D3 Plenue

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Cowon D3 Plenue from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, size, build quality

value for money, performance

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon D3 32GB WiFi Android MP3 Player with 3.7 inch AMOLED Screen and 1080p HD Video PlaybackD3 16 GB MP4 player - purpleCowon D3 16GB WiFi Android MP3 Player with 3.7 inch AMOLED Screen and 1080p HD Video Playback

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :microSD Card (Transflash)
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

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

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion / Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No
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