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Microsoft Zune HD

Microsoft Zune HD
alaScore 90

5826 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5826 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and portability. The sound and design also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, sound, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Microsoft Zune HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Microsoft Zune HD


alaTest has collected and analysed 55 user reviews of Microsoft Zune HD from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

usability, sound, battery, headphones

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Microsoft Zune HD


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3825 user reviews of Microsoft Zune HD from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

usability, design, sound, portability, value for money

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Zune HD


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Zune HD Review Round Up


The Zune HD has been upon us recently, and those in this land have braved the nuances of the device [...]

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Zune HD


This powerful and elegantly designed media player proves that Microsoft is back in the game.

As a music and video player, the Zune HD is compelling. Based on its interface and welcome features like HD Radio, the Zune HD is nearly as good as the iPod touch. At ’89 for the 32GB model (’19 for 16GB), Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple on...

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Zune HD (16GB (black)


As the high-profile underdog alternative to Apple's iPod portable media player, the Zune has endured an unfair share of jokes and scorn. Proving the adage that "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger," Microsoft has taken four years'-worth of hard...

The Zune HD's brilliant OLED display, HD Radio tuner, long battery life, movie rentals, and subscription music integration finally give iPod expatriates something to shout about

You still can't use the Zune with a Mac, Marketplace purchases require "Microsoft Points," video format support is limited, audio quality lacks advanced controls, you'll need to purchase a dock accessory for HD video output, application and game...

The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers.

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Zune HD review


When we broke news and images of the Zune HD back in April, we were more than a little excited. There had been talk -- and rumor -- of a widescreen, touchscreen Zune for some time, and seeing the fruits of Microsoft's labor made it clear that the...

Gorgeous new UI ; Responsive touchscreen ; Zune Pass

Limited beyond music and video playback ; Unclear roadmap for applications ; No Mac compatibility

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Microsoft Zune HD Review


Microsoft's first Zune attempts won it a few dedicated users but a whole lot of criticism. In the face of Apple's all-conquering iPod touch there was only really one way to go, and that was touchscreen; the Zune HD marks not only the transition to...

Given the lackluster appeal of the original Zune models, it’s come as no small surprise how much we like the Zune HD. There’s a sense that the Zune team really love digital media, and put above and beyond the usual effort into crafting a PMP capable of...

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Microsoft Zune HD


Gorgeous multi-touch OLED screen. Intuitive user interface with sharp, good-looking graphics. Strong Web browser. Wireless music purchasing, downloading, and syncing. HD radio

Limited audio codec support. HD files are displayed in standard-def on the player—an optional dock is needed to view HD files on an HDTV or a PC. Very slim pickings in the App section of the Zune Marketplace

With a fantastic OLED touch screen, a top-notch Web browser, and a wireless music store, the Zune HD is the best PMP you can buy—that is, if you live outside the iTunes universe.

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Microsoft Zune HD 32GB Review


Incredible 3.3-inch OLED display; small, lightweight; sensitive capacitive touch screen; high-def 720p video output; smooth Web navigation; refined FM and HD radio tuner

No open App Store; initial stuttering on video output; no tabbed browsing; weak Wi-fi reception

'If you\x92re looking for a personal media player that also morphs into a calendar, e-mail device, remote control, and all-around life machine, abandon hope now and buy an iPod Touch. Even if Microsoft opens the doors for developers to hop on the Zune...

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Zune HD Gives iPod a Real Run For Its Money


The Zune HD is no longer the butt of any joke. From HD output to a revamped marketplace, Microsoft's media-player-that-could gives Cupertino legit competition for the first time.

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Microsoft Zune HD


The Microsoft Zune HD is the Zune that I wish Microsoft had released last year. I found a lot to like about the Zune HD and the Zune 4.0 software. The device marks a huge improvement from last year's model in speed, usability, video quality, and...

Gorgeous, multitouch interface ; Superb on-device video quality

Software can be sluggish ; Some of the best features cost extra

The Zune HD is a huge step forward for Microsoft's Zune line, but you still have to pay extra for some of the best features.

Product Specifications

The Zune HD wireless media player connects you to a world of entertainment. With built-in HD Radio receiver, HD-compatible video, multi-touch navigation, OLED screen, and games, Zune HD delivers the next level in music and video experiences.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / HD radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):33hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / WMA / WMAPro/WMAPro / MP3

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/32GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Zune HD

MD System

Type: None


Color:Onyx black/Platinum silver


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None