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Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and battery. The sound and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the connectivity. Some have doubts about the headphones and price.

usability, portability, sound, battery, design

price, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Opinions about the portability and performance are generally positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. There are some negative opinions about the connectivity.

usability, sound, performance, portability


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung 5-Inch Galaxy Player

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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0


Editors' note: The majority of this review is repurposed from CNET's review of the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 , which offers a slightly smaller, 4-inch screen and many of the same features as the Galaxy Player 4.2.

The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 offers most of the capabilities of Samsung's popular Android smartphones, minus the phone and monthly fees.

Both the software and the processor are relatively old by smartphone standards. Parents should know there are no safeguards included to restrict access to age-inappropriate content.

When it comes to competing with Apple's iPod Touch media player, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is Samsung's best effort yet, but it's still playing catch-up.

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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 Review: A Mini Movie Theater in Your Pocket


Samsung's Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 are the Android answer to Apple's iPod Touch, which has long been the king of portable media players. Of the two, the Galaxy Player 5.0 ($240 as of January 4, 2012) is a particularly attractive device for anyone who...

Large, roomy display ; Easy access to the MicroSD card slot ; Full access to the Android Market

Battery takes a long time to charge fully ; Poor audio quality

With access to the full Android Market, a colossal display, and expandable memory, the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 is a solid choice for anyone seeking an Android media player.


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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 Review


With the absolute barrage of Samsung Android devices having been released this summer, fall, and on into the winter, you'd think that they'd just skip sending out the Galaxy Player 5.0 altogether – it being a device essentially released internationally...

This device is good for bringing along on the airplane to play some videos and play some simple games, for handing to your kid if you don’t want him to smudge up your $400 smartphone, and for showing off your tiny portfolio. While I’m loath to say...

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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 review - Liliputing


Remember PDAs? Before smartphones became ubiquitous, personal digital assistants such as the Palm Pilot, Handspring Visor, and Dell Axim were all the rage (with geek and/or well-organized people, anyway). But a funny thing happened when smartphones...

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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 Review


The first impression on taking the Galaxy Player out of it's box is, it's big. You might think you're used to large devices if you've used one of the recent large screen smartphones. But there's a huge difference--no pun intended--between those gadgets...

Whopping battery life ; Complete feature set ; Low cost of ownership

Bulky ; No HDMI out

The Galaxy Player 5.0 is a decent hybrid of a basic media player and a mini-tablet, and would make a good choice for entry-level users who want to play with Android without having to commit to a smartphone. More demanding high-end multimedia users may...

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Samsung Galaxy Player 50 Android Media Player Review


You know how you have a choice of 3 different iOS device sizes/types? There's the iPad, the iPhone and the iPod touch. Now you have that same choice when it comes to Android devices. Samsung has the Galaxy Tab tablet, a huge selection of Galaxy...

No data plan required ; Small

Display is small ; Slightly sluggish ; Disappointing camera ; Can't use internal memory for apps

Player Micro USB charging cable Earphones with extra eartips

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Samsung Galaxy Player 50 Review


The Samsung Galaxy Player 50 is an iPod Touch competitor running Android. It is essentially a cute little Android phone, but without the phone functionality. This Galaxy WiFi portable media device (PMP) has most of Android's killer features as well as...

Cute design, offers access to Android Marketplace, Great sound quality

Way too pricey, low resolution display, sluggish performance

The Samsung Galaxy Player 50 is by all means an entry-level Android device that’s quite honestly unworthy of the Galaxy name. While it is a pretty good media device, and offers good expandability with Android’s marketplace, it has a lot of...

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Samsung GALAXY Player 50 Hero Ads [Review]


Take a peek at this series of ads or single ad with a Choose Your Own Adventure style twist, however you look at it. They start with a supposed CCTV view of a convenience/grocery store with a handful of people in it, just shopping – then WHAM! In comes...

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Samsung Galaxy Player 50 review


Not bad, but hard to see who would buy it?

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Samsung Galaxy Player 50 review


The Samsung Galaxy Player 50 is an Android-based portable media player, offering up a healthy dose of connected magic and Android goodness, along with Samsung's trademark additions that have made the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S a popular media-savvy...

Gives you full Android suite of apps

Software buggy, expensive given the quality of the hardware, low res screen, crashed and restarted continually

Even giving the Samsung Galaxy Player 50 the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the software failures, the plastic build and low res screen just isn’t up to the mark for this type of device, representing an entry-level mobile device, rather than a...

Product Specifications


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


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


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen:Multi-touch / No

General Features

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

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No