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Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and sound. The design and portability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the connectivity and durability, and comments about the price and reliability are different.

usability, portability, design, sound, size

performance, durability, connectivity

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 105 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk. Reviewers really like the headphones and sound. The price and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size, while there are some negative reviews about the reliability and battery.

usability, price, sound, headphones

performance, portability, durability, battery, reliability

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung 8GB Galaxy Player - White

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and sound also get good views, but there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and durability. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, sound, performance, design, portability

durability, connectivity

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

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

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.

Jan, 2012
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Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

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 review is just one part of a series we're doing on this device as part of our new initiative to give you a better look at the value of a reviewed product as compared to its competition. The devices we'll be looking at have been listed in this...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Brad Linder" rel="author (liliputing.com)

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Julie (the-gadgeteer.com)

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

May, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Schaen (chipchick.com)

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...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Burns (androidcommunity.com)

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Player 50 review

 

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

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Player 50

 

Samsung's Galaxy Player 50 could have been a rival to the mighty iPod touch. Sadly, it's not.

Enjoying a small victory where possible, adding media on a MicroSD works, the Galaxy Player 50 scanning for files it can play and adding them to its media library. We'd have preferred the card slot to be accessible without needing to remove the case at...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 review

 

As an iPod Touch alternative, the Galaxy Player 5.0 offers much to like, especially if you are already familiar with Android and have invested money in the ecosystem. Audio playback through the stock Samsung music app is of poor quality, but the...

Jan, 2012
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

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
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