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Samsung YP-G50 Galaxy Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 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 reliability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity and durability.

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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.

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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 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the headphones and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the size, while there are some critical opinions about the reliability and battery.

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

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

 

The logic behind Samsung's Galaxy Player 4.2 seems fairly straightforward. You take Samsung's tailored version of the Android 2.3 smartphone software and put it on a pocket-size device with a 4-inch screen, and you should have an appealing alternative...

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.

May, 2012

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

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

 

Product not yet reviewed by PCMag editors.

The Galaxy Player 5.0 retails for $269.99 with 8GB of storage (as compared with $229.99 for the 4.0); it supports MicroSD memory cards up to 32GB. For more details and a comparison with the Editor's Choice Apple iPod touch ($199, 5 stars), read our...

Nov, 2011

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: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Player 50 review

 

Can Samsung and Android combine to best the iPod touch?

Good build quality ; Decent price for the specs

Operating system doesn't work ; Android Market doesn't work ; Forgets your info if you turn it off

With the Samsung Galaxy Player 50, we seem to finally be seeing a household name come out with major competition to the iPod touch. Now that the Galaxy brand is strong, the time seems right for this Android media player.

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
MP3 sample rates:48
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90
WMA sample rates:8 - 48

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2
Photo feature: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:White

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.2 / 4 / 5
Display Resolution:400 x 240 / 800 x 480
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery performance:1000 / 1200 / 2500
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:24 / 36 / 60
Continuous video playback time:5 / 8
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,MP4,MPEG4,WMV

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Battery Type:1EA
Bit rate:64 - 320 Kbit/s
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2+, Vista, 7 / WinXP SP2 +, Vista, Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.53 x 0.39 x 4.87 / 3.07 x 0.461 x 5.56
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Output Power:20 mW / 20mW
USB powered: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Android Market, Gmail, Google Search, Latitude, Maps, Qik, Samsung Apps, Task Manager, ThinkFree Office, YouTube
Cables included:USB
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:3.43
Package height:3.43
Package weight:9.81
Package width:5.83

Performance

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.1 / 2.3.5
Playback mode:Folder, Playlist, Repeat
Playback Modes:Folder, Playlist, Repeat

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1000 / 1200 / 2500
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:24 / 36 / 60
Continuous video playback time:5 / 8
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Storage

Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 8

System Requirements

USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 0.433 / 0.461
Height:4.13 / 4.87 / 5.55
Weight:2.96 / 4.27 / 6.42
Width:2.13 / 2.53 / 3.07