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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 YP-GI1

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 YP-GI1
alaScore 94

373 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 373 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and value for money are on the whole positive. The sound and performance also get good reviews.

usability, performance, sound, value for money, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 YP-GI1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 373 reviews)

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2


Samsung's Galaxy Player 4.2 is a good iPod touch alternative, offering a large screen, great speakers and easy access to Android games and apps.

Click to EnlargeIf you want a portable media player and gaming device in one with a big screen, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a good buy at $199. Unlike the equally priced iPod touch, the 4.2 also has a removable battery and expandable media...

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2


More Info Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 remote viewfinder hands-on Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 hands-on Galaxy Player 4.0 review It wasn't all that long ago that one of the pinnacles of the gadget world was the PMP. How many gigs has yours got? Mine plays...

Good battery life ; Plays media well ; Easy to use

Too quiet ; Poor camera ; Low storage capacity

Samsung has made a well rounded device that does everything you ask of it. Sadly there just isn't anything special to get excited about

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2


A viable Apple iPod touch alternative, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a great way to run Android apps without buying a smartphone.

Well-built. Runs all Android phone apps. Solid sound quality. Acts as smart remote for Samsung TVs

Two-year-old specs. No HDMI output. Lackluster camera

If you want to run 400,000 Android apps and don't want to invest in a smartphone, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is among your better bets. It's less expensive and more capable than the older Galaxy Player 4.0 and the Sony NQZ-Z1000 ($249, 3 stars), and has a...


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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review: Great All Around Android Player


Available in two new sizes, the Samsung Galaxy Player is a Wi-Fi-connected Android media player that complements Samsung's popular Galaxy phone lineup--with the advantage that it doesn't require you to be tied to a phone contract or monthly data fees....

Thin and light ; Good-quality screen is big but not too big ; Expandable storage

Mediocre cameras ; Plasticky, cheap-feeling build

With its generous display, expandable storage, and thin-and-light design, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is a solid option for anyone looking for an Android-powered media player.

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (black)


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 4.2 Review


The expansion of the Samsung realm of wi-fi-only smart devices continues with the Galaxy Player 4.2, complete with two front-facing speakers, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a lovely display. This device is essentially a Galaxy S II at half-power and...

Here at $199 this may well be the best deal on the mobile market if you’re not in the market for a tablet-sized device. Later this year we might be seeing sub-$199 tablets at 7-inches with next-level processing power. For now, $200 with no contract for...

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review


As we've plainly pointed out in our review of the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6, it would astound us to know that someone would even fathom choosing it over an entry-level Android powered smartphone from any of the prepaid carriers out there. Frankly,...

Good battery life ; Better build quality

General choppy performance ; Shoots muddy photos & videos

We’ve said it before people and we’ll continue to say it again – well, that’s unless a future variant is outfitted with better hardware. On the outside, it’s fairly evident that the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a beefy looking dedicated media device,...

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review


Samsung has continued its push of Android WiFi devices for the media consumption crowd with their all-new Galaxy Player 4.2 iPod rival. The Galaxy Player 4.2 aims to take on media players of all shapes and sizes coming with great specs, a large screen,...

If we had to choose a Galaxy Player from the Samsung lineup this new 4.2 would clearly be it. The 3.6 and smaller options are too small now we are used to large screens, and the 5.0-inch model is a bit large and thick. Compared to the competition like...

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"almost perfect"


Removable battery

not much memory/ram - should be 1GB and it only has 350MB

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"Generally great device, but--"


Overall, this is great. Considering, it's not as laggy as I thought it'd be. So far, I haven't had any speed issues or freezing. Everything's great, but I'm curious about the memory. The 8GB model has only 4.62GB available for use. Luckily, I had an...

Speakers, screen, audio, removable battery, micro sd card slot, camera

Memory, touchwiz (?), gingerbread

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: Yes


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


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144

General Features

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

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback:No / Yes
MPEG4 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: Yes
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No