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Zune® 8GB Music Player (Red)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the storage and reliability. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the performance and battery.

usability, sound, design, reliability, storage

battery, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Zune® 8GB Music Player (Red) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

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Love Zune

 

Love Zune

Consumer review by:

The Zune has rules.

 

First things first, the Zune software is buggy. Installed it on my primary rig which still runs XP and the Zune could not connect to PC. Installed the software on my Vista laptop and sure enough, it works. Not a huge inconvenience, but my PC will smoke...

Great Sound, Long Battery Life, Lots of Storage, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Sleek/Compact

Difficult to Set Up, Software, XP quirks

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Look no further!

 

I chose this little Zune 2 years ago rather than purchasing an iPod, and I have no regrets about choosing this one over it! I have dropped this zune in a sink full of water, cracked the case, and the thing still works like a dream!

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not as good as it sounds, unfortunately

 

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Great Sound, Sleek/Compact

Insufficient Storage, Short Battery Life

Consumer review by:

Bad Bettery

 

Bad battery. Charge do not last for more than 4-5 hours. Stay away.

Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Sleek/Compact

Short Battery Life

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Battery dead after 45 minutes of use.

 

I damaged my old 8G Zune and wanted the same size Zune so it would fit in my running shorts pocket. Microsoft now has the larger HD Zunes which are bigger than what I want, and I could only find an 8GB refurb. I was hoping the refurb would work but the...

Short Battery Life

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Avoid - Terrible battery life on refurb

 

I'm guessing they do not put new batteries in when they do refurbs. I didn't want to buy a refurb Zune when my old one broke near the charger but you can't get that size anymore and I don't need something to watch tv and videos for a run (i.e. the new...

Sleek/Compact

Short Battery Life

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Great price for a hard to find item

 

I purchased this product as a gift, and I have this product prior. My grandson (a computer pro) got this product including uploading videos in no time! It took me a few days to figure things out. BTW He loves it and wanted it after seeing mine. He is 14.

Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Long Battery Life, Simple Controls, Sleek/Compact

Consumer review by:

Bad battery

 

I'm very sad because the zune I bought today has a very bad battery. It has only 2 hours lifetime after 3 hours charging. Going to return.

Short Battery Life

Consumer review by:

Great Player at Great Price

 

Small enough to wear while jogging or exercising. Plenty of room for music and a couple of movies, pictures. Good radio reception.

Great Sound, Reliable Performance

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