|Product||Apple iPod Classic (third generation, 160GB, silver)||Apple iPod Touch (5th generation, 32GB, black)||Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (black)||SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (blue, 4GB)|
|Price||$228.98 to $249.99||$299.99||MSRP: $199.99||$34.99 to $51.98|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||2.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||October 9, 2012||Info unavailable||August 24, 2011|
|Bottom line|| |
The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. None can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.
The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens.
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.
SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym.
|PC interface(s) supported|| |
|Dimensions (WxDxH)|| |
2.4 in x 0.4 in x 4.1 in
2.31 in x 4.86 in x 0.24 in
2.6 in x 0.4 in x 4.6 in
320 x 240
1136 x 640
800 x 480
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|Info unavailable|| |
|Flash memory installed||Info unavailable|| |
|Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software]||Info unavailable|| |
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