Pros Don't know yet
Cons Don't know yet
Summary You can't be serious. This is the worst review I have read by Cnet. Cnet. Please remove this review and have someone who is not biased(appears to be an "I hate everything not apple" fanatic) review this product. He left out so many things like the FM radio, ability to use it like a phone over wifi, ability to use it as a navigation system, expandable memory, etc.Donald just wrote a preview for The new android walkman and guess what? None of his complaints about this device moved to that preview, yet they have the exact same things that he would consider faults. It costs more than the Galaxy, yet he doesn't say to get a phone instead. He doesn't say that it has no place in a world of tablet or phone. He is so inconsistent.
Also, just because a device can record in 720p, doesn't mean it is good quality 720p. Huge difference between capability and quality.
I own many apple products and love them. I do not yet own the galaxy player but I intend to(can't find another way to comment without leaving a rating). This device has the things I would like without having to pay for a data plan or skimping on features.
Updated on Jan 10, 2012
Pros Fast, Clear Screen, Vivid Colors, To much to Stuff list!
Cons Not much accessories yet, but I sure they will come very soon.
Summary I've had the ipod touch ever since they were released back in 2007 and over the years upgraded all the way up to the latest 4th gen. I have been a apple fan for many years but I finally decided to try out Samsung with Android. All I can say is that I am glad I made that move. I have not missed my ipod touch since. This device works so much better than what I had anticipated. It is definitely faster than the ipod touch and that was one of the selling points for me. It seems like the ipod touch got really buggy and slower after the IOS5 update. The screen is actually brighter and the colors are more vivid compared to the ipod touch. I know the resolution is higher on the touch but to me the screen looks better on the Samsung and the small jump up to the 4" screen made a big difference. If you are worried about the apps selection don't be, I have been able to find about 90 percent of the apps I used for the touch on the android market place and was able to eliminate some because android already performed some of the features on it that required third party apps to perform on the touch. Its also the little things that count sometimes like being able to turn the wifi on or off directly from the notifications bar or being able to close all running apps with one button in the task manager instead of having to close each individual app at a time. I know some of this can be done by jailbreaking the touch, but I crashed my iPod the last time i tried that and decided it wasn't worth the headache. Downloading from the android market is extremely fast compared to itunes and one cool feature is you can go to the android market place on a computer and find an app you want and tell it to download and it will automatically download to you device whenever you hit a wifi spot. I definitely recommend the device.
Pros 1. Screen size and color. It is also super responsive.
2. A GPS that actually works.
3. Great sound quality with good headphones
4. Upgradable storage
5. Decent camera
6. User replaceable battery
7. Can easily copy and paste media to it.
Cons None really. I would start making these devices with a minimun of 16GB internal storage. This type of memory has got real cheap, and 8GB does not store a whole lot. This will ,of course, depend on how you use it,but storage space is important.
Summary For the same price as an iPod Touch 8GB, you can get a device that does everything the touch does, but gives you more for your money. You can upgrade this player to 40GB for about $35.00 to $40.00. The Touch has a higher resolution screen, but the Samsung has better color. You can only really see the difference in resolution on both screens buy looking at them real closely. It also gives you a nice GPS. This CNET review is not very good and does not give good information. Getting a phone instead of the player was a terrible recommendation, unless you are in the market for a phone. It is also not a cheaper solution since you pay every month for a phone. I have also found that since I use my phone (EVO 4G) for so many other things, there is not a whole lot of left over space for media files. I own both players, the Samsung and the latest Touch. They are both great pieces of technology, but I will be using the Samsung player as my primary music device.
"Seriously?"on by ultravisitor2000
Pros Is this journalism?
Cons No, really.
Summary "First off, let's take the iPod Touch out of the equation and assume that you've found your way to this review because of some deep-seeded aversion to Apple products that acts as a cornerstone of your identity."
Pros stunning screen, easy to use espiciaaly if you are already an android user, excellent sound quality, good battery life, expandable memory
Cons Dont like the white cover on the back, charging port is on the top,
prefer it on the side or bottom of player
Summary I usually take to heart what the CNET reviewers state in their reviews and base the majority of my purchases on what they have to say. But in this case I think the reviewer has it wrong. I have an IPOD, Zune and now the galaxy player, The Ipod is not a slam dunk over the galaxy player, He mentioned why pay over 200.00 dollars for a player when you can get a 7 inch tablet for the same price. But if you are using this primarily as a music player etc. gym/casual listening/physical activities why would you want to carry around a 7 inch tablet. Granted the 5 inch player is 239.00, but the 4 inch is only 179.00, and with my headphones the sound is incredible, better than or similar to the sound on my Ipod and zune. No hiss what so ever. So maybe the reviewer needs to invest in a better set of headphones, because as most people know that own mp3 players, the sound is usually only as good as the headphones you use.