Pros Size, the 5" can come to the gym with me.Yes,I'm one of those 50 plus dudes that will pay for the extra few inches more than my smartphone, as I'm tired of squinting and can't wear reading glasses when I'm running.
Cons The cost. Samsung has definitely narrowed its market, but hey, everyone needs to make a buck.
Pros Price, screen size, responsiveness, sound, functionality, apps, etc.
Cons Not many protective cases to choose from.
Summary I chose this over the iPod Touch based on screen size. I have owned iPods and iPhones and I find this to be just as good, if not better. I hate being tied down to iTunes to manage my music, movies, and apps. Audio and Video quality are great. Huge selection of apps and more customizable. This is also my first Android OS device, so far so good!
Pros Good choice for kids with parents who use Android devices and have invested in android apps; larger screen but, more portable than a tablet.
Cons sound quality without headphones or speakers is ok; lack of accessories since it is a new device.
Summary I guess I'm a bad parent since it lacks parental controls but, I already have a lot of money invested in Android apps for my 3 year old. Last year we purchased a vTech gaming device and an ipod shuffle for christmas. Soon after we realized at $20 per game + $60 toy + $45 shuffle, we should have just purchased an ipod Touch. I didn't want to purchase a tablet due to the fact that my son finally learned to use the mouse shortly before his 3rd birthday and I want him to still primarily use the pc or laptop for playing educational games.
We were thrilled when this device came out because it had a larger screen (than the itouch) and we were able to download all of our Android apps we had already invested in.
The only cons I have found are that the speaker quality on the device is just OK and poor at high volumes (good with portable speaker, sterio system or headphones); there are no parental controls and due to the device being new there are not many options for cases or docking stations.
Overall, I'm still glad we went with the Android device vs. Apple. I'm sure there will be accessories available soon.
Pros - Battery life
- 5" screen
- Google Play store
- Light weight
- Android powered linux OS
Cons - Some stock software is a little lame
Summary All in All it is a great mp3 player. Have mine overclocked to 1.5ghz and it runs smoothly. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great mp3 player that is versatile and easy to use. Also the battery life on this is amazing for a mp3 player like this.
Pros Fits in hand nicely, nice screen resolution. Lots of nice features.
Cons No HDMI capability. Even the inexpensive Visual Land tablets, the Double Power M7088 tablet, FileMate Clear and a number of other tablets have HDMI out via a simple Micro or Mini HDMI port.
Summary Samsung really messed up when they failed to produce a player with a mini or micro hdmi-out port. In this day and age, who can justify a higher end media player that doesn't have the capability to play on a stereo or regular tv.
Even if Samsung used the so called "TV out" MHL adaptor as they have with their Android tablets and smartphones, it would still be unacceptable because it requires an adapter that hangs from your otherwise trim Samsung player like a big dongle.
I can say the same about Samsung's tablets and smartphones. Not giving the user the opportunity to connect to tv or stereo without using a protruding MHL adaptor is very inconsiderate and short sighted of Samsung. Samsung's products are already very pricey compared with other Android tablet manufacturers who already provide straightforward HDMI connectivity.
I hope in the future, a company as renown and expensive as Samsung will stop pinching pennies and provide an easy-to-use HDMI port on all their Android devices.