"The official review is an hatchet job"4.5 starson by kchoze
Pros: Large screen, GPS, expandable data storage. A decent smartphone without the phone and monthly bill.
"The Galaxy Player is the best Android player yet, offering all the fun of the Android experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill."
Cons: It is true that it is a bit expensive, but the price is justifiable
Summary: The official review is just plain unacceptable for a respectable website. This device goes toe-to-toe against the iPod Touch and should be compared with it, NOT with tablets, especially not the Kindle Fire, which occupy a different market because they are used differently. Presuming that anyone who wishes to consider a different player than the iPod must be an Apple hater is insulting. As if consumers don't like having choices and being able to compare similar devices.
Not only that, by the same criteria, the iPod Touch also would be a stupid product, because not only does it cost almost the same, a 8 GB version costing 199$ and the 32 GB costing 299$ whereas the Samsung Galaxy 4.0 starts at 230$ (frequently discounted to 199$) and the 5.0 costing 260$ (again often discounted), but it offers less features for the price. Expandable storage? Forget it for the iPod Touch, for the Galaxy players, buy a cheap 32 GB microSD card and you get a 40 GB player. GPS? Not on the iPod Touch, present on the Galaxy player. Screen size? 3,5 inch for the iPod Touch, your choice of 4 or 5 inch for the Galaxy players.
Considering that, and that all the critics against the Galaxy Player apply also against the iPod Touch, surely that means that the iPod Touch must have been similarly trashed in its own review, right? I mean, its price also doesn't differentiate much from sub-300$ tablets and it can be easily replaced with an iPhone, right? Let me check... 4,5 stars for the iPod Touch versus 3 for the Galaxy Player. Hmm, Surely then this must be another reviewer, the only way to explain such discrepancy, so Donald Bell reviewed the Galaxy Player and the guy reviewing the most recent iPod Touch was some dude called... Donald Bell. What a coincidence, and the two guys look almost the same.
Weird though. For the iPod Touch, not being a phone or needing a contract and monthly bill was considered a great advantage... for the Galaxy Player, it was considered a great disadvantage.