Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2: Conclusion

July 13, 2012 by Adama D. Brown Reads (26,584)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Design
    • 6
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Value
    • 10
    • Total Score:
    • 7.80
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


With a much better screen than the Galaxy Player 3.6, and more compact and portable than the Galaxy Player 5.0, the Galaxy Player 4.2 represents a comfortable mid-point for those seeking the “Goldilocks zone” of a good iPod Touch-style device at a reasonable price.

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2Although it’s true that you can step up to a more powerful 7-inch Galaxy Tab for just $50 more, the Galaxy Player is portable and convenient in ways that a tablet never will be, being easily pocketable or tucked into a purse or glove compartment. And while it seems a little cheap at times, it delivers a full Android experience for a lot less than what a smartphone would cost you, and that alone will make the sale to a lot of people.


  • Good value
  • Solid feature set


  • Weak camera
  • Casing is cheap and prone to smudging

Bottom Line:

A strong media player that doubles as a decent device for many other things, even if it’s not the prettiest thing in the world.



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