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Galaxy Player 4.2 vs 5.0

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Players' started by safetyobc, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. safetyobc

    safetyobc Newbie
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    I am looking to get into the android arena with a Galaxy Player. I briefly played with a GP 5.0 at Best Buy recently and liked what I saw. However, I see that there is a 4.2 coming out in May.

    From what I can tell both are funning Android 2.3. Are there any advantages of getting one over the other at this point, other than screen size?

    I am wanting the GP for podcasts (probably using apps like doggcatcher). I currently use my iPod Classic for podcast listening but would like something with a bigger screen for video podcasts. I will also be using it in the car for audio podcasts and music.

    I thought about getting something like the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 but I think that the device will be too large for my needs. Besides, I have an iPad and don't really need another tablet.

    Thanks for any information you can offer!

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  2. Sideman

    Sideman Well-Known Member

    Well, I just looked into the 4.2. Looks like it's battery, compared to the 5.0, is smaller...1500 mah for 4.2, and 2500mah for the 5.0. The 4.2's camera is only 2 megapixel, the 5.0's is 3.2 megapixel. They both have the same screen relolution...480x800. Same processor, microsd card slot with 32 Gb max, etc. Most other features are the same.

    That's enough to steer me to the 5.0. It is bigger, but I've not had any problems putting it in any of my pockets, and the larger screen is so much easier to use. Typing is so easy.

    So, after a cursory comparison, I'd go for the 5.0.
  3. safetyobc

    safetyobc Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Does the 4.2 have GPS? The 5.0 does!

    From what I can see, the only feature on the 4.2 that I like are the speakers were moved to the front of the device.
  4. Sideman

    Sideman Well-Known Member

    Yep, it has the same GPS as the 5.0.
  5. brosko

    brosko Android Enthusiast

    Also the 5.0 has a flash with the camera which I think is pretty usefull
  6. Sideman

    Sideman Well-Known Member

    Yeh, it works very well. Photos come out quite nice.

    I used the Camcorder app a couple days ago, for the first time, and the led light stays on while recording video (rather decent at 30 fps). I was in a park pavillion (somewhat lit, but lots of shadows) and the led worked real well as a fill light. Video came out great, and the sound picked up through that tiny mic was terrific!

    And the battery level indicator stayed on full green even after a full hour of filming! That's amazing!!

    This SGP5 continues to blow my mind with what it can do well.
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  7. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I just recently got mine (5.0) and I'm more than satisfied. Having the Samsung Epic 4G Touch made it a little difficult to get this at first. I kept thinking the screen sizes between the 2 devices weren't that much of a difference.....I was wrong.

    My main reason for wanting one was so I'd have something to play on thru out the day while ensuring my phone battery would last me thru the day when I'm out and a charging source isn't available.

    I also have SGT 10.1 which isn't an option on public transpiration; neither is the iPad.

    IMO the camera is ok but I mainly use my phone for pics. I skyped with my cousin a few days ago and for that, this thing was GREAT!!!!

    I feel Samsung did this device a marketing injustice. A mini tab in the palm of your hand is how this should have been sold as. I think you should just spring for the 5.0... You won't be disappointed.
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  8. safetyobc

    safetyobc Newbie
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    I am stuck between the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 vs the Galaxy Player 5.0. LOL. Good problem to have. I love how Android 4.0 ICS looks! I think the Tab 2 would work for me after some consideration. But I also like the portability of the 5.0. Decisions, decisions.
  9. mikewb

    mikewb Newbie

    I needed something that was small enough to carry around throughout the day and would fit in my pocket. The Galaxy Player 5.0 is large enough for easy visibility, but small enough to fit in my pocket. Perfect! And I have a WiFi connection at home, at work, and many of the stores and restaurants that I go to. I wasn't interested in paying a cell phone company a monthly subscription for a data connection. The Galaxy Player 5.0 is a great value when you consider that the only cost is the price of the device and there no monthly cell phone fees.
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  10. marcelf

    marcelf Member

    same here. Phone with big screen is silly money, tablet was too big. I wanted biggest screen for best price. Portability and pocketability was also important, so 5inch was the magic size. Got mine in the UK for
  11. blackdog709

    blackdog709 Well-Known Member

    Couldn't agree more. Darn near perfect. Had mine since December and still loving it. Awesome machine.
  12. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

  13. Captain Brick

    Captain Brick Newbie

    I looked at both as well. Purchased the 5 yesterday. I'm new to Android so I might be PM'ing you guys for help!
    Seriously, this thing rocks and I haven't even downloaded my music yet.
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  14. blackdog709

    blackdog709 Well-Known Member

    Yeah- feel free to post questions. It's a great device...sure you'll be happy.
    also, another good source:
    Samsung Galaxy Player Series - abi>>forums

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