What's this? Overall score is within types, in performance order. For music players, this score is based primarily on ease of use, headphone quality, audio playback time, and damage resistance. For media players, video and picture quality is also rated and included in the overall score. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points. Tests were carried out by International Consumer Research and Testing, a worldwide group that includes Consumer Reports.
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Summary:A 8 GB flash-memory MP3 player that includes photo and video playback, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, a built-in microphone, and an equalizer.
About - Samsung Galaxy Player WiFi 5.0 (YP-G70) (8 GB)
The Samsung Galaxy Player WiFi 5.0 (YP-G70) (8 GB) is part of the MP3 player
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, MP3 player
models like the Galaxy Player WiFi 5.0 (YP-G70) (8 GB) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Ease of use:
Ease of use mainly covers player characteristics that aid in convenience, versatility, and portability. These primarily include navigation and scrolling features; the accessibility and readability of the controls; and the readability and breadth of the information in the display (such as music-track data and battery-life indicator); size and weight; and ease of use while walking or jogging. Some features and capabilities considered include the presence of an FM radio, built-in microphone, upgradeable firmware, equalizer, data storage, software assessment, and the player's ability to be recognized as a hard drive by the computer without the installation of additional drivers.
Headphone quality reflects judgments from a listening panel comparing the player and its supplied headphone to a test audio CD and a high-fidelity headphone. All uncompressed (audio CD or WAV) test music sources were ripped (encoded) to MP3 format (128, 192, and 256 kbps CBR rate) using a high-quality encoder.
Audio playback time (hr.):
Audio playback time (hours) reflects lab measurements of continuous playback time to the nearest hour, using a selection of music tracks encoded to MP3 format at a 128 kbps constant bit rate (CBR); fully charged rechargeable batteries; backlight at the minimum setting; with included headphone; and volume set at a reasonable level. For players that can use standard batteries such as alkaline, expect a bit longer playback time. Our measurements should not be compared with those stated by the manufacturer, which may use different testing methods and criteria.
About This Brand
Samsung offers a full line of MP3 players--all of them flash--with leading-edge technology, such as the ability to use Bluetooth technology to answer cell phones. Samsung Galaxy-class players have large touch screen displays, Wi-Fi connections, and run on the Android operating system, which gives them access to many of the apps, games, music, and other content enjoyed by smart phone users.
Features & Specs - Samsung Galaxy Player WiFi 5.0 (YP-G70) (8 GB)
Audio playback format The most common audio format(s) the player will recognize and be able to play.These include: Audible (AA): Audio Book. Allows audible spoken-word content playback from Web services such as Audible or iTunes, where you can download digital audiobooks, radio programs, audio magazines, and newspapers, for instance. Apple Lossless: Apple (Mac) format for an uncompressed sound file AAC: Advanced Audio Coding FLAC: Free Lossless Audio Codec MPEG: Moving Picture Experts Grou, OGG: Short for Ogg Vorbis, a free, open source music format WAV: Uncompressed Windows standard for waveform audio files WMA: Windows Media Audio
Mac compatible All players work with a Windows PC, but that's not always the case with a Macintosh computer. Check the ratings or the manufacturers' Web site to make sure the player you're considering will work with your computer.
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Color display This is typically a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD). Some displays instead use organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). Virtually allAll players with a color display, except one- or two-color OLED models, can show pictures taken with your digital camera.
Video playback Some players support MPEG-4-based video formats such as DIVX, XVID, and WMV. Some players may also handle copy-protected videos.
Slideshow capability Allows pictures to be displayed in slideshow fashion, complete with fade-outs and other transitions. Some allow you to adjust how long each picture is displayed.
FM radio Adds FM-radio functionality.
Built-in microphone Useful for recording interviews, lectures, from a radio, etc. See also Voice Recording.
Volume limiter A player control designed to protect hearing by preventing the volume from exceeding a safe level, either preset by the manufacturer or programmed by the user. Some players allow the setting to be pass-code protected, such as by a parent, to prevent users from bypassing the limiter.
I mostly use this for music listening - my own collection and internet radio. Good sound for a portable and easily customizable with the equalizer. GPS works great - both Google Navigation and other GPS apps. Contrary to the review, it does support Audible files thru the free Audible Android app. Great for watching movies using supplied headphones or bluetooth headphones. Lots of supported apps on the Android market - Kindle, QR scanners, weather, some games (not the HD ones), Bible software, etc. As with most portable devices, wireless/GPS use will drain the battery quickly. Highly recommended!