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$150 could get you some of the best mp3 players in the market and from leading brands like Apple, Cowon and Samsung. Most of these feature microSD slots, good support for audio and video formats, solid memory and good battery life. These players also excel in audio quality and attractive user interfaces.Our list of the best mp3 players under $150 gives you individual specs, video reviews and buying options to guide your purchase.

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Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation
Sony Walkman NWZ-E(2012)
Sony Walkman NWZ-S544
Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation
Archos 5
Apple iPod Nano 16 GB Silver Digital Media Player
Sony Walkman NWZ-E475BLK (16 GB) Digital Media Player
Sony Walkman NWZ-S544BLK 8GB Black MP3 Player  2 4  LCD  Flash Drive  FM Tuner  6 5 Hours Video  42 Hours Audio
Apple iPod nano 8GB MP3 Player - Green
Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet with 32GB Hard Drive - Black New
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Release Date
Oct 2012
Aug 2012
Sep 2009
Sep 2009
Aug 2008
Main Storage Type
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Compact Flash (CF) Card
Hard Drive
Storage Capacity
16.0 GB
16.0 GB
8.0 GB
8.0 GB
32.0 GB
Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Internal Flash Drive
Internal Flash Drive
Family Line
iPod nano
Sony WALKMAN
iPod nano
Number of Songs
4100.0
4100.0
2000.0
2000.0
8000.0
Use
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Photo Viewing, FM
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music, Recording
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing

Offer a familiar smartphone-style interface

It offers a better screen for watching video or playing movies, but it doesn't stand up to the iPod's polished music system.

The collaboration of an analogue tuning dial and the ipods scroll wheel is the basic idea of how the radio tuner is supposed to operate; while the idea seems great on paper, it did not function really well.

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The player is a bit awkward to hold because the headphone jack is on the side, jabbing into the palm of your hand.