Love it, but...
I have the 8gb Philips connect 3. It would be the prefect device, but (and this is a big but) the battery life is AWFUL! If you are just listening to music it is fine, but if you just wanted an MP3/4 player you would not have paid over 150.00 for a device now would you? The battery is especially awful if you are online. I have the screen as dark as it can be and I am lucky to get two hours of battery life while playing an online game or surfing the web and mine is just a few weeks old.
Though it boasts superior audio playback over the Galaxy Players, the Philips GoGear Connect 3 falls flat in everyday performance. The low-end specs will severely limit the GoGear's flexibility as well as the types of apps you can download, and the omission of expandable storage is regrettable. Priced at only a little less than an entry-level fourth-generation iPod Touch, the GoGear just doesn't offer enough for shoppers to choose it over Apple's media player.
Superior audio playback
Though it boasts superior audio playback over the Galaxy Players, the Philips GoGear Connect 3 falls flat in everyday performance. The low-end specs will severely limit the GoGear's flexibility as well as the types of apps you can download and the omission of expandable storage is regrettable. Priced at just less than an entry level fourth generation iPod Touch, the GoGear just doesn't offer enough for shoppers to choose it over Apple's media player.
Versatile music player
The Philips GoGear Connect 3 looks promising on paper, but when you consider what the iPod touch (a mere £9 more expensive) delivers and how well it does it, it's difficult to recommend this over Apple's player. The Connect 3 is sluggish, buggy and its screen isn't as crisp as the iPod touch's, so it's tough to see how anyone apart from the staunchest Apple-hater would pick the Philips.
Runs powerful Android 2.3 Gingerbread software
The Philips GoGear Connect 3 looks like a decent media player, but it lacks the market-leading iPod touch's camera, FaceTime video calling, and eye-scorchingly detailed screen. The presence of other Android rivals, such as the new Sony Android Walkman and the various Samsung Galaxy S WiFi devices, also means the Connect 3 may only prove a contender if it comes at a suitably low price.
Strangely familiar form factor with nimble touchscreen
Putting the increasingly popular Android OS--complete with Android Market--inside neither a phone nor a tablet but rather a simple, affordable portable player takes the multimedia experience in an exciting new direction. The implementation here is a bit bumpy however, as unrefined customization of the software, an overloaded processor, and dubious physical quality combine to make Philips' GoGear Connect 3 less than it could have been.
This mp3 player has an input jack, which is rare, and very handy. Plays well, has external speaker, which is also hard to find. Music saved to internal memory plays back nicely. The only drawback so far is that it is very slow if you try to play from a micro SD card. I have tried several class 10 micro sd cards with the same extremely slow result. I've decided not to bother with the micro sd card and just put my most important music on the internal memory.
Poor build quality
The MP870 is priced at Rs. 4,150 (MRP) for the 4GB version and Rs. 4,850 (MRP) for the 8GB version. For that money, the only decent feature it provides is music playback. There are a few other options with similar features that might appeal to potential buyers like the Philips GoGear Spark priced at Rs. 2,697, and the Creative M300 priced at Rs. 3,499 with Bluetooth as an added feature. A mobile phone could be another alternative for those who want added functionality along with music.
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