This Is a Great PMP Device
Over all, I love this PMP- I've been watching it since February and I finally got my dirty hands on it. Should you buy this device you ask? It's up to you. I jumped from my ipod 4G to this, so yeah. it depends on the person! I'm not a fan boy, I just want a PMP that works for ME. I don't care what people say about something when I haven't even given it a try yet.
Feels very well built
As an iPod touch alternative, the Galaxy Player 5 offers much to like - especially if you are already familiar with Android and have invested money in the ecosystem. Audio playback through the stock Samsung music app is of poor quality, but the Android advantage means that you have the ability to choose third-party player options from the Android Market. If you are looking for a taste of Android without the cost of cellular service, the Galaxy Player 5 is a good Android device to tinker with.
Front stereo speakers, Kies Air app
While there's nothing inherently wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 and the concept of a cellular (and contract) free Android device is admirable, it's doomed to be a niche product aimed at entertaining kids whose parents are already fans of Google's mobile ecosystem.
Samsung could soon find its niche even smaller thanks to Google's Nexus 7 tablet, which offers better hardware and a larger display at the same price.
Slow single core CPUs, Galaxy Player 3.6 screen is poor
The market for portable media players is shrinking in the US, but for those of you with kids or feature phones, they still make sense. The Samsung Galaxy Players give you all the joy of an Android smartphone minus the cellular radio and monthly data charges. Though these lack the gaming horsepower of the latest iPod Touch, they do offer Adobe Flash Player and Android's openness and customization.
Solid build construction, lightweight feel
We've said it before people and we'll continue to say it again - well, that's unless a future variant is outfitted with better hardware. On the outside, it's fairly evident that the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a beefy looking dedicated media device, but inside, it doesn't proudly see any love whatsoever as it sports the same set of hardware that's used on the Galaxy Player 3.6.
Not bad for the price...
Firstly, I bought this item because I was desperate. There are hardly any MP3 players 32GB+ available for a cheap price that aren't Microsoft or Apple. I needed one pronto because my 16GB Samsung Q2 crashed and died on me (RIP baby). Syncing my music to the device was more of the same-old: Plug it in, open media player, click "yes" on permanently sync device, sync music library to the device, go watch a movie till it's done.
Touchpad interface didn't work efficiently
Currently, the 4GB model carries an MRP of Rs.6,750, but is available at a price of Rs.6,600 on Cowon's website. There is no external memory support, so you are left with 4GB storage that can hold roughly 1,000 songs.
In a nutshell, the device offers decent tunes with vast audio format support. The price seems a little high for 4GB storage. It is a decent buy, if you are ready to shell out the moolah.
Sound could be better, quite bulky
If you get on with the size and welcome some of the extra features, this could work. But better sound and a more enjoyable user experience can be yours for similar money.
Pretty good, for about 3 months
This mp4 is pretty good for about the first 3 months. had no problems at all with it.
then about one week ago i decided to try putting an episode of a show onto it after converting of course.
after it transferred i tried to view it and the device froze completely. i LITERALLY had to wait for the battery to die and i happened to be fully charged at the time. so that was 4 hours waiting for it to die then waiting for it to recharge.
Great display but terrible rear camera
1. Retina display is darker and not nearly as good as the one in the iPhone. "Definitely not an iPhone w/o the contract".
2. HD Video is actually pretty good
3. Size is a lot smaller than the 3g, bad if you have normal or large hands, ok for teens and those w/ small hands.
4. Photo quality is much worse than the iPhone. And their posted photos show how much worse. Forget trying to print them and I'd argue not even good for the web based on their samples.
Retina display provides sharp images and text
The iPod touch is wildly popular for good reason. It's an extremely versatile device media player; pocket gaming machine; productivity tool; Internet communication device; and, with this latest update, pocket camcorder, still camera, handheld recorder, and FaceTime video phone. While its cameras fail to produce results as good as the iPhone 4, they make FaceTime possible, which allows us to more easily forgive their less-than-pristine images and movies.
relatively intuitive operation
Three years after Apple stretched the definition of “personal media player” to new heights with its class-leading iPod Touch, other manufacturers are just starting to catch up with Android-powered mini tablets. Despite the added competition, the latest revision of the device stays true to its award-winning heritage while folding in even more trickle-down features from the latest iPhone, yet again securing it a place at the top of the MP3-player pyramid.
I have been looking for a good iPod replacement. The iPod is a great music playing device for sure, however, I did not like the way to use iTunes to put and to manage my MP3 files on iPods. I just wanted a MP3 player that can be connected as an external drive and did not need to worry about loosing all my music libraries by synching a MP3 player to a wrong computer accidentally. Then I had a change to have the Creative ZEN X-Fi 3.
Ropey interface and navigation
The Creative Zen X-Fi 3 MP3 player sounds good, goes very loud and comes with an unusually good set of earphones. However, problems with the design and interface hold it back. The touch-sensitive buttons are annoying, screen quality is unimpressive and it's surprisingly thick for a device of its size.
Just what i needed
This little player is excellent for my needs, and likely many others'. After owning a cowon iaudio 7 for many years, this was my recent replacement. You can tell what i needed from the "pros" list; i listed some "cons," mostly to inform potential buyers. none of these has a big impact for my uses.
Stunning build quality and construction materials
The Cowon C2 is a portable media player (PMP) with a touch screen and wide range of media format support. It can be considered as a successor to the ever popular Cowon D2 (and D2+). They are similar in many ways such as the small form factor and expandable memory by the means of microSD cards.
Best-in-class BBE sound enhancements, very good sounding hardware EQ
The Cowon C2 is a very good audio player, packed full of features and top notch sound tweaks. It would be a decent video player too, but the low-res 4:3 screen isn't really up to today's standards. Resistive touch controls are also a bit dated for people being spoiled by snappy capacitive touch screens, but it certainly is usable.
The user interface works, but it's a matter of getting used to its gimmicky looks and some awkward usability decisions.
Top notch audio reproduction
Minor moans and groans aside, the Cowon C2 is a mighty audio reproduction device which puts others in the same price bracket to shame. The lack of modern bells and whistles like capacitive touchscreen, integrated Wi-Fi, user customization, and so on might not to be everyone's taste but if the quality of the audio output is your main concern - the C2 kicks some serious sonic butt. I would expect to be paying at least twice the asking price for such a capable player.
Died within 12 days
I bought this mp3 player locally, on sale, based on the high reviews by others here on Amazon.com. The Trio T2810C is loaded with features, so I was really excited about the purchase. However, the touchscreen never worked very good for me. I was tap, tap, tapping away trying to get the thing to finally respond. So that was disappointing. I tried all the features and they worked more or less as promised.
Do not buy
This product is horrible. You have tap on the screen multiple times in order for it to go through, even though it is touch screen. there's was a shortage in the device within a couple of weeks. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone, do not buy this product because it is a waste of your money.
It is what it is, a cheap MP3 player
You seriously can't have high expectations for an MP3 player priced below $40.
First of all it does not work with iTunes or ANY software on a Mac, so us Mac users have to do everything manually. Not too much of a pain, but slightly inconvenient.
Second issue was loading it up with music, an absolute pain in the rear end. Again, owning a Mac required me to convert the music I wanted from AAC to MP3 (or one of the many others that it supported).
Huge Storage Capacity
Cowon has carved out a niche within a niche with the X7. It offers better sound quality and superior video capabilities than an iPod Classic, but it's also much bigger. The sheer size of the player is a tricky issue to scale, but if you can it offers surprisingly good value - with far greater storage than its series rivals, like the J3, at a similar price.
Touchscreen is very sensitive and responsive, makes getting around the UI easier.
The Cowon X7 is an upper mid-cost portable media player. This player has a 4.3" LCD display with 480x272 resolution, as well as a TV output. The Smart Widget user interface of this player allows you to view all your favorite widgets and info on the same page.
The X7 is a bit of a disaster
The Cowon X7 is priced at Rs. 17,500. Now let's be clear, the X7 is a bit of a disaster and we wished Cowon didn't cripple it so much. What is good about the X7 is the massive storage space, the great audio quality, customization options and the incredible battery life. But once you look past that it is all one royal mess. Its titanic dimensions make it hard to carry around. The display sucks, period. The interface sucks even more and the image gallery is a disaster.
The sound it produces is good, the screen is a pleasure to watch and the battery life is superb.
Though it only supports standard definition video and doesn't really advance the PMP breed at £230 the 120GB version the X7 is still reasonable value. The sound it produces is good, the screen is a pleasure to watch and the battery life is superb. If you have a massive media library, want a big screen and hate iTunes it's a solid enough choice.
Cowon X7 - A Costly Mistake
The Cowon X7 is a huge disappointment. Its massive storage capacity and amazing battery life coupled with FLAC support and stellar audio quality makes it a great device for audiophiles, but its negatives far outweigh the positives. A poor UI, a Resistive Touchscreen that's sluggish with its responses and lack of H264 support really hold the X7 back. If you factor in the lack of Wi-Fi or any kind of web support, the price tag of Rs. 18,000 becomes a slap on the face.
160 GB storage space
X7's design is lovely as usual but two disappointing facts about the X7 are the low resolution and the included non-standard data cable. We sure need to applaud the battery life offered and the 160 GB storage space. Finally the X7 is not more than a media player in any way as there is no WiFi support which means that you cannot web browse or have access to any of the apps. If this is a major concern for you then Zune HD or the Apple iPod touch is definitely the one for you.
Large storage capacity
The COWON products are rated highest in almost all the technical aspects of audio, video and multimedia. Let us look in detail one such amazing product from COWON, the X7. For you to make a wise decision on the product here we brief out few aspects of its predecessor, the V5 HD. X7 retains most of the features of V5 HD, say, world-beating audio quality, insane battery life and more. However, the V5 lacked Web browser, Wi-Fi and support for apps.
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