The best thing about the Galaxy is Android 2.1 OS - running this means you have the opportunity to to use the Android Market with all of its 200,000+ applications and download all the media content you like. The Player supports many files including MP3, OGG, AAC, M4A, WAV audio and MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX and XviD video, and serves as a camera, a digital voice recorder, an electronic compass, a radio and a GPS. G50 also supports 802.11n Wi-Fi networks so you are only a bluetooth zone away from using the internet. Runs for around 24 hours of audio or 5 hours of video on a single battery charge.
As a player, sound is great - SoundAlive technology gives full 5.1-channel surround sound. The controls are simple to use - Advanced and multiple sound presets allow you to change file sound to your preference, for example, adding more bass oh high tones. Video is equally simple to use - you can use the changeable sound presets or leave it in Theatre mode.
The camera option takes good pictures, and the great thing is that you can share them instantly via your favourite social networks and websites.
If 8 or 16 GB is not enough for you, Galaxy Player has a micro-SD slot for memory extending. I'd definitely recommend this as the 8gb just isn't enough for all the things you'll want to use this for.
If you only opt for the standard 8gb model, you'll find that this really equates as only 6gb, and even then it leaves no room for storing photos and videos.
The controls can be slow, taking up to 10 seconds in some cases. And the player sometimes fails to recognise the headphones, resulting in you having to unplug and plug them back oin again. This is usually after a period of inactivity. Not a major biggie, but certainly an annoyance.
This is basically a smart phone without call capability. At a cheaper price this wouldn't be an issue, but in all honesty I sold mine on again and bought an IPod!