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A wonderful entertainment experience,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S Wifi 5 Inch 16GB MP3 Player - White (Electronics)When this was announced at the start of the year, I waited for what seemed like an eternity for it to become available to buy, and I must say it was well worth the wait.
Prior to buying this, I had an iRiver Multi-Codec Jukebox mp3 player, which after probably about 8 years was still working beautifully, but I fancied a change. The Galaxy S Wifi is Samsung's answer to the iPod Touch, so much more than just an mp3 player. I must admit, I don't have a smartphone, so the whole experience has been a revelation. I didn't want to get an iPod Touch, as I don't like some of the limitations of Apple such as iTunes. I've been used to `drag-and-drop' and with my Samsung Galaxy S Wifi, that's exactly what I've been able to do. It was so easy to copy my existing music collection, by simply copy & pasting from my PC to the player. Unlike the iPod, the Galaxy S Wifi can play a whole variety of file types, and it had absolutely no problems with my OGG files.
The Wifi model has essentially the same functionality as the popular Samsung Galaxy S phone, just without being able to make calls (although you can make internet calls using Skype). So, no monthly fees to pay.
The device is an absolute pleasure to use. I particularly like the 5.0 size (rather than 4.0) as the larger screen size makes for a much better viewing experience, while still being pocket-sized and easily portable. The screen colours are vivid and pictures are really sharp. The touch screen is beautifully responsive. The wifi connection works a treat and downloading apps is simple.
The sound quality of the mp3 player is excellent. I must admit though, I downloaded the PowerAmp music player app which I use rather than the music player supplied by Samsung. I hadn't saved any album art with my music files (to save on space), but the PowerAmp app was able to find and display the art for 99% of my files.
Because this is new to the market and is a larger size than a standard `phone', buying accessories may be a little problematic. I bought a pack of screen protectors and a protective skin case on e-Bay from a supplier based in Hong Kong, which fitted perfectly. I'm not a fan of the white back, so getting a black skin was essential (I would also have preferred black rather than white headphones).
It is a bit of a shame that it doesn't come with more memory. I was used to 40 GB on my iRiver mp3 player, so I bought a 32 GB micro-SD card which has worked seamlessly.
So, I would highly recommend the Galaxy S Wifi 5.0 if you're looking for a great entertainment experience.
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Initial post: 11 Oct 2011 03:03:09 BDT
Colm McCann says:
I just bought this for my wife to replace her dated Creative Zen Vision:M 30GB.
We are currently working in South Korea - so the product is called Galaxy Player 70 here - but more importantly it is also available as a 32GB model - and still has the expansion option with the SD card!!!
So far it is brilliant - and now I think I'll have to get one for myself!
*** It is also in English or Korea (option on 1st start-up) so there is no language problems!***
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2011 15:59:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Oct 2011 16:04:47 BDT
Coincidentally, I just happen to be on holiday in Seoul at the moment! (only a couple of days left sadly). We visited the Samsung d'light exhibition space and I noticed the GP70 with the additional TV aerial (lots of Koreans watch TV on their phones, even on the subway, it's a shame we can't do the same, but even more disappointing that we don't have the choice of the 32GB version). I hope your wife continues to enjoy her new present, I'm certainly still enjoying mine !
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 18:17:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Dec 2011 18:45:11 GMT
Green Woodpecker says:
I have only just recived my Christmas gift - Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 with SD card 32GB. Very nice feel straight out of the box. Functionally it appears to work fine with the exception of the WiFi link. Bluetooth pairs up easily bu not so WiFi. My network is located fine with good signal strength but impossible to make a connection - scanning works OK.
I have used an 8GB Meizu player, until now. This old unit produced excellent sound quality through the supplied earpieces. The SGS WiFi sound and vision is good but even better with my old earpieces - in black!
Storage is excellent and I shall, no doubt, enjoy transferring my music collection to the Samsung once I find out how to get the WiFi element functioning. In the mean time I shall use my laptop and the memory card reader to transfer files - probably much quicker than a WiFi link.
What a pity there isn't a printed instruction booklet supplied in the box. The online manual isn't convenient when there isn't internet access. I'll have to see if it can be downloaded onto the Galaxy WiFi.
Posted on 16 Sep 2012 11:27:00 BDT
Miss Mason says:
I've got a Sony Walkman MP3 player at the moment and one of the things I love about it is that I can transfer music from my PC to my device simply using the "Sync" option on Windows Media Player from its library. Can you transfer music as simply with the Galaxy player?
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2012 09:24:14 BDT
Yes, one of the best things about the Galaxy player is just how easy it is to transfer music, pictures, excel spreadsheets, word documents, pdf....anything ! It comes with a cable, that you simply plug into the player and into your PC. Then you just copy paste your files. When I copied my music files I was able to select my music folder with one click (which holds my entire collection of music) and paste it into my selected destination on my Galaxy player
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