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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent multi-functional bargain, 27 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy S 8GB Wi-Fi MP3 Player with 4.2 inch Display - White (Electronics)
For the price this device is being offered for at the time of writing this review, it represents excellent value. Although advertised as 8GB it's comes fitted with an 8GB micro SD card (therefore, 16GB capacity on board) and apart from telephone facilities, it more or less provides all the features offered by a Samsung smartphone - MP3 player, Internet, Android Apps, camera, GPS, voice recorder, FM Radio, etc.

It's fairly intuitive to use, connected with no problems to my wireless network and works with my Bluetooth headphones and speaker. The screen is big enough to watch BBC iPlayer videos and the built-in speaker is OK, but you really do need to hook it up to a speaker or headphones to experience decent sound quality (the headphones that it comes with are not that bad). Files can be transferred using Samsung's Kies software or alternatively you can just drag and drop files in Windows. I found Kies to be very buggy and find it far easier to drag and drop files - when you connect it to your PC both the device and memory card are displayed in Windows. I've fitted a 32GB micro SD card (15 from Amazon) and extended it's capacity to an impressive 40GB.

On the downside, it's running a 2 year old version of Android and it comes with some useless pre-installed games and other apps that can only be uninstalled by rooting the device. Another negative is that you need to have your headphones plugged-in to listen to the FM Radio. Nonetheless, if you want an all singing and dancing pocket-sized device minus the telephone features, look no further - this is an excellent multi-functional gadget and a bargain too.

Battery life:

Playing MP3 files ripped at 320kbps, using wired headphones with the screen display turned off I'm getting a very impressive 19-20 hours with the volume at level 23 (it goes up to 30). When playing MP3 files and using apps and the internet etc. the battery life lasts for 5-6 hours.

***Update: I've been using this device for over a month now and it's quite noticeable that its Internet speed is slower than that of my iPad and Windows laptop when connected to the same BT Infinity Wi-fi network***
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2012 11:28:57 GMT
Review says:
Hi, can I ask you what sort of bluetooth headphones you are using? Am looking for bluetooth headphones to go with my galaxy player but have no clue what would be good.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2012 13:27:08 GMT
Nokia BH-905i Stereo Headset but any Bluetooth headphones should be compatible with this device.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 12:10:07 GMT
Review says:
Thank you :-)

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 04:52:04 GMT
M. C GUPTA says:
Hi, can i ask how the camera is? i need to snap pics of doc's every now and then and enlarge and view on the samsung on the move.Also can it display pdf files and word documents? is thier any video player? thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 12:39:32 GMT
The camera is very good and you are able to clearly read the text of documents when you enlarge the view. It can display pdf and Word documents and it does have a video player. I'm not sure of all the video formats supported but MP4 encoded video plays perfectly.
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