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Large-screen MP3 Player?

by Socinus / May 2, 2013 9:34 AM PDT

I'm looking for an MP3 player with a large screen. I was absolutely ecstatic when I handled the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0....only to discover that it's not only discontinued but even picking up a refurb is fraught with peril (a multitude of horror stories abound about this particular item and refurbish purchases) and if that wasn't enough, the hardware itself is somewhat out-dated with no updates planned for the software in future. I've used the 4.0 and wasn't as happy with the screen size and I've not been able to determine if it suffers from the same hardware/software dating issues.

I liked the large size of the screen because it was big enough for me to do things like read comfortably, watch videos, and use a wide variety of apps but not be so big as to not fit in a pocket.

Are there any other MP3 players out there with larger screens that run Android that I could look at?

Thanks in advance.

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It sounds like you are looking for
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2013 9:54 AM PDT

An android or other tablet that plays MP3? That's what I do just fine. I've bought refurbs for over a decade. I can only guess your refurb source is not so good. I used newegg, geeks.com and amazon prime to list off a few.

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Not against..
by Socinus / May 2, 2013 10:04 AM PDT

I'm not against a tablet at all, but I'm interested in the portability of the Samsung Player.

I've looked at refurbs from different sources (including Newegg and Amazon) and the user reviews do not inspire confidence. As I said, a lot of problem stories with them.

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Keep in mind.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2013 4:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Not against..

Folks that have an issue will post about it and those that don't rarely do.

It sounds like you can't take the chance or don't want to return if you get unlucky so for you, only new will do.

In parting, not one refurb at office or home has ever had an issue (I've just jinxed our next purchase!)

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