The Good The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 offers most of the capabilities of Samsung's popular Android smartphones, minus the phone and monthly fees.
The Bad Both the software and the processor are relatively old by smartphone standards. Parents should know there are no safeguards included to restrict access to age-inappropriate content.
The Bottom Line When it comes to competing with Apple's iPod Touch media player, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is Samsung's best effort yet, but it's still playing catch-up.
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2
Editors' note: The majority of this review is repurposed from CNET's review of the, which offers a slightly smaller, 4-inch screen and many of the same features as the Galaxy Player 4.2.
The logic behind Samsung's Galaxy Player 4.2 seems fairly straightforward. You take Samsung's tailored version of the Android 2.3 smartphone software and put it on a pocket-size device with a 4-inch screen, and you should have an appealing alternative to Apple's popular
Now, we've already seen Samsung ruin this recipe a few times, in its overpriced, underperforming Galaxy Player 5.0. Where the Galaxy Player 4.2 has an advantage is its $199 retail price, which matches the iPod Touch's.and
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