Samsung Galaxy Player 50

The Good Android 2.1 is feature-packed; plenty of apps to download; setting up email and social-networking accounts is intuitive and easy.

The Bad Sluggish; touchscreen feels cheap; music player is unmodified and flawed; iPod touch is slicker but not much more expensive.

The Bottom Line The Android-based Samsung Galaxy Player 50 aims to knock Apple's iPod touch off its pedestal, but fails. A number of flaws mean this media player feels rushed and generally unimpressive.

Editors' Rating
4.5 Overall

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Review

Samsung Galaxy Player 50

No longer content with firing potshots at Apple's iPhone in the ongoing war of the smart phones, Samsung has chosen to open a new front, taking on the iPod touch media player. Like its rival, Samsung's Galaxy Player does more than just play music.

Running on Android 2.1, it offers all the features of a smart phone but without the call capability. You can buy apps from the Android Market and Samsung's store, use Google's mobile services, and, if you're near a wireless hotspot, browse the Web. As added incentives, the Galaxy Player has a detachable battery and a 2-megapixel camera.

The Galaxy Player is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and Play, with an expected release date of 7 January. The 8GB version costs £150, and the 16GB version costs £180.

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