Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (Galaxy S WiFi 4.2) hands-on, first impressions


It’s no question that Apple’s iPod has reigned supreme in the portable media player landscape, but its dominance hasn’t deterred manufacturers in creating products in the same category. Samsung’s Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 is one of those products, and is aimed at individuals who want a multimedia player that doesn’t have a fruit logo on the back.

The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a bit of an oddity, considering that’s it’s a bit off when it comes to screen size (with most 4-inch devices clocking in at either 4- or 4.3-inches), though its overall size 124.1 x 66.1 x 8.99mm means it’s almost the same size as a typical Android smartphone. The screen is a 4.2-inch, WVGA TFT deal, and the unit itself is running on a single core 1GHz procesor with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on board. Also, we’re a bit confused over Samsung’s naming conventions in this case – Samsung Philippines calls it the Galaxy Player 4.2, though the box states it’s the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2.

Overall the unit felt ok, and as we said, it handled pretty much like a typical 4-inch Android smartphone. One thing we did notice is that the device is preloaded with two games – Fifa 2012 and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, which should keep users busy whenever boredom strikes. The screen is wide and bright enough that using it as a dedicated video player shouldn’t be a problem, and its speakers have sufficient oomph to let people understand whatever they’re watching. The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 is priced at Php 9,990 here in the Philippines.

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