Galaxy Player 5 vs Apple iPod Touch
Samsung Galaxy Player 5 and Apple iPod Touch are the two latest Mobile Media Players from Samsung and Apple respectively. All these years, if there was a media player that was loved by music lovers all over the world, it was Apple’s iPod. Steve Jobs unveiled its latest avatar; aptly called iPod Touch, saying it was almost an iPhone sans the ability to call. iPod Touch has been a rage among the people but Samsung has decided to give it a run for its money by launching its own media player called Galaxy Player 5. Galaxy matches iPod Touch feature by feature and there are some who say it is even better than iPod Touch. Let us find out the difference between Galaxy player 5 and Apple iPod Touch to help readers who are still undecided and are looking for a media player.
Galaxy Player 5
Samsung had in its arsenal many devices ranging from smartphones and even tabs; the only ace missing was a media player. Now that missing link has finally been completed with the launch of Galaxy Player 5. Samsung has finally delivered the people who were longing to see a Android based media player. This media player runs on Android Froyo 2.2 that can be upgraded to Android Gingerbread 2.3 later on. It has the advantage of Samsung’s legendary UI called TouchWiz.
Galaxy Player 5 runs on a fast 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, has Android Froyo 2.2 with TouchWiz as its OS and has 8 GB of internal storage capacity which can be increased up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. The display is 5” TFT LCD screen that is bigger than iPod Touch. It is a dual camera device with a 3.2 MP rear camera capable of capturing HD videos at 720p. The camera is auto focus with LED flash. It has inbuilt speakers with a SoundAlive Sound Engine. The player has Wi-Fi connectivity and the user can make VoIP calls and also use the front VGA camera for video chatting using Qik. The player supports many audio and video formats including DivX and XviD and the sound quality is excellent. Running on Android, the user can download from thousands of apps.
Presenting iPod touch, Steve Jobs termed it as an iPhone with no phone and in fact it has all the capabilities of iPhone making it a smart young sibling of iPhone and iPad. The media player runs on Apple’s A4 CPU which is what Apple uses for both iPhone 4 and iPad 1. It has a display of 3.5 inch at a resolution of 480X320 pixels at 163ppi. Standing at 4.3×2.4×0.33 inches, iPod Touch weighs only 115 gm (4 oz). This amazing media player is available in different models with internal storage capacities of 8GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB. For connectivity, it is Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n (802.11n 2.4 GHz only) allowing the user to browse the net. It supports all major audio and video formats and the quality of sound is mesmerizing. It has a built in lithium ion rechargeable battery with a music playback time of up to 40 hours which goes down to 7 hours if you are watching movies. It is equipped with built in gyro, accelerometer and an ambient light sensor. Thus when you are playing games and suddenly rotate the player; you do not lose the picture frame and continue with the game merrily.
Difference Between Galaxy Player 5 and Apple iPod Touch
While Galaxy Player 5 scores with a bigger screen, the display is still better in the 3.5” screen of iPod Touch. However, in respect of Bluetooth connectivity, Galaxy Player is faster than iPod Touch and also you can play DivX videos in Galaxy Player without encoding which is not possible in iPod. On apps, Galaxy rubs shoulder with iPod Touch with more free apps from the Android Market though apple has countless apps.