Samsung Galaxy Player 5 vs Galaxy Tab
Galaxy Player 5 and Galaxy Tab are two amazing mobile multimedia devices from Samsung. Of late, Samsung has been unveiling smartphones and other gadgets such as tablets to challenge the hegemony of Apple that has been domination in the section with its iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Galaxy player is a media player obviously aimed to counter iPod Touch while Samsung Galaxy tab is an attempt to rub shoulders with iPad 2. Just as people remain confused between buying iPod and iPad as they are very similar devices, there are similarities between these two gadgets from Samsung too. However, there are some difference between Galaxy Player 5 and Samsung Galaxy Tab which this article intends to highlight.
Galaxy Player 5
If there was an OS to challenge the efficiency of Apple’s OS which it uses in iPods, it was Android. Galaxy Player 5 uses Android 2.2 Froyo and it’s upgradeable to android 2.3 Gingerbread. Samsung is trying to use this amazing open source platform to present some competition to Apple in the form of its latest media player called Galaxy Player 5. It was always a matter of time before Samsung answered to the prayers of media player lovers to come up with an alternative.
To be frank, Galaxy Player 5 is almost like a smartphone from Samsung such as Galaxy S sans the capacity to make standard calls and the 3G connectivity and you get Galaxy Player 5, an excellent media player powered on Android Froyo, which the manufacturers say can be upgraded later to Android Gingerbread 2.3. The device has a display of 5” which is a WVGA TFT LCD. The player has an internal memory of 8 GB that can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. It is equipped with two cameras, the rear one being 3.2 MP with auto focus and flash while having a front VGA camera for video chatting using integrated Qik or any other. It allows users to make VoIP calls being Wi-Fi. The player supports all major video and audio codec including DivX and XviD and comes equipped with Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, accelerometer and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. As it is a trade mark google device, the user can browse and download from thousands of apps available from Android Market.
Galaxy Player 5 has inbuilt stereo speakers that use SoundAlive Sound Engine technology and has the support of Adobe Flash 10.1 to browse graphic rich seamless websites on the net.
Samsung Galaxy Tab
If there was one thing missing in the arsenal of Samsung after smartphones, it was a contender in the tablet segment to compete in the ever growing tablet PC market. Samsung Galaxy Tab is a smart 7” tablet from Samsung that is loaded with plenty of features. Running on Android 2.2 Froyo, it rides on Samsung’s unique TouchWiz user interface which makes browsing and using apps a pleasing experience.
The tablet has a 7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, a fast 1 GHz A8 ARM Cortex processor, 16 GB internal storage with the facility to increase memory using micro SD cards. It has 3G and HSPDA connectivity along with being Wi-Fi having Bluetooth and GPS. The body of the tablet is made of plastic which makes it very light. The size of the tablet at 7.48 x 4.74 x 0.47 inches is perfect for a single handed use. This is one feature that makes Galaxy Tab better than all other tablets and also closer to smartphones in the market.
The display on 7” capacitive screen at a resolution of 1024X640 pixels is excellent and the tab responds with the slightest of touches. The design of the tab is clean to say the least, with just 4 buttons on the front and a headphone jack at the edge and volume rocker on the side. Though many might be inclined to say that the screen size is small, it turns out to be the biggest plus point as it does not hamper the user from reading e-books easily and at the same time using it just like a smartphone typing on the virtual keyboard.
Browsing the net on Samsung galaxy tab is really smooth and even flash videos run quickly. Multitasking is possible on this amazing tab and the user can play games while trying to capture a video in HD. This is made possible with a 512 MB RAM and the processor which is really fast.
Having said all these, then what are the differences between both Samsung Galaxy Player 5 and Galaxy Tab. The main among all is the standard phone feature, you can’t make standard voice calls. However you can use the integrated Qik for video calls over Wi-Fi and can download Skype from App Store. The other major difference between Samsung Galaxy Player 5 and Galaxy Tab is the 3G connectivity which is not supported on the Galaxy Player. The other differences are the display size and weight, the player is a small compact device and light weight.