Samsung G1I 8GB Galaxy Player 4.2, 800x480 WVGA Resolution, 4.2" LCD Screen, Bluetooth 3.0, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread

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About Samsung YP-GI1CB/X

The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 8GB Tablet provides freedom and fun with Wi-Fi connectivity for instant access to games, music, videos and more. It features an 8 GB flash memory with a MicroSD card slot that supports memory expansion up to 32 GB. The 3.65" LCD multi-touch display supports WVGA 800 x 480 resolution, as well as convenient multitasking. The Galaxy Player is enabled with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 technology.

The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 8 GB Tablet has FM radio, GPS, a front VGA camera and 2-megapixel rear camera. The lithium-ion battery supports up to 40 hours of audio playback or 5 hours of video playback. Plus, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS affords access to a world of apps for business and pleasure. In fact, the device comes preloaded with several apps including Alarm/Clock, AllShare, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Email, FM Radio, Gallery, Gmail, Google Search, Latitude, Maps, Market, Memo, Mini Diary, My Files, Navigator, Qik, Samsung Apps, Task Manager, ThinkFree Office, Voice Recorder, YouTube and more.

The Samsung YP-GI1CB/X is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Samsung YP-GI1CB/X: Bright display, Built-in speakers, Durable, Inexpensive, Lightweight and Realistic color

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (54),Bright display (51),Built-in speakers (50),Realistic color (36),Inexpensive (30),Durable (27),Expandable memory (3)
Cons:
Did not meet expectations (5),Not high def (4)

Samsung YP-GI1CB/X Features

  • On the Go Music: Get instant access to your music with Wi-Fi, without any monthly service fees. The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 gives you a choice among the top music apps and the tuner radio function turns your player into a fully functioning FM radio
  • Apps Galore: With so many incredible applications available, you won't know where to start. Discover the largest collection of applications for your Galaxy Player 4.2 with access to Google Play and Samsung Apps
  • Make Your Player Your Social Hub: Find out with Social Hub. All the popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are here, so you can spend less time searching and more time checking out what's going on right now
  • Find out with Social Hub. All the popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are here, so you can spend less time searching and more time checking out what's going on right now
  • Connect with the Power of the Android Platform: The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 features Android's GingerBread OS and a blazing fast 1 GHZ processor, bringing you great performance and speed for multimedia and browsing Adobe Flash Player compatible websites
  • Embedded Premium Games: The Galaxy Player 4.2 is preloaded with 2 of the most on demand games, FIFA12 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. The gyro-sensor multi-axis motion control senses every move and calibrates each twist and turn for maximum fun!
  • Intelligent Sound: Now make it sound incredible with SoundAlive. So whether you are listening to the latest hit or a favorite classic, you'll hear it the way it was meant to be
  • Bring it to the Big Screen: Galaxy Player 3.6 has you covered with all its incredible AllShare superpowers. Simply connect with any DLNA compatible big screen through the AllShare interface and get the party started by playing all your movies, photos and music for everyone
  • Convenient Play: No matter the video or audio format, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is up to the task. Simply drag any video or audio file and press play - that's all you need to do. Leave the hassles of complicated and time-consuming codec conversion behind and let the relaxation begin
  • Video Chat Using Dual Cameras: Use dual cameras to interact with friends and family one on one or as a group and instantly share content and images. Create unique media rich messages and share with your network
  • Bluetooth: Use your player as a Bluetooth device. Your player complements your current phone. Pair your current phone to the Galaxy Player 4.2 and start using your Galaxy Player 4.2 to as a communication tool. Now you can answer calls from your Galaxy Player via Bluetooth

Samsung YP-GI1CB/X Specifications

Android OS
Android (Version 2.3.5 Gingerbread)
Display Resolution
WVGA (800 x 480)
Display Screen Size
4.2"
Display Type
LCD
Display Options
Wallpaper Image Setting, Live Wallpaper, Font Setting, Auto Brightness Control
Storage Type
Flash Memory
Memory Capacity
8GB
SD MMC Expansion Slot
Up to 32GB microSD Card (not included)
Camera (Rear)
2MP
Camera (Front)
Yes
Video Files
AVI, MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MKV, FLV
Audio Files
MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, WAV
Image Files
JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
Document Files
Word File (doc, docx, xml, txt, rtf, dot, dotx), Excel File (xls, xlsx, csv, xlt, xltx), PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pot, potx, pps, ppsx), PDF
Music Options
AB Repeat, Alarm Music Setting, Album Art, Playlist, Library, SoundAlive, Adjustable Play Speed
Video Options
SoundAlive, Adjustable Play Speed, Bookmark
Touch Screen
Multi-Touch
Multi-Tasking
Yes
Alarm
Yes
FM Radio
Yes
GPS
Yes
Album Art
Yes
Clock
Yes
Embedded Microphone
Yes
Embedded Speaker
Yes
USB 2.0
Yes
USB Connection (MTP/UMS)
Yes
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 3.0
Wireless Internet
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Samsung Kies
Yes
Compatible PC OS
Win XP SP2 or Higher, Vista, Windows 7
PC Application (Kies)
Yes
File Navigation
Yes
File Delete
Yes
Library
Yes (Music) (Artist, Album, Genre, Title Sorting)
General Applications
Alarm/Clock, AllShare, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Email, FM Radio, Gallery, Gmail, Google Search, Latitude, Maps, Market, Memo, Mini Diary, My Files, Navigator, Qik, Samsung Apps, Task Manager, ThinkFree Office, Voice Recorder, YouTube etc
Battery Type
Li-ion (Replaceable)
Battery Capacity
1,500 mAh
Battery Playback Time, Video (hrs)
8 hrs
Battery Playback Time, Audio (hrs)
Audio Playback: Max 60 Hr (Default setting, MP3 128 Kbps, Volume 15, Normal Sound, Display Off)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.6" x 4.89" x .35" / 6.60 x 12.42 x 0.88cm
Weight
4 ounces /113.3 g
Mfr #
YP-GI1CB/XAA
SKU
SSGYPGI1CB

Samsung YP-GI1CB/X Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 58 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Itouch Killer

I own a Samsung large screen LED TV and love the video quality of that device. I wanted to try and see if Samsung's small handheld tablet devices would also display video so vividly and I was not disappointed in the Galaxy Player 4.2. Really sharp video! It plays Youtube videos really well. That was a big selling point for me because I love to view the online videos. I was waiting to buy a handheld tablet until someone brought one out with a replaceable battery. It's very nice to be able to s...

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I own a Samsung large screen LED TV and love the video quality of that device. I wanted to try and see if Samsung's small handheld tablet devices would also display video so vividly and I was not disappointed in the Galaxy Player 4.2. Really sharp video! It plays Youtube videos really well. That was a big selling point for me because I love to view the online videos. I was waiting to buy a handheld tablet until someone brought one out with a replaceable battery. It's very nice to be able to swap out a battery with a new one. That's a big seller rather than having to send the unit out for a new battery. Thanks Samsung. All the applications I have installed play well with the unit and it also has a great little GPS navigation in it which will do turn by turn navigation. The best part is that it updates the maps! If you don't want to pay the high cost of a data plan on your cell service with data going up in price, there is plenty of free wifi out there. The device always seems to find some free wifi and more and more cable companies are putting hotspots all over the place. The wifi is so much faster than a phone data service. All in all a great device and the only thing is that i wish I could find a rubber skin to protect the device. For now I put it in a leather pone type case which works fairly well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not buy this obsolete device

I got this as a present last year and everything was normal for about two months. Then it became laggy, glitchy, and froze half, if not more, of the time I used it. THe OS is incrediblely old. It seems Samsung does not want to update it. Don't pain yourself, it's easier to get a phone and not connect it to a network. DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS PRODUCT

Reviewed by 58 customers

 
5.0

A wonderful music, games and social media machine

By

from Virginia, USA

Bought two of the 4.2 model for my teenage daughters, and they do everything they could ever need. We cannot justify the cost of smartphone plans for our kids (more than a few hundred dollars per year), and they really don't need phones at this stage, as the home WIFI gives them all the internet access they need for email, facebook and the Google Play store. The screen size and resolution is great - screen bigger than most, but still small enough to be convenient and pocket-able. While the version of Android supported on these devices in a little older than current, the 'heads-up' is that Android developers generally consider support for Gingerbread to be mandatory, as there are so many devices running this version, so plenty of software available (I'm a programmer fwiw), and there are literally thousands of apps available. Compared to the 'i-devices', these are more affordable, have a (commonly available and inexpensive) replaceable battery (not possible with Apple) and inexpensive additional storage can be added via micro SD cards (also not possible with Apple) plus the Android platform is more open. All in all, these are great players, and it is a shame they are being phased out - get them while you can (the latest version - 4.2 - is generally thought to be the best version of the Samsung players).

 
5.0

A Fantastic ipod replacement

By

from Undisclosed

I got this as a replacement for an apple ipod, and I must say it is amazing I love this device. It sounds great and it has a lot of variety of games it also has an ok camera but good enough to meet my needs. so i would definitely recommend this item.

 
4.0

Love it, but an ICS update would be nice :)

By

from Undisclosed

I love my Galaxy Player. The speakers are louder (and produce a higher quality of sound) than any iProduct I've ever come into contact with. It supports almost every format for music and video that I've ever used, and even included some photo formats that I've found useful as well. My only qualm with it is that some of the apps I want to use are only compatible with Android 4.0 and higher, and I haven't heard tell of an update from anyone. I know for a fact more people would buy it if it got the update (and quite a few are waiting for it to release before they buy it). Thanks for the iPod alternative :)

 
2.0

Do not buy this obsolete device

By

from Georgia

I got this as a present last year and everything was normal for about two months. Then it became laggy, glitchy, and froze half, if not more, of the time I used it. THe OS is incrediblely old. It seems Samsung does not want to update it. Don't pain yourself, it's easier to get a phone and not connect it to a network. DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS PRODUCT

 
4.0

Samsung galaxy player 4.2

By

from Chesapeake, VA  -  Casual Listener

This is a great music player in every since except one. Due to the fact that it has a small amount of onboard storage most of my music has to go on the sd card. Every time I power the player on I have to wait for it to load the music from the sd card which can take a little while depending on how much you have on the card. I like everything else, the sound is great, it is light, fits in the hand really well and you can load music directly to it without the need for a seperate program. Hopefully one day Samsung will make another music player with increased onboard storage.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love it

By

from Watertown NY

Bought my son the 5.0 after he broke 3 ipod touch. He loves it and if can hold up to him its a great product. So I bought myself 4.2 and its on of my favs. Love all the apps and it has great sound.

 
5.0

Simply Awesome

By

from Undisclosed

First Android device I've owned, works great, love the FM radio, GPS, and removable battery. Didn't have those with my other MP3 player. Works great with things like double twist. All around cool device.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Amazing!!!

By

from Checotah, OK

I previously owned the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 and I must say out of the 5.0 and the 4.2 the 4.2 is the better of the two. Yes the 5.0 is a little larger and has a somewhat better camera(also has flash). However the quality and feel of the 4.2 is just so much more appealing to me. Also when it comes to speed the 4.2 is very fast. All in all, I am very pleased with this device and will never buy another device unless its stamped with that big SAMSUNG logo on it! :) If everyone would just invest in one of these, the iPod would be obsolete.

 
4.0

WONDERFUL BUT GPS ONLY WORKS ONE WAY

By

from Missouri

I love this thing. The only con is the GPS will guide you to where you are going but not back, so you better remember the way back or you could be lost. Hopefully they will have a fix for this soon.

 
4.0

Pretty Good

By

from Undisclosed

I have had a 2nd Gen iPod touch for quite a while and finally replaced it with this. Personally, I enjoy the Android interface a lot more. I find this product easier to use and it does not require any special software to sync to your computer. Build quality is great, has expandable memory, has a removable battery, and is fairly cheap as Wi-Fi only phone sized devices go. It would be nice to have a higher resolution screen but the screen is decent. The speakers are fairly loud and the headphones that come with the device are pretty good too. Unfortunately, this is running an old version of Android (Gingerbread, 2 major updates behind) and the camera quality is somewhat poor. In addition, the single core 1GHz processor is very underpowered compared to most smartphones and tablets. Overall, I am pleased with the device but it still has a lot of room for improvement.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  What is the part number of the Replacement battery for the 4.2?
Andrew R  Unfortunately Samsung does not indicate the replacement part number in any of the provided specs.
Shopper  HOW USER FRIENDLY IT TH GPS?
Andrew R  User experience with this unit's GPS will vary depending on the app used.

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