Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0

Samsung’s Galaxy Player line of handheld Android devices is getting a price cut. When the Galaxy Player 5.0 and Galaxy Player 4.0 started shipping recently they were priced at $270 and $230 respectively. But now you can pick up the 5 inch model from Amazon for $229, or grab the 4 inch Galaxy Player 4.0 for $189.

That makes the 4 inch handheld about $10 cheaper than the list price for the latest Apple iPod touch (although Amazon has those on sale for as little as $185).

Update: It was nice while it lasted. Amazon has returned the prices to $230 for a 4 inch model and $270 for the Galaxy Player 5.0. It looks like this may have just been a holiday sale. 

The Samsung Galaxy Player features a 800 x 480 pixel capacitive multitouch display and runs Google Android 2.3.5. It has Samsung’s TouchWiz software and full support for the official Google Android Market and other Google apps including Google Maps and Gmail.

Aside from the screen size and price, the biggest difference between the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 is the battery. The larger model has a 2500mAh battery while the smaller has a 1200mAh battery.

Both devices have front-facing VGA cameras and 3.2MP rear cameras with flash, 8GB of storage, and microSD card slots for expansion. They support 802.11b/g/n WiFi.

While the WiFi-only device can’t connect to the internet over 3G, you can make phone calls over WiFi using Skype or a different Voice over IP app if you really want to treat the Galaxy Player as a cheap household phone.

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6 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Player price falls to $189 (Update: Nope, it was just a sale)”

  1. I looked at these during the Black Friday sale at Best Buy and decided instead to pick up a Sprint Nexus S 4g as a spare phone. It can do all the things these music players can do, I can activate it as a phone if I want to, it can be rooted and have Ice Cream Sandwich and it only cost me $250 brand new off of Craigslist.

  2. There may be hope. Newegg is listing them at $229/$189 but both are out of stock. Still, they have a “notify when back in stock” button so it might work.

  3. As of 11/29 at 4:32 EST, Amazon is showing the Samsung list prices of $269/$229. Signing in to my account doesn’t make a difference. Maybe the discounted prices were from Black Friday. Too bad, I am looking to replace my old Archos 5 Android. Then again, maybe you have advanced knowledge instead of dated knowledge.

  4. The Amazon link you gave for the Galaxy Player 4.0 still has it for $229.99, not $189. Amazon is also still charging $269.99, not $229, for the 5.0. Where did you get this info?

    1. Looks like they raised the price right around the time I was writing this article. Sorry about that. I guess it was just a Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion.
      The Samsung website still shows the $230/$270 prices too. 

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