Apple iPod touch 2nd generation

Apple iPod touch 2nd generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • Display: 3.5 inches, 480 x 320 pixels
  • Chipset: S5L8720
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • OS: iOS
  • Battery: 789 mAh
  • Released Date: 09-09-2008



Device Type Mobile
Model iPod Touch (2nd generation)
Released September, 2008
Status Discontinued


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT LCD
Size 3.5 inches
Resolution 480 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 165 PPI
Features Capacitive, Multi-touch; Ambient light sensor


Dimensions 109 x 61 x 8 mm
Weight 115 g
Colors Black


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. S5L8720
CPU ARMv6 Samsung S5L8720 533 MHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX535
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 128 MB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 8GB/16GB/32GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Built-in speaker
Audio Technology Stereo


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 789 mAh
Battery Life 36 hours (music), 6 hours (video)
Charging USB 2.0 or power adapter


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. No
Front Camera No
Video H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 b, g
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews The design is sleek, and I appreciate the addition of the volume rocker switch on the side, a feature users had been requesting. One notable addition is the speaker, which makes gaming an immersive experience. It's a game-changer, allowing you to enjoy games without the need for headphones.
- Geekanoids
User Reviews 2 I appreciate the iPod Touch's features, including 802.11g Wi-Fi connectivity for internet access. It functions well as an MP3 player, and the built-in speaker allows for music playback without headphones. Besides, video playback is excellent, providing deep blacks and smooth zooming capabilities.
- gadgetgeek1234
User Reviews 3 I really like its premium build and slim design, a stark contrast to modern phones. The nostalgia hit me hard; I remember desperately wanting one. The battery, despite being just over 700 million power, impressively held up even after two weeks on standby.
- Simple Alpaca
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Premium build with tapered edges and a curved back.
- Enhances gaming experience without headphones.
- Functions as an MP3 player, video player, and gaming console replacement.
- Limited battery capacity of 789 mAh.
- Lacks camera functionality.
- Back of the device is susceptible to scratches.

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10

Take a step back in time with the Apple iPod touch 2nd generation, a compact marvel that blends sleek design with versatile functionality.

Released in 2008, this device stands as a timeless piece, featuring a 3.5-inch high-resolution VGA screen and a slim profile.

Design and Display

The iPod Touch 2nd gen captivates with its compact design, weighing just 115 g.

The 3.5-inch high-resolution VGA screen offers a clear and sharp visual experience, creating a lasting impression.

Performance and Storage

With 128 MB of RAM and 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of internal storage, running on the iOS (2.x) operating system, the device delivers smooth performance.

Connectivity is ensured through 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi for seamless internet access.

Entertainment Hub

Functioning as an MP3 player supporting various formats and offering a 960 x 640-pixel resolution, the iPod Touch excels in delivering a versatile entertainment experience.

Connectivity and Affordability

USB 2.0 support, an ambient light sensor, and a 789mAh Li-Ion battery contribute to the device’s functionality.

With a reasonable price, it remains an affordable and stylish option for tech enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Conclusion: A Nostalgic Tech Gem

In conclusion, the Apple iPod Touch 2nd generation, with its sleek design, vibrant display, and affordable price, stands as a nostalgic gem in the digital age, offering a timeless experience for tech enthusiasts and collectors.

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