Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2
Brand: Samsung
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 4.2 inches, 800 x 480 pixels, TFT, Ambient light sensor
  • Chipset: single-core OMAP processor
  • RAM: 0.5GB
  • OS: Android 2.3.5
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Released Date: 04-05-2012



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2
Released May, 2012
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 124.1 x 66.1 x 8.9 mm
Weight 118.0 g
Colors White


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
Size 4.2 inches
Resolution 800 x 480 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. 222 PPI
Features Ambient light sensor


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. Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
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. Single-core OMAP processor
CPU Single core, 1000 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. Yes
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. 0.5GB
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
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. Yes
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, Gyroscope, Compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Multiple speakers
Audio Technology Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer


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. 1500 mAh
Battery Life ‎60 Hours
Charging Li-Ion, User replaceable


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. 2 MP
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Video 640x480 (VGA)
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. 3.0
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, n
USB microUSB, USB 2.0
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. Yes
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 device runs on Android 2.3.5 and features a 2-megapixel camera capable of standard definition video. The 4.2-inch IPS display is praised for its upgraded resolution, offering great viewing angles, brightness, and color saturation.
The thin design, resembling a smartphone, and notes the removable back cover with access to a replaceable battery and a micro SD expansion slot for additional memory. The inclusion of an FM radio, something lacking in the iPod Touch, and pre-installed games like FIFA 12 are mentioned as positive features.
- Donald Bell from Cnet
User Reviews 2 I appreciate the improved design, describing it as conventional yet sturdy. The plastic build is lightweight but prone to fingerprints and smudges. The 4.2-inch LCD panel, while not as advanced as Super AMOLED, delivers attractive details with good resolution and natural color reproduction.

The device runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread with Samsung's TouchWiz interface, providing a typical user experience with personalization options. However, I disappoint with the device's performance, citing a struggle to maintain responsiveness, especially with a single-core 1 GHz processor.
- John Vee
User Reviews 3 This device is highlighted as a media player, emphasizing its focus on playing music, games, and connecting to Wi-Fi or FM radio, rather than mobile data like a smartphone.
The device's features, noting the inclusion of standard Android apps alongside Samsung-specific ones. These include screen mirroring, FM radio, FIFA soccer, Hot Pursuit racing game, Google Play Store, Samsung Apps, ChatON texting, Social Hub for social media connections, AllShare for device sharing, and more. The device comes preloaded with Google+ and Google+ Messenger, Angry Birds, and performs well with benchmarking tools.
- Chris BR from Slash Gear
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Thin, lightweight, and sleek design
- Removable back cover allows access to replaceable battery and microSD card slot
- Good display with nice viewing angles, brightness, and color saturation
- Includes FM radio and pre-installed games like FIFA 12
- Powerful and surprisingly strong audio from dual speakers
- Smooth 720p video playback

- Prone to fingerprints and smudges
- Single-core 1GHz processor struggles, making device unresponsive and sluggish
- Choppy and frustrating web browsing experience

Our Rating

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

  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10

In the fast-paced world of technology, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 emerged as a unique player in the tablet arena. Though now discontinued, its impact is still worth exploring.

Design and Display

The Galaxy Player 4.2 boasts a sleek design, resembling a smartphone, making it easy to carry. At 4.89 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches and a weight of 4.16 oz, it’s both slim and lightweight.

The 4.2-inch TFT display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels offers vibrant visuals with a pixel density of 222 PPI. The Ambient light sensor enhances the display experience.

Hardware and Performance

Running on Android 2.3.5 with a single-core OMAP processor clocked at 1GHz, the Galaxy Player 4.2 provides a mix of standard Android apps and Samsung-specific features.

The 0.5GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card, ensure ample space for your media needs. Despite its thin design, the device incorporates multiple speakers, delivering a surprisingly powerful audio experience.

Camera and Multimedia

The 2MP rear camera captures standard-definition video, while the front 0.3MP VGA camera facilitates basic imaging. The absence of a flash and the camera’s performance in low light conditions are identified as drawbacks.

However, the multimedia experience shines with features like Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, and Preset equalizer.

Connectivity and Battery

Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n), microUSB, and USB 2.0. The device maintains a strong Wi-Fi connection, ensuring a reliable online experience.

Powered by a 1500mAh battery, the Galaxy Player 4.2 provides a battery life of at least 2.5 days under normal use.


Despite its discontinuation, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 left a mark with its unique positioning as a media player. Its sleek design, improved display, and audio features catered to multimedia enthusiasts.

However, the underpowered processor and camera limitations hindered its overall performance. For those seeking a dedicated media device, the Galaxy Player 4.2 might still hold appeal if found in the market.

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