Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 vs iPod Touch 4
Published on August 17th, 2011
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 vs iPod Touch 4 Which one should you get?
Samsung has released its multimedia player gadget in the form of Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0. The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 (not to be confused with Samsung Galaxy S smartphone) is Samsung’s version of Apple’s iPod Touch 4G with perhaps better functionality and more user-value friendly.
Although it is undeniably true that Apple was the first one to create iPod many years ago. And since then portable MP3 players were revolutionized and greatly improved. Apple’s latest MP3 player is the iPod Touch 4G and has been greatly improved as compared to its predecessors.
However, Samsung has also ventured into MP3 gadgets and they have unleashed the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 and 4.0 (the later is smaller in terms of size and dimension). Now let’s take a look on how does the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 fair with Apple’s iPod Touch 4G. Below is a comparison of their technical specifications.
|Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 vs iPod Touch 4G specifications|
|Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0||Apple iPod Touch 4G|
|Dimension||141.3 x 78.2 x 11.9mm||111 x 58.9 x 7.2mm|
|Weight||182 grams||101 grams|
|Display||LCD Capacitive touchscreen 16M colors||Widescreen Multi-touch display|
|480x800 pixels||960x640 pixels|
|5 inch||3.5 inch|
|Sound||3.5mm jack||3.5mm jack|
|Storage||8 or 16GB internal||8GB, 32GB or 64GB|
|microSD up to 32GB|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b/n/g||WiFi 802.11 b/n/g|
|Bluetooth 3.0 + HS||Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR|
|Camera||3.15MP 2048x1536 pixels||Front and Back Camera|
|autofocus and LED flash||0.7MP (VGA quality)|
|Front Camera VGA||720p video recording|
|Features||Android 2.2 Froyo||Apple A4 processor|
|1GHz processor||Three-axis gyro|
|GPS with AGPS||Accelerometer|
|Stereo FM radio with RDS||Ambient light sensor|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2500mAh||Lithium-ion battery|
|Audio Playback||60 hours||40 hours|
|Video Playback||8 Hours||7 hours|
|More at Samsung's page||More at Apple's page|
The specifications above are not detailed. I did not include the other details but clearly in the technical specifications above you will have an idea which is the better gadget. Below are photos of Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5 and iPod Touch 4 for your reference. Click on the image for a larger view.
So now, which one do you think is for you? I’m not really an Apple fanboy or an Android fanboy. What is important for me and my determining factor in choosing a gadget are functionality, features, performance and price. I do not have biases in brand. Well, that’s just me and my own personal opinion.
Further here are my reasons why I think Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 is a better option than Apple iPod Touch 4G.
- Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 has better camera
- Has Camera flash
- More functionality and buttons
- Has GPS and FM tuner
- Memory expandable through microSD
- Bigger display 5″ compared to 3.5″
- Rapidly increasing android apps to choose from
- Longer battery life
However these are the areas where I think the Apple iPod Touch 4G is a winner.
- iPod Touch 4G looks and feels better
- Although smaller in display size it has better screen resolution (see specs above)
So what do you think? Given the chance of choosing between the two, which one would you get? Hit your comments below. ^_^