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.


galaxy s wifi 5.0 vs ipod touch 4g
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 5.0Apple iPod Touch 4G
Dimension141.3 x 78.2 x 11.9mm111 x 58.9 x 7.2mm
Weight182 grams101 grams
DisplayLCD Capacitive touchscreen 16M colorsWidescreen Multi-touch display
480x800 pixels960x640 pixels
5 inch3.5 inch
Sound3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Storage8 or 16GB internal8GB, 32GB or 64GB
microSD up to 32GB
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/n/gWiFi 802.11 b/n/g
Bluetooth 3.0 + HSBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
microUSB 2.0
Camera3.15MP 2048x1536 pixelsFront and Back Camera
autofocus and LED flash0.7MP (VGA quality)
Front Camera VGA720p video recording
FeaturesAndroid 2.2 FroyoApple A4 processor
1GHz processorThree-axis gyro
GPS with AGPSAccelerometer
Stereo FM radio with RDSAmbient light sensor
BatteryLi-Ion 2500mAhLithium-ion battery
Audio Playback60 hours40 hours
Video Playback8 Hours7 hours
More at Samsung's pageMore 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.

samsung galaxy s wifi 5.0apple ipod touch 4g
samsung galaxy s wifi 5.0 specsapple ipod touch 4g specs
samsung galaxy s wifi 5.0 vs apple ipod touch 4gapple ipod touch 4g vs samsung galaxy s wifi 5.0

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. ^_^


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