Apple iPod Touch (4th generation, 32GB, black) comparison

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Apple iPod Touch (4th generation, 32GB, black)

Apple iPod Touch (4th generation, 32GB, black)
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Apple iPod Touch (5th generation, 32GB, black)

Apple iPod Touch (5th generation, 32GB, black)
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SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (blue, 4GB)

SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (blue, 4GB)
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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (black)

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Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, blue)

Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, blue)
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Price $224 to $239 at 2 stores $289 at 1 store $45 at 1 store $191 at 1 store $139 to $149 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 71 reviews 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews 2.5 stars out of 16 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 01, 2010 October 09, 2012 August 24, 2011 April 11, 2012 September 14, 2012
The Bottom Line The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1. The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens. SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym. When it comes to competing with Apple's iPod Touch media player, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is Samsung's best effort yet, but it's still playing catch-up. The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch.

Basic specs

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Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.3 in x 0.3 in x 4.3 in
2.31 in x 4.86 in x 0.24 in
Info unavailable 2.6 in x 0.4 in x 4.6 in
1.6 in x 0.2 in x 3 in
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Apple Safari
Mail
iMessage
Newsstand
Find My iPod touch
Videos
Music
App Store
Reminders
Photos
Maps
Calendar
Calculator
Contacts
Stocks
Notes
Weather
iTunes
Camera
Notification Center
Siri
Passbook
Apple FaceTime
Mail
iMessage
Newsstand
Videos
Music
App Store
Reminders
Photos
Maps
Calendar
Calculator
Contacts
Stocks
Notes
Weather
iTunes
Apple Safari
Napster
Rhapsody Media Player
EMusic
Drivers & Utilities
Camera
Qik
ThinkFree
Google Search Appliance
Calendar
Calculator
Social Hub
Google Latitude
YouTube
Google Play
Google Gmail
Samsung Apps
Mini Diary
My Files
Task Manager
Info unavailable
Resolution 960 x 640
1136 x 640
Info unavailable 800 x 480
432 x 240
Mfr estimated battery life 40 hour(s)
40 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
Info unavailable 30 hour(s)
PC interface(s) supported Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 3.0
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 4.0
Hi-Speed USB
Flash memory form factor Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Flash memory installed 32 GB
32 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Weight 3.6 oz
3.1 oz
Info unavailable 4.2 oz
1.1 oz
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