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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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (black)

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

SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (blue, 4GB)
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Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, blue)

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Price $224 to $239 at 2 stores $191 at 1 store $45 at 1 store $139 to $149 at 3 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 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 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 16 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 01, 2010 October 09, 2012 April 11, 2012 August 24, 2011 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. 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. SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym. 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.

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