Apple iPod Touch (5th generation, 32GB, red) comparison

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

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

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (black)

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Price $249 at 1 store $224 to $239 at 2 stores $14 at 1 store
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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)
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Release date October 09, 2012 September 01, 2010 October 09, 2012 April 11, 2012 May 25, 2011
The Bottom Line 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. 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.

Basic specs

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Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.3 in x 0.2 in x 4.9 in
2.3 in x 0.3 in x 4.3 in
2.31 in x 4.86 in x 0.24 in
2.6 in x 0.4 in x 4.6 in
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Resolution 1136 x 640
960 x 640
1136 x 640
800 x 480
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Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] 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
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
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
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Mfr estimated battery life 40 hour(s)
40 hour(s)
40 hour(s)
Info unavailable 8 hour(s)
PC interface(s) supported Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 3.0
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
USB
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Flash memory installed 32 GB
32 GB
32 GB
8 GB
2 GB
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
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Weight 3.1 oz
3.6 oz
3.1 oz
4.2 oz
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