Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, blue) comparison

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Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, blue)

Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, blue)
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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)

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 (black)
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Apple iPod Touch (5th generation, 32GB, black)

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

Apple iPod Touch (4th generation, 32GB, black)
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Price $139 to $149 at 3 stores $43 to $48 at 2 stores $207 at 1 store $239 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
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)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 16 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews 4.0 stars out of 71 reviews
Release date September 14, 2012 August 24, 2011 April 11, 2012 October 09, 2012 September 01, 2010
The Bottom Line 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. 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 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.

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Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.6 in x 0.2 in x 3 in
Info unavailable 2.6 in x 0.4 in x 4.6 in
2.31 in x 4.86 in x 0.24 in
2.3 in x 0.3 in x 4.3 in
Resolution 432 x 240
Info unavailable 800 x 480
1136 x 640
960 x 640
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Info unavailable Napster
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Apple Safari
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Find My iPod touch
Videos
Music
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Calculator
Contacts
Stocks
Notes
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Mfr estimated battery life 30 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
Info unavailable 40 hour(s)
40 hour(s)
PC interface(s) supported Bluetooth 4.0
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 3.0
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Flash memory installed 16 GB
4 GB
8 GB
32 GB
32 GB
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Weight 1.1 oz
Info unavailable 4.2 oz
3.1 oz
3.6 oz
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