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Old 08-18-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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IF true, that's a huge player. Why don't they call what it is, a 6" tablet. Those dimensions make it just as big as a Kindle 4.
  • Glxy 5.8 = 6.5" x 3.4" x 0.43" ... 7.9 oz
  • Kindle 4 = 6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34" ... 6.0 oz
And why wimp out on the resolution? A 5.8" display and only 960x540 w/ 190 ppi? That's just as bad as the SGP 5.0's 800x480 w/ 187 ppi; and that display was noticeably weaker when compared to the SGP 4.0's 800x480 w/ 233 ppi.

Considering its size, the battery is very weak at 2500 mAh.

I have serious doubts about the validity of such a device.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
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What are your thoughts on this?
I think it's a typo, I would expect this to be 4.8", just like the S3. Basically an S3 without the phone part and with a lower quality screen. 5.8" looks too large to me, and the DPI wouldn't be great as it is qHD, 960x540.
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Is there no WiFi?
So no multi player games?
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Is there no WiFi?
So no multi player games?
it must have Wifi, otherwise there would be no way to install stuff from the play store, only side loading would work.
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Good point, the specs didn't mentioned it, but perhaps it's a given.
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I like everything about it except the screen which worries me. We shall see in the followups what the size is and what the effective resolution is.

I men by that that a iPod Touch is about 950 pixels on a 3.5" screen, and an Archos 43 is about 950 on a 4.3" screen.

You can have a zillion pixels on a 1" square, and won't be able to tell the difference between a 1" square with 950 pixels, unless you are a young child and can bring the screen up to about 1 or 2 inches from your eye, or you use a magnifying glass or some humongous (6+ diopters) farsighted glasses.

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The idea that the player would have RF antennas and receivers for FM, and GPS and NOT for WiFi is pretty far fetched.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:55 PM   #10
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I think it's a typo, I would expect this to be 4.8", just like the S3. Basically an S3 without the phone part and with a lower quality screen. 5.8" looks too large to me, and the DPI wouldn't be great as it is qHD, 960x540.
It might be right though. The current Galaxy Player comes in three sizes: 4.0, 4.2 and 5.0. Maybe they are settling on the 4.2 or 5.0 inch screen for this one.
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I think it's a typo, I would expect this to be 4.8", just like the S3. Basically an S3 without the phone part and with a lower quality screen. 5.8" looks too large to me, and the DPI wouldn't be great as it is qHD, 960x540.
Then there are quite a few typos in there, because it lists the size as 6.5" x 3.4" x 0.43" and the weight as 7.9 oz.
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For comparison:
  • Gal Play 5.8 = 6.5" x 3.4" x 0.43" ... 7.9 oz ... 5.8" display
  • Galaxy Note = 5.8" x 3.3" x 0.38" ... 6.3 oz ... 5.3" display
  • Gal Play 5.0 = 5.6" x 3.1" x 0.46" ... 6.4 oz ... 5.0" display
  • Kindle 4 NT = 6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34" ... 6.0 oz ... 6.0" display
This thing is huge. It's larger and heavier than a Note in every way. Picture yourself holding a Kindle 4 that's 0.1" thicker, 1.1" narrower, and 1.9 oz heavier.
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Using the relative measurements of the photo as a guide; I suspect that the screen resolution is 960X576 A 5:3 (the same as the Player 5.0) as opposed to a 16:9 aspect ratio. This will give you a 192dpi, which isn't to shabby.

I like my Player 5.0 a lot but often wish it had a little larger screen when using it as an ereader, So, I'll probably get one of the new ones and give the Player 5.0 to one of the progeny.

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The problem imo is not in the first place the resolution (roughly on par with 6 inch e-ink readers, generally at 600x800) but the narrow 16;9 screen (in contrast to the much more pelasant 4:3 of most e-ink screens). My favorite, the note has a 16;10 screen btw, just acceptable when the marges are set to 0.
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The problem imo is not in the first place the resolution (roughly on par with 6 inch e-ink readers, generally at 600x800) but the narrow 16;9 screen (in contrast to the much more pelasant 4:3 of most e-ink screens). My favorite, the note has a 16;10 screen btw, just acceptable when the marges are set to 0.
Just ran across a site that shows the screen to be 897X540 (5:3 aspect ratio). As it turns out a 5.8 inch diagonal screen would be right at 5 by 3 inch sides. My Galaxy Player 5.0 (same aspect ratio) is on the verge of being my ideal tablet. The 5.8 should hit the sweet spot. I won't bore you with why I think an added 0.4" screen width is important.

**EDIT**
I checked out the specs of the Note and found a 1280X800 screen (8:5 aspect ratio): Here is a list of the screen widths of the three in question:
GP5.0----2.573 + 0.236 =
G Note---2.809 + 0.175 =
GP5.8----2.984
**END EDIT**

Here's the link:
http://glbenchmark.com/phonedetails....stgroup=system


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