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Old 11-27-2012, 11:14 PM
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Default Should I get the 4.0 or 4.2 galaxy player

I know this has been asked before, however since the last thread I read the price of the 4.0 has jumped to about 60 dollars more that the 4.2 My question is it worth getting the 4.0 over the 4.2 at the higher price? Also if I do get the 4.0, do the custom kernals support all of the functions of the original firmware, such as camera and gps?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:01 AM
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depends on what you want out of your player, I believe the 4.2 has a root method now but thats it, the 4.0 has several custom ROM's and full voodoo sound support with custom kernels.

As for the second part ALL gingerbread ROMs for the 4.0 (except the CM7 beta) are FULLY functional, only the ICS CM9 based ROM's lack camera and bluetooth.

basically the 4.2 is a nicer looking with slightly larger screen and 25% more battery capacity then the 4.0, but the 4.0 has a small Dev community, instead of no DEVs.

the microSD slot in my 4.0 just went out so I picked up a Galaxy Tab 2 7" for 180 last week on amazon (black friday deal) which is the same price point (give or take a few bucks) so if being able to fit it in your pocket isn't a requirement you get a MUCH MUCH bigger battery and the same audio DAC thats in the 4.2 (wolfson 1811). also you get a bigger screen to see everything with and even some early JELLYBEAN ROMs if you go custom ROM's, they are in the process of rolling out the OFFICIAL JB 4.1 to the TAB 2 7", but no set time for when we will have it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:56 AM
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The size isn't much different but the 4.2 has front facing speakers and better ui. Watch some reviews to help you make the decision. Either way both are good devices.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:42 PM
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the microSD slot in my 4.0 just went out so I picked up a Galaxy Tab 2 7" for 180 last week on amazon (black friday deal) which is the same price point (give or take a few bucks) so if being able to fit it in your pocket isn't a requirement you get a MUCH MUCH bigger battery......
How does the battery life on the Galaxy Tab 2 - 7" compare to the SGP 4.0?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:05 PM
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How does the battery life on the Galaxy Tab 2 - 7" compare to the SGP 4.0?
assuming a healthy battery in the 4.0 and my same daily use pattern (using as solely a music player at max volume for when I'm in the car, running from the headphone jack to the AUX in on the car stereo during my workday driving) on the 4.0 my best ever was using about 9% battery for one day but was typically 12% where this time yesterday to today with the same usage I went down 3-4% even a heavy user (depending on screen brightness settings and other settings) should get between 8-10 hours of screen on wifi on time.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:32 PM
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Wow, $60 more for the 4.0? Last time I checked, the 4.0 was about $50 less than the 4.2.
I think the two devices would appeal to different people. If you value sound clarity when listening to it without headphones (I don't), then the 4.2 would be the choice. If you value the camera quality (I do), then the 4.0 is the one to get. You can find videos comparing the two devices. A guy who calls himself "R.I.C.K.Y. the Android Guy" does some.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:16 PM
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...or go for the 5.0
Way more usable- and still fits in pocket.

WHEN will Samsung make a Galaxy Tab 6???
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:23 PM
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...or go for the 5.0
Way more usable- and still fits in pocket.

WHEN will Samsung make a Galaxy Tab 6???
They are doing a Galaxy Player 5.8.....
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:44 PM
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...or go for the 5.0
Way more usable- and still fits in pocket.
I'm glad I have the 4.0 and not the 5.0. The 5.0 is considerably less usable for one-handed activities, one of which is GPS while driving.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:54 PM
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I'm glad I have the 4.0 and not the 5.0. The 5.0 is considerably less usable for one-handed activities, one of which is GPS while driving.
you hold your SGP in your hand while driving? if it is on a support then it does not matter if it is a 4 or 5...
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:43 AM
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If anything when in a holder the 5 is easier to use thanks to the bigger screen!
I have both the 4&5 and think the 5 is more usable overall.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:49 AM
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I'm glad I have the 4.0 and not the 5.0. The 5.0 is considerably less usable for one-handed activities, one of which is GPS while driving.
That sounds like a good way to get into a car accident.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:19 AM
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I'm glad I have the 4.0 and not the 5.0. The 5.0 is considerably less usable for one-handed activities, one of which is GPS while driving.
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That sounds like a good way to get into a car accident.
Agreed!
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:52 PM
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That sounds like a good way to get into a car accident.
Agreed!
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If anything when in a holder the 5 is easier to use thanks to the bigger screen!
The hold-able device is safer, because you bring it into your field of view, whereas the device that's too big to hold while driving requires a holder, which is not where your attention should be.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:59 PM
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The hold-able device is safer, because you bring it into your field of view, whereas the device that's too big to hold while driving requires a holder, which is not where your attention should be.
Understood and I agree, just saying when in holder the bigger screen is easier to use.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:23 PM
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The hold-able device is safer, because you bring it into your field of view, whereas the device that's too big to hold while driving requires a holder, which is not where your attention should be.
I'll have to disagree with you here. Driving is a "both hands on the wheel" affair. Fondling a GPS unit in your hand, especially inputting things into it while on the move, is akin to texting while driving. It shifts your focus from driving and can cause accidents, it's worse than making calls while driving IMHO.

My advice, get a holder that places the device in your field of view and frees up both hands for driving. While there you can do quick visual checks to see you are on course without compromising safety. One of the suction cup models that attaches to the windshield is what I use when I don't have a passenger to do the navigation.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:18 PM
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I'll have to disagree with you here. Driving is a "both hands on the wheel" affair. Fondling a GPS unit in your hand, especially inputting things into it while on the move, is akin to texting while driving. It shifts your focus from driving and can cause accidents, it's worse than making calls while driving IMHO.

My advice, get a holder that places the device in your field of view and frees up both hands for driving. While there you can do quick visual checks to see you are on course without compromising safety. One of the suction cup models that attaches to the windshield is what I use when I don't have a passenger to do the navigation.
There you go!! The Best (and safest) of both worlds!
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:18 PM
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The hold-able device is safer, because you bring it into your field of view, whereas the device that's too big to hold while driving requires a holder, which is not where your attention should be.
I'll have to disagree with you here. Driving is a "both hands on the wheel" affair. Fondling a GPS unit in your hand, especially inputting things into it while on the move, is akin to texting while driving. It shifts your focus from driving and can cause accidents, it's worse than making calls while driving IMHO.
I never said I was interacting with the device, just holding it in my hand. That can be done with the 4.0 while both hands have control of the steering wheel, which is a distinct difference from what can be done with the 5.0. No matter where you put a holder, it's either going to divert your gaze away from the direction that the vehicle is pointing in or it'll be obstructing your view of the road. With a device as easily manageable as the 4.0, I can hold it so that the edge of it is turned towards me, flip it 1/4 turn to face me anytime I need, all without relinquishing control of the steering wheel or diverting my gaze away from the direction that the vehicle is pointing. It's much safer than what you're making it out to be.
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I'm gonna have to agree with augustus, I do that too. I'm able to glance at it when I check the dashboard. I find it too distracting when its on or near the wind shield.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:08 PM
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Really it varies greatly from car to car, my brother has a work supplied GPS unit that he has positioned low on the windshield suction mount so it doesn't obstruct view but is easily visable to the driver.

and lets put it this way, try going to the DMV for a driving test and holding it the whole time, they will fail you. Not to mention if a cop see's it they will assume your texting and driving (which is ILLEGAL now, atleast in my state, pretty sure that one was national) and pull you over and give you a ticket.

regardless the car there is always some position you could mount a cradle to hold it that gives you easy view of it without disrupting your view.
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