P2 Samsung vs. IPOD Nano

By: gmacomics

Jul 29 2008

Category: sound proof

6 Comments

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got an IPOD Nano 8gb today and i feel like doing a review about it versus P2 samsung mp4 player. simulan ko muna sa IPOD at ang mga pros and cons nya.  then ill proceed sa P2 tapos ung comparison. besides collecting, mahilig din ako makinig ng mga music thats why laway. so to start off.

the new IPOD NANO 8gb is a new design. dati ang 8gb na ipod sa aking pagkakaalam ay yung parihaba ang sukat and maliit ang screen. it comes also with 4gb na internal memory. ung new look ng 8gb nano ipod ay mas maliit pero this time more of a square sya pero rounded ung corners nya. tapos compare sa older version ay mas malaki ng kaunti ung screen nya though personally naliliitan pa rin ako sa screen nya. pero kunsabagay mukha namang sinadya talaga ung pagkadesign na nano na ito a mas pinaimprove pa sya lalo na sa system at layout nya.

ipod on dvd to show dimension

maganda ung physical design nya kasi bukod sa round ung kanyang corners at titanium ung front cover at steel ung nasa likod na cover, meron syang 6.5mm na thickness at 49grams. ang nipis nya. mas manipis pa sya sa cellphone ko na nokia 6300. astig nga. para ngang may hawak lang akong bubble gum wrapper na mabigat. pero hindi naman sya ganun kabigat compare sa mga 60gb at 80gb na ipod. tapos ang kagandahan pa nga nya us 8gb pa sya so panalong panalo. though ung 500mb was used to other folders and applications swak na din kasi hindi mo naman maubos ung 7.5gb sa music lang eh. malamang pag pinasakan mo ng mga movies pede pang maubos agad. ang running time ng battery life nya ay 5hours straight.

steel back ipod

steel back ipod

 features and basic setup on display screen (menu):

1> music – contains ung basic setuo ng ipod tulad ng mga cover flows, albums, songs, genre, playlist at kung anu ano pang menu para magkaron ng individual folders so and so ung mga songs..

2> cover flow – ito naman ung shortcut ng mga songs according to their cover albums and ung setup nya is as per folder/cover album ung mga songs for easier viewing kung sinu ung artist.or sang album sya..

3> videos – videos containing only .mp4, .mov, and .m4v formats because hindi nya kaya suportahan ung mga malalaking video file formats tulad ng mga mpeg at avi. bale 1.5Mbps lang kasi ung bilis nya and can withstand only up to 640×480 pixels which is amazing considering ung liit ng screen nya.

4> photos – lahat ng klaseng format ng photos pede yata dito though hindi ko pa natry. of course hindi lang pede dito ung raw pictures format gaya ng .nef at .crs. bale sabi sa kanyang mini handbook kaya nyang maghold up to 7000 photos on this 8gb beautiful piece.isa pang kagandahan nitong feature sa photos is ung tv out nya. so meaning pede mo na sya iview by connecting it sa tv or sa players then will serve as a removable disk and view most of the songs and pictures. astig di ba..

5> podcasts –   podcast sikat na pagdownload throught eh use of itunes library. alam nyo na ito. no need to explain. hehehe.

6> extras – contains clocks of global time of cities around the world, calendars which can input notes and alarms, contacts, alarms, games which has 3 exciting game installed such as iquiz, klondike at vortex. meron ding notes, screen lock at stopwatch.

7> settings – contains about ipod, shuffle switch playback, repeat switch playback, main menu customization, music menu customization, backlight timer on/off, volume limit, brightness, audiobooks, equalizer, soundcheck basically using the original volume level to turn on and off, clicker for playing hile scrolling or putting on headset mode or speaker mode or both, date and time, sorting, language and reset factory settings..

8> shuffle songs – self explanatory

9> now playing – puts you back sa playing time.

ipod menu

ipod menu

 

 PROS:

– lightweight

– manipis at pedeng ilagay kahit saan

– much better and much improved design compared to the previous nano

– great layout and more features like the tv out and audiobooks

– lots of accesories to be plugged into

– quality – check!

– very handy

 

CONS:

– sobrang liit at hindi maganda for watching videos lalo na mga malabo ang mga mata.

– dumihin pa rin at madaling magasgas so need pa din ng casing

– mejo mahirap i-switch ung lock nya sa ibaba.

– dapat talaga sa itaas ung suksukan ng headphones gaya ng mga 80gb ipod kasi nakataob sya pag sinuksok sa bulsa.

– sa unag tingin pag nalaglag mo eh parang mabibiyak agad sa nipis. no protective hard covering on the inside whatsoever.

 

— ito ay opinyon ko lamang naman kaya i think ok lang ito. hahaha.  

 

P2 SAMSUNG naman. basically ok din naman itong P2 na ito since touchscreen sya. nung una kong nakita itong mp4 player na ito ay akala ko cellphone dahil kasize nya ung mga cellphones ng samsung kasama na din ung hitsura nya. bale color black yung nasa akin ngayon at napakasleek ung design nya pangformal ang dating. ung pinaka main menu nya is dependent sa 3.0″ na display screen kasi nga touch screen sya. bale ung default nya is cosmos theme setting kung saan nasa gitna ung slider then ung mga different menus can be seen by three’s. meron syang 3 different themes na mapagpilian mo.

p2

p2

eto ung menu nya:

1> videos – ang resolution ng video capability nya ay 480×272 at pedeng magtagal  hanggang 5 oras na tuluy tuloy. astig din. biruin mo maka 2-3 movies ka in a span of batery life nya.

 2> music – supports mp3 and wma file format only. pero the best naman ang quality ng sound nito dahil sa mayron syang 9 band equalizer na pede mong icustom per band. meron din syang mga default band settings gaya ng rock, ballad, concert hall, atbp.

3> settings – composed of menu style (cosmos, matrix and my skins) also pede mong icustomized ung font nya with only minimal types. also included in this option ung sound with the master eq, beep sound and volume limit, display having the switch on/off and the brightness control, library update with automatic and manual control, language, time, and system settings.

4> pictures – itong 2gb internal memory na player na ito ay pedeng pagkasyahin up to 1,500 photos lang. pero the best naman ang quality kasi pagkasyahin nya sa 3.0″ inch display screen nya ung image. at pede mo syang gawing skins.

5> bluetooth – isa sa magandang isinaman nila dito na feature ay ang bluetooth kasi it eases the pain of transfering files with cables. so pede na kaung magsend ng photos or images with devices containing bluetooth application sa p2. astig!

6> prime pack – composed of text or notes, alarm, calendar, address books and world clock

7> datacast – same features as the podcast only you have to use media studio ng samsung.

8> file browser – simple lang naman itong feature na ito. ito ung parang explorer sa windows para mas madali ung pagbrowse ng mga files.

9> fm radio – actually maganda din na naisama nila itong fm radio kasi nga naman pag nagsasawa ka na sa mga mp3 mo, pede kang magshift into fm. at least di ba mapakinggan mo na ung gusto mong fm radio host. hehehe. tapos meron syang number assign para maistore mo nng madali ung mga fm stations na lagi mong pinupuntahan.

so un lang naman ung pinakamenu ng p2. according to samsung marami pang aayusin sa p2 na ito so ung updates nila will be more efficient use on p2 at mejo gawan nila ng improvements for a better mp3 player for the user. honestly maganda na sya para  sa kin though i have some concerns na din sa paagmit ko sa knya.

PROS:

– sleek design

– touch screen

– 9band equalizer

– great features likee bluetooth and fm radio

– large screen great for watching movies

– meron syang mic for input recording capabilities

CONS:

– 2gb internal memory only(parang hindi proportion sa laki nya para sa isang 2gb lang)

– ung touch screen ay walang protective covering so kung madumi or mamantika kamay mo bwal hawakan dahil ung screen masyadong sensitive

– mahirap magbrowse at kelangan sakto mo ung pagpindot

– hindi pede sa malalaki ang kamay at mahirapan kau sa pagbrowse. needs stylus for this one 

– double click ang pagtugtog ng mga kanta

– no other colors except black. (hindi ko lang ito sure kung may iba pang color kasi usually nakita ko sa web puro black)

cosmos menu slider

cosmos menu slider

so sa tingin ko naman pasok naman ang quality nitong p2 samsung na ito pagdating sa sound at durability though pangit lang sya in a way na 2 gb lang ang memory nya as compare to the ipod which for a small size has great and big features including its 8gb internal memory. ang advantage ng p2 ay malaking screen pero kung ihahambing mo na siya sa ipod 80gb or iphone which is also a touch screen ay tingin ko hindi uubra itong p2.

ipod vs p2

ipod vs p2

though kung ikumpara mo naman ung advance features nitong p2 sa ipod nano i think pedeng manalo ito pero syempre marami din naman advantage ung ipod nano na kahit wala syang bluetooth meron naman ginagawa ang ipod or mac na improvements everytime na naglalabas sila ng bagong model at isa na nga ung audiobooks at games. isa pang advantage ng p2 for his advance features na touch screen at bluettoth enable ay nagrange ang proce nya at 600sar lang (x12 na lang to convert to php) compare naman dito sa maliit na ipod nano which cost around 800-1000sar dito sa kingdom. so meaning cheaper pa rin ung p2 compare to ipod nano. one siguro dahil maliit lang ung internal memory nya and second ipod will be ipod, kumbaga brand na din siguro ang nagpataas ng price.

so kayo na humusga which you will choose. if may questions kayo ill be willing to answer them. just post ur Q’s sa comments. hehehe. God Bless.

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6 comments on “P2 Samsung vs. IPOD Nano”

  1. on little note and slight difference with p2, id still go with ipod nano. this goes for me but since i have both wala na me masasabi pa.

  2. Great post. I will read your posts frequently. Added you to the RSS reader.

  3. Parehong maganda, superb features. I’m sure superb din ang presyo ng dalawang babies na ‘yan hehehe:)

  4. nakupo sinabi u pa. though ung ipod nano was a gift for me. hehehe. thanks be to God

  5. Wow! ‘Pag malapit na birthday ko magpaparamdam na ako sa husband ko, thanks for the idea hehehe:)

  6. it will be a great gift indeed! hahaha.


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