When comparing a device like the Samsung P2 to other MP3 players, it can be confusing to figure out which one is best for you. Depending on your personal needs, you might prefer more storage or battery life over another feature of an MP3 player. The fact that MP3 players have a variety of specifications can compound this problem. However, consider what aspects of an MP3 are important to you --- size? form factor? --- before making a purchase.
Pick up the Samsung P2 and another MP3 player.
Consider the heft and feel of both devices in your hands. Are they very heavy? Can you reach all of the buttons and switches easily? Do you prefer a touchscreen or buttons for control? Since MP3 players are built for portability, ensuring that you feel comfortable using the device is extremely important.
Compare the storage capacities of both devices to your music collection. For instance, if you only have a few gigabytes worth of music, you likely would be fine with a low capacity MP3 player. However, if you plan on watching movies or storing lots of audio, more storage may be useful.
Consider how often you'd use the MP3 player's non-music functionality. The Samsung P2 features support for services like Rhapsody and CinemaNow, while players like the Apple iPod Touch can download apps through Apple's App Store.
Compare format compatibilities between the P2 and any other MP3 players. Most MP3 players are compatible with a wide variety of audio formats. However, if you plan on converting your own video files for mobile viewing, format compatibility can vary greatly.
- Many MP3 players can also be used with a wide variety of home audio systems --- this functionality is often integrated directly into the device.
- Because the physical screen takes up a large portion of the device, touchscreen MP3 players like the P2 may require extra care when being carried around.
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