The best 10 MP3 players in comparison

MP3 players (1 - 5)
Apple iPod 5 touch 64GApple iPod 5 touch 32GApple iPod 4 touch 32GApple iPod 4 touch 16GApple iPod nanoSony NWZ-F805Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0Sony NWZ-F806BLKCowon J3 32GBSony NWZ-E574
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Apple iPod 5 touch 64G
Apple iPod 5 touch 32G
Apple iPod 4 touch 32G
Apple iPod 4 touch 16G
Apple iPod nano
Sony NWZ-F805
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0
Sony NWZ-F806BLK
Cowon J3 32GB
Sony NWZ-E574
Best price
Best price
Design
LED-backlit displayUses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
LED-backlit displayUses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
ResolutionResolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
ResolutionResolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.640 x 1136px
640 x 1136px
640 x 960px
640 x 960px
240 x 432px
480 x 800px
480 x 800px
480 x 800px
272 x 480px
240 x 320px
Built-in clipYou can clip your device to your clothes and carry it easily, e.g. in a gym.
Built-in clipYou can clip your device to your clothes and carry it easily, e.g. in a gym.
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.326ppi
326ppi
330ppi
330ppi
183ppi
267ppi
233ppi
267ppi
167ppi
200ppi
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.4"
4"
3.5"
3.5"
2.5"
3.5"
4"
3.5"
3.3"
2"
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Total score for "Design"
Audio
Stereo speakersDevices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Stereo speakersDevices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
One-piece deviceThe device has built-in headphones, which make it very comfortable while doing sports.
One-piece deviceThe device has built-in headphones, which make it very comfortable while doing sports.
Active noise cancellation (ANC)This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
Active noise cancellation (ANC)This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
3.5mm audio jackWith a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.5mm audio jackWith a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Number of microphonesMore microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Number of microphonesMore microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.1
1
1
1
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.1
N.A.
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Total score for "Audio"
Connectivity
Bluetooth versionBluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bluetooth versionBluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.4
4
2.1
2.1
4
3
3
2.1
2
N.A.
USB versionNewer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
USB versionNewer USB versions are faster and have better power management.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.2
N.A.2
N.A.2
N.A.
Wi-Fi connectivityThe device can connect to Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi connectivityThe device can connect to Wi-Fi.
AirPlayAirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
AirPlayAirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) connectivityWi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) connectivityWi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
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Total score for "Connectivity"
Features
AccelerometerAn accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
AccelerometerAn accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
Battery level indicatorAn indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Battery level indicatorAn indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Internal storageThe internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
Internal storageThe internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.64GB
32GB
32GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
8GB
32GB
32GB
8GB
Megapixels (main camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
Megapixels (main camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.5MP
5MP
0.7MP
0.7MP
N.A.N.A.3.2MP
N.A.N.A.N.A.
Video recording (main camera)The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
Video recording (main camera)The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.1080 x 30fps
1080 x 30fps
720 x 30fps
720 x 30fps
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Total score for "Features"
Total score for "Features"
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