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Review: Samsung Moment

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Neither Sprint nor Samsung has done anything to spruce up the stock Android music player.

Loading music is a snap. Attaching the Moment to your computer automatically puts it in mass storage mode and it shows up as a hard drive on your PC. You can drag and drop files directly into the Moment's Music folder and you're golden. Part of me wishes Android had a more intuitive syncing program to help with music transfer, but I am generally fine with the drag-and-drop method.

The player itself offers pretty much the same features you get from any phone-based music player. You can sort through music via artist, album, song, playlist, etc. Album art is displayed if it is tagged correctly, and the interface for playing music is simple and easy to use.

With a song playing, there are three software buttons on the screen next to the album art. They let you shuffle, repeat or view the current playlist. The menu button at the bottom lets you do a few more things, such as generate a "party shuffle", add the song to playlists, assign the current track as a ringtone or delete the track.

There is no way to alter or adjust the music with an equalizer, whether user-defined or preset. Music sounds pretty good with wired headphones and just "good" with stereo Bluetooth. It may not be the most robust player on the market, but it offers enough to make it worthwhile.

I am hoping that Android 2.0 makes some serious improvements and/or additions to the Android music player software, as it has been completely unchanged for a full year now.

Thank goodness there's a 3.5mm headset jack so you don't have to bother with an adapter.


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