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Powered by Android 2.3, with access to apps including games, productivity software, and more
3.7-inch AMOLED, 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen
Up to 22 hours of music playback (8.5 hours of video) on one charge
Powered by Android 2.3, with access to apps including games, productivity software, and more; 3.7-inch AMOLED (800 x 480) capacitive touchscreen; Up to 22 hours of music playback (8.5 hours of video) on one charge; Uses a Wi-Fi connection (802.11 b/g/n) for Internet access; DRM-protected content and BBE+ support.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have to say going from the COWON S9 to Z2 makes life sweeter :) The COWON S9 is an awesome device as it is, but it isn't without its flaws. The UI can be slow, inconsistent, and unresponsive at times. But the audio capabilities make up for its short comings. Still you're left with that "if only" feeling... NO MORE, THE COWON Z2 IS HERE!
The Z2 is consistent, fast, and responsive! Navigating through my music, image, and video library seamlessly in matrix mode is priceless. Sure you can get an Apple or Android PMP device that can do the same, but wait, they don't have COWON simply amazing audio capabilities! So guest what, COWON just trampled the other PMP's.
- The Z2 has a nice slick design, it's light weight, and feels durable. It runs on Android operating system, which plays a large role in COWON UI improvement.
- The audio capabilities have been extended even further from the S9 (more presets and audio manipulation + BBE), as if it needed to...
Yes it plays 1080p videos flawlessly. Yes it is an android device that can be rooted to access Google Play. Yes it can play android games and access the web using wifi. Yes it does all the fun things that modern PMPs do. Okay now that I've gotten that out of the way, let's get to the part we all care about, the sound quality(SQ) and capacity.
Let me get the easier bit(no pun intended, okay you got me...pun was intended) out of the way first. The capacity. I purposely purchased the 16GB version b/c I knew I was going to buy a micro SD card. I formatted my mSD card NTFS and dropped a ton of music onto it. I then removed it from my computer and slid it into the Cowon. It was immediately recognized after a quick media scan. All formats I threw at it were read without conversion (including FLAC). Considering 32gb mSD cards are less that $20, there is no reason why you couldn't get a couple of these and use one for music and the other for movies. Or you could use one...
Conclusion: Based on sound quality and price, I give the Z2 five stars. If I listen to a cello, I hear the bow attack the string, I hear the string vibrate and I hear the cello resonate. I rarely hear such detail and clarity without paying a lot more money.
The Z2 is also fast enough to enjoy Cowon's other features. The D3 is too slow for effective use of the internet but the Z2 seems about right. If you want a do-everything unit and are willing to sacrifice sound quality, I suggest a Samsung or Sony. Some of the Apple products, with an added outboard amplifier, will provide do-everything features and good sound quality at a higher price.
Features and Performance: Unlike other Cowon products, the Z2 is not a revolutionary product. The Z2 builds upon lessons learned with the D3.
Core features work as they should: + The Z2 now provides gapless playback of songs + The start of each song is no longer truncated + Gingerbread...
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