PlayMG Android Device Review

I received a PlayMG sample unit for purposes of evaluation. No other compensation was received. Thoughts are my own.


The PlayMG is a smartphone that is not a phone. Confusing huh? It’s everything that an Android smartphone is except that it doesn’t have the call functions that a regular smartphone has. It’s a pocketable all-­in-­one entertainment system specifically designed for young people who do not have a smartphone. Since the PlayMG does not have any monthly charges, it gives you access to everything on the Google Play Android platform. And with PlayMG, young people get their own smart­ device so that we parents can get our smartphones back.

What I love about the PlayMG is that it’s basically stock Android OS with not much bloatware. And since you can download from the Google Play Store, you have access to millions of apps that fit your (or your child’s) lifestyle and interests. This also means that any app that you have previously purchased on another Android device can be downloaded on the PlayMG as long as your Google Play Store account is logged in.

The PlayMG has a big expandable memory which is always a big plus for any device. It comes with 8GB to 40GB of memory and more can be added ­unlike leading competitive brands that have fixed memory.

The PlayMG helps me and my husband have a decent conversation while we’re on the car because the little one is glued to the device. And if your kid loves Disney or the NBA, they’d probably be thrilled to know that Disney star Olivia Holt & Basketball All-Star Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers provide Weekly App Recommendations! PlayMG partners/owners Olivia and Kyrie will help you and your kid discover new apps and PlayMG’s recommendation engine will make suggestions based on what you play most!

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Product Specifications

  • Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WAV, and WMA
  • Videos File Formats: AVI, DivX, H.264, and MPEG4
  • Headset jack for ultra­immersive full­stereo gaming audio
  • Micro USB 2.0 connector (can be used for data transfer)
  • 1.3MP front­facing camera for Face Unlock Security
  • 1880mAh for Long­life battery (3.75 hours Play time, 4+ days stand­by).
  • 4­inch high­ density Gorilla Glass touch screen
  • Rounded design for easy Android App play
  • Contents: PlayMG Device, 8GB & 16GB Micro SD memory cards are included. Micro USB charger included SpendSmartTM prepaid card
  • Product Dimensions: 2.60” Length, 5.78” Height, 0.47” Width
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty


BUY IT! The PlayMG is available for $159.99 at The 24GB Bundle with Charger is currently on sale for $149 (regularly $179) so make sure you check it out!

WIN IT! One lucky reader will win a PlayMG!

Open to the US only. Void where prohibited. Ends November 27, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. No Purchase Necessary. To enter, use the form below. Good luck!

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PlayMG Android Device Review — 16 Comments

  1. Hello this is Heather Miles from FB, I contacted you about the issues earlier…I do have a comment on FB for the giveaway but didnt click for the entry because I didnt know if that was the right status. Other than that I have been working with Giveaway Tools to try and figure out what is going on with Giveaway Tools and Twitter….apparently Im not the only one having issues with it and it has been tricky to try and figure out. Hopefully we will figure it out soon since I would like to have entries to the giveaways Im doing. Its frustrating. Anyway thanks for the chance…I hope I win even though I had all these issues. Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Love your review. How great; a device that has all that memory and access to millions of apps. My granddaughter is always on my Kindle when I visit and I love the educational game apps. This would be something that she would enjoy, without all the drawbacks of a phone and bill overages.

  3. i’m only commenting now because the giveaway has ended but i wish i had known about this.. This is really nice and who doesn’t like music or games .. nice 😉 @tisonlyme143

  4. This would be great to play your music on and backup all of your pictures. I always wonder what would happen if we have our music, videos & pictures on one device & it crashes. The PlayMG would be wonderful to carry around with you when you want to have your tunes & or play a video.

  5. Great review. This would make a great gift for my granddaughter. She loves all the features on our phones, but she’s too young for a phone of her own.

  6. Thanks so much for the Terrific Review on the PlayMG Android Device! I’ve never heard of this before now. It sounds like this is a terrific device for kids! No more having to use your cell phone to play games on! You don’t need a contract and they can download what they like! It’s a great device to give as a gift too! I know that my Grandson always has my daughter’s cell phone and she never can find it! She should get one of these PlayMG devices for him! Thanks so much for all the great information on this product! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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