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!
- 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 PlayMG.com. The 24GB Bundle with Charger is currently on sale for $149 (regularly $179) so make sure you check it out!
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