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Zune Buyer's Guide | Step 3: Review Zune features and specifications

Zune Features and Specifications

This section of our site provides a summary of features and technical specifications for all Zune models. This page is part of the Zune Buyer's Guide from Zunerama, helping you choose the Zune that's right for you.

You can also view a side-by-side comparison of Zune and iPod players.

Hard-drive players | Small flash music/video players

Zune Player Specifications

Small flash music/video players

[compare to Nano]

Feature Zune 4 /
Zune 8
Image Zune graphic
Storage 4GB or 8GB
Capacity (songs) 1,000 songs (4GB)
2,000 songs (8GB)
Capacity (pictures) 3,500 pictures (4GB)
7,000 pictures (8GB)
Capacity (video) 12.5 hours of video (4GB)
25 hours of video (8GB)
Controls Zune Pad touch-sensitive control
Screen size/type 1.8" LCD
Screen resolution 320x240
Screen aspect ratio 4:3
Landscape display mode Yes
Portrait display mode No
Personalized wallpaper Yes
Audio player Yes
Video player Yes
Picture viewer Yes
Games player No (can be modified to play games)
Audio formats WMA, WMA LossLess, MP3, AAC
Video formats WMV, H.264, MPEG-4
FM tuner Yes
Height/Width 3.6 x 1.6 inches
Depth .33 inch
Weight 1.7 ounces
Wireless 802.11b/g ("Wi-Fi")
Wireless/social features (audio) Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing of audio files, for up to 3 plays
Wireless/social features (pictures) Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing of pictures
Wireless/social features (video) None
Wireless sync Yes
TV-out No
Connectivity USB 2.0
Battery Li-Ion rechargeable, built-in
Battery life Audio: 24 hours. Video: 4 hours.
Battery charge time TBD
Colors Pink, red, green, black
Price $149 (4GB)
$199 (8GB)
What you get in the box TBD (Zune, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, other?)

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  • Step 3: Review features and specifications
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