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

Zune Features and Specifications

The table below gives you 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

Hard-drive players

[compare to iPod]

Feature Zune 80 Zune 30
Image Zune graphic Zune graphic
Storage 80 GB 30 GB
Capacity (songs) 20,000 7,500 songs
Capacity (pictures) 25,000 25,000 pictures
Capacity (video) 250 hours of video 100 hours of video
Controls Zune Pad touch-sensitive control Control pad
Screen size/type 3.2" LCD 3" LCD
Screen resolution 320x240 320x240
Screen aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Landscape display mode Yes Yes
Portrait display mode Yes Yes
Personalized wallpaper Yes Yes
Audio player Yes Yes
Video player Yes Yes
Picture viewer Yes Yes
Games player No (can be modified to play games) No (can be modified to play games)
Audio formats WMA, WMA LossLess, MP3, AAC WMA, WMA LossLess, MP3, AAC
Video formats (native support) WMV, H.264, MPEG-4 WMV
FM tuner Yes Yes
Height/Width 4.26 x 2.41 4.4 x 2.4 inches
Depth .51 inch .6 inches
Weight 4.5 ounces 5.6 ounces
Wireless 802.11b/g ("Wi-Fi") 802.11b/g ("Wi-Fi")
Wireless/social features (audio) Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing of audio files, for up to 3 plays 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 Zune-to-Zune sharing of pictures
Wireless/social features (video) None None
Wireless sync Yes Yes
TV-out Yes, DVD-quality (720x480)1 Yes, 320x240
Connectivity USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Battery Li-Ion rechargeable, built-in Li-Ion rechargeable, built-in
Battery life Music: 30 hours (wireless off)
Video: 4 hours
Music: 14 hours (wireless off)
13 hours (wireless on)
Video: 4 hours
Pictures: 4 hours
Battery charge time TBD 3 hours (2 hours to 90%)
Colors Black, red White, black, brown, pink, red
Price $249 $149
What you get in the box Zune, premium headphones, sync cable, and three sizes of ear sleeves. Zune, magnetic earbuds, sync cable, soft-suede carry pouch.

1 Source: ZuneInsider

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