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Cowon Z2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Cowon Z2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the portability and usability. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

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battery, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon Z2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Cowon Z2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the usability, and the storage and durability get less positive opinions.

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battery, reliability, durability, storage

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon Z2-16WH 3.7-Inch AMOLED 800 x 480 Capacitive Touchscreen MP3 PlayerCowon Z2-16WH 3.7-Inch AMOLED 800 x 480 Capacitive Touchscreen MP3 Player

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

Cowon Z2 Smart MP3


The Cowon Z2 Smart MP3 offers everything you will find in a smart phone minus a camera and monthly bill. Cowon Global can be proud of its excellent sound engineering features and with apps, Wi-Fi and a powerful gingerbread operating system, you will...

The Cowon Z2 has sound enhancement features, Wi-Fi, apps and expandable memory

It does not have a camera

This player offers excellent sound quality and includes apps and Wi-Fi access.

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (

Cowon Z2


Cowon puts its audio prowess into an iPod touch rival.

Class leading audio performance ; Smooth HD video playback ; Responsive UI

Expensive ; Ageing Android 2.3.5 OS ; Clunky design

These specs and the facia's buttons give away the Z2's primary selling point: it is equipped with Android. Aside from the ill-fated, underpowered D3, Cowon has largely stuck to its own proprietary OS until now so the move to Google's platform...

Aug, 2012

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Cowon Z2


A great music player with good sound and flexible storage

Great sound ; good battery life ; 16GB storage plus an SD card for expansion

Screen is a little dull ; touch-screen interface could be better ; a little expensive

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (

Cowon Z2 (16GB) Review - Tech2


Apple's iPod Touch has been the king of the PMP market, eversince it launched and there are no two ways ...

Publish date: May 14, 2012 4:57 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 10:15 pm

May, 2012

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Cowon Z2 Plenue Smart MP4 Media Player Review


Cowon Z2 Plenue Smart MP3/MP4 Player is a new edition with the legendary design and it is been equipped with the hybrid features that bring out excellent performance. Enriched with distinguished design surprises the market. It is also powered with the...

Player, earphones, power adapter, USB cable, quick guide, HDMI cable (optional) are the ones that are offered by the manufacturer along with the product.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Preetom Goswami (

Cowon Z2 Portable Media Player Review, Price in India, Tech Specs


Cowon Z2 is a portable media player with some enticing attributes. This device supports content of all formats such as MP3, MP4, AVI etc..

• It swiftly runs on Android 2.3.5 ; • Comes with custom interface called Plenue ; • The notification bar of these gadgets are provided with handy toggle switches for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Clear RAM and Sleep ; • Provided with capacitive buttons at the...

• You may find bad responsiveness, as these players usually take one or two seconds until the track changes when you use the physical buttons. On the other hand, the J3 reacts immediately. ; • Absence of playlists, you will not find a favorite list...

You can evaluate after going through the Cowon Z2 (16GB) Review that Cowon devices are definitely a good buy for all those who are looking are an advanced Portable Media Player with many fascinating features. Cowon Z2’s Price in India is placed at INR...

Oct, 2012

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This is one of the Best PMP in the world ..boost up with Android and flipkart service :)


As I stated in Title above this is the one of the most best PMP available in the market ever.. an true audiophile loves this . feel digital experience with 3d surround and bbe+. for more technical specs regarding codec support. please visit...

Oct, 2012

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guys if ur looking for ultimate experience of music this is your final pmp and unbeatable class of sound...i got this in june and just cannot leave without my z2....if u r looking for a crystal clear sound and mind blowing bass with...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No


Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / White
LED Indicators: Yes


Display Diagonal:3.7
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:22
Continuous video playback time:8.5
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGG, PCM, WMA / FLAC, MP1, MP2, MP3, PCM, WMA / FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, PCM, WMA
Document formats supported:TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, MKV, MP4, MPG, TP, TRP, TS, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, MKV, MPG, TP, TRP, TS, WMV


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, OPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Built-in processor: Yes
Charging Time:180
HDMI ports quantity:1
Internal RAM:512
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A8
Processor frequency:1000
RAM capacity:512

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
User guide: Yes


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3.5

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0


Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:22
Continuous video playback time:8.5


FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Maximum memory card size:32
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 8

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum processor:Pentium III
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions