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iRiver P7

iRiver P7
alaScore 85

44 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and portability. The sound and design are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the storage and performance.

usability, design, sound, portability, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the iRiver P7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for iRiver P7

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of iRiver P7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, battery, performance

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iRiver P7 16GB Flash Portable Media PlayeriRiver P7 8GB Flash Portable Media PlayeriRiver P7 16GB Flash Portable Media Player

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Amazon.com review summary for iRiver P7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of iRiver P7 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

size, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iriver P7 16 GB Multimedia Player (Silver)iriver P7 16 GB Multimedia Player (Silver)

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iriver P7

 

iriver has made some excellent and innovative portable media players, like the Clix, and some disappointments, like the E100. The new P7 falls somewhere in between. Offered in the United States in capacities of 8GB ($179.99 list) and 16GB ($209.99),...

Sleek, minimal design. Large screen. MicroSD slot for storage expansion. Supports several audio, video, and photo file types. Includes voice and FM recorder

Touch screen requires stylus for optimal performance. Large for a low-capacity player. No Web access ; Watch the iriver P7

The iriver P7 is all about "buts": It's the size of a hard disk-based media player, but is slim on built-in memory, and there's no Web access. And the sprawling 4.3-inch screen is great for movies, but you'll need a stylus for navigation.

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Iriver P7 (16GB, silver)

 

The Iriver P7 is an attractive touch-screen portable video player, offered in 8GB ($169) and 16GB ($199) capacities. Like its smaller cousin, the Iriver SPINN, the P7 sports an aluminum design and offers music, video, radio, and photo playback, as well...

The Iriver P7 is a gorgeous portable video player that packs in music, movies, photos, radio, voice recording, and a text reader

For a PVP, the P7 is relatively inflexible when it comes to video format support, the touch-screen response is sluggish, and the included PC software is nearly useless

The Iriver P7 is like a beautifully crafted concept car with a frustrating lack of horsepower, but the price is compelling.

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iriver P7 unboxing and review

 

We've been getting friendly with iriver's latest touchscreen masterpiece over the past few days, and have a few impressions to share. In many ways, though, the P7 is exactly what the pictures and spec sheet make it out to be: great design, great specs,...

Amazing design ; Unique UI ; Large screen

Thick ; Lack of good desktop integration ; Limited functionality

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Review Of Iriver P7 8GB silver MP3 Player

 

The world has changed and so are the tendency and the business of the people. Previously, people were having time for all the social works and also for the people of the society but these days there are so many cases where the people are not even...

Iriver P7 is the visual revolution of the world that has got various features that can rock your life!! The video player is portable and also it has got the finest features of music, video and also the text recorder

The P7 is a portable device but still it has got some of the problems in handling that makes the device inflexible. The function of touch screen is quite weird. The PC software is not of use and there is no use of it

:The video player is one of the most valuable and device but the efficiency is too low and the sped is affected by it. Still, whatever features are appeared are the best comparing to the prices.

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Review: iriver P7

 

When the iriver P7 was first announced at CES 2009, it was easily my favorite portable media player on display at the company's booth. I was intrigued by its magazine-like interface, pleased by its microSD card slot, and impressed by its wide array of...

Except for the extensive video codec support and microSD slot, nothing about the iriver P7 really stands out to me. It's a solid device that does everything it's supposed to do reasonably well, but there are simply better DAPs/PMPs on the market that...

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iRiver P7 8GB

 

How does iRiver's P7 PMP fare against the likes of the Cowon O2 and iPod touch?

Finally, the right hand side brings us the current photo image and a panel for text. Click on any one of these, and you go straight to the relevant function. These sub-pages are also well designed, providing - in music playback, for example - access to...

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iRiver P7 review

 

The iRiver P7 portable media player has one of the stranger designs we've seen. Its aluminium case has an unpleasant texture, and the edges are square, so it's not the most comfortable device to carry in your pocket.

The P7's great audio quality is let down by a frustrating touchscreen interface and a lack of physical controls.

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Stuff magazine

 

The P7 brings a stylish design and fresh ‘magazine-style' interface to the PMP scene. Will it become a cult alternative to the iPod Touch?

A refreshingly original design and interface, but greater functionality and performance can be found elsewhere

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iriver P7 review

 

The iriver P7 is like a beautifully crafted concept car with a frustrating lack of horsepower, but the price is compelling and it's prettier than most of its rivals

Gorgeous design ; Good audio capabilities ; Impressive battery life ; Unique touchscreen interface

Relatively inflexible when it comes to video-format support ; Sluggish touchscreen response ; Included PC software is nearly useless

The included movie converter application was the least disappointing of the bunch, although it required the P7 to be set in MTP mode for the software to recognise it. We also noticed that the movie application refused to recognise some of our MP4 and...

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iriver P7

 

iRiver has jogged along behind Apple's offerings – and the gap seems to be widening on this evidence

Smart exterior ; big 4.3in screen ; decent file compatibility ; FM ; decent sound and vision

Fussy and basic touchscreen ; no web browsing ; poor off-axis

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Product Specifications

Sleek and modern PMP Light and rigid aluminum metal body 4.3-inch TFT LCD + full touch screen interface Support most varies video codec FM radio and FM recording Voice recording USB 2.0, ultra fast data transfer Firmware upgradeable

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio / Video playback / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):50hour(s)

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AC-3 / APE (Monkey's Audio) / ASF / FLAC / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA / APE (Monkeys Audio)

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:2.9in
Weight:6.1oz
Width:4.4in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:iRiver
Model:P7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:iRiver

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital