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iRiver P7

iRiver P7
alaScore 85

45 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and portability. The sound and design also get good feedback. Views are divided on the storage. Many are less positive about the 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 45 reviews)

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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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Amazon review summary for iRiver P7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of iRiver P7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on

size, usability

100% of the reviews on 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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no .MKV support


Wish the player can handle .mkv video format because majority of my video files are in .mkv format and the converting software from iRiver can't handle .mkv at all. Untill iRiver release a firmware update that can support .mkv video formate, I will...

Nice design, beautiful 4.3" touch screen, very appealing to the eyes ; Superb audio quality. Build in speaker ; Coming from JDX951, P7 has much more processing power since I was able to skip through video playback with no lag at all ; Touch screen to...

for $99.99 there is none

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Great video player


This is my second wireless adapter from Rosewill and NewEgg. The first stopped working after two months; NewEgg graciously refunded my money, and I ordered the second adapter. It arrived today, defective. The power light does not come on;after...

Received P7 from NewEgg yesterday and used the movie converter to load several HD wmv and avi files to the devide. No issues playing those files! The picture was clear and sound was not off at all. Did not try to upgrade firmware due other warnings on...

This is being picky, but ; 1. Did not come with cradle like shown in picture ; 2. A cover would be nice for keeping the screen from getting scratched ; 3. Support website is awful! Slow and hard to look for things. Not too user friendly

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Great Price and Excellent Product


The converting software sometimes does not get it done right the first time. I've uploaded 10 movies on it so far and 2 have needed a second conversion to get it on, but it has worked the second time around. Heard the expansion is only compatible to...

4.3" screen is very nice for portable player. Interface is so easy to use. It's so much easier to manage my media in Windows Media Player and sync. Very affordable! Expansion slot is great! FM Tuner with recording is a nice touch! Small enough to fit...

Stylus should have a better place to be stored than hanging off the side. Conversion software is sluggish and needs to be done a couple times on some movies. No easy way to put media on SD card that I've figure out. Needs to be taken out and put stuff...

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great unit, does what it states. touch screen works great, high storage cap

the micro sd expansion only supports up to 8gb

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


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


Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:iRiver




Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital