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Samsung YH-820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 433 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The price and sound are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and battery get negative views.

usability, sound, price, design, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YH-820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung YH-820


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Samsung YH-820 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

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

Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung YH-820


alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 user reviews of Samsung YH-820 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

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69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Remanufactured Samsung YH-820MC 5 GB Digital Audio PlayerSamsung YH-820MC 5 GB Digital Audio PlayerRemanufactured Samsung YH-820MC 5 GB Digital Audio Player


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Samsung YH-820


Apple may be king of the MP3 player hill, but there are several companies hoping to dethrone the big red, and Samsung's in line. The new YH-820 micro HDD based MP3 player is not only smaller than the iPod mini, but it sports a bright color display, and...

Great sound quality; easy to navigate; has a color screen

Slow startup process; lacking features; lags somtimes when navigating the menu

The Samsung YH-820 has a lot going for it, a simple to use interface, attractive looks and good audio fidelity.


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Samsung YEPP YH-820MC


Samsung's front-panel layout is clean and intuitive, consisting of a 1.5-inch 65,000-color LCD; buttons for forward, reverse, and play/pause; and a large four-way menu/select/up/down key that makes it easy to navigate the YH-820MC's menu system and to...

Petite form factor; photo slide-show capabilities; color display; high-quality recording through microphone; line-in MP3 encoding; SRS Wow and TruBass support; compatible with OGG, DRM-protected WMA, and subscription-based downloads (Janus); on-the-fly...

No FM radio; batteries can't be replaced, display is small for viewing photos; unimpressive USB 2.0 download speed and battery life; proprietary USB/power cable; slight processor delays.

Samsung's YEPP YH-820MC isn't quite as slick as the iPod Mini, but it's smaller and offers features that the Apple player lacks, such as recording capabilities and a photo-friendly display.

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Samsung Yepp YH-820 Micro HDD Jukebox & Photo Album


It comes with a lot of extra features.

FM tuner and voice recorder Nice design• Encodes MP3s directly• WMP 10-compatible

Terrible earbuds Blurry photos

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YH-820 MP3 Player


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Samsung YH-820 iPod Killer?


The world is going portable and gadget crazy. A couple years ago, MP3 players started to take off. The initial models were large, slow, clunky, and didn't offer a lot of storage. Since then flash media has come a long way and now Flash-memory based...

The Samsung YH-820 is one classy unit. It features a solid aluminum case and is very simple to use. With it's tiny physical size, and 5GB storage capacity, this unit has a place in every music lovers pocket. Featuring a color screen and picture...

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Samsung YH-820 Review


Samsung's YH-820 supports four types of file formats: mp3, wma, wav and ogg. Most people won't have to convert their music files. Additionally, this player will store and display pictures and has an external hard drive function

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Samsung YH-820 review


A 5GB MP3 player that fits neatly into a child's mitten

Not flash-based ; HDD ; Lightweight and cute ; Voice recorder

Slow to find tracks ; Cheap earphones ; Poor playback time

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Expert Review


The YH-820 is a solid MP3 player which is let down by some very annoying problems. We can't help but feel it could have offered a whole lot more.

Sound quality and equalization settings, sturdy build, FM Radio

Battery life, tacky control pad, small screen, poor quality headphones, slow interface, poor quality headphones

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Samsung YH-820 review


It's small, it's sweet and it won't ruffle your jacket. The YH-820 may have a meagre battery life, but it sounds like a dream. It's still no match for the iPod, but what is? If you're looking for an alternative to joining the white-earphoned masses,...

Svelte profile ; Solid build

Short battery life ; Occasional crashes

Although it's no iPod killer, the Samsung YH-820 has an aggressive sound and an attractive style. Its photo viewer is largely a gimmick because of the impractically small screen, but there's enough resolution to make out a basic image. Perhaps the one...

Product Specifications

Samsung YH-820 series is a sleek and compact digital music player. Plus you can transfer and store digital pictures and view them on the vivid color display. It also features a rechargeable battery, enhanced 3D sound, ultra-fast USB 2.0 file transfers, and simple navigation.

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Photo playback / Radio
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio
Sound Effects:SRS WOW / TruBass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung


Preset Station Qty:40
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None