Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung YH-820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The usability and value for money also get good reviews. The connectivity and reliability get negative opinions.

sound, value for money, usability, design, size

performance, battery, reliability, connectivity

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 437 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 132 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 132 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (48)


Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

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


Expert review by:

YH-820 MP3 Player


Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

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

Consumer review by:

Samsung YH-820


I have recorded about 30hrs of speeches, but am unable to transfer the same to my laptop for converting to CD as well as free the space in the device. In spite of loading the software CD to my laptop [a sony vaio-fs980]the device is not recognized...

Consumer review by:

Samsung YH-820


I got one it was my first and its pretty good …. It has a good color screen and the sound quality is fantastic. It is a little sluggish in the navigation menu, but i like it all the same.

Consumer review by:

Samsung YEPP YH-820MC


I bought a used Samsung YH-820 off of eBay for fairly cheap. The unit worked when I received it, so it was sold in good faith. However, not even two weeks after I bought it, I began having trouble booting the unit. All that I got were some clicking...

Nice looking. Small size. Color Screen. Line-In and Microphone Recording. Decent Capacity for the price

Hard Drive Failure. Overheats when charging. Non-Standard Sync/Charge Cable

Consumer review by:

Worth the money while it lasts


I owned this player for about two months before it died. I ignored everyones review that said theirs died. Fortunatley when the hard drive died it was still in warranty and Samsung offers a free upgrade to the YP-Z5AB. So if you must have this player...

Cheap, easy to use, lots of memory, stylish

lags, constantly has to be reset, and hard drive failure

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