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Samsung YH-820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 reviews of Samsung YH-820. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and battery get negative reviews.

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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 ( review summary for Samsung YH-820


alaTest has collected and analyzed 274 user reviews of Samsung YH-820 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the portability and design. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the size and reliability.

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67% 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 PlayerRemanufactured Samsung YH-820MC 5 GB Digital Audio Player

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

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

May, 2005

Expert review by : Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

Aug, 2005

Expert review by (overclockers online)

YH-820 MP3 Player

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

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...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

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

Expert review by : Good Gear (

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

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : staff (

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

This is a funky fella, but there are better alternatives for your money from the likes of Apple and Creative

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Stevens (

Samsung YH-820


The Samsung YH-820 pulls a mean blade on the Apple iPod, but this tiny MP3 player doesn't have enough clout to inflict serious damage.

Svelte profile ; Solid build

Short battery life ; Occasional crashes

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Robert Irvine (

Samsung YH-820


The newest kid on the mid-range MP3 player block, the Samsung YH-820 is a feature-packed player with one major flaw...

Where it falls down is in staying power, with a meagre battery life of eight hours that puts it far behind its rivals.

Consumer review (

Excelence Products


Its a great product.

Ease of use.. Features..Storage..


Jan, 2007

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.


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5

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)


Color of product:Silver

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display Resolution:128 x 96

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:8


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft 98/2000/XP / Windows 2000/XP
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.93 x 0.551 x 3.43 / 1.96 x 0.543 x 3.47
File type:MP3, WMA, JPEG
I/O ports:USB 2.0
Minimum hard disk space:5000
Output Power:12mW/CH
Sound output mode:9 mode, SRS

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Yepp Studio

Ports & interfaces

Line-in: Yes
Line-out: No


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:8


FM radio: No
Preset Station Qty:40
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Voice recording: Yes

Remote Control

Type: None


Player media type:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:5

System Requirements

Minimum processor:Pentium 133 MHz
Minimum system requirements:Pentium 133MHz or higher \nWindows XP \nAvailable HD Space 5GB \nCD ROM Drive Double speed or greater \nUSB Port Required \nVGA Graphic Required / Pentium 133MHz\nWindows XP \nHDD 5GB \nCD-ROM\nUSB\nVGA

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.98 / 3.03