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Samsung YP-K3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 758 reviews of Samsung YP-K3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The sound and design are also appreciated. Many are critical about the connectivity.

usability, design, sound, portability, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-K3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung YP-K3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Samsung YP-K3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Views about the performance and portability are on the whole positive. The design and sound also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability. There are some mixed views about the memory.

usability, sound, design, portability, performance


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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-K3 - 2GB MP3 Player - With PhotoviewerSamsung YP-K3 - 2GB MP3 Player - With Photoviewer

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung YP-K3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 user reviews of Samsung YP-K3 from 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 Views about the price and portability are generally positive. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the headphones.

usability, design, sound, portability, price

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-K3JQB 2GB Ultra Slim MP3 Player - BlackSamsung YP-K3JQB 2GB Ultra Slim MP3 Player - Black

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (

Samsung K3


Samsung ditches the K5's speakers for a slicker, more streamlined device.

Slim, attractive design ; Animated icons ; Long battery life

Bundled headphones not as good as the K5’s ; Headphone jack located on the bottom of the player ; Can't create playlists on the fly

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Samsung YP-K3 (2GB)


It came as no surprise when Samsung announced the YP-K3, a speakerless version of the much advertised K5 (the centerpiece of their MP3dom advertising campaign), at this year's CES. After all, the K5's speakers looked cool but seemed a bit superfluous....

Tiny, lightweight, and attractive. Attractive graphics. Excellent FM reception. "Resume" option is useful for podcast listening.

No video capabilities. No voice or radio recorder. Smudgy surface. Player can't be used while charging. Buttons are a bit too easy to activate accidentally.

Though it's missing some of the extra features that come with the Samsung T9, the Samsung K3 is still a solid MP3 player and yet another rival for the affections of would-be Apple nano owners.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Steve B. (

Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player


I'll admit I've always been a loyal Samsung MP3 player user. I still use my YP-T7 very happily almost everyday. Even after playing with MP3 players from tons of other companies, both popular and unknown ones, I still personally love the look, feel and...

Sleek and luxurious styling ; 2gb and 4gb models available ; Photo viewer ; FM Radio ; Easy to use interface

Fingerprints easily seen on touchpad ; No video playback ; Mic and/or line-in recording ability would be nice ; View the discussion comments powered by DISQUSback to top ; Start ; Prev ; 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; 5 ; 6 ; Next ; End ; Read our reviews...

Overall, I think Samsung has a solid MP3 player on their hands with the K3. It's very thin profile allows it to be tucked away virtually anywhere. With a few different colours and memory size's available, it's guaranteed to hopefully find a niche in...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Erin Kandel (

Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player


The Samsung YP-K3 has the right style, sound quality, and price to compete with the iPod Nano, but make sure you're comfortable with its touch-sensitive controls.

Slim, sexy design; nice price; great sound quality; excellent battery life

Touch-sensitive controls aren't for everyone; light on features, music-playback support; won't work with Macs

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Rob Williams (

Samsung YP-K3 2GB MP3 Player


If you are looking for a lightweight MP3 player, Samsung's K3 2GB or 4GB player is worth your consideration. It weighs just 200g, includes a bright OLED screen and proves simple to use.

A recent report stated that teens no longer find a new car to be the best way to portray their personality, but instead the shift has moved towards their cell phones and other electronic gadgets. Cell phones, MP3 players and other fun electronics used...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Jenn K. Lee (

Review: Samsung K3 (YP-K3)


Read on to find out if Samsung spoiled anything else about the ultra-thin player.

Bottom line? The K3 is more about form than function.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (

First Looks: Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player


The new Samsung YP-K3 is not only a good DAP, it also has other functions like a built-in FM tuner to give users the total audio package.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


If high quality audio and fantastic design is your cup of tea, give the Samsung YP-K3 your consideration.

Attractive design, high quality playback, price

No Video playback, sensitive touch pad

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: staff (

Samsung YP-K3J review


Stylish, sexy and easy to use

Looks great ; Simple operation

Quite pricey

A desirable and versatile MP3 player, but a little expensive for the storage you get

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

Samsung YP-K3J


Everything about this player oozes sex appeal. With its chrome-trimmed exterior and sharp display, it's perhaps (whisper it) more physically desirable than the iPod Nano. The controls are excellent and the interface is a joy to use.

Superbly versatile, Great value for money, Easy to use, Plenty of bass, Good excitement, Fine tonality, Looks great, Simple operation

Lacking in some musical involvement, Quite pricey

A desirable and versatile MP3 player, but a little expensive for the storage you get

May, 2007

Product Specifications

The Samsung K3 is the slimmest subscription-enabled MP3 Player on the market. The K3 uses Samsung's OLED display with a light emitting touch-pad, a combination that has garnered critical acclaim.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Radio/Radio / Photo playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio/Digital player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):20hour(s)/25hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Radio Function: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA/WMA / MP3

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Display Technology:OLED Display
Touchscreen: No


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/4GB

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player
Video Playback: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

MD System

Type: None



Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion / Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No


Preset Station Qty:30
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None