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Samsung YP-K3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 890 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and value for money are on the whole positive. The usability and sound also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the connectivity. There are some mixed reviews about the storage.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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

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Samsung YP-K3 (2GB, black)


It was only a matter of time before Samsung put out a speakerless version of the innovative YP-K5 MP3 player. The YP-K3 delivers the goods in an even sexier--if ever-so-slightly bigger--body than the iPod Nano. But it's priced for the masses at $119...

The Samsung YP-K3 is very attractive and simple to use, and it's priced competitively. It also has intuitive menus, a speedy interface, and above-average sound quality

You can't use the K3 with a Mac or for simple data storage. Touch-sensitive controls can be challenging to use. It has no on-device playlisting features and limited file-format support. Also, it has no video or recording features

The Samsung YP-K3 may not be a Nano-killer, but it's definitely a solid choice for those who want a simple, sexy player that's not too hard on the wallet.

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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.


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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...

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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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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...

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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.

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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.

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good mp3 player, but can be a bit touchy at times.


an overall good mp3 player for the price, but definitely try it out before you buy it, the touch controls aren't for everyone.

easy to use, battery life and sound quality are great

touch controls can be difficult at first, is a little picky about the files you put on it

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"Great sound, design, build and battery life"


I got this as an iPod replacement. The main criteria were price, design, features and sound - it cost less than an iPod Shuffle 2GB, and it has twice the memory, a screen, EQ and FM radio.

Sound, manual EQ, battery life (over 20 hours), FM radio with good reception, slick design and build, tough

Touch controls prone to mistyping, interface isn't as user-friendly as it could be, screen useless for viewing photos, useless software

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

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/4GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

MD System

Type: None




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

Remote Control

Type: None