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Samsung YP-K5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 583 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and battery. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the portability. Some have doubts about the memory and value for money.

sound, usability, design, battery, size

value for money, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-K5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung YP-K5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 118 user reviews of Samsung YP-K5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, usability, design, battery, headphones

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-K5 - 4GB MP3 Player with FM Tuner and Built-In Stereo SpeakerSamsung YP-K5 - 4GB MP3 Player with FM Tuner and Built-In Stereo SpeakerSamsung YP-K5 - 1GB MP3 Player with FM Tuner - And Built In Sliding Stereo Speaker

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung YP-K5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Samsung YP-K5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, usability, design, size, portability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-K5JAB 4 GB Audio Player with Built-in Speakers (Black)Samsung YP-K5JQB 2 GB Audio Player with Built-in Speakers (Black)Samsung YP-K5JQB - Digital player / radio - flash 2 GB - WMA, MP3 - display: 1.71" - black

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Samsung YP-K5

 

If you can't keep your music to yourself, and you must share it with everyone around you, then having just earphones and an MP3 player probably won't do it for you. You'd need to have a set of speakers on you, in addition to the visually attractive...

Prices are at Rs. 11,500 for 1GB of space and Rs. 12, 000 for 2GB. The K5 is available with 1, 2, and 4GB capacities, although the 4GB version is not yet available. That’s not too much space considering the high cost. In my opinion, with this player,...

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Samsung YP-K5 MP3 Player

 

The MP3-player landscape is littered with me-too merchandise, so a new product needs a little something extra if it's to rise above the noise.

The speakers accomplish their goal of rendering Samsung’s YP-K5 unique, but we expect a lot more than a gimmick for this kind of money.

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Samsung YP-K5

 

Samsung's latest flash-based MP3 player, with the characteristically cryptic name of YP-K5, has a very interesting twist to it: The back of the device slides open to reveal a surprisingly good-sounding speaker. Aside from that, the K5 has an FM tuner,...

The built-in speaker is louder than you'd expect. Very good sound quality.

Bulky for an MP3 player. Earbuds are oddly shaped. No PlaysForSure support

This combination MP3 player and speaker folds up to the size of the LG Chocolate phone. It's a very hip idea, though I'm not quite sure people will pay a premium for the integrated speaker. The slider mechanism seems sturdy enough, though, and the...

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Samsung YP-K5 (2GB)

 

Fall is an anxiously awaited time of year in the gadget world because it's when tech companies roll out some of their hottest gadgets in preparation for the holiday buying season. September in particular seems to be the prime month for MP3 player...

The Samsung YP-K5 features a unique and stylish design with a built-in, slide-out speaker, and the interface is stunning; includes an FM radio and cool visual effects. The player offers excellent sound quality, and the included earbuds are decent.

Due to the speaker, the YP-K5 is on the large and heavy side for a flash player; the touch controls take some getting used to and attract smudges; display could be bigger; expensive.

The Samsung YP-K5 is a unique MP3 player with a fun interface and great sound quality; it may be bulky around the middle, but it's an excellent choice if you want to share your tunes at the drop of a dime.

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Samsung YP-K5 MP3 Player

 

Did you know that Apple isn't your only option when it comes to choosing a new MP3 player? Pretty shocking, huh? What's more, many of the offerings from other companies actually boast more features than any iPod on the market, but is this enough to...

For the most part, I like the Samsung YP-K5. The build quality is great, the sound quality is quite good, and the integrated speaker is a very interesting and unique feature. Obviously, the speaker isn't the loudest thing in the world, despite what...

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Samsung K5 4GB MP3 Player w/Built-In Speakers

 

In the world of MP3 players, there isn't a whole lot that hasn't been done, and these days every new MP3 player on the market really doesn't have any new "never-been-done" features, most are just the same features in a different package, well Samsung...

Great Sound Quality from a small set of Speakers ; Good Battery Life ; Built-In Alarm ; Very Sturdy Construction

Glossy Front hard to keep Clean

In the world of MP3 players, it seems like almost everything has been done, and lately I haven't really seen many new MP3 players with new features that really impressed me, well at least until I took a look at the K5. The K5 is really a neat idea and...

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Samsung T9 Bluetooth MP3 Player (4GB)

 

In a market dominated by the Apple iPod, Samsung is taking a shot at the big dog with their new T9 MP3 Player. This player has built-in Bluetooth capabilities, as well as other options the iPod doesn't come with.

Lots of Features ; Competitively Priced ; Easy to Use ; Bluetooth Capabilities ; Great Battery Life

Buttons are sometimes a bit tricky

This MP3 player definitely surprised me, and at the end of the day I am very happy with it. I think the biggest thing that won me over was the Bluetooth capabilities, there is nothing like using a pair of Bluetooth headphones with it and eliminating...

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Review: Samsung K5 MP3 player

 

One theme that most MP3 players have in common is that the music is personal and not meant to be shared. Samsung is trying to change that perception. Samsung has a new MP3 player called the K5 which has both a headphone jack and external speakers.

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Samsung K5 MP3 Player Review

 

We all knew that Samsung could come out with a solid MP3 player. This company has always had the potential to make an alternative to the industry's best portable audio players but up until recently their offerings have been somewhat disappointing. They...

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Samsung YP-K5 Review

 

Samsung has recently been cranking out some decent players into the market, one of them being the Nano-competing Z5. The newer K5 is an exceptional twist on the MP3 player, providing a set of external speakers that allow you to unhook your ears from...

Product Specifications

Samsung Electronics throws down the portable digital audio gauntlet - the K5 Digital Audio Player: a flash-memory based MP3 player with ground breaking built-in slide-out speakers, OLED LCD display, and a sleek one-button design. The K5 is a traveler's, teen's and everyone in between's digital best friend. Most MP3 players are a solitary experience. Either you plug in earbuds or you have to lug around bulky, external speakers in order for anyone else to hear. Consumers never had a better alternative - until now. The Samsung K5 offers two small clear speakers built right into the sleek, compact devise. This groundbreaking technology delivers better sound than anything you would expect could fit in your pocket. Now consumers can entertain guests with a big sound out of a small package. For those users on-the-go the player still offers the option of listening to their music privately with a set of base thumping ear buds. The K5's slide-out speakers deliver rich, smooth audio and its sliding out speakers upholds the K5's slick look. The K5 is able to sit perfectly on any flat surface providing the ultimate portable shareable scenario. Breaking new ground in both form and functionality, the K5 is the first Samsung digital audio player to use OLED technology. The display and navigational array are smooth to the touch with sparkly ice blue adaptive graphics. The menu and navigation system is simple to use and add to the product's appeal. Another most requested travel function is an alarm clock, which the K5 sports, allowing consumers to wake up to their favorite songs rather than a jolting alarm clock buzz. Its comfortable two-part ear buds and its top digital quality sound raise the bar for enhanced, on-the-go listening. The K5 also displays JPEGs with a 1.7-inch full-color screen for bright, clear images. Now users can create a personalized slideshow by setting their pictures to a variety of tunes. Once the party is started, it may as well keep going, so the K5 was designed with a hearty battery life of up to 30 hours using earphones, or 6 hours in speaker mode.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

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
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable
Run Time (Up To):30hour(s)

Carrying Case

Carrying Strap:Arm band/Carabeener/Swivel belt clip
Color:Black/Pink
Material:Ballistic nylon / Microfiber/Neoprene
Recommended Use:For digital player
Type:Arm pack/Case

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / FM tuner
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:1GB/2GB/4GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/1.9in
Height:0.7in/1.9in
Weight:3.7oz
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.71in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.3cm
Display Type (JK):OLED
Output Type:Color

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB

General

Designed For (MG):Portable player
Product Type:Power adapter - AC / car / USB
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Belkin Components/Samsung
Model:For Samsung K5/For Samsung K5 and T9/For Samsung T9/YP-K5JAB/YP-K5JQB/YP-K5JZB
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Belkin/Belkin Carabiner Case/Belkin Charging Kit/Belkin Convertible Folio/Belkin Neoprene Sports Armband/Samsung

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

CE Product Type:Digital player screen protector
Color:Black

Power Device

Input Connector Type:4 pin mini-USB Type B / Automobile cigarette lighter / Power USA 2-pole asymmetric

Radio

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

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:Limited lifetime warranty

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:JPEG
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