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Samsung YP-Q1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of Samsung YP-Q1. 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. People are impressed by the portability and performance. The design and sound are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the price. Many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-Q1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung YP-Q1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Samsung YP-Q1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The price and sound also get good opinions. Views are divided on the durability.

usability, sound, price, performance, design

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung YP-Q1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Samsung YP-Q1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and performance are generally positive. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and the price and usability get negative opinions.

design, sound, portability, performance, durability

usability, price

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Jones (tweaktown.com)

Samsung YP-Q1 MP3 Player

 

This sleek and sexy new player from Samsung makes you look cooler than before; and without becoming an Apple fanboy!

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung YP-Q1

 

Stylish, intuitive menu, produces good sound, good screen

No drag-and-drop functionality, menu lags in certain folders, fingerprint magnet

The Samsung YP-Q1 (16GB) is an attractive and well-performing device that lacks the versatility needed to compete with the similarly priced iPod nano.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: David Ramli (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Samsung YP-Q1 (16GB)

 

A good media player with touch-sensitive controls.

Stylish, intuitive menu, produces good sound, good screen

No drag-and-drop functionality, menu lags in certain folders, fingerprint magnet

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung YP-Q1 (16GB)

 

A good media player with touch-sensitive controls.

Stylish, intuitive menu, produces good sound, good screen

No drag-and-drop functionality, menu lags in certain folders, fingerprint magnet

The Samsung YP-Q1 (16GB) is an attractive and well-performing device that lacks the versatility needed to compete with the similarly priced iPod nano.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Samsung YP-Q1 review

 

Good-looking, great-sounding Nano contender

Sleek design ; FM radio ; BBC iPlayer compatibility

Buttons too responsive ; Plain music portal ; Earphones are cheap, not cheerful

It may never knock the domineering iPod from its PMP perch, but those who chose not to follow the cult of Apple will find the Samsung Q1 a pleasant and viable alternative.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung YP-Q1 Diamond

 

Is the YP-Q1 Diamond Samsung's finest media player yet?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung YP-Q1 review

 

A big, bright display, compatibility with the BBC iPlayer and strong sound make this Samsung a contender, but we hate the touch-sensitive controls

Bright screen ; impressive and flexible specification ; punchy, energetic sound

Easily fouled controls are infuriating. How did they make it into production?

A score-draw snatched from the jaws of victory, thanks to the exasperating interface

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

Samsung YP-Q1

 

The latest MP3 player from Samsung looks great, comes with a lot of features, and can play audio, video, picture, and text files without any problems. But if you have issues with touch-sensitive keys, then this player may not be your cup of tea.

Audio upscaling function; Good audio output; Built-in FM Tuner; Subway Maps; Easy to use Emodio software

Overly-sensitive touch keys; Slow interface

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Dan (newegg.com)

Seems to work fine, but...

 

Compact size easy to cart along

The included software MUST be registered before you can use the routing features. Which of course it's useless without ; Now comes the BIG problem, the site to register it has been down all week. The software manufacturer says contact samsung, samsung...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

Samsung YP-Q1 4GB

 

Specifications

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Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

In an ocean of choices, one MP3 player stands out from the rest. Equipped with Samsung's DNSe 3.0 for unrivaled audio quality, the Q1 redraws the boundaries of portable sound reproduction, while its diamond-shaped pulsating LED touchpad and spacious 2.4" display set new standards for accessibility and allurement. More than just music & video playback, the Q1 gives you TTS (Test-to-Speech), datacast, game capabilities and more, and handles them all with the flawless precision of the rarest diamond.

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes

Audio System

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

Battery

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

Camera

Video playback: Yes

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver / White

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:3.9in
Weight:2.3oz
Width:2in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.4
Display Resolution:320 x 240

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:30
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/8GB

GPS Performance

Interface:USB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:YP-Q1JCB/YP-Q1JCS/YP-Q1JCW/YP-Q1JEB
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver/White

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Alarm function: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista / Windows XP/Vista/2000
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Package dimensions (WxDxH):1.96 x 3.85 x 0.429 / 5.2 x 5.2 x 1.3
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Data

Package weight:7.41

Performance

Clock function: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:30
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Preset Station Qty:30
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Remote Control

Type: None

Storage

Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

USB required: Yes

Technical Details

Text-to-speech message reader: Yes
USB version:2.0

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.429
Height:3.85
Weight:2.15
Width:1.96