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Samsung YP-R1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 reviews of Samsung YP-R1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The performance and sound also get good feedback, whereas the storage and connectivity get negative views. Comments are divided on the battery.

usability, sound, performance, design, price

reliability, connectivity, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-R1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung YP-R1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Samsung YP-R1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the performance and design. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the storage and connectivity, and reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, sound, price, design, performance

reliability, durability, connectivity, storage

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Henry Winchester (

Samsung YP-R1 MP3 player review


Has Samsung finally nailed the small music player?

Incredible sound ; Jaw-dropping video ; Nice earphones ; Lovely interface ; Small but tough

No WiFi ; Unresponsive touchscreen ; No speaker ; A touch fiddly

Nov, 2009


Expert review by: Hugo Jobling (

Samsung YP-R1 8GB


Samsung's latest touchscreen player is its best yet.

Put simply, the YP-R1 is a delight to use. Its touchscreen interface is the best you'll find on a device without an Apple logo, it's attractively and well designed and, importantly, it sounds excellent. Plus, it's almost ridiculously cheap compared to...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: TrustedReviews (

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Here's your chance to win one of four Samsung YP-R1 players along with a Linx B-TUBE wireless speaker.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (

Samsung YP-R1JCS 8GB Digital Media Player Review


Samsung allows you to have the mobile entertainment at your fingertips in this model. Samsung YP-R1JCS MP3/MP4 Player is a slim and stylish looking model with loaded features that gives you endless entertainment in the go. Letting you maintaining your...

Along with these are the multi language support, resume function and the book mark functions adds up value to its utility. The included accessories on purchase of Samsung YP-R1JCS 8GB MP3/MP4 Player are the earphones, USB cable and the quick start guide.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (

Samsung YP-R1 16GB PMP


A cracking little device that packs high quality video playback into a credit card-sized package.

There is a lot to like about the R1. Video playback is, by some margin, the best we have come across on a device with a screen smaller than 3in, while the sound quality is up to Samsung's usual very high standards. While there are 8GB and 32GB models...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: electricpig (

Samsung YP-R1 review


If you want BBC iPlayer on a nano-sized PMP, the Samsung R1 is worth a look

Lovely build, video support is strong

Samsung's Beat DJ software returns

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: egoist (

Fine to use


I usually used Cowon or Sony and didn't think that Samsung had such a good mp3 player. Turns out, YP-R1 is not that bad as I expected. I got Samsung R1 for my birthday gift so couldn't just throw away. Plus, I liked the design. It is simple, but not...

Design, audio and video quality, touch screen, widgets, BeatDJ

Little bit slow response

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: egoist (

Samsung’s next step to become a seriou


I've been using the Samsung YP-R1 for the past couple of days, after a friend of mine send me one from Korea and so far, I need to admit that I'm surprised in a positive way. To be honest, I love Samsung mobile phones and their TV-models, but I never...

Audio quality, touch screen, widgets, BeatDJ, tv output, compact

Video quality, little slow UI

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: darjeeling (

Hands on the Samsung YP-R1


Before I start with the preview, let me tell you one thing: The YP-R1 may not be the revolution we might be looking for nor will it be able to shake on Apple's thrown, but the R1 is definitely a player worth the look, especially for the money. Every...

Audio quality, touch screen, widgets, BeatDJ

Video quality, little slow

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: JCH (

Great MP3 Player


I got this as a gift for my wife. She loves it because it is very portable and it is smaller than the p3 with a whole lot of punch as in what the device can do. Like memory size, screen size, compact, etc... To put the story short. Samsung makes great...

Great price","It is compact","Large screen","MY WIFE LOVES IT

None at the moment

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Now you can watch more, and wait less. The R1 puts instant entertainment in the palm of your hand with its extensive file support in a slim package. The 2.6" LCD screen lets you see the whole show, not just pieces of it. And Beat DJ lets you play mix master with your favorite tunes. Add to that a sleek, scratch-proof finish and you won't want to hide this beauty in your pocket no matter how easy it is. Make the most of your precious time with this multitalented media player. As compact as a credit card, you can carry the R1 with you everywhere. Razor thin, it's easy to slide into any pocket. Sleek and sexy, it reflects your taste for sophisticated style. Have a tendency to drop things? With its metal casing and tempered glass screen, you don't have to worry about nicks, scratches, bumps and bruises. R1 may be small, but it can handle whatever you put in it or on it.

Audio Input


Audio System

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


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

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:eAAC+ / OGG / AAC + / AAC-LC / FLAC / MP3 / Real Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 1 Audio / WMA / WAV

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:7 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung




Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None