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Samsung YP-R1

Samsung YP-R1
alaScore 90

331 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and design. The performance and sound also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the battery, and some have doubts about the storage and connectivity.

usability, sound, performance, design, price

reliability, connectivity, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung YP-R1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung YP-R1 get first unboxing, approving review


You should already be familiar with (or able to guess) the YP-R1's specs and pricing, so we'll just head straight to the good stuff. Our colleagues at MovePlay...

Aug, 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 (

Win a Samsung YP-R1 Portable Media Player - TrustedReviews


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 : 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

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Samsung R1 review

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The smallest of the multiroom R range, the R1 has to stand up to its bigger, more powerful siblings. Samsung is a well-established manufacturer in other markets and continues to stamp its mark on the multiroom audio scene. From a brand that has become...

Nov, 2015

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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 (

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

Consumer review (

Good value touch-screen media player


A good value versatile music and video player that is comfortable with a wide range of media files.

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.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:11
Equalizer modes:Custom
Frequency range:20 - 20000
RMS rated power:0.02
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

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)


Built-in camera: No


Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Pink
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass, Plastic

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



Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.6
Display Resolution:400 x 240
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:25
Continuous video playback time:5
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:7 bands

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC+, FLAC, Ogg, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, PNG / PNG
Video compression format:ASF, AVI, DivX, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, XviD / ASF, AVI, DivX, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, XviD / ASF, AVI, DIVX, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / MOV, MP4, Xvid
Video formats supported:ASF,AVI,DivX,H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,XviD / ASF,AVI,DivX,H.264,MPEG4,WMV,XviD / ASF,AVI,DIVX,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / MOV,MP4,Xvid

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm




Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):-5 - 35

Other Features

Channels quantity:79
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP / Windows XP, Vista / Windows XP/ Vista/ 2000 / Windows XP/Vista/2000\nWindows Media Player 11
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.77 x 3.35 x 0.354
Headphone outputs:1
Media types supported:MP3, WMA, Ogg, WAV, AAC, FLAC, WMV, H.264, DivX, XviD, MPEG4, AVI, MP4, MOV, ASF, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, SWF, TXT / WAV, WMA, MPEG-1 Audio, MPEG-2 Audio, MPEG-2.5 Audio, Real Audio, MP3, FLAC, AAC-LC, AAC +, OGG, AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, H.264
Output Power:20 mW
Package dimensions (WxDxH):3.69 x 1.97 x 5.38
Slide show: Yes
Song texts supported:Y
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth
Transmission frequency range:2402
USB powered: Yes
Windows Media Player 11: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless / Wireless

Packaging Data

Package weight:7.05


Clock function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:25
Continuous video playback time:5
Number of batteries supported:1


FM radio: Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Voice recording time:6

Remote Control

Type: None


Card reader integrated: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 8

System Requirements

Minimum processor:Pentium
Minimum processor speed:500
Minimum system requirements:- Windows XP Service Pack 2 +\n- Windows Media Player 11.0 +\n- Resolution 1024 X 768 +\n- Internet Explorer 6.0 +\n- DirectX 9.0 +
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.323 / 0.35 / 1.79
Width:0.35 / 1.79