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Samsung YP-S2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Samsung YP-S2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and portability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung YP-S2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Samsung YP-S2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Comments about the sound and price are on the whole positive. The portability and design also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-S2ZU - MP3 Player - 1GB - PurpleSamsung YP-S2ZU - MP3 Player - 1GB - Purple

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung YP-S2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Samsung YP-S2 from 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 Views about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The size and sound are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S2 1 GB Slim MP3 Player (Red)Samsung S2 1 GB Slim MP3 Player (Red)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Justin Yu (

Samsung S2 review


The Samsung S2 Portable hard drive is almost identical to the company's S1 Mini that we reviewed in 2009, except that the S2 Portable is slightly larger because of the 2.5-inch hard drive spinning inside. With capacities reaching 640GB ($120) and being...

Simple, compact design; fast transfer speeds; generous three-year warranty; inexpensive; available in a rainbow of colors.

Included backup and password protection software doesn't support Mac OS.

Although we dinged its predecessor because of its inflated price tag, the Samsung S2 Portable hard drive earns high marks and our recommendation for being reasonably priced, having fast file-transfer speed, and for having a generous three-year warranty.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (

Samsung Samsung YP-S2 (Pebble)


The minimalist Samsung YP-S2 (Pebble) audio player is a fun, inexpensive alternative to the iPod Shuffle. But be prepared to spend some time with its manual: The absence of a screen makes navigating this player's many features tricky.

Advanced features despite simple design ; Unique and wearable design

No screen makes navigation difficult ; Mediocre sound

The Samsung S2 Pebble is fashionable, yet hindered by its tricky controls and mediocre sound quality.

Nov, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jeffrey L. Wilson (

Samsung YP-S2 (Pebble)


A stylish, no-frills music player that gives the iPod shuffle a run for it's money.

Wallet-friendly price ; Excellent sound quality ; Simple, attractive design

Lacks a display ; Uncomfortable earbuds

The Samsung YP-S2 held its charge for just over 10 hours of continuous music playback, which is more than enough time for an adrenaline-pumping soundtrack for the gym or for providing a much-needed distraction while taking a lengthy flight. Like the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Samsung YP-S2


The YP-S2, aka the Pebble, won't win any awards for sound quality or battery life, but it's a cheap, gym-friendly iPod shuffle competitor.

Small and lightweight. Cheap. Gym-friendly earphones. Can create playlists on the go.

Earbuds lack bass. Necklace earphone design not for everyone. Cable-free PC connection is awkward.

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Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jasmine France (

Samsung S2 Pebble review


MP3 player manufacturers can count on one thing: there will always be a demand for cheap, basic portable music players. These minimally featured devices are often perfect for the gym or brief, day-to-day use. To that end, Samsung is throwing its chip...

The Samsung S2 Pebble is an excellent value: it's inexpensive, sounds great, and offers a sleek and stylish design. It also includes a couple of useful extras, such as an on-the-go playlist and sound effects. The earphone plug design is handy.

There's no screen, and operating the Samsung S2 Pebble's extra functions takes some practice.

The Samsung S2 Pebble is a simple, cute MP3 player that offers a super affordable price tag, good sound quality, and some compelling extras. It's a great option for those who like to wear their devices pendant style.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Grahm Skee (

Samsung S2 Pebble Review


Admittedly I'm not a big fan of MP3 Players without screens since I like to be able to browse what is one my player, but I do see their appeal. Samsung is the third major brand to release a screenless player right after the Shuffle and the Zen Stone....

While there is not much to a screenless MP3 player, the S2 has managed to pull off some advanced features like DNSe sound enhancements and a single on the go playlist. The S2 is not the best bang for the buck, since something with a screen at the same...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Ali Heriyanto (

Samsung YP-S2 Pebble MP3 Player Review


In April we had the chance to go to the Samsung Spring Fever event and check out  some new products being released soon from Samsung. One of the items that struck us as especially unique was the YP-S2 MP3 Player aka the “Pebble.” It was tiny and...

Very women and pre-teen friendly, Easy to use and good sound quality, neat lightshow effects, affordable price

Would truly be an iPod shuffle competitor if it supported iTunes or AAC files

I think Samsung has what could be a very successful MP3 player. It competes with the iPod Shuffle price-wise and it has a great design that will appeal to women and teens. We like that can be worn as a necklace safely and that it also puts on neat a...

Jun, 2008

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Samsung YP-S2 Review- Budget MP3 Player with Better Than Average Features.


Say hello to YP-S2 a.k.a "The Pebble" from the Korean tech giant, Samsung

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Samsung S2 Pebble 1GB


Samsung designed the S2 Pebble for fashion first and functionality second (how could it be any explained any other way when it doesn't have a screen?), so it won't be your first choice if you use your MP3 player during sports or work. But it certainly...

Expert review by : Seow Tein Hee (

Samsung YP-S2 MP3 Player -


Light and small as a pebble, which also happened to be its nickname, the Samsung YP-S2 proved to be a portable and auditory pleasure for us.

Product Specifications

The Samsung S2 isn't just a MP3 player, it's a must-have accessory to take with you - when you're running, at the gym or wherever you go. It's shaped like a pebble and can be worn like a pendant around your neck, giving you complete freedom. Super compact, it's also easily fits in the palm of your hand. With MP3, WMA and Ogg file playback for up to 13 hours, you'll enjoy all your favorite tunes on the go.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer:No / Yes
Frequency range:40 - 20000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):88

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Run Time (Up To):13hour(s)


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No
Video playback: No


Color of product:Black / Green / Purple / Red / White

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Host interface:USB 2.0


Display: No
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:200 / 500
Continuous audio playback time:13
Continuous video playback time:13
Rechargeable: Yes
USB powered: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, OGG, WMA

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Size:2.5


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm




Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 35 / 5 - 35 / 5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-5 - 35 / 5 - 35 / 5 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Other Features

Alarm function: No
Battery Type:Rechargeable
CD Text: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Pro/XP/Vista\nMac OS X 10.4.8 / Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista / Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Dimensions (W x D x H):1.66 x 1.62 x 0.65
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):1.66 x 1.62 x 0.65
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.62 x 0.657 x 1.67 / 1.62 x 1.67 x 0.657
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Fibre Channel: No
File type:MP3, WMA, OGG, MPEG
FireWire 400: No
FireWire 800: No
Frequency range:40 - 20000
Hard disk transfer rate:480
Internal: No
Mac compatibility: Yes
Music memory capacity, MP3:13h
Package dimensions (WxDxH):1.62 x 1.67 x 0.657
Playtime external battery:13
Power Requirements:DC 5.0V/ 500mA
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB required: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y


Clock function: No
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Plug and Play: Yes
USB data transfer rates:480
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Professional

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Fiber Channel:N
Fibre Channel: No
FireWire 400: No
FireWire 800: No
Interface:USB 2.0
USB connectivity: Yes
USB version:2.0


Battery Capacity:200 / 500
Continuous audio playback time:13
Continuous video playback time:13
USB powered:Y


FM radio: No
FM recording: No
Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: No
Voice recording: No

Remote Control

Type: None


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 2

System Requirements

USB required: Yes

Technical Details

Text-to-speech message reader: No
USB version:2.0

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.657 / 0.669 / 4.37
Height:0.669 / 1.67 / 3.23
Weight:0.607 / 5.43
Width:1.62 / 3.23 / 4.37