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Samsung YP-S3

Samsung YP-S3
alaScore 86

400 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 400 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and value for money. The design and usability also get good views. Views are divided on the connectivity.

sound, usability, design, value for money, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 400 reviews)

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Corrupts files over time

 

It would slowly "corrupt" my music files. I try to play it. It say, "No File." Then I go to delete it and it won't let me because "it doesn't exist." So I plug it into my computer to delete the file and "Windows cannot delete" it. And then you have to reformat the whole thing and start over. Oh, and the shuffle is predictable. The first three songs are different each time, but then it plays them all in the same order.

Stable, Easy to use, Lightweight

Flimsy

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Samsung Samsung S3

 

The 4GB Samsung S3 Slim fills the void that Apple and Microsoft created in discontinuing the iPod Nano and Zune of the same capacity. This slick player isn't as feature-packed as the Nano or the Zune, but it's very affordable and offers excellent sound...

Excellent sound quality ; Interface is easy to navigate

Touch controls can be overly sensitive ; Hassle to transcode video

With its sharp design and high sound quality, the Samsung S3 is a great value flash player.

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Samsung S3 Slim (4GB, black)

 

The MP3 player market does nothing but benefit from the decline in flash memory prices. One of many examples can be found in the Samsung S3 Slim, a super slick-looking device that comes in 4GB and 8GB versions for just $79.99 and $119.99, respectively....

The Samsung S3 Slim MP3 player offers a sleek and stylish design and a handful of desirable features, such as OGG support, a folder navigation option, and a nine-band user EQ. It's also a good value and offers great sound quality

Compared with other Samsung players, the S3 is anemic in the features department, and the touch-sensitive controls are not for everyone. Audio battery life is below average

The Samsung S3 Slim MP3 player is a solid option for budget-minded users with an eye for design and an ear for audio.

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Samsung YP

 

The Samsung YP-S3 takes its style cues from its good-looking big brothers, Samsung's YP-T10 and YP-P2. The slim, cell-phone-esque design is sure to appeal to fashionable folks who aren't tied to iTunes. And what's better, for only $100, you get 4GB of...

Stylish design. Lots of storage for a low price. Excellent user interface. FM radio and recorder.

Small screen not ideal for video. Poor video support-conversion software needed. Touch-sensitive buttons can be unresponsive.

The S3 brings the typical sleek styling of Samsung players to a new level-and it all comes at a very reasonable price.

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Samsung S3 and S2 Slim Portable Media Players

 

At a 0.4 inches thick, 1.8 ounces and 1.73″ x 3.74″ x 0.39″ in size, the S3 takes up only takes up about the size of a credit card.

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Samsung YP-S3JCB MP3 Player

 

As much as some of its competitors may wish otherwise, the first name that always comes to mind for most people when it comes to MP3 players is the Apple ...

Great value at just $80 for the 8GB ; Decent set of features, including FM and video ; Very attractive, slim body ; True user-defined nine-band EQ settings

Low-resolution display makes video less satisfying ; Lack of good podcast integration ; Touch sensitive controls can be unresponsive in the cold ; No Bluetooth, unlike other Samsung players

You get a fairly standard set of earbuds with foam covers, a USB sync cable (which also acts as the charging cable), an installation CD, and the usual documentation. There’s nothing too out of the ordinary here, though I would have liked to see a...

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Samsung S3 MP3 Player Reviewed

 

Today we look at a new tune thumper from Samsung, touting their DNSe 2.0 technology. Beauty and the Beast

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Samsung YP-S3

 

Also aptly called the Samsung S3 Slim, this is a sleek little MP3 player with lots of features with a price that's pretty slim, too, for a high quality Samsung player. It comes in only a 4GB model but is available in green, black, red, blue and white....

A high point of the YP-S3 is the integrated FM radio and you can record broadcasts directly. You can have the radio scan for available stations and there is an option to include or exclude weak stations. There is also an alarm function and some cool...

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Samsung YP-S3 Portable Media Player - HardwareZone.com

 

Fancy a dainty yet feature-packed portable media player? There's the Samsung YP-S3 to consider, and here's an overview of this latest device from Samsung's lineup.

Consumer review by:

Its not the best MP3 player ever.

 

I had to buy an Apple Ipod Nano 5th and its brilliant! I prefer spending more on the Ipod then this piece of crap. However, it is an mp3 player, and I've had it for a year. It played some songs and the radio worked, but its not a good product. Sam-sung...

Thick. Easy to hold. Easy to read

HORRIBLE DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE. Didn't play all my music, didn't allow my videos. Screen got scratched and dirty very very very often. EXTREMELY and VERY VERY touchy and sensitive controls. Slow system

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"Its not the best MP3 player ever."

 

I had to buy an Apple Ipod Nano 5th and its brilliant! I prefer spending more on the Ipod then this piece of crap. However, it is an mp3 player, and I've had it for a year. It played some songs and the radio worked, but its not a good product. Sam-sung...

Thick. Easy to hold. Easy to read.

HORRIBLE DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE. Didn't play all my music, didn't allow my videos. Screen got scratched and dirty very very very often. EXTREMELY and VERY VERY touchy and sensitive controls. Slow system.

Product Specifications

Rock out to your favorite tunes or watch crystal-clear videos wherever life takes you on the 1.8" LCD display. The Samsung S3 plays audio, video, and displays still pictures, and text. It also comes with high capacity memory and DNSe sound engine for a superior surround sound experience. Packed with multimedia features you can enjoy no matter where you are, the Samsung S3 makes it easy and fun. Enjoy music at your fingertips. The built-in FM tuner scans the entire FM range in less than 60 seconds and automatically places the available FM stations into presets. To eliminate stations with marginal reception, you can adjust the sensitivity to only preset stations with strong receptions. 4 GB of internal flash memory provides enough storage space for approximately 60 hours (4 GB) of audio. Enjoy numerous options to download files the way you want. The Samsung YP-S3 supports MP3, WMA, MPEG4, Ogg, SVI, JPEG, and TXT.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):25hour(s)/30hour(s)

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA/WMA / MP3

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB/4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:3.7in
Weight:1.8oz/1.9oz
Width:1.7in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:YP-S3JAB/YP-S3JAG/YP-S3JAL/YP-S3JAR/YP-S3JARY/YP-S3JAW/YP-S3JCB/YP-S3JCG/YP-S3JCL/YP-S3JCR/YP-S3JCW/YP-S3JQG/YP-S3JQL/YP-S3JQR/YP-S3JQW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Green/Red/Rose red/White

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM

Remote Control

Type: None