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Samsung YP-S3

Samsung YP-S3
alaScore 85

501 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 501 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the price and portability. The design and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability, and reviews are divided on the connectivity.

usability, sound, design, portability, price


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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung YP-S3


alaTest has collected and analysed 43 user reviews of Samsung YP-S3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

usability, sound, portability, price, battery


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung YP-S3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Samsung YP-S3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

usability, sound, portability, price, design


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Expert review by:

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 -


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.

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Samsung YP-S3


Samsung's YP-S3 is a small, flash-based portable media player. It follows the trend of past Samsung units, offering a good alternative to the dominant...

Slim, touch-sensitive controls, lots of features

Interface can be sluggish, missing voice recorder

Another impressive portable media player, the Samsung YP-S3 suffers from a sluggish interface but is otherwise a good unit that offers a bevy of features in a slim package.

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Samsung YP-S3 2GB review


Samsung's YP-S3 looks sleek with its glowing blue buttons and slim black case.

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


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


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/4GB/8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

MD System

Type: None


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


Tuner Bands:FM

Remote Control

Type: None