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Samsung YP-S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 400 reviews of Samsung YP-S3. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are overall positive. The performance and sound are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung YP-S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Samsung YP-S3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The design and sound also get good views. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, sound, design, portability, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP S 3 JAB Portable MP3 Player 4 GB BlackSamsung YP S 3 JAB Portable MP3 Player 4 GB Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung YP-S3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Samsung YP-S3 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the performance and portability. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, sound, portability, performance

reliability

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S3 4 GB Slim Portable Media Player (Black)Samsung S3 4 GB Slim Portable Media Player (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

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.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Samsung S3 Slim review

 

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.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Samsung YP-S3

 

The latest pretty PMP from Samsung offers flash, along with lots of storage, for $100.

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.

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Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Paul B (mobilewhack.com)

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.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Silent PC (silentpcreview.com)

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Mar, 2009

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Expert review by: Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

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...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Jones (tweaktown.com)

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

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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...

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

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.

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung YP-S3

 

Slim MP3 player with touch-sensitive buttons

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.

Aug, 2008

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

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes

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)

Camera

Video playback: Yes

CD System

Type: None

Design

Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Red / White
Housing material:Plastic

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

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.8
Display Resolution:176 x 220 / 220 x 176
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 50
Continuous video playback time:4 / 8
Rechargeable: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3 / MP3, WMA
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

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

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

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

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Alarm function: Yes
Case or master carton weight:5.73
CD Text: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Window Vista, XP / Windows XP/Vista / XP, VISTA / XP\nVista (+2000)
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (W x D x H):1.73 x 0.39 x 3.74
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):1.73 x 0.39 x 3.74
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.73 x 0.386 x 3.74 / 1.73 x 0.394 x 3.74 / 1.73 x 3.74 x 0.386
Headphone outputs:1
Larger master carton dimensions (W x D x H):260 x 125 x 230
Larger master carton dimensions (WxDxH):260 x 125 x 230
Music memory capacity, MP3:2000 (128kbps)
Output Power:20 mW
Package dimensions (WxDxH):1.73 x 3.74 x 0.386 / 3.4 x 1.62 x 4.35
USB cable:USB
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:8.08

Performance

Clock function: Yes
Type:MP3

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 50
Continuous video playback time:4 / 8
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner Bands:FM

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: No
Voice recording: No

Remote Control

Type: None

Storage

Music memory capacity (songs):120h / 60h
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2 / 4 / 8

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.386 / 0.394
Height:1.73 / 3.74
Weight:1.76 / 1.87
Width:1.73 / 3.74