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Samsung YP-S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and value for money. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-S5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Samsung YP-S5

 

When I reviewed the Samsung YP-K5, although the product was innovative it didn't really impress me with regard to its features. So I've been waiting to see what Samsung would come up with next in the same range of devices... and voila, here comes the...

The Bottomline I like the S5 – it’s a sleek little player to carry around. The external speaker may not be deafening, but it’s quite clear even at full volume. There’s no sound distortion, and the bass levels are decent. Teh battery life is superb and...

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Samsung YP-S5

 

When the YP-K5 was released by Samsung in 2006, its unique built-in, slide-out speaker design was a real head turner. And though the device was bulky, it had strong battery life and even a pair of decent earbuds. The update, the new flash memorybased...

Well designed. Excellent graphics. Intuitive user interface. Quality EQ. Built-in speaker.

Touch-sensitive buttons are not responsive enough. Small screen for video. Mediocre file support.

With its slide-out speaker, the S5 is a nice alternative to hauling a dock or speaker set. Slick design and an intuitive interface are compelling, but the player's weak file support will likely disappoint.

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Samsung S5 (2GB, black)

 

When Samsung came out with the K5 in 2006, we were stoked to see an MP3 player with an unusual design trait: a nifty built-in speaker that flipped out from behind the device and propped the player up for optimal listening. It helped, too, that the K5...

The Samsung S5 offers excellent sound quality and plenty of desirable features such as built-in Bluetooth, photo and video support, an FM radio, a voice recorder, and an alarm clock. The design is cool with a fun flip-out speaker for sharing tunes. The...

The Samsung S5 has a small screen and a proprietary USB connection, and it's pricier than most other flash MP3 players. The lack of tactile controls may turn off some users, and there are no dedicated volume buttons. Videos must be in Samsung's...

The Samsung S5 is an MP3 player with a fun interface and excellent sound quality; the screen is a bit small, but this player is still a great choice if you want to share your tunes at the drop of a dime.

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Samsung YP-S5JAB MP3 Player

 

Samsung maybe better known for their display products, but one cannot overlook their line of audio devices. The Samsung S5 is the latest to enter the Overclockers Online labs and we're excited to see how well it performs over its predecessors.

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Samsung S5 Radio/MP3 Player

 

This article will provide a review of the Samsung S5 MP3 player. The S5 is Samsung's follow-up to the K5, which was revolutionary in its own right. Keep reading to learn how this model will improve upon its predecessor and whether or not you should buy...

All in all, the Samsung S5 Radio/MP3 player is a very powerful device for the avid MP3 listener. Unlike other MP3 players, it gives you the option to listen to music by yourself or with friends without needing any auxiliary connections. It also has...

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Review: Samsung S5 (YP-S5)

 

Let's not waste another second overlooking it. Read on for my full review.

Although some of its features (e.g., video playback, datacasts) are superfluous to the point of overkill, the Samsung S5 digital audio player is a sweet and solid device with good sound quality, a unique design, usable slide-out speakers, and...

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"BETTER THAN IPOD CLASSIC! Unbelievable Sound & Style!"

 

This is simply a super, flash memeory, Mp3, LOADED with lots of extras! It's got it all in our opinion!

Bought this for my daughter, and now I'm considering getting one. THE SOUND IS UNBELIEVABLE, the style is compact and SUPER SLEEK, and it's so USER FRIENDLY. She had the ipod classic, which was slightly bulky, dirty appearance, and difficulties using

We find NO drawbacks... at this time. If we have to come up with something, I guess the sceen is a bit small, but the detailed and vibrant images/videos make it worth it.

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BETTER THAN IPOD CLASSIC! Unbelievable Sound & Style!

 

This is simply a super, flash memeory, Mp3, LOADED with lots of extras! It's got it all in our opinion!

Bought this for my daughter, and now I'm considering getting one. THE SOUND IS UNBELIEVABLE, the style is compact and SUPER SLEEK, and it's so USER FRIENDLY. She had the ipod classic, which was slightly bulky, dirty appearance, and difficulties using

We find NO drawbacks... at this time. If we have to come up with something, I guess the sceen is a bit small, but the detailed and vibrant images/videos make it worth it

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The Best MP3 player

 

Its great the Video playback is good and the touch screen is accurate... i prefer it over the ipod

The speaker sounds good and the headphones sound phenominal

the only bad thing is the small screen but it has excellent resolution

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Great player, but software ugrades deletes saved files

 

Samsung issues upgrades,ie Emodio, before bugs are worked out. Emodio upgrade is defective and destroys files and playlists during upgrade. Samsung Support is incapable of fixing problem despite their acknowledgement that many complaints have been...

Excellent sound quality, good interface, Samsung Media Studio (SMS) software user friendly

Software upgrade to Samsung's Emodio (suggested by SMS pop up box) deletes tracks and playlists and support for this suggested upgrade is not available

Product Specifications

Good looking. Smart. Reliable. And lots of fun. Samsung YP-S5JQW MP3 player is all this and more. Its state-of-the-art technology delivers rich sound, vibrant pictures, and action-packed games. You'll love this MP3 player, whether you're exercising, downloading your favorite tunes, watching videos, playing games, or even listening to FM Radio. Use it once, and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):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)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA/MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB/4GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in/0.7in
Height:3.8in
Weight:2.8oz
Width:1.9in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:9 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/4GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:YP-S5JAB/YP-S5JAW/YP-S5JQB/YP-S5JQW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None