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Samsung YP-U1

Samsung YP-U1
alaScore 83

600 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 600 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and design are overall positive. The value for money and usability also get good reviews.

sound, usability, value for money, design, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-U1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 600 reviews)

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Samsung YP-U1X (512MB)


Expert review by:

Samsung yepp YP-U1X


Player Type: Flash MP3 Player, Radio: No, Recording, Voice: Yes, Recording, Line In: No, Weight: 1.1 oz, Capacity: ...

Easy to use. Broad file-format support. Very good audio quality. Customizable track-skip buttons. Very light.

Doesn't work with subscription services. Doesn't ship with a USB extender cable or AC charger.

Broad file-format support and good sound quality for the price make the U1X a solid choice among small flash-based audio players.

Best Value!

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Samsung Yepp YP-U1ZB 1GB MP3 Player Review


Samsung's YP-U1ZB MP3 player is no larger than an iPod Shuffle and has 1GB of memory good for about 330 songs at 3MB apiece.

Samsung Media Studio takes on a Windows Explorer-like appearance that allows users to mange MP3 files, drag and drop them onto the YP-U1ZB, encode MP3 files from CD's at up to 320kbps, and create play lists. The Media Studio includes a built in MP3...


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Samsung YP-U1 USB Drive Music Player Review


The digital music player market is filled with many reputable brand names that offer an abundance of features combined with fast writing speeds and storage options. For most consumers, a digital music player is a very cost effective investment since it...

Size ; Price ; 1GB Flash Memory ; 4-line backlit LCD ; ID3 tag support ; Personal voice recorder ; Easy to navigate menu options ; Samsung Media Studio application software

No FM tuner option ; No carrying case provided ; Very fragile ; Weak battery life (13 hours) ; Quality ear phones could be improved

The Samsung YP-U1 USB Drive Music Player is a well-implemented design that is both versatile and portable. The small form factor allows for easy travel and can be put in just about anywhere including a belt and around the neck thanks to the included...

Consumer review by:

It's ok for what it was worth!


I think it is for anyone that wants to have a mp3 player that is good for only 3-6 years period!

It has a good sound system internally

The battery is not that great and the outer shell is really weak

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Does what it says it does


Well, really, a great little player, has a great EQ and bass boost and overall, it plays music, which is what it is supposed to do

Able to run OGG, ogg vorbis is a great audio format, also, the rechargeable battery is nice, and it is tiny, about the size of a 5 pack gum

Annoying click when you hit a button, but im sure that i'll get used to it, also, not great battery life

Consumer review by:

Not bad at all!


Nothing really bad to say about this, other than the USB connector not coming with an extension.

small, lightweight, easy navigation, rechargeable

short USB connector and no lead, unless you buy your own

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Amazon review summary for Samsung YP-U1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Samsung YP-U1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on

usability, sound, build quality, design, performance

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG YP-U1X 512MB USB MP3 PlayerSamsung YP-U1Z 1 GB MP3 Player, WhiteSamsung YP-U1Z 1 GB MP3 Player, White

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Just love it!


A great MP3.

Slim, easy to charge via USB, flash drive for data is an extra advantage

None seen in 3 months

Consumer review by:

Excellent MP3 Player


(Edited June 19th by sunnyoc) I bought it from Circuit City and have been using it for more than a month in my car.

Sleek, Compact, Stylish and functionally great

Sometimes I feel it discharges quickly. I wish it had come with a car usb charger.

Product Specifications

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Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Effects:Bass Boost/Bass Boost / SRS WOW
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


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

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA/ASF / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:9 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung/Samsung YEPP