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Samsung YP-U1

Samsung YP-U1
alaScore 83

707 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 707 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and design. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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 707 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung YP-U1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 313 user reviews of Samsung YP-U1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, sound, usability, portability, battery

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-U1Q 2GB MP3 Player - BlackSamsung YP-U1X 512Mb MP3 PlayerSamsung YP-U1Z 1GB MP3 Player in White

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung YP-U1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Samsung YP-U1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, sound, build quality, design, performance

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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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Samsung YP-U1X (512MB)

 
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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...

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Samsung YP-U1

 

The Samsung YP-U1 is a stylish and compact MP3 player which provides serious competition for Apple's popular iPod Shuffle. Its convenient flip out USB...

Small, slim and light, Foldable USB drive, Fully customisable nine-band equaliser, display shows next track

Lack of 3D sound options seen on most other Samsung models, average headphones, No FM radio or Line-In recording, limited playlist support, poor voice recording

The U1 is definitely a worthy alternative to the popular Apple iPod shuffle and its included screen and equalisation settings are admirable features - at the expense of solid battery life.

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Samsung YP-U1Q - MP3 Player

 

If you want a slim and light music player that isn't fruit related, try this Samsung.

Elsewhere it's good news too. The YP-U1Q is compatible with all the file formats you're likely to need – MP3, OGG, WMA and WMA DRM files as well – it has USB 2.0 so file transfers are quick, and it installs itself when plugged in as a USB mass storage...

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Samsung YP-U1 (2GB) review

 

The YP-U1 won't be up for any awards, but it's a competent player with plenty to offer the casual listener. Though sticklers for sound quality will be underwhelmed by the output, if you're looking for a data USB key with a little extra kick, the...

Clear button layout ; Strong chassis ; Track info on small LCD

Uninspiring sound quality ; Lanyard collar obscuring headphone jack ; Flimsy USB plug cover

If the iPod Shuffle just can't contain your music collection, the U1 is a viable alternative. However, more discriminating listeners should definitely opt for the Shuffle's superior DAC (digital to analogue conversion) stage

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Samsung YP-U1

 

Looking like a shuffle clone, the YP-U1 tries to go one up on the fruity original.

Nice USB jack implementation ; Improved music software ; Sturdy built ; Nine-band equaliser

Mediocre battery life ; Limited playlist ; No FM radio

Battery life was an unimpressive 13 hours 53 minutes.

Recommended!

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Samsung YP-U1Z 1 GB MP3 Player

 

It seems if you wanted a large capacity solid state MP3 player in the past, you had to settle for a larger player size. Today we take a look at the YP-U1Z 1 GB MP3 player from Samsung that has best of both worlds; small size and a large storage capacity.

Small Size, 1 GB capacity, Recharge able battery built in, SRS WOW audio enhancement, Drag and Drop importing of songs

The YP-U1Z MP3 player is the way to go if you're looking for a tiny player with a large capacity. Throw in the fact that you can recharge the unit on any PC and you've got a winner

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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

Product Specifications

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Audio Input

Type:Microphone

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

Battery

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

Capacity:1GB/2GB/512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.1oz
Width:0.9in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:9 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:YP-U1QB/YP-U1X/YP-U1Z
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung/Samsung YEPP

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White