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Samsung YP-U1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 465 reviews of Samsung YP-U1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and design. The price and sound are also appreciated.

usability, sound, price, design, performance

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung YP-U1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Samsung YP-U1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The sound and price are also appreciated. The reliability and battery get mixed views, and some have doubts about the connectivity.

usability, price, sound, design, size


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-U1X 512Mb MP3 PlayerSamsung YP-U1X 512Mb MP3 Player

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung YP-U1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 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 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The durability and sound are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability.

usability, sound, durability, design, price


85% 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-U1X 512MB USB MP3 Player

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (

Samsung yepp YP-U1X


Broad file-format support and good sound quality make the lightweight U1X a solid flash-based player.

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.

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Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Edward Distel (

Samsung YP-U1X (512MB)

Jan, 2006

Best Value!

Expert review by (

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...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Hi-TEK (

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...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


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.

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

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung YP-U1Q - MP3 Player


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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Edvarcl Heng (

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.

Nov, 2005


Expert review by : TechTastic (

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

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

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

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

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.

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

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Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:8

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)


Color of product:Black / White
Housing material:Aluminium

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



Display Resolution:128 x 64

Energy Management

Continuous audio playback time:13


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



Other Features

Compatible operating systems:WINDOWS 98/2000/XP; Mass Storage Support
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.937 x 0.531 x 3.46
File type:MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV
I/O ports:DC IN
Output Power:14mW/CH (5mW/CH FR)
USB powered: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Samsung Media Studio, Lyric Station

Ports & interfaces

Line-in: No
Line-out: No


Continuous audio playback time:13


FM radio: No

Record Modes

Voice recording: Yes


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.512 / 1

Weight & Dimensions