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Samsung YP-U3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 831 reviews of Samsung YP-U3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and design. The price and sound also get good comments, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability. Comments are divided on the headphones.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-U3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Samsung YP-U3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the portability and design. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the durability. Views are divided on the reliability.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-U3JQB - MP3 Player - 2GB - BlackSamsung YP-U3JQB - MP3 Player - 2GB - Black

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung YP-U3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 user reviews of Samsung YP-U3 from 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 Views about the portability and durability are overall positive. The price and sound are also appreciated. Views about the performance and design are mixed. There are some negative comments about the headphones and reliability.

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68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-U3JQB 2GB Touch Control MP3 Player (Black)Samsung YP-U3JQB 2GB Touch Control MP3 Player (Black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Christopher Jones (

Review: Samsung YP-U3 Featherweight Media Player


It's almost criminal how much hot, steamy gadget action you can get for less than a hundred clams. Take Samsung's new YP-U3, a pack-of-gum sized...

Lots of bang for the buck, and flash memory means snappy playback and good battery life. Tiny form factor is great for outdoorsy, Ironman types. Sliding USB connector is handy, and eliminates cables

Easy to accidentally hit the touch-sensitive buttons, so the Hold button is a must – but then you can’t advance tracks. D’oh. Only time will tell if plastic case can hold up to the rigors of portable play. And why no FM recording

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

Samsung U3


Samsung's snazzy little MP3 player delivers enough power for the road.

Small and light ; Includes FM radio tuner ; Responsive touchscreen

No AC charge capability ; Can't play music while charging

Nov, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Samsung YP-U3


And Samsung has (just barely) wrested it from the Sansa Express.

Tiny. Bright screen with cool graphics. Easy navigation. Great FM radio and recording features. Voice recording. Flat, touch sensitive buttons.

Easy to accidentally trigger buttons. Earbuds are so-so. Mediocre battery life. No FM recording.

Samsung's slick new flash player is well-designed, tiny, and easy to use.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

Samsung U3 review: Samsung U3


Samsung U3

The Samsung U3 features a cool design and a built-in USB interface. It's inexpensive and easy to use, yet still offers some handy features such as an FM tuner and a voice recorder. It also supports OGG and WMA subscriptions, and the package includes a...

The Samsung U3 doesn't offer the best sound quality, and the touch-sensitive controls won't appeal to everyone. It has a small, monochrome display.

The Samsung U3 is the proof that a basic MP3 player doesn't have to be ugly and featureless; it's simple, inexpensive, cool-looking, and perfect for the gym.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Andreas Ødegård (

Samsung U3 Review


The Samsung U3 has been on the market for a while now, but like other small players like that it's not as easily outdated as bigger players that fight for the newest features. With the exception of adding OLED screens, players like the U3 have more or...

All in all the U3 is a nice player with some flaws, but still a viable option if you're in the market for a miniplayer. Price wise it's about the same as the alternatives (although the MSRP is higher) so it all comes down to what features are more...

May, 2008

Expert review by: (

Samsung U3 2GB


Ultra compact MP3 players are strange beasts. They require a significant amount of memory squeezed into a very tiny space. The Samsung U3 is a thumb drive sized MP3 player with 2gb of storage that really packs a wallop.

The Samsung U3 is perfect for someone looking for a simple no-frills MP3 player with some file format versatility

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


The YP-U3 is an absolutely fantastic music player. It combines everything you could want from such a device including brilliant sound quality, a great design, convenient transfer and loads of extra features. Those after a music player will be hard...

Great sound, slim design, looks great, drag and drop, impressive controls, nine-band eqaliser

Nothing of note

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Laiq Qureshi (

Samsung U3 MP3 Player


Samsung MP3 players have always been a hit-or-miss affair, and the U3 is predictably a mixed bag.

The player is decent if you are looking a cheap option. Consider it a pen drive-cum-MP3 player. It doesn't require any software to transfer data, and has no USB cables to bother with. And it's cheap, no matter what you say.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

Samsung 2GB Flash MP3 Player overview


Built in USB MP3 Player

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Derek Fung (

Samsung YP-U3 Review - MP3 Players


Samsung yp-u3 review: With its sound quality and industrial chic look the YP-U3 stakes its claim to being the king of USB key MP3 players.

Industrial cool looks, Monochrome OLED clear and legible, Good FM reception, Good sound quality ...

Unless you turn the volume up, Can't play/pause tracks when in menus

With its sound quality and industrial chic look the YP-U3 stakes its claim to being the king of USB key MP3 players.

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Samsung's thin and sleek U3 USB Direct Player utilizes a slim USB connector, making it lightweight and extremely portable. The U3 works right out of the box - no need for cables, cords or docks and no need to install any programs. Simply slide a button on the U3 and a Slim USB connector will pop out. Plug it into any PC USB port and drag and drop music files. Simply use the USB connector to charge the battery from any PC. Enjoy up to 15 hours of playtime on a single charge when listening to music or utilizing the other rich features of the U3 including FM Radio and Voice Recording. The U3 also works as a flash drive; use it to transfer multimedia files from one device to another. With a 2GB capacity, the U3 has plenty of room to store your music library while still accommodating all of your file transfer needs.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio / Voice recorder/Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio/Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Radio Function: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display Technology:OLED Display
Touchscreen: No


Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player
Video Playback: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung



Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: Yes
WAV Playback:No / Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion / Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No


Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital