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Samsung YP-U4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The usability and sound are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the headphones.

value for money, sound, usability, portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-U4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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Samsung YP-U4 Litmus MP3 player review


The MP3 player market is a pretty crowded place, from very cheap players up to premium products, offering a huge range of options. For many, however, the deciding factors are simplicity and size. This fits the profile of the Samsung U4: a compact...

Onboard USB connection, looks pretty

Fiddly controls, nothing really stands out

Besides the pretty design, unfortunately there is little here to make the U4 really stand out from the crowd


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Samsung YP-U4


The YP-U4 is the latest cut-price miniature MP3 player from Samsung. Combining sleek good looks, 4GB of storage, plug-and-play functionality and an in...

Great sound quality for the asking price, inbuilt FM radio, attractive design, drag-and-drop

User interface could be a lot better, poorly designed USB plug

The YP-U4 is an excellent MP3 player that packs in plenty of cool features for the asking price. While it fails to reach the lofty heights set by its YP-U3 predecessor, it remains a solid offering that won't disappoint the average music fan.

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Samsung YP-U4


Codenamed 'Litmus', is Samsung's YP-U4 mp3 player the perfect stocking filler this Christmas?

As with all recent Samsung players you can copy files across directly using drag-and-drop or sync with Windows Media Player 11, making the bundled Samsung Media Studio application a little superfluous.


Expert review by:

Samsung YP-U4


It looks rather snazzy from the outside but we're a little underwhelmed by sound quality and usability

Looks good, good price

Fiddly controls ; lacks detail ; lightweight sound

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Samsung YP-U4 (2GB)


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Samsung YP-U4 (4GB)


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Amazon review summary for Samsung YP-U4


alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of Samsung YP-U4 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

value for money, sound, usability, design, build quality


40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-U4JQR/XEU MP3 Player 2GB - Rose BlackSamsung YP-U4JQR/XEU MP3 Player 2GB - Rose BlackSamsung YP-U4JQU/XEU 2GB MP3 Player - Purple

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Defect or Faulty?


If you use better earphones than the one provided, you'll hear an uncomfortable background noise. There is a background buzz that sounds like a "cricket". It comes on when the LED lights go off, and if you turn off the LED animation, this cricket-like...


Poor sound quality

Consumer review by:

Small Size MP3 Player


I think U4 is a standard MP3 player that focused on MP3 functionalities. The design is good and it's compact and small. I can use it as a thum drive.

U4 is compact.

Touch button is too sensitive.

Consumer review by:

well rounded DAP for a very affordable price


I absolutely love my YP U4!

small ; lightweight ; feature packed

you need to connect to computer for recharging


Product Specifications


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


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


Display Technology:OLED Display
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion