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Samsung YP-Z5

Samsung YP-Z5
alaScore 84

764 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 764 reviews of Samsung YP-Z5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and battery are generally positive. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, sound, design, battery, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YP-Z5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 335 user reviews of Samsung YP-Z5 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 People really like the portability and design. The battery and sound are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, sound, battery, design, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-Z5A 4GB MP3 Player - BlackSamsung YP-Z5A 4GB MP3 Player - Black

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung YP-Z5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Samsung YP-Z5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the design and portability. The battery and sound also get good feedback, but views about the price and reliability are different.

usability, sound, battery, portability, design

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YP-Z5AB 4 GB Digital Audio Player (Black)Samsung YP-Z5AB 4 GB Digital Audio Player (Black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

Samsung YP-Z5


Difficult-to-use controls mar an otherwise solid flash-based digital audio player.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

Samsung yepp YP-Z5


The Samsung Yepp YP-Z5 is part of the opening salvo from the non-Apple high-capacity flash player camp. This is no iPod nano-killer, but it does have some advantages, including better battery life, a bigger screen, and better photo-viewing...

Very good battery life. Large screen. Good photo-viewing features. PlaysForSure-compatible

A bit thick. No on-the-fly playlists. No lossless support. No recording or FM tuner. Not UMS-compliant. Controls could be slightly more precise

The Z5 offers long battery life and good photo-viewing capabilities. It may be the first PlaysForSure-compatible 4GB flash player, but it's still no iPod nano-killer.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Eliot Van Buskirk (

Samsung YP-Z5 review: Samsung YP-Z5


Samsung's very Nano-like YP-Z5 We've been waiting to see whether the flash-based Samsung YP-Z5 deserves all the hype it received before its release. Now that we have it in hand, we can say that although it's not perfect, it warrants consideration as an...

The PlaysForSure Samsung YP-Z5 outputs clean and punchy sound and won't hog a bunch of real estate in your pocket. Its relatively large, bright color screen is great for viewing photos and navigating well-designed menus. We also like its solid aluminum...

The Samsung YP-Z5's touch pad, due to its varying degrees of sensitivity, can be difficult to deal with, especially when scrolling through menus. The Z5 also lacks some extra features, such as an FM tuner, audio recording, PIM functions, and on-the-go...

If you're looking for a tiny, well-built, color-screen MP3 player with excellent sound, the Samsung YP-Z5 is a great choice. Just make sure that you're comfortable with the touch-pad controller before you buy.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Evan Blass (

Samsung YP-Z5 "nano killer" reviewed


We've been eagerly awaiting the first reactions to Samsung's 2GB and 4GB attempts at dethroning the iPod nano, and now Anything But iPod (whose name indicates no bias whatsoever on this topic) has taken the YP-Z5 through its paces (and also taken it...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Steve (

Samsung YP-Z5 MP3 Player


The latest MP3 player offering from Samsung is the YP-Z5. This player has a very stylish and modern design to it, paired up with a very large colour LCD display and many different memory sizes available to fit everyone's budget, and it looks to be a...

Small and sleek design ; Touch pad ; Large colour display ; Colour and easy to use navigation menus ; Picture viewer with zoom ability

No radio ; No line/mic recording ability ; Specialized USB plug on the player requires the Samsung cable

In the end, I found the Samsung YP-Z5 to be a great little MP3 and photo viewer. The design and overall operation is awesome. Offering many memory capacities available at prices that don't break the bank, it's definitely a recommended player for just...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Newbie (

Expert Review


Solid audio performance and features.


Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

Samsung YP-Z5 1GB Audio/Photo Player


Samsung has been in the media player business as long as most companies. Along the way they've made some great products and some not so great products. Today we are looking at the YP-Z5 Digital Media Player. This unit has a color screen and can...

Quality metal construction ; Clear, easy to read LCD ; Displays your photos ; Easy to use & good controls

Maximum functionality available under Windows XP SP1 or higher only

The YP-Z5 is a great MP3 player. Priced at $169 CDN for the 1GB unit and all the way up to $279 CDN for the 4GB unit puts it into the same price range as the iPod nano. The question is do you want to have iTunes installed or WMP10? At least with the...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Christen da Costa (

Samsung Yepp YP-Z5 Review

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (

Samsung YP-Z5 Review


TheYP-Z5 is Samsung's new line of flash based MP3 players reaching microdrive-sized storage of 2GB and 4GB capacities. Samsung decided to go head to head with Apple, pricing the YP-Z5 along side the iPod Nano at $200 and $250 respectively.

Mar, 2006

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Product Specifications

Samsung exemplifies technological determination and progressive ideals. From technology to business to the philanthropy, Samsung has become a world leader for which the possibilities are truly endless. PRODUCT FEATURES: 4GB Built-in Flash Memory; Aluminum Skin-proof Body with Ultra-slim, Chic, Snazzy Design; 1.82" Color TFT-LCD; JPEC/MP3/WMA/Secure WMA/WMA DRM Files Playback; Samsung's Exclusive Technology: DNSe portable - enhanced 3D surround sound; 38 Hours Ultra-long Playback Time; FM Tuner and Voice Recording; Personal Wallpaper, Photo Slideshow (with Music).

Audio Input


Audio System

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


Run Time (Up To):35hour(s)/44hour(s)

Carrying Case

Color:Brown / Orange
Recommended Use:For digital player


Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-In Radio:No / Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Radio Function:No / 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:MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA/MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA/WMA / Ogg Vorbis / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM)

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Display Technology:OLED Display / TFT Display
Touchscreen: No


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB

General Features

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


Manufacturer:Belkin Components/Samsung
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Belkin Folio Case/Samsung


Color:Black/Pink/Silver/Silver / Black/White

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:No / Yes
WAV Playback:No / Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

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


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None