This was a decent product when I bought it about 2 or 3 years ago. I got it right when the first Ipod touch came out and it was much cheaper. It plays decent quality is easy to use and looks relatively nice. Unfortunately it is pretty outdated at this point and the headphone jack somehow broke. If I move the headphones the sound cuts in and out. The reason I originally bought it was for the gym and this diminishes that use. I would recommend this product to someone who is trying to buy an affordable MP3 player but the next one I buy is either going to be a creative, Ipod, zune or just get one of the new droid phones that has media capability. All and all this is a great product for the price and I would suggest it, but if you want something sturdy I am not sure if this is the product or if that was just a one time thing that happened to me.
So i bought the samsung yp-p2 about 2 months ago. I was searching for a MP3 Player with Touch screen, good audio qualtiy, good graphics and maybe the one or other little game. I must say this Player is truely ausome! It's very easy to use, the graphics are very very good and the audio quality is breathtaking. The games on there are cute but I still don't quite understand the bus station plan part about it... A good friend of mine has the appel ipod touch and i kinda compared them... the only differences i found was that the ipod touch didn't have a radio (and come on it could atleast have that) and the yp p2 doesn't have that tilt function on it. But i wasn't able to use that function without making a fool out of myself...
All in all i think the Samsung YP-P2 is a very nice Mp3-Player with a longlasting batterylife (compared to the ipod touch) which is very much worth looking into!!
as an owner of the samsung yp-p2 i can honestly say it has to be one of the best mp3/mp4 players on the market. what with its modern, blue/black, yet easy to use interface beginners as well as dedicated tech-heads will find it easy to understand. value for money is also a phrase that comes to mind. i doubt anybody would be able to find a similar spec device for the same price. the added bonus of samsung having a dedicated mp3 store online makes the deal all the more sweeter. monthly membership costs around £10 per month for UNLIMITED downloads. the slim design and touch screen make this an all together 'fashion' friendly mp3 player, especially when compared to its nearest rival, the i-pod touch. in no way is this an i-pod beater but a definate contender it can be. it might be the underdog but in my opinion its an all together better product.
The Samsung YP-P2, was originally seen as a rival to the iPod touch; this defiantly isn't the case. Samsung in their YP-P2 have been very original and creative in some aspects but, in others just 'hopped-on' the general modern interface bandwagon.
The main advantages of the YP-P2 are it's large hard disk capacity, ability to play very high quality video's effortlessly with an outstanding frame rate and it's fantastic battery life even after playing movies or listening to the radio or even playing some of the built-in games - which I think is another great feature.
The disadvantages of the YP-P2 are it's lack of file formats supported, the only two music file formats it will support are MP3 and WMA's this means that if you shop on iTunes then even the DRM free music that can be converted into an ACC file format can't be played on the YP-P2. Also any movie that hasn't been specifically been made for the YP-P2 has to be converted into the format .svi which is exactly the same as an .avi file but the .svi has been specifically made for Samsung.
This product may not be the Ipod touch killer as advertised, but the p2 can hold its own as a reliable mp3 player. It is rather small. It actually is in the same size and weight class as the Ipod Nano.
This mp3 player does have a touch screen interface. It is rather simplified vs the ipod touch. It is a bad and a good thing. The bad thing about the interface is that it is not as fun as the ipod touch. The menu screen and the music browser is somewhat fickle. The player recognizes finger strokes that go vertical, horizontal and in a circular motion. It also reconizes on screen button functions. It is not as sensitive as the Ipod touch and at first you would hit the wrong icon or song. It is almost as you have to use the very tip of your finger to select the music. Plus browsing through the music is not as like the cover flow of the ipod touch. You really can't use your fingers to drag through the options or music list. The finger motion acts more like a page up and down key. Plus with the lack of wifi and only 4 gigs of memory, this player may not be the one that brings apple down.
Having both the p2 and the ipod touch (actually my cousin's), there are some advantages of the p2. First off there are actually more hard buttons on the p2. There is a power/pause, lock, and volume button. The volume button is actually the best feature that the touch does not have. It becomes especially important when working out or going for a hike for your not squinting your eyes to look for the volume control on the lcd screen in the sun. The video quaility of the p2 is actually pretty good, though it is a pain converting your files to the svi format that the player usess. There is a bluetooth function as well which is pretty neat. You can connect to bluetooth headphones or speakers, however it does take a major drain on battery life in my experience, and the bluetooth mode is defaulted as on. At first I thought I had a bad battery when I bought the thing before I realized it was on. The battery life is rated as 30 hrs on the box, but I was able to get about 25+ with the lock mode on, bluetooth off, and setting the display off at 15 seconds.
In comparison with this product and the Ipod touch, the touch would win over the people who are more familiar with the pdas and blackberry. The p2 is more of a pure mp3 player, so if you listen to music while jogging or going to the gym, this player might be for you.
The 4GB YP-P2 MP3 is the first Samsung MP3 widescreen (16x9) video player with an optimized, touchscreen user interface. It will also offer Bluetooth capability. The P2 comes ready to pair with stereo Bluetooth 2.0 headphones and speaker systems to provide high quality wireless listening.
The P2 plays MPEG4 and WMV9 video files in 16:9 DVD friendly format. Samsung Multimedia Software included with the P2 transcodes the video on the computer before transferring to the P2, so videos on the P2 play at the optimal frame size/rate with minimal effort from the user. P2 will also playback at up to 30 frames per second, twice the category average!
Bluetooth is a wireless standard which will enable the P2 to pair with other Bluetooth 2.0 devices. The range of the Bluetooth connection is 32.8 feet. P2 comes ready to pair with stereo Bluetooth 2.0 headphones and speaker systems to provide high quality wireless listening.
The touch-screen interface named EmoTrue goes beyond just tapping the screen. Users can swipe a finger across the screen for functions like fast forward or next picture.
MP3 files are the most common music format available today. WMA uses a high quality compression technology so users can have smaller files that sound in near CD quality Works with Rhapsody, Napster, and Yahoo! so users can download up to 4 million songs and take them on the P2 (separate subscription is required).
The built-in FM Tuner will scan the entire FM range in less than 60 seconds and automatically place the available FM stations into presets. To eliminate stations with marginal reception, users can adjust the sensitivity to only preset stations with strong reception.
You can view your photos and text files on the P2. Zoom, rotate, customize text size, color and font makes these great features even more powerful.