Product Type: Samsung MP3 players
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Ipod touch killer it is not, Still a good mp3 player
Samsung YP-P2JAB 4 GB
Member Name: chaz06
Samsung YP-P2JAB 4 GB
Advantages: very small player with good video quality, long battery life
Disadvantages: lack of bells and whistles vs the ipod touch, touch screen interface simplified
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.
Summary: p2 is more comparable to the ipod nano than the ipod touch
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