This Samsung mp3 player is now a old model but is still modern looking and provides the same mp3 capabilities as most modern players. This model has obviously been created in comparison to the ipod nano of the same period .. the only areas it beats its apple counterpart in is battery life which can last up to 12 hours i have found.
The looks of the mp3 player as sleek and refined .. the materials are not the greates quality and some buttons feel a bit wobbly but it still feels a solid piece of kit in all. The 1.8" display is nice and large and is good enough to view photos and album covers which can be stored on the 4gb memory. Sound quality is good but as usual the manufacture headphones are not great and need to be upgraded to make the most of your music. Mp3 files can just be stored on your computer then dragged and dropped on the player like any windows files which cuts out needing knowledge of i tunes and other music librarys in advance.
The devices software is easy to navigate and the naviagation pad under the screen is perfectly set-up. The only downside is the fact it does not come with a mains charger but these can be purchased quite cheaply seperatly.
I bought mine for around £120 about three years ago and have sinced replace it with a Ipod but only due to its limited 4gb size ... this was a great little mp3 and i have passed it on to a very happy friend.
When looking at the Samsung YP-Z5, one can't help to notice its resemblance to a mobile phone, having the controls placed directly beneath the display screen. Its stylish metallic finish gives it an elegant and modern finish, makings its aesthetic features quite attractive.
Besides the bog standard features such as a sleep timer and a clock, it lacks radio capabilities and a voice recorder. Furthermore, there are no addition accessories supplied with the player.
When using the supplied headphones, the sound was reasonably good but not amazing. Upon using an additional pair of headphones, the sound quality was much more clear with less distortion when listening to highs, they were also more accurate. In terms of construction, this player is quite robust, meaning it is capable of withstanding the occasional knock or drop.
Its battery stamina is quite amazing, on average providing up to 35 hours of continuous audio playback from a full charge, which takes about 4 hours via the USB, this charging time is reasonable, considering its playback time. Although, it does not come with a mains cable.
The player only supports photos, whilst the display screen is suitable for the task, it is not one of the better types. The player supports all audio files in the WMA, Gapless formats and MP3 formats. Its file transfer is rather fast, on average taking 2.9 seconds to transfer 10 megabytes of audio files. A fantastic software is also included with the player.
I was given this mp3 player as a gift about a year ago and I am still satisfied by it. The size is smaller enough to fit into your pocket but big enough to keep it safe and not lost. The thing putting me off getting one of these was that it had to be charged from a PC via USB with the cable provided. After browsing the web I soon found a cheap suitable charger which I can travel with and save energy.
The ability to save and view pictures on it allows you to save your favourite photo as the background.
The buttons are very easy to use and browsing could not be easier. You are able to shuffle all songs at once or those from a particular album or artist. Playlists are also available for every mood.
I definately highly rate this product and hope to have it for many more years to come.
Consumers are choosing digital music subscription services and Samsung supports this trend with the first 4GB flash player to offer subscription capabilities. With its 1.8" quality LCD screen, a slim, durable body and extended battery life, the YP-Z5 stands above the competition.