Samsung YP-P3 MP3 Player

May 4th, 2009 | By David

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Manufacturer: Samsung

Today, Samsung is one of the world’s leaders in the field of electronics. Founded in 1938, they have built quite a reputation and earned the trust of its followers, especially in the realms of mobile phones, displays, audio players and house hold appliances. We have taken a look at quite a number of Samsung products in the past, including a whole slew of MP3 players, and today we are going to take a look at another, Samsung’s new P3.

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A little over a year ago, I reviewed the Samsung P2; Samsung’s entry into the touch screen media player market. It was a great product, with intuitive interface and jam packed with features such as video playback, Bluetooth, and mobile phone support. Samsung also followed up on user-feedback by providing firmware updates that fixed bugs and added new features. This attention to customers has given Samsung electronics a very good image. The P2 still had its disadvantages due to its touch screen being buggy and erratic when going through large temperature changes or being used with sweaty fingers. Also, the P2 did not have the level of customization that the iPod Touch had.

The Samsung P3 is released in direct competition with the Cowon S9, another Korean designed media player that uses a touch screen interface. Will the P3 be able to effectively build upon the P2 and shine on the market? Read on to find out!

Note: This review is based on the 1.28 US (Touch 6.C) firmware, released on 16 March 2009.

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  1. where did you get the p3 at?

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  2. What country are you in? Our particular P3 was provided to us by Samsung Canada. I haven’t seen it at any retailers yet though….

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  3. Oh… if this had a nice camera, Wi-fi, and SIM card support so we can use it as a Mobile

    IT WOULD BE THE BEST DEVICE ON EARTH

    i just cant get this anywhere in South Asia :(

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  4. @ hunting for the best Device:
    Well to tell you the truth, I live in Taiwan and it is a small island. There are some stores that is selling it right now and it cost around $230 CAD ish. Still, $174 is still a great price.

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  5. I have the YP-P2 and i will buy this one for €89 throught REDCOON. Is amazing the YP-P2, a really good deice. Everything works with the decent firmware. Funny is, here in Portugal is not so very known and no such popularity as ipod and Creative :-(

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  6. I want to buy that device and I’m in Canada! Can anybody tell me where I can buy this device..? So sad….

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  7. Can audio BOOKS be downloaded to this from sites such as http://www.netlibrary.com ?

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  8. If yes, can the audiobooks be bookmarked?
    Can storage be increased from 8GB?

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  9. Audiobooks work so long as it’s in a .txt file. And the storage cannot be increased, but the P3 is manufactured in 8gb, 16gb, and 32gb.

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  10. So (excuse my being a bit dense on this?), my library says:

    “eAudiobooksare available in one of two formats:
    1. MP3 file format may be used on any supported player including iPod.
    2. WMA format may only be used on Windows-based portable devices.”

    And from their website I also see the following Samsung units are supported:
    K3, S3, S5, T10, T7J, U5, YP-K3, Z5

    Can you deduce from this information whether or not I will be able download books from my library via eAudiobooks to the Samsung YP-P3, whether or not I can stop listening and restart listening from that same location?

    Thanks!

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  11. So sorry I misunderstood you. I read eBooks when you wrote AudioBooks. Yes, audiobooks will work perfectly fine with the P3 because it supports most audio formats including .mp3 and .wma. And yes, you can play/pause when you listen to books, and even if you turn off the player, it will resume to where you left off. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

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  12. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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  13. Damned if I can get the thing to talk to any of my computers. Driving me nuts.

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  14. I have the Samsung yp- P2Jby MP3 touch screen. can you tell me where I can find a instruction book on how to download audio books from my computer to the MP3 player, it will have to be a step by step simple (not computer talk) instruction. I am very bad on computers could be I’m 71 yrs young and have not mastered the computer yet…

    Thanks
    Doris

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