Samsung R1 2.7-inch 16GB MP4 Player - Black
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- Multimedia player with 2.6" Full Touch Screen and Bluetooth connection
- Mini widgets, haptic feedback, FM radio and audio upscaling
- Easy drag and drop file transfer
- TV out socket to connect directly to a large screen TV
- 35Hrs Audio Playback, 5 Hours Video Playback
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The R1 incorporates the TouchWiz user interface, the popular UI from_______ SAMSUNG full touch screen mobiles. Easy Drag and Drop operations give users the freedom to enjoy audio/video libraries anywhere, anytime. SAMSUNGs DNSe 3.0 (Digital Natural Sound Engine) also ensures the highest possible sound quality.
Top Customer Reviews
This is my second Samsung - 1st one was a yp-p2 that served me well for nearly 2 years, when it was time to buy a new one I originally went to Sony based on specs, but due to problem had to return it, and took this one instead - Got everything that I had with the P2, but:
1) Smaller and lighter - it fits into the palm of your hand
2) 4x bigger memory
3) With DNSe 3.0, better sound than the award winning audio of the P2
Sound quality: Absolutely brilliant, better than my P2 and a similarly specced Sony that I had for about a week. Very tweakable sound with both presets and bespoke settings, to suit your tastes, musical genre, and/or headphones used. I understand from reviews the YP-P3 at a pinch sounds better, but this is pretty superb, especially given its coming out of a box half the size of a mobile phone.
Build: All metal body, and glass screen. Very light so doesn't have the tank like feel of the P2 or P3 but still very well put together.
Functionality: Haven't got into all the add-ins yet, but it's got all the bells and whistles I want, including:
1) FM radio w recording
2) Voice recording
3) Great video player compatible w a huge number of different codecs (eg, I've simply dragged and dropped most of the videos I've got on it)
4) BBC iplayer compatible
5) Bluetooth for connecting bt headsets or speakers, can take incoming calls from your bt connected phone (!), and apparently (tho haven't tried it yet) even supports file transfer to other bt devices!
Not much in terms of cons - No speaker if that's important for you, and due to tiny size the rated battery life is 25hrs rather than the 30-35 hrs of bigger units. Love it, and would highly recommend.
I'm not an audio nerd but the sound quality seems pretty good to me. User Interface is intuitive, easy to use. Memory is plenty for me. I'm not looking to have all the music in the world on it, only my favourite 1000+ songs and a few films, what more do you really need!?! Not to mention the little thing is a gorgeous piece of design, with flawless build quality! I'm Trying to sell it to you because I'm so impressed.
Can't fault it as of yet :D we'll see how the battery fairs, some light use today, still at 88%. You need one.
The bundled software (Emodio) is awful and repeatedly crashed on me. It also cannot find the latest firmware for the player.
There are also outstanding firmware bugs:
Ogg and flac files won't list the artist and album titles correctly after transfer even though the PC software lists them. It will also progressively lose some of the tags it does have after a synch.
The following is the real killer bug. After synching, the player can hang whilst updating the players media database - this requires a hard restart. Sometimes the player restarts but eventually (this happened to the 2 players I had) the YP-R1 goes into "recovering firmware" mode and hangs at the boot screen. At this point the player totally dead. This was with latest firmware version (3.03) installed as well.
Neither of the players I had lasted a week before bricking themselves. I now have a Sony X-series walkman instead. A bit more expensive (even though they are heavily discounted now) but it is a finished product that works brilliantly.
-Easy to slip into your pocket
-Good array of codecs - drag and drop audio and video files in without conversion (which I never have patience for). Much better than limited format players like a certain "i" branded product!!
-BBC iPlayer compatible
-The screen looks small in photos, but it's very clear and has a large viewing angle without any colour distortion. It's lovely for watching videos on the bus! Widescreen-formatted programmes especially look very good as they fill the whole screen.
-Good audio performance with DNS enhancements to give different audio "environments" for playing
-Good responsive touchscreen (make sure you upgrade to the latest firmware 3.00)
-You can flip the music playing screen (not the main "icon" screen though) vertically if you want to
-Comprehensive music browsing tools - sort by Artist, Album, Song, browse within Album feature etc.
-Volume controls are via hardware buttons on the right of the screen, rather than via a touchscreen interface, which means there's no nasty moments where you can't get to the volume control at once before you blow your ears out
-You can use Windows Media Player or Explorer to view the player and sync up files if you don't want to use Samsung's own software.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good player good picture i loved it BUT IT BROKE JUST OUT OF WARENTY AND COST ME £10 TO GET A DIAGNOSIS FROM SAMSUNG THAT THE REPAIR WOULD COST £115. Read morePublished on 20 Dec. 2012 by Paul Hummel
I loved this mp3 player and thought it was perfect until it stopped working 15 months after I bought it. I expect more from a player that retails at over £100. Read morePublished on 3 July 2011 by simonM
I have always had Samsung MP3 players for the sound quality and in that they can synch easily with Windows media Player. Read morePublished on 12 April 2011 by Michael Gahan
Long time buyer, first time reviewer.
After my zen x-fi2 bricked itself I was in desperate need of a new mp3 player with a flight to the USA looming in a weeks time, a... Read more
So far so good, does everything I want and has a good screen size and also touchscreen. This is my first player so I'm still getting to grips with it but I'm very impressed with... Read morePublished on 29 Jan. 2011 by Nikki
Had it for well over a year now and works perfectly fine. Looks very nice and is easy to use. Good for watching films and listening to music on.Published on 10 Jan. 2011 by Cake
This little device is absolutely AWESOME!!
Over the past few years, I've used (and been very happy with) a RIO CARBON mp3 player and a CREATIVE ZEN. Read more
Excellent sound quality. Bit fiddly to use. Handset User Guide not included - very irritating.Published on 25 Sept. 2010 by DB
I was adamant I did not want an iproduct as a music player. I searched and found this MP3. It is an absolute wonder. Simple to use- set up could not be easier. Read morePublished on 31 Aug. 2010 by Granite24