Samsung YP-R1 MP3 player review

Has Samsung finally nailed the small music player?

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There's a lot to like in Samsung's latest, but there were a couple of things we'd like to have seen included.

A built-in speaker is de facto in modern MP3 players, but Samsung seems to have dropped it. Admittedly, including in-ear headphones (as opposed to cheapo extra-skeletal ones) is a stroke of genius, but we'd still prefer to have a nice speaker for playing music to friends.

Samsung has also included Bluetooth, which is (ahem) getting a bit long in the tooth - we're seeing it on fewer and fewer new laptops.

WiFi would have been preferred, but Bluetooth is still handy for transferring files without having to dig out the USB cable.

While we're on that subject, it's a Samsung Proprietary cable, not the standard mini-USB.

Overall, though, Samsung has created one hell of a little media player, one that sounds good and happily played all the files we could throw at it.

Add to this support of BBC iPlayer - albeit offline - and you've got the perfect Christmas present for any media aficionados. And, with its inherent usability, kids will love it too.


Tech Specs

Product TypeFlash Portable Media Player
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Battery Built-inYes
Product FunctionsAudio Player, Video Player, Photo Viewer, FM Recorder, Voice Recorder, FM Tuner
Maximum Audio Battery Time1 Day
Maximum Video Battery Time5 Hour
Product Familyyepp
Brand NameSamsung
Image FormatsPNG, BMP, GIF
Audio FormatsMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, FLAC
Screen Size6.6 cm (2.6")
Video FormatsAVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, QuickTime MOV, ASF
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Height54.5 mm
Width85 mm
Depth8.9 mm
Product ModelYP-R1
Product Nameyepp YP-R1 16GB Flash Portable Media Player
Product Lineyepp
Manufacturer Part NumberYP-R1JEB/XEU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Now you can watch more, and wait less. The R1 puts instant entertainment in the palm of your hand with its extensive file support in a slim package. The 2.6" LCD screen lets you see the whole show, not just pieces of it. And Beat DJ lets you play mix master with your favourite tunes. Add to that a sleek, scratch-proof finish and you won't want to hide this beauty in your pocket no matter how easy it is. Make the most of your precious time with this multi-talented media player.

Package Contents
  • yepp YP-R1 16GB Flash Portable Media Player
  • Earphones
  • Earplugs
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty24 Month
Weight (Approximate)50 g