Summary: Creative does not disappoint with this handy little player. Sure, all you iPod fans can complain saying it doesn't look half as good, and is too flimsy. But when it comes to value for money, this little baby is a really good deal. The prices for the X-Fi are Rs 6,999 and Rs 8,999 for the 8 GB and 16 GB versions respectively. As much as I love my iPod, I have to say that it's a very good deal for all the features it provides.
Summary: The Creative ZEN X-fi Style does not bring anything new but the design. If youâ€™re looking for a simple compact MP3 player that offers good sound quality and let you play FLAC, we have no hesitation in recommending it. The Creative ZEN X-Fi Style is one compact capable MP3 player without too much frills.
Creative Labs ZEN X-Fi Style Portable Media Player Review
4 July 2010
Excerpt: Whenever you start a discussion about MP3 players, you have to address the elephant in the room. Yes, we all know that the Apple iPod dominates this space, but that does not mean that we should ignore all the other options. Before you head out and blindly buy another iPod, maybe you should take a moment to look at the …
Excerpt: At £100 for 16GB, the Creative is a multi-media portable with a very impressive pound-to-memory ratio. With good video format support, FM radio, and a built-in mic and speaker, it ticks all the spec boxes, too.
Pros: Fun, fairly robust design, good format support, smooth sound and crisp pictures
Excerpt: In terms of features, the Creative ZEN X-fi Style does not bring anything groundbreaking, but offers a very complete package if you are looking for an affordable, compact MP3 player. It has a 2.4-inch TFT LCD display with QVGA resolution, X-fi sound enhancements, a built-in speaker and TV-out function.
Conclusion: Creative Zen X-Fi Style delivers high quality sound, in fact, much better than the iPod Nano I have. The X-Fi Crystallizer feels like a cheat as it magically enhances your music and the player is also very light and compact in size. The fact that you don’t need an iTunes or even any software to manage your music files is a big plus.
Pros: Compact, High quality of audio, X-Fi technology, Don’t need to sync to any software, Can become an audio recorder (equipped with a mic), Video out
Cons: Might be too small to navigate if you have a big hand, Not too intuitive, No dedicated volume button
Conclusion: Avec son design épuré et franchement agréable à l’oeil, sa capacité à offrir une écoute audio très satisfaisante et son faible prix, ce Zen X-Fi Style arrive sans mal à se classer dans le peloton de tête des PMP d’entrée de gamme (au niveau prix, comprenons-nous bien). Dommage que son écran soit au final si petit, et si fragile.