Excerpt: The P3 has an amazing interface – a very rich multimedia look, icons and background animations all in a device that is zippy. The rear is brushed aluminium although the look on the front is too plain to be termed as attractive. The styling is understated.
Samsung Yepp YP-P3JCB 8GB Portable Media / MP3 Player Review
6 September 2009
Summary: Electronics giant Samsung has just introduced a new 8GB touch screen sensitive video MP3 player called the Samsung YP-P3. As you might expect, it's practically bursting at the seams with features, chief amongst these being a large, bright 3-inch colour LED display that has a swanky new touch screen...
Samsung P3 Widescreen Portable Multimedia Player Review
31 July 2009
Conclusion: Packing a lot into a little space is always a noble quest for a manufacturer, but one that can lead to double-duty controls and secret handshakes to access it all. The touch interface and even the few hard buttons are not always as intuitive as I'd like, which is to say that practice makes perfect,...
Pros: Solid video/music/photo compatibility and performance, Outstanding Bluetooth connectivity, with no firmware update needed, Incredible complement of both fun and practical "Widgets" (applications)
Cons: Controls and certain features can be a challenge to figure out, Paid music subscriptions not supported, a few minor file transfer glitches
Summary: If you’re a gamer this may interest you in some small way. You may not be able to play your favorite NFS, CoD or Mario Cart games on it, but Samsung has given you a few games of their own to have some downtime, while you’re waiting for that bus that’s always late or in a long bathroom line up.
Pros: Bluetooth compatible, Earphone free, Thin for pocket space, Easy sliding, A nice glossy finish look
Cons: Takes longer to charge, Shiny for picture taking, Always cleaning fingerprints off
Summary: Samsung has crafted a fine player in the YP-P3, which features a responsive (if kitschy) touchscreen interface, excellent use of Bluetooth, and strong format support. Even better, the P3's price tag matches that of the iPod nano ($149 for 8GB, $199 for 16GB), a device with far less functionality.
Excerpt: We have lately been taking a look at many of the new Noreve cases for some of the recent MP3 players. For those unfamiliar, Noreve makes high end leather cases for many electronic gadgets. The selection is quite extensive covering nearly all of the MP3 players featured on this site.
Conclusion: Considering the overall user experience it really feels like Samsung put in a genuine conscious effort into listening to user feedback and improving their product. The P3 is a genuine update to the P2 improving on almost every aspect, video playback, build quality, sound quality, UI responsiven ess,...
Summary: The YP-P3 has all of the major ingredients needed to become one of the best portable media players on the market but is hampered by a finicky capacitive touchscreen along with Sammy's implementation of ID3 tags and stereo Bluetooth A2DP.
Pros: Great sound, Intuitive UI, Native DivX / Xvid / MP4 video support, Haptics-enabled, Supports Bluetooth A2DP + AVRCP, HFP and OPP profiles, Decent battery life
Cons: Bluetooth A2DP sounds compressed, Capacitive touchscreen can be innacurate, No ID3 support for AAC and FLAC, Some album art incompatible, Subscribing to video podcasts can be a chore