Conclusion: All in all the U3 is a nice player with some flaws, but still a viable option if you’re in the market for a miniplayer. Price wise it’s about the same as the alternatives (although the MSRP is higher) so it all comes down to what features are more important for you. It does radio and voice recording well and the integrated USB plug is a nice treat.
Pros: Integrated USB connector, Good radio, Good voice recording quality, Lots of sound enhancements, Sleek design
Cons: Annoying settings and voice recording menus, Sound quality could be better, MTP only, no UMS, Touch buttons are annoying, Battery life well below rated
Conclusion: Technical Department As the size predicts, U3 is less in features. Even though it is the case, it surprisingly supports number of file formats for audio playback including MP3, OGG, ASF and WMA. U3 includes standard playback options such as shuffle and repeat, a nine-band customizable EQ and a set of sound effects which consist of 13 preset EQs. Unlike other budget MP3 players, U3 has a voice recorder and a FM tuner which has 15 preset slots.
Excerpt: In a world full of expensive MP3 players, Samsung is doing its part to make an MP3 player that is inexpensive yet full of features that the consumers are looking for. They have achieved this goal with the Samsung U3. One of the main arguments regarding inexpensive MP3 players is that they are going to be unattractive or bulky. But that's not so with the Samsung U3. This hot little MP3 player is so small that sometimes it is mistaken for a small pack of chewing gum.
Excerpt: Samsung propose avec l'U3 une alternative plus sophistiquée que les innombrables clés USB MP3 disponibles sur le marché. Pour se distinguer de la masse, il amincit l'objet (moins de 8 mm d'épaisseur) et reprend l'interface de ses modèles plus haut de gamme et , c'est-à-dire la navigation par effleurement. L'absence de bouton mécanique est certes plus sympathique mais, finalement n'apporte pas une réelle plus value à ce baladeur.