Summary: I bought this quite some time ago and it was just awful! It would play maybe 5 songs and then die, even with the battery fully charged! Heaven forbid you try and navigate the menus while listening to the device! Couldn't even complete one song if you did that! This MP3 quickly found its way into a drawer and has disappeared since (good riddance). I bought a Zune 30gb about a month later and never looked back.
Summary: I have one buy from bestbuy at end of 2005, one month later I found when conect to computer the mp3 automaticly recharge and remember it. One year after the battery only can use about two hours, two years after very defecult to use it and almost all time conect to the charge.
Summary: Initially I loved this item. But as time went on the love faded, really fast. After a few months the battery life became less and less. I initially purchsed this to record my lectures, and it did a fantastic job, for a while. Then after a year of having it the internal flash stopped working. This made it completely inoperable because I wasn't able to access the various functions. I called Samsung customer service and they were not helpful at all.
Beth "mbcap", Amazon
19 December 2006
Summary: It is beautiful mp3 player. Looks special and different from a typical Ipod. Tons of memory; smaller than 20 GB Ipod. Easy controls, colorful display, cool USB host feature. Con: bad battery life. Great price!
Summary: After only having this mp3 player for a year, I'm ready to throw it in the bin. I could not even sell this piece of junk second hand, as it would be unfair to whoever was suckered into the purchase. Looks-wise, sound quality and features, this is a top-class mp3 player, but the battery life is the worst I've ever experienced in any item of electronic equipment.
Summary: I've read all the reviews about how inconvenient it is to load music to this player using WMP and Napster. You don't have to go this route though. This player will function as a drag and drop if you do two simple things. 1: Change the windows settings to show hidden files. Then click on the device and open the music folder in the device. You'll see all the songs you have loaded in there. From there just drag and drop all your new songs right in the folder.
Summary: I am a bit baffles by some of the negative reviews (Especially the one that said the digital camera in the device sucked. It doesn't have one!). The only negative that I can say about this device is that it is slow to boot up when you turn it on, and slow to shut down. The display is vibrant, intensely colorful, and clear. Volume is easy to adjust and the menu system couldn't be much simpler.
Summary: In concurrence with the previous opinion given by the reviewer from Tuscon, I'd also have to assert that a great deal of the negative reports on the Samsung's quality are products of poor use or sheer dissemblance to the iPod. Make no mistake: the Samsung could still use a bit of improvement in the ease-of-use (mostly with the device itself rather than its music transfer capabilities) and compatablity departments, but it blows iPod out of the water so far as versatility,...
Summary: Hardware look and feel is very polished, cooler than ipod, nice form factor and audio recording features not found on ipod. But software is quirky. Out of the box had to do a firmware upgrade over the net, and I mistakenly unplugged USB at the wrong time and hosed the drive and had to start over again, though had a similar experience with ipod too.
Despite compatability issues and poor battery life, excellent
Person "qazwsx34651", Amazon
27 June 2005
Summary: Alright, it's the 21st century now. It's getting to the point where portable CD players are nice...but are so 20th century. I decided I needed a less-bulky and nicer portable audio device. Searching around Best Buy, I came across this. Let me tell you, the iPod is probably the most overrated portable electronics device ever.