Conclusion: Evolution but no revolution. The U6 is really a nice mp3 player. The full aluminum body and the sliding USB connector are a real improvement over the U5. It still has ergonomic tactile buttons and an user-friendly interface although it is unfortunately exactly the same as on its predecessor. It supports most common audio formats, only AAC compatibility is missing.
Pros: Aluminum body, Tactile buttons, UMS/MTP (user selectable), Sliding USB connector, Audio compatibility, RDS FM tuner
Cons: Screen quality, SoundAlive disappointing, No microSD slot / Max 4GB!, No gapless playback
Review: Samsung YP-U6QP U6 mp3 digital audio player
21 November 2010
Conclusion: If an affordable, simple, easy to use, hassle free mp3 player for going to the gym or relaxation during break hours is what you’re looking for this Christmas and don’t mind the limited choice of colours, the new Samsung YP-U6 is a worthy alternative to more expensive premium devices of its class.
Pros: Stylish, metallic body finish but lightweight, Well built and durable, Easy to use UI, Plenty of features in addition to just music player, including radio, voice recording and fitness mode, Brilliant sound quality, SoundAlive is certainly a feature worth trying out even if you plan on buying other brands, Connect to your PC directly with its hidden male USB port, just like a thumb drive, Reasonably priced
Cons: Poor quality headphones, Small display screen, Play and navigation buttons not backlit