I bought a Samsung YPZ5 a few years back after having broken my previous MP3 and seeing this one discounted in an Argos sale booklet. It was a few years back and I’ve lost the receipt so I can’t remember exactly, but it was around £30 and it got great reviews. So, there I was with no MP3 to my name, looking at a £30 MP3 that had pretty good ratings and I thought to myself – why not?
The Samsung YPZ5 is an MP3 player that was part of Samsung’s new line of music playing devices, released a few years ago. Its compatible not just MP3 files types, but also OGG’s, WMA’s, WMA-DRM’s and it is also able to hold and view JPEG’s which are pictures. It may be very small and compact with a height, width & depth of 42.2 x 89.8 x 11.4 and weighting in just over 2 ounces – but it has 1.8inch LCD colour screen, making it easy to navigate your way around the player as the menus and graphics are clear and of good quality. It has a cursor driven touchpad which makes it easy to use, gives you complete control and also adds to the modern and trendy look & feel of the player. The sleep-countdown timer switches the player off when it’s not been in use for a certain amount of time, saving its battery life meaning that you can listen to the music you love for longer. With many other great aspects such as Street mode, adjustable sound systems and 35hour playback, the Samsung YPZ5 is not short of features and was a well-equipped edition to the Samsung music playing device range.
The box that the player came in was quite a fancy box, and was some of the nicest and trendiest packaging I had ever seen and encountered. It had a piece of card that had an image of the player along with the Samsung logo on it that you had to slide off to reveal the actual box that held the player. When I opened the actual box, inside was the Samsung YPZ5 player along with a USB cable, a software disc and earphones accompanied with ear pads. At first I wondered where the mains charger was, and thought that I had got a faulty player with missing pieces, but I soon realised that it charged via USB, and therefore all I need a mains charger. As well as this, there was an instruction manual and a health and safety booklet.
Looks & Design
The Samsung YPZ5 is available in 3 colours; black, silver and pink (mine is pink). It is a very small player as I said before and is very thin, which means that it will easily fit snugly into your pocket so you can take it anywhere and listen to it on the go. The 1.8 LCD colour screen is great, as it is not only bright but the graphics and text are clear to see and read, making this player not just suitable for the younger generation, but also for the older generation who may not have the best eyesight. Underneath this screen, there is a silver square. This square is made up of 4 navigation buttons, the play/on/off button, the skip to the next track button, the go back to the previous track button and the back/escape button. Inside this silver square of buttons is the cursor track pad, this track pad has a design on it with little images to help you learn how to use it properly.