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Samsung YP Z5- love @ first sight: REVIEW

by musicman01 / June 17, 2006 8:41 AM PDT

Well... not really. I had my doubts about this player when I first looked at it.I thought it was just another attempted to bring down the IPod. Which it is. And frankly, that's what makes this player a joy to have!

I've owned this player for almost... two weeks now? And am enjoying it everytime I hold it, and put the 'phoens in my ears. Overall I think this is better than the Nano: bigger screen, non-scratch prone, better battery life, better sound, and a more photo friendly and compatible player. Although this player is missing some key features, which would have surely devistated the Nano, at least to me. FM tuner/recording, video playback (not really a must have, though).

This player needs mroe ticks. I found that it only had, dunno maybe 30 ticks. You know when you access a volume option on ANY player and it displays volume 'ticks'. Not sayign that is a bad sounding player. It's definaetely a great sounding player, but that was just something I found in comparison to my previous iRiver iFP790, with 40 ticks. Just thought that perhaps it could have been louder. Nothing to bawl about though. On the left side, there is nothing, just the continuous metal finish that goes around the circomference of the player. Top: Hold switch and Ear jack, Bottom: Proprietary connector and a rarely seen Reset Button. Up to now I haven't seen any accessories for this series of mp3 players yet, or very little. No AC Adapters yet for charging of the battery withotu a PC. By the way, it takes about 4 hours to charge, or so the manual says.
As you probably know, the player needs WMP, so MAC users are out of luck. Sorry:(. Using it is fairly simple, but I had my bad, no, terrible moments with WMP. It's not the player I'm compalining about, just WMP. If you know how to use WMP well, and are used to it, you'll enjoy greatly putting data on the player.

Well, that's it. I highly reccomend this player against the Nano, and if you have that money, and really want a full feature set, (though I highly doubt you'll have the memory to enjoy),get the SAndisk Sansa e200, which is also scracth-proof,

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