|The Yepp YP-P2 features up to 8GB of flash memory, has a 3 inch 428 x 240 pixels touchscreen display, H.264, MPEG4 support, Bluetooth, a speaker, microphone and FM radio.|
|Model||Yepp YP-P2 (8 GB)|
|Storage Capacity||8 GB|
|Audio Supported Formats||MP3, WAV, WMA, WMA (DRM)|
|Video Supported Formats||MPEG-4, SVI, WMV|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 1800 Hours|
|Audio / Video Capabilities|
|MP3 Bit-Rate||8 kbps - 320 kbps|
|Max Video Resolution||480 x 272|
|Screen Size||3.1 Inch|
|Interfaces||Bluetooth, USB 2.0|
|Additional Features||Equalizer Controls, Sleep Timer, Voice Recorder, World Clock|
|Supported Power Supply||Internal Battery|
|Storage Type||Built-in Memory|
|Number Of Songs||2000|
|Frequency Response||20-20000 Hz|
Average review score based on 52 user reviews
I was in the market for a mp3 player with more space than my Samsung 4 mp3 model. I have had very good luck with Samsung electronics, so I found and purchased a lightly used object on ebay. The model I chose was the Samsung Yepp YP-P2 (8 GB) Digital Media Player.
I was not disappointed! First off, the sound is phenomenal--far superior than the iPods that my kids own. The quality of the construction of the unit is sleek, and the headphones they provide are very good, though I like using over the ear noise cancelling phones when I am at home. The touch screen is also intuitive and easy to use. Being already familiar with the Samsung software, I was able to jump right in. As with my other Samsung model, the battery life is great--again much better than the iPod. And it easily downloads videos, pictures and other media. As an added bonus, the FM radio imbedded in the machine really works.
I strongly recommend the Samsung Yepp YP-P2 (8 GB) Digital Media Player.
I picked up a barely used Samsung YP-P2 media player for under a hundred bucks recently. I have about ten MP-3 players including three Sandisk Sansa models. While the Sansas are amazing (esp the ones w/ Rockbox) they aren't a full-fledged PMP.
My first experience with the P2 was me wanting to get all the goodies that were available. That meant getting different firmware. I followed a specific guide on the anythingbutipod site that walked me through getting it to 'UMS' mode so it would effectively look like a flash drive to my PC (and supposedly an Xbox 360 for example). My original firmware was the Best Buy variety and was aimed at Rhapsody users but I was able to flash it to a different sub-model w/o a problem.
The screen is amazingly bright and crisp. The videos look wonderful and my 8GB model is enough to hold a whole season of a TV show so I can catch up rapidly. Movies look great too. I picked up a freeware converter (the P2 only reads .svi video natively) at Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/svicoder/ that works fine for batch encoding. Very simple to use.
The MP3 player side works well but I bought it primarily for the video and the ability to work w/ bluetooth devices. I have pair of Motorola bluetooth stereo headphones that work fine with it. The P2 also pairs with my blackberry and I can control my MP3 tracks on it (track to track) and pause the music as well as adjust the volume remotely. Very nice!
I've also been reading text files on it. In fact I'm over halfway done with a med. sized novel now. It ain't a Kindle but Kindles can't do what this does and fit in a kid's shirt pocket! It's surprisingly readable. But this is from a guy who read four books on his Sansa e200 so I'm pretty forgiving.
The touch screen works fine but wish there were up/down scroll buttons. The buttons it does have are on/off, a hold button and volume up/down buttons.
I picked up a cheap, well-fitting clear hard case on eBay that snaps around it and that protects it from most damage. Will be getting a screen skin in the near future but want to make sure it will work okay for the touch screen.
If a solid state player with a small size and great screen w/ bluetooth is what you want then I heartily recommend this. If you must have wi-fi then perhaps an iTouch or Zune might be what you want.
so far not much i dont like about the yp p2 mp3 player. i actually purchased it for the bluetooth campability, wireless headphones at the gym, HELL YEAH! i have been using the HP500 bluetooth stereo headphones from samsung, the are awsome. great sound qulity, even heard things in songs i have been listening to for years for the first time. the mp3 player has an amazingly acurate touch screen w great responce. it has a shuffle repeat1 repeat all and a normal play mode. awesome visuals while the misic is playing. the fm radio works great, scanning from one preset to the next could be a little easier but i still like it. i would deffinatly recomend this player to anyone in the market for a small compact BLUETOOTH cabibale mp3 player. i went from a 30g zune to the Samsung yp-p2 and the only thing i miss about the zune is the extra storage. which with the zune all that space could only be used for media, the samsung lets you acess the internal drive and use it for storage of any file format you want! so as soon as i get some extra flow i am up grading to the samsung yp-p3 16g which will let me carry all the music i would ever need!!!!!
pros: Features, looks, drag-and-drop
This player looks great and is packed with features. It has Bluetooth hands free, a keypad for direct dialing, as well as the capability of loading your address book so you never have to open your phone
it has a customizable interface, great picture and sound, and a lot of improvements over its predecessors.
an interesting feature is the ability of displaying subway routes for major cities around the world
a loop button and variable play speed are fun features that few others offer
it has an FM tuner with a record feature, a microphone for recording memos/conversations/etc
Updates can be input manually or downloaded automatically through the software.
CONS: Software, translations, hiss at low volume, file transfer
My biggest problem is the Bluetooth file transfer from phone to player. I used to own a Samsung YP-T10 and I had no problems sending and receiving files via Bluetooth. This YP-P2 for some reason will send .jpg and .mp3 files to my phone but will not accept any from the same phone. I am waiting for them to contact me with more information.
Included software is pretty much obsolete but offers a free download of the current software "Emodio". I bought another Samsung player a year ago and the same thing happened, I don't know why they keep sending their old software.
Video files are .svi format and take a while to convert on your PC (even on my P4 3ghz 4gb ram)
there is a very slight hiss that can be heard when sounds are played at a low volume setting. the level of hiss is muted between sound events and does not increase when volume is increased.
Also there are some minor translation issues in the software and in the player's messages but nothing you can't figure out
Other than those issues I am completely happy with my purchase.
Regardless of the iPod's dominance in the field, other mp3 players can still show Apple a thing or two. Samsung takes a swing and connects with the P2 and 3 series. The Players feature things that, as of the time of the P2, were nowhere to be found on iPods - features like bluetooth, FM Radio, mic, flash games and more. The P2's biggest plus side is it's sound. Even CNET scores it as pretty much the best sounding commercially made mp3 player. It has what no other does - a built in 9-band EQ. On TOP of the presets such as rock, rap, jazz, concert hall, and many more. The P2's screen is amazing and doesn't scratch easily, and if you have the P3, it features a glass screen and brushed aluminum case to repel scratches. both players are amazing, and for those who don't care about trendy gimmicks and fancy colors, quite superior to their competition. Especially for the average price range.