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Old 08-06-2011, 06:03 AM
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I already told you about it here, here is the Samsung YP-Z3, kinda successor of the famous Z5 and little brother of the Q3

  • Capacities: 4 or 8GB
  • Colors: Pink, White, Blue (actually mainly refers to the back case that don't see yet on these pictures)
  • 240*320 LCD screen. Unknown size (between 1.8 and 2.2" sounds reasonable)
  • UMS/MTP user selectable
  • Dimensions: 38.9 X 81.5 X 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 36g
  • Announced battery life: 30hrs max audio and 3hrs max video
  • Audio formats: MP3, MP3HD, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AAC (LC and Plus), WAV
  • Video formats: H.264, MPEG4, Xvid, WMV9 (720*576 max)
  • Other formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TXT
  • RDS FM Tuner (no recording)
  • Voice recording
  • Tasks Manager (like on the Q3)
  • SoundAlive engine


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After reading the manual I can tell you I'm much disappointed as there is almost nothing new: The UI is almost the same as on the Q3 and R0 and the specs too.
The only new things are: dedicated volume keys and MP3HD support. That's all!
No, gapless, no microSD slot, nothing news! We'll see if I'm wrong in my review but ATM I wonder what is better on the Z3 than on the Q3.



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Old 08-06-2011, 09:04 AM
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It doesn't posess a micro SD slot? That's disappointing.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:34 PM
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It doesn't posess a micro SD slot? That's disappointing.
I agree - it's a ***FAIL***
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:23 PM
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Samsung has been disappointing to me lately, TBH. The P3 is the last thing I saw that I was impressed with from them.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:47 PM
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The Galaxy Player 4.0 & 5.0 are excellent - IF they ever make it to the USA. This, this is another throwaway player IMO - and if it had a micro SD card slot it would be a nice new addition,...but then it wouldn't be integrated into the players library, now WOULD it???

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I've even lost some interest in the Galaxy Player. They're just putting it off for so darn long! Hell, by the time it hits the US, who knows what bigger and better little players will be out there? Most likely an iThing that kicks the crap out of it. BLARGH. Hehe
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I've even lost some interest in the Galaxy Player. They're just putting it off for so darn long! Hell, by the time it hits the US, who knows what bigger and better little players will be out there? Most likely an iThing that kicks the crap out of it. BLARGH. Hehe
Well, if that iThing doesn't have at LEAST a 4.3 inch screen it can go to poop!!!
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:11 PM
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Well, if that iThing doesn't have at LEAST a 4.3 inch screen it can go to poop!!!
Haha what's with you wanting all your stuff big BIG BIG? I don't think I'd want anything above a 4.3 inch screen. My HD may be a little on the small size, but the small form factor is nice.
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I was thinking that myself earlier but if you can strive for the best why not. That player looks like shit.
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The Samsung Galaxy 5 player is still the ONLY PMP that I really want no matter what. I want that huge screen.If I have no problem carrying a PSP 2000 around and a Cowon O2,then I'd had no problem carrying around a device with a 5 inch screen.
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Please guys, it's the Z3 thread, not Galaxy Player thread
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Please guys, it's the Z3 thread, not Galaxy Player thread
Ok ok sorry,its just hard not to talk about my favorite Samsung DAP anyways I guess the Z3 would be one of those backup DAPs for just in case the primary one breaks.
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Please guys, it's the Z3 thread, not Galaxy Player thread
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This resembles the shit players you find at W-mart/K-mart. I have a Sony player that's small but still useable. This looks as if a couple 12 year olds put it together on thier first day of graphic design school.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:28 AM
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Already available as pre-order on French website materiel.net: http://www.materiel.net/search.html?...z3&cat=lectMP4

€70 for the 4GB version :/

The screen is 1.8"
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70 for the 4GB version :/

70 Euros is $98 Cdn at the moment (using wholesale rates, so probably would be a little higher). Obviously we don't know North American pricing/availability yet. I can probably get a 4GB Clip for $50 Cdn ($60 for certain).

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anyways I guess the Z3 would be one of those backup DAPs for just in case the primary one breaks.
doesn't work for me at all. As I could possibly get two backup Clip+ players for the price of one Z3.

BTW, I have two Z5 players that I like and use regularly, so I'm interested in a player described as a Z5 replacement.

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As expected, another complete failure for Samsung - but at least they seem to be done with idiotic touch pads and use real buttons on most of their "new" players again. I'm glad this touch pad fad is more or less over... except for Iriver, who didn't get the message yet.

Dedicated volume buttons: oh wow, good job - if you don't have those, you don't have to create audio players to begin with. I wonder what idiots are in control at the audio division of Samsung. But I guess since they own and run all of South Korea, they don't have to worry about market share details and innovations.
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I'm glad this touch pad fad is more or less over...
I hope Cowon takes the hint on the next generation i9 (whatever they call it... i8, h9?) and use proper buttons instead of the touchpad.
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Correction: the screen is 1.8" 160128. Back to the future2005

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I hope Cowon takes the hint on the next generation i9 (whatever they call it... i8, h9?) and use proper buttons instead of the touchpad.
Not sure a successor to that line of players is in the works at all. The i6 had two novelties, being the first one with a small 0.8" HDD when large capacity flash memory players were still too expensive, the i7 was the same without the crappy HDD, and the i9 was the slimmest Cowon to date. But if they're smart, they leave it at that and pursue a more modern direction, not trying to build on that flawed control concept anymore. Not saying that they're smart to begin with, but they do hit some jackpots sometimes...

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Correction: the screen is 1.8" 160128. Back to the future2005
What the fuck? h264 support up to 480p on a screen res like the Cowon X5 or Sansa Clip have? This is highly amusing.
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