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Samsung S3 4 GB Slim Portable Media Player (Pink)

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  • 4 GB capacity stores up to 50 hours of music (MP3 files @ 128kbps) or up to 3 hours 47 minutes of video (MP4 files @ 128kbps)
  • Play up to 25 hours of audio or 4 hours of video on a single charge
  • 1.8-inch TFT LCD; QCIF display resolution (176 x 220)
  • Supports MP3, WMA, and Ogg audio formats; MPEG4 and SVI video formats; JPEG picture files; and TXT files
  • 1-year parts and labor warranty

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model Number: YP-S3JAR
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 4 GB
  • Color: Red
  • Supported Audio Format: MP3// WMA// Ogg
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Product Description

Product Description

1.8" TFT LCD display with 4GB flash memory Compatible with MP3 WMA MPEG4 Ogg SVI JPEG TXTDNSe 2.0 sound engine with 7-band EQ settings FM tuner with auto presets and recorderUp to 25 hours audio playback and 4 hours video playback Displays album art artist info wallpaper photos and textDatacasting with Samsung Media Software Includes earphones USB cable and installation CD

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Rock out to your favorite tunes or watch crystal-clear videos wherever life takes you on a 1.8-inch LCD. Available in five cool colors, the Samsung S3 plays audio and video as well as displays still pictures and text. It also comes with 4 GB of memory and the DNSe sound engine for a superior surround sound experience. Packed with multimedia features you can enjoy no matter where you are, the Samsung S3 makes a perfect media partner.

The Samsung S3 is the perfect media partner.

Slim, sleek, and portable. Click to enlarge.

The Samsung S3 MP3 player comes in five cool colors: black, white, red, green and blue. Click to enlarge.

4 GB Internal Flash Memory
Four gigabytes of internal flash memory provides enough storage space for approximately 50 hours of music (MP3 files at 128kbps).

Touch-Sensitive LED Controls
Navigate your files using the touch controls on the S3, which light up only when in use. After a certain period of idleness, the lights dim and the controls seemingly disappear. (Don't worry, they're still there.)

Multimedia Performer
The Samsung S3 supports MP3, WMA, and Ogg audio formats. Browse your music by Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres, or Playlists. The S3 displays album art and artist info for the current track.

You also can enjoy up to four hours of video on a single charge, in MPEG4 or SVI format. Convert your favorite vids with Samsung Media Studio, and take them with you. The S3 also will display text files, along with your favorite JPEG photos, so you can take a few snapshots with you to show to friends.

DNSe sound engine
Samsung's "DNSe" technology lets you dial in your ideal sonic experience with 10 preset EQ settings plus one custom 7-band EQ, along with 3D and Bass settings.

FM Tuner/Recorder with Presets
Enjoy quick access to the FM spectrum--the built-in FM tuner scans the entire FM range in less than 60 seconds and automatically places the available FM stations into presets. To eliminate stations with marginal reception, you can adjust the sensitivity to preset stations only with strong receptions. Want to save something for later? Use the FM Recorder and it's yours.

What's in the Box
Samsung S3 4 GB Slim Portable Media Player (Red), SMS installation CD, EP-380 earphones, USB cable.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 0.4 x 1.7 x 3.7 inches
Item Weight 7.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
ASIN B001B4SUIS
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Item model number YP-S3JAR
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3,613 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Players
Date first available at Amazon.com June 16, 2008

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I've had this player for a couple of months now and I love it. I was hesitant to buy it at first because I thought I would hate the touch controls but they're actually fun to use. I bought a Sansa e260 before this but returned it because there were too many technical problems and it was just a hassle to figure out. The Samsung S3 worked on the first try and is very easy to use.

It looks stylish, feels lightweight but durable, has great sound, and is fun and easy to use. You can also delete songs off of it without having to be connected to a PC. It is definitely a good deal for the price and I would buy another player like this one in the future.

I would have preferred tactile volume controls that work when the player is in the "hold" position rather than using the touch pad but I don't mess with the volume too much so it's not a big deal. The controls can be a bit too sensitive at times and there is a slight lag when scrolling through menus but its not enough to bother me. Some people might find it annoying though.

This is my first mp3 player so I definitely recommend it for first time buyers. If you've been through several or are used to iPod and know exactly what you love and hate in a music player, go to a store and try it out before buying. Accessories are limited but I found a nice armband/belt clip from DLO at BestBuy.
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The S3 itself is a lovely little device, playing a decent number of AV formats with a great sound and video quality. The screen is on the small side, but since I bought it primarily as an mp3 player, I don't mind that at all. The FM radio is great and easy to use, and i like the idea of datacasts (aka podcasts) a lot. It even came with a few games!

The problem is EmoDio. I cannot think of a time since I had Windows 95 as my OS that a program has crashed so many times. I've reinstalled it umpteen times, and tried every trick in the book, including installing an earlier version (Samsung Media Studio) and all I can say is that it makes me want to cry. I've literally spent hours trying to get media on the player using this program, and each time i click "sync" it quits on me. It got to a point where it quit everytime my S3 was plugged in.

That being said, you can just drag and drop music or sync it using WMP or Real player - but you miss out on a good amount of the functionality. I can't get playlists to work with anything other than EmoDio, and you can't sync datacasts in the same way. Moreover, since Samsung has some proprietary video format, you can't really use the video capability with anything else. Overall, Emodio has turned this from a cute and functional little player to a time-consuming waste of money. If Samsung reps are reading this, please please fix this horrible program so I can return to enjoying this otherwise great product.
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I got this Samsung S3 to replace one I dropped and cracked. They are identical models, the (seemingly) only difference being color. The reason I wanted it was for the FM Recorder, which I use regularly, and which are hard to come by.

The problem is, whenever I plug the new S3 into the speak unit and record, over time the FM signal begins to fade and become staticky. This is a problem I didn't have with the one I cracked.

The unit on a whole is fantastic. I bought the old S3 over 5 years ago and it still holds it's charge even though I used it on a daily basis. You can drag and drop mp3's at ease, no need for software. The player is small but the sound quality is terrific, and it's fairly user friendly, even with my sausage fingers. Some of the features are obsolete, but if you are looking for lower price, small mp3 player, and you don't care about an FM recorder, this is a good one.

If the recorder worked properly I'd give it 4 1/2 stars.
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Great MP3 player, I wish Samsung would not have discontinued this item. The one I bought works ok. Sometimes it locks up but i did by it used. Overall, I'm satisified with my Samsung S3 4 GB Slim Portable Media Player.
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This is an attractive, thin mp3 player that has great sound.

It is a crashing disappointment, however, because it requires the worst software I have ever encountered. Emodio is a failure as it executes, and has the least helpful screen guidance that I have ever worked with. Using hardware that meets or exceeds the requirements, it consistently freezes after transferring the first few seconds of the first song of an album. I've spent hours working with it, reviewed the manual several times, and now dread calling the "help line." My guess is that I'll just consider it $70 loss, and listen occasionally to the few albums I have on it. It does have a really nice sound.

Also, the touch screen controls are somewhat inaccurate for someone with average size fingers. Most of us will be challenged to consistently get the volume-up button pushed without accidentally hitting the return to previous screen arrow. Yeah, it's a lot cheaper than an IPOD, but way too expensive for what I got.

My advice: don't buy this item.
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