Samsung can become the next alternative to Apple regarding mp3 players if they keep on delivering good products like these. The design is always different and doesn’t try to emulate Apple basic design, as other brands have to try to catch up.
On the other hand, this can be probably one of the best Samsung mp3 you can ever get. Samsung YP-Q1 Diamond comes in great price of around $75-80, you can get one of 16 Gb in capacity, aside from the available models of 4GB and 8GB. Not bad at all, yet it has it downsides that can still be overlooked. The four way control touch pad is too sensitive but that happens to almost every device that has implemented that feature, and still you can get used to it with all of its particular intuitive tricks.
Samsung YP-Q1 Diamond mp3 player issues
Other things that may need to be revised are the earphones. A more elaborated quality wouldn’t hurt and could add to the overall experience that the product brings to the table. Thus, sound quality is what really suffers here, as it’s completely flat, without depth, and inferior to what Creative Labs, Sony, and Apple usually offer, which is a lazy shame, given that the impressive design could set you up for something better. You can still buy sound isolating earphones if you want to make up for it.
The formats it supports are MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG and WMA, which I don’t have any complaint about. But supporting AAC and WAV files would have made it better, I guess. The video encoding works and looks great in the 61mm, 2.4 inch QVGA that glows blue. Samsung never fails in this
You can see Windows Media Player videos extremely well for the price you’re paying, at a resolution of 320×240 pixels and a bit rate of 768 Kbps. So, it shouldn’t be a problem to see converted videos and the like, because this is the only format it supports.
Samsung YP-Q1 Diamond mp3 player features
As for the interface per se, it’s coated with the signature Samsung black gloss, a solid chassis that seemingly makes it resistant to falls. The only problem: it can get dirty easily because of the fingerprints, so make sure you use a protective case or glove. You have a lock switch on the right side and an incorporated little microphone for voice recording on the back, that can record at 128 Kbps with a bit of distorted quality, as long as it’s a minimal of 3 seconds of duration.
The FM radio can record live and internal data and export them as well as stereo 128Kbps MP3 files. Overall, it’s an easy-to-use MP3 player. Lightweight and relatively small, the ultimately sharp and crisp screen is the main feature, actually. It could be arguably as easy to use as an iPod Touch.