Samsung K5 4GB MP3 Player w/Built-In Speakers
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In the world of MP3 players, there isn't a whole lot that hasn't been done, and these days every new MP3 player on the market really doesn't have any new "never-been-done" features, most are just the same features in a different package, well Samsung has release a new model in their MP3 player lineup that looks to change this.
Today I'm going to take a look at Samsung's K5 MP3 player that includes a built-in speaker, yup you read that right, this portable music player has a built in speaker. Let's not waste any more time, lets get right into the review...
What's in the Box:
- Samsung K5 4GB MP3 Player
- Bass-Enhanced Headphones
- Samsung USB Cable
- Quick Start Guide, CD with User Guide & Additional Flyer Inserts
Nothing too out of the ordinary for accessories, its also got your standard package of software that comes with all Samsung MP3 players.
As soon as I opened up the K5 package I was almost confused, honestly I was expecting since the K5 featured built-in speakers that it would be in a decent size package because if its got speakers its going to be a big MP3 player.... Well, I was wrong, it actually came in the same sized box that the Samsung T9 (which we reviewed here), actually its pretty much exactly the same box, so at first glance I thought they'd sent me the wrong player, but after pulling the K5 out of the box I was quite impressed at its small size (remember, I was expecting something quite a bit bigger), sure its not as small as some other MP3 players, but for one that has built-in speakers, its impressively small.
Back of K5 (Speaker Open)
Side of K5 (Speaker Open)
Closeup of OLED Screen
K5 Sliding Open
Headphone and USB Connections
As I'm sure you can tell from the pictures this is a pretty nice looking unit, the OLED screen has a very nice picture and the glossy front with no physical buttons (touch buttons) makes it a pretty cool looking unit.
Only problem that the K5 has is that its glossy front becomes a huge fingerprint magnet, your not going to want to try and use this while eating a nice greasy pail of KFC, otherswise you'll be wiping smudges off for a week...
I also wanted to show the size of the K5 compared to other MP3 players, so I took a couple pictures with it and the Sansa e270 we reviewed a while back (Reviewed Here)
As you can see its a bit bigger than the Sansa e270, but not by much, especially for a unit that has built-in speakers.
Samsung K5 Specifications:
|Memory Type||Flash Memory|
|Display||1.82" TFT LCD|
|Battery||Rechargeable Battery (Li-Poly)|
|Playback Time||30 Hours Earphones / 6 Hours Speaker|
|Compatible File Format||MP3||Yes|
|Sound Mode||Auto EQ by Genre||5 Preset EQ Settings|
|Functions||Music Management System||ID3 Tag|
|Folder Play||Shuffle, Repeat, Normal|
|Play list||On PC (SMS or WMP)|
|File Navigation||List By: Artist, Album, Genres, Playlist, Titile|
|Clock||Clock Display/Sleep Timer Function|
|Alarm||User configurable Alarm|
|Display||JPEG Photo Slideshow|
|Software||Samsung Media Studio||Yes|
|Supporting Operating System||WindowsXP|
|DC In||USB Port|
|Product Dimension (mm, WxHxD)||42.2 x 89.8 x 11.4|