Today, Samsung is one of the world's leaders in the field of electronics. Founded in 1938, they have built quite a reputation and earned the trust of its followers, especially in the realms of mobile phones, displays, audio players and house hold appliances. We have taken a look at quite a number of Samsung products in the past, including a whole slew of MP3 players, and today we are going to take a look at another, Samsung's new P3.
A little over a year ago, I reviewed the Samsung P2; Samsung's entry into the touch screen media player market. It was a great product, with intuitive interface and jam packed with features such as video playback, Bluetooth, and mobile phone support. Samsung also followed up on user-feedback by providing firmware updates that fixed bugs and added new features. This attention to customers has given Samsung electronics a very good image. The P2 still had its disadvantages due to its touch screen being buggy and erratic when going through large temperature changes or being used with sweaty fingers. Also, the P2 did not have the level of customization that the iPod Touch had.
The Samsung P3 is released in direct competition with the Cowon S9, another Korean designed media player that uses a touch screen interface. Will the P3 be able to effectively build upon the P2 and shine on the market? Read on to find out!
Note: This review is based on the 1.28 US (Touch 6.C) firmware, released on 16 March 2009.