Samsung YP-T10 MP3 player review

So much has already been said about the player that replaces the popular Indigo that, it would seem, there is nothing to add. We wrote about T10 both in the report from the IFA exhibition and in the “first acquaintance”. One of the episodes of my podcast column is dedicated to this model. As a result, it seems that everything has already been said about the player, and to write a full review of it, to be honest, it feels rather strange, it feels like it is busy with work already done. Nevertheless, you cannot ignore the model, which is why you are reading this material now.

In the new player, apparently, they tried to fit the maximum experience in the personal audio market, making it in accordance with all modern trends and user expectations. It is quite possible that this is by no means a win-win option: Samsung moved away from the unusual and catchy shape of the original Indigo (T9) for the sake of either market conditions (it remains to be seen what is better now - the Nano form factor or new forms), or based on technical necessity. If the first one is Mobile Phones & Tablets in Tanzania then the solution does not look sensible: simultaneously with T10 the third-generation iPod Nano comes out, shedding the form factor it created. The merits of Apple in the field of marketing are undeniable, and it is unlikely that the company's specialists receive multi-valued sums in their accounts in vain: the form factor has already “shone its own”. The market is flooded with similar players, including from Samsung, whose K3 X-Metal is selling quite well in Russia and around the world.

Technical limitations also seem to be something from the realm of the incredible: Samsung has always found solutions in the style of "maximum functions in a minimum of body", only Ultra phones are worth it. With comparable functionality, the same A800/810 series from Sony is much more compact.

But in terms of "stuffing", the new Indigo quite expectedly became the most functional player of the company: a two-inch QVGA display, up to 8 GB of memory, Bluetooth support, photo, video and text viewing. Well, a traditional voice recorder and an FM tuner, of course.

Again, Korean designers tried to smooth out the impression of the angular rectangular case by applying a couple of interesting solutions. In a word, there is something to talk about.

Body and design

The materials here are traditional: metal and plastic. There are many colors, but in Russia, apparently, the most popular color will be radically black, like hair dye from Malaya Arnautskaya. A couple of full-fledged articles can be written about the dislike of our compatriots for bright colors, and psychologists and various “brain scientists” can talk about this topic for hours.

The Samsung-style front panel is glossy and made of polished plastic that looks great on the store shelf. Unfortunately, it is, quite logically, quickly smeared and covered with prints: beauty requires sacrifice. For those who care about keeping their player looking its best, I can recommend the old-fashioned way: wear clothes made from natural materials and periodically wipe the player elegantly with the cuffs of your shirt.

The back panel of the T10 is made of metal, while the designers of the model abandoned the good, but already obsolete idea of ​​leaving the metal "as is", having previously polished it. Therefore, the T10 has the same black back panel as the front. This is true for the sample that fell into our caring hands, for models of a different color, for sure, the rear will be painted differently.

The layout of the player does not deviate one iota from the established standards: there are about a dozen conservatives for one experimental buyer. So the player is welded according to the classic recipe: on the front panel there is a vertical display, under it there are touch control pads. The back is empty, there are only mean lines of information about the device. True, if you look closely, you can see a tiny “reset” hole.

The top edge and left sidebar are left blank. But the bottom end is almost overloaded: a universal connector, a headphone jack and a microphone fit here.

It makes no sense to describe the quality of workmanship - all the details, which is quite expected, fit exactly, there is no talk of any creaking or backlash.

But if we talk about the design and appearance of the player, then with minor adjustments, we can cite pieces from the reviews of K3 and S5: recently, Samsung has been tailoring solid costumes for their players, leaving colorful Asian kimonos at the mercy of Chinese "low-budget cowboys" . The players have a minimum of eye-catching elements, the design is unified with other models and is universal: the same model can be safely taken out of the pocket of trousers and beach shorts. And in fact, and in another case, the effect, in principle, will be the same. This is an easy and obvious way, the way of mass sales. Bright, catchy devices are able to quickly declare themselves, attract attention, but they will not be bought much. That's why engineers are working on a sleek and simple design. The problem here is that it is largely impersonal, in the pursuit of universality it is easy to lose your own style. Of course, this cannot be said about the S5, but the trend is obvious. Still, it's a pity for the unusual shape of the predecessor, to be sure.

Management

Perfected in the K3 (X-Metal), K5 (Dynamix) and the second generation of Dynamix, the S5, the control scheme has been extended to the T10, aka the new Indigo. The control of the player, as you might guess, is touch-sensitive, built according to a long-familiar scheme.

There are seven touch pads below the display. Five is a touch-sensitive implementation of the classic five-way key and is used to navigate through various menus and lists, adjust the volume, confirm selections and other functions. Two more are needed to call the context menu and return to the previous level.

The sensitivity of the pads is average, you need to get used to them. The number of errors is inversely proportional to the time spent manipulating the player. There are no difficulties in mastering the control, it is intuitive.

There is another control on the side panel, a double sliding switch. In my opinion, Creative was the first to exploit such an idea, but now such solutions are becoming more common. In one direction, the switch can be moved and fixed, so the control is blocked, and from the opposite position it returns - this is already turning the power on and off. Everything is simple and clear, no other is needed here.

Display and Menu

Among the top players, literally over the past few months, an unspoken standard has been established: a display of 320x240 pixels and not less than two inches, otherwise they will not understand. This received and T10. The picture is excellent, I did not expect another from Samsung. Not because I love the company's products so much or promised to “praise” the player, but simply because the display manufacturer cannot and should not put bad screens in their own products. With brightness and contrast, everything is in order, the menu with the same dog Sammy looks especially vivid due to the overall colorfulness. The black-and-luminescent option looks classy, ​​but doesn't give you an idea of ​​how good the display is.

Sammy is "the one" because our pages and podcasts have mentioned this cartoon dog more than once or twice. In short, the T10 has two menu options to choose from. The first is Sammy's version. Sammy is a hand-drawn cartoon dog invented by Samsung, she has no prototype from real cartoons. The menu in this version is animated, the “backdrop” changes from section to section, and Sammy runs between them, takes all sorts of funny poses and generally enlivens the menu. At first, I must admit, I wondered who needed it - the player is still quite "adult", and Sammy will surely really like small children. But then, as they say, I "tasted" these cartoons. Still, in each of us, who has grown up and grown rough, somewhere in the depths of the soul there remains a child, so Sammy has his own “fun”. Switching the menu to the "adult" black option, I endured ten minutes and returned Sammy. In addition, there are a lot of small details on the backs with a dog, this is probably a deliberate move, because the quality of the image and details on the display immediately catches the eye, attracts attention.

The composition of the menu has been significantly expanded due to new functions. Some of them, usually placed in the first rows, even had to be “pushed” into a separate section.

New line-up: Music, Videos, Pictures, FM Radio, Datacasts, Prime Pack, File Browser, Bluetooth, Settings.

Music. Listening to music. You can sort the contents of the memory by artist name, album or song title, genre. Playlists are also called from here. Adding tracks to playlists is done from the context menu.

Videos. Video viewing. When you select an item, a list of video files available for viewing is displayed. If a file is stored in memory, but the player cannot play it, it is not displayed in the list.

Pictures. View photo. Eight thumbnails are displayed.

FM Radio. Listening to FM radio programs.

Datacasts. "Samsung" version of podcasts. Uploaded via Samsung Media Studio.

Prime Pack. Important items have been collected here, which did not find a place in the main menu. The section includes a text viewer and voice recording.

The T10 menu is organized in a simple and logical manner, almost exactly the same as the S5 menu. The appearance of the menu of the new player very well exploits the cartoon theme, this became possible only when decent displays appeared, it is unlikely that Sammy would look more or less decent at a resolution of 160x128.

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Power and PC connection

With power, the T10 is predictable and very good in terms of performance. The battery is built-in and non-removable, you do not need this in the players. Type - lithium-polymer, apparently. Data is still scarce, so one has to be content with guesswork. Well, opening the only sample in the representative office is somehow indecent. Charging is done via the bus, there is no AC adapter included. Network adapters have already been released for the new players, so you will have to buy them as an accessory if anyone needs it.

The running time is 30-odd hours, which I think is very good. You can watch the video for four hours. Due to the fact that the player is really alone so far, a couple of times I had to take it to the representative office and take it back. There was no chance to completely discharge the battery on music, however, judging by the drawn battery, the numbers are quite real. Well, the video player really plays for about four hours and, in my opinion, even for half an hour more - I did not stand over it with a stopwatch. True, the corporate video of Charlie's Angels was spinning, but it was very beautiful, he didn’t even change it for another. Well, how is it some tricky coding to make it look better and play longer?

Connection to a computer is quite simple, supported by UMS. There is an option that models officially shipped to Russia will immediately support UMS and MTP. Well, "Western" versions and samples support only MTP. However, this is not very scary, the player icon appears in My Computer, and you can copy files with the usual drag & drop. Moreover, it is even possible to copy files not supported by the player for the purpose of transportation. Unlike the same S5, the copy speed of the T10 is significantly higher, five megabytes per second.

Video, photo, other features

The user experience of watching videos on the T10 is very pleasant, it is generally the same as that of the Sony A800. The video is really already quite possible to watch, although, of course, more clips than full-fledged films. The video looks very tasty, you should pay tribute to the display for this. There is no support for conventional formats, all videos will have to be recoded. But they will look optimal on the player, it is already worth a lot. Particularly pleasing is that the movement is very smooth, the frame rate is consistent, apparently. Recoding takes a little time, however, depending on the “heaviness” of the file and the power of the computer, so there is no point in presenting the data.

Viewing photos is done to the conscience, there is everything you need. Nine thumbnails are displayed on the display, it is quite possible to consider something on them. There is no increase, but there is an opportunity to rotate the photo, it often comes in handy, but for some reason it is rare. Photos can also be run as a slideshow or put on screen saver. It is worth noting that uploading large photos takes a few seconds, this is normal. But the photos look gorgeous, again, thanks to the display.

The player has no frills with an FM tuner, but there is a recording from the radio. The player has a memory of 25 stations, which is not enough for the entire Moscow band. However, it will be enough for all your favorite stations.

The T10 is fine with text viewing: the device understands Unicode and easily opens files up to a megabyte in size. You can choose the background color and font size, it's really quite "professional", although these functions are becoming increasingly common in models of the middle segment, this should be noted and remembered by the kind words of the developers.

It is strange that the more advanced T10 loses to the S5 in terms of recording flexibility - there is only one level of quality. Although it is quite possible that this is a feature of the pre-sale sample with firmware version 0.55.

An interesting story develops with Bluetooth. The player has Bluetooth 2.0, which, in theory, means a quick file exchange, usually three times faster. But so far FTP support (file exchange) is not implemented in software, so the player only outputs sound to headphones. It's good that AVRCP is supported, this is a playback control profile from a headset or headphones. At one time, the original Indigo was attacked by users who wanted to share files, for this it was necessary to update the firmware, and the Internet is far from being everywhere where there are players. But I think that the updated Indigo will go on sale with support for file sharing, sorry, I haven't been able to test it yet.

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There is one more oddity in the player's support for Bluetooth, though of a beneficial nature - it is presented as a separate feature that deserves interest. This is the ability to broadcast a signal to two compatible headphones at once or to headphones and a stereo system. I have already covered this topic in a podcast, but I will briefly duplicate my thoughts here. I don't see much point in the function. It can also be assumed, of course, that there are couples who, instead of indulging in highly spiritual romantic communication or carnal pleasures, will listen to music together on a walk or at home. But why broadcast music that plays in the headphones to the audio system, and vice versa, I just don’t know.

It's tempting to write "the sound is good" and move on to the conclusions. No, you have to describe what he is, and even invent epithets. At the same time, everyone hears different things, and all the same, it is impossible to protect yourself from the fact that someone likes the sound, but someone does not. But enough grumbling, it's time to get down to business. The sound of the T10 is expectedly smooth, the latest Samsung players boast a very smooth frequency response and pleasant sound. It remains to choose the headphones to taste, and you can listen to anything. The best fit for the T10 is plug-in, of the middle price range, without frills like a balanced anchor. The player does not have enough strength to pump monitor headphones, it is “sharpened” for the most common ones: plug-in all types and light overhead.

General results

Frequency flatness (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB: +0.12, -0.42Good
Noise level, dB(A): -86.1Good
Dynamic range, dB(A): 86.1Good
Harmonic distortion, %: 0.0042Very good
Intermodulation distortion + noise, %: 0.022Good
Channel Crosstalk, dB: -87.4Excellent
Intermodulation at 10 kHz, %: 0.042Good

Overall rating: Good

Frequency response

Noise level

T10 bundled headphones are typical, the same ones come with some other models. There is nothing special to say about them, for a regular model they sound and look pretty decent. But, of course, they do not reveal the full potential of the player, for sure after some time you will want to change them to more advanced ones.

Conclusions and impressions

By the end of testing and the material, I did not stop regretting the lost shape of the previous model, but I got more sympathy for the T10 case. It lies wonderfully in the hand, tactile sensations from metal and plastic are pleasant. Still, some cunning experts probably calculate and then embody such things. The fact is that, despite the prints, the player is very pleasant to just pick up, turn, poke your finger on the touch pads. The case is very thin, only 8 millimeters, but it does not seem fragile, brittle. In addition, the weight coincides very well with the external impression, the player is not weightless, but by no means heavy. Again, I refuse to criticize Sammy, he looks very advantageous with his antics and jumps against the background of the usual boring menus. It is quite possible that Samsung is now taking the first steps towards new types of interfaces for portable devices. Manufacturers go out of their way to associate their model with fun, relaxation, joy, but they don’t think of such a simple thing as making a convenient and at the same time cool, bright menu.

The continuation turned out to be very worthy, the T10 easily “taxis” the same K3, first of all, of course, with the display. Perhaps I can add the player to the list of my personal favorites, along with Cowon D2 and Sony A800. It will be very interesting to "push foreheads" T10 and the new Nano, I hope it will be possible to write a comparison.

The player can almost without any doubt predict success in the Russian market, you can pass for a far-sighted expert. Towards the end, I will once again highlight what I liked - a good case, very “touching”, and a display. Everything else is on the level. No special shortcomings were noticed, mostly mere trifles like a proprietary connector instead of miniUSB. In summary, T10 can be written: a solid player "for everyone" with an excellent display, a potential bestseller.

Samsung YP-T10 MP3 player review

So much has already been said about the player that replaces the popular Indigo that, it would seem, there is nothing to add. We wrote about T10 both in the report from the IFA exhibition and in the “first acquaintance”. One of the episodes of my podcast column is dedicated to this model. As a result, it seems that everything has already been said about the player, and to write a full review of it, to be honest, it feels rather strange, it feels like it is busy with work already done. Nevertheless, you cannot ignore the model, which is why you are reading this material now.

In the new player, apparently, they tried to fit the maximum experience in the personal audio market, making it in accordance with all modern trends and user expectations. It is quite possible that this is by no means a win-win option: Samsung moved away from the unusual and catchy shape of the original Indigo (T9) for the sake of either market conditions (it remains to be seen what is better now - the Nano form factor or new forms), or based on technical necessity. If the first one is Mobile Phones & Tablets in Tanzania then the solution does not look sensible: simultaneously with T10 the third-generation iPod Nano comes out, shedding the form factor it created. The merits of Apple in the field of marketing are undeniable, and it is unlikely that the company's specialists receive multi-valued sums in their accounts in vain: the form factor has already “shone its own”. The market is flooded with similar players, including from Samsung, whose K3 X-Metal is selling quite well in Russia and around the world.

Technical limitations also seem to be something from the realm of the incredible: Samsung has always found solutions in the style of "maximum functions in a minimum of body", only Ultra phones are worth it. With comparable functionality, the same A800/810 series from Sony is much more compact.

But in terms of "stuffing", the new Indigo quite expectedly became the most functional player of the company: a two-inch QVGA display, up to 8 GB of memory, Bluetooth support, photo, video and text viewing. Well, a traditional voice recorder and an FM tuner, of course.

Again, Korean designers tried to smooth out the impression of the angular rectangular case by applying a couple of interesting solutions. In a word, there is something to talk about.

Body and design

The materials here are traditional: metal and plastic. There are many colors, but in Russia, apparently, the most popular color will be radically black, like hair dye from Malaya Arnautskaya. A couple of full-fledged articles can be written about the dislike of our compatriots for bright colors, and psychologists and various “brain scientists” can talk about this topic for hours.

The Samsung-style front panel is glossy and made of polished plastic that looks great on the store shelf. Unfortunately, it is, quite logically, quickly smeared and covered with prints: beauty requires sacrifice. For those who care about keeping their player looking its best, I can recommend the old-fashioned way: wear clothes made from natural materials and periodically wipe the player elegantly with the cuffs of your shirt.

The back panel of the T10 is made of metal, while the designers of the model abandoned the good, but already obsolete idea of ​​leaving the metal "as is", having previously polished it. Therefore, the T10 has the same black back panel as the front. This is true for the sample that fell into our caring hands, for models of a different color, for sure, the rear will be painted differently.

The layout of the player does not deviate one iota from the established standards: there are about a dozen conservatives for one experimental buyer. So the player is welded according to the classic recipe: on the front panel there is a vertical display, under it there are touch control pads. The back is empty, there are only mean lines of information about the device. True, if you look closely, you can see a tiny “reset” hole.

The top edge and left sidebar are left blank. But the bottom end is almost overloaded: a universal connector, a headphone jack and a microphone fit here.

It makes no sense to describe the quality of workmanship - all the details, which is quite expected, fit exactly, there is no talk of any creaking or backlash.

But if we talk about the design and appearance of the player, then with minor adjustments, we can cite pieces from the reviews of K3 and S5: recently, Samsung has been tailoring solid costumes for their players, leaving colorful Asian kimonos at the mercy of Chinese "low-budget cowboys" . The players have a minimum of eye-catching elements, the design is unified with other models and is universal: the same model can be safely taken out of the pocket of trousers and beach shorts. And in fact, and in another case, the effect, in principle, will be the same. This is an easy and obvious way, the way of mass sales. Bright, catchy devices are able to quickly declare themselves, attract attention, but they will not be bought much. That's why engineers are working on a sleek and simple design. The problem here is that it is largely impersonal, in the pursuit of universality it is easy to lose your own style. Of course, this cannot be said about the S5, but the trend is obvious. Still, it's a pity for the unusual shape of the predecessor, to be sure.

Management

Perfected in the K3 (X-Metal), K5 (Dynamix) and the second generation of Dynamix, the S5, the control scheme has been extended to the T10, aka the new Indigo. The control of the player, as you might guess, is touch-sensitive, built according to a long-familiar scheme.

There are seven touch pads below the display. Five is a touch-sensitive implementation of the classic five-way key and is used to navigate through various menus and lists, adjust the volume, confirm selections and other functions. Two more are needed to call the context menu and return to the previous level.

The sensitivity of the pads is average, you need to get used to them. The number of errors is inversely proportional to the time spent manipulating the player. There are no difficulties in mastering the control, it is intuitive.

There is another control on the side panel, a double sliding switch. In my opinion, Creative was the first to exploit such an idea, but now such solutions are becoming more common. In one direction, the switch can be moved and fixed, so the control is blocked, and from the opposite position it returns - this is already turning the power on and off. Everything is simple and clear, no other is needed here.

Display and Menu

Among the top players, literally over the past few months, an unspoken standard has been established: a display of 320x240 pixels and not less than two inches, otherwise they will not understand. This received and T10. The picture is excellent, I did not expect another from Samsung. Not because I love the company's products so much or promised to “praise” the player, but simply because the display manufacturer cannot and should not put bad screens in their own products. With brightness and contrast, everything is in order, the menu with the same dog Sammy looks especially vivid due to the overall colorfulness. The black-and-luminescent option looks classy, ​​but doesn't give you an idea of ​​how good the display is.

Sammy is "the one" because our pages and podcasts have mentioned this cartoon dog more than once or twice. In short, the T10 has two menu options to choose from. The first is Sammy's version. Sammy is a hand-drawn cartoon dog invented by Samsung, she has no prototype from real cartoons. The menu in this version is animated, the “backdrop” changes from section to section, and Sammy runs between them, takes all sorts of funny poses and generally enlivens the menu. At first, I must admit, I wondered who needed it - the player is still quite "adult", and Sammy will surely really like small children. But then, as they say, I "tasted" these cartoons. Still, in each of us, who has grown up and grown rough, somewhere in the depths of the soul there remains a child, so Sammy has his own “fun”. Switching the menu to the "adult" black option, I endured ten minutes and returned Sammy. In addition, there are a lot of small details on the backs with a dog, this is probably a deliberate move, because the quality of the image and details on the display immediately catches the eye, attracts attention.

The composition of the menu has been significantly expanded due to new functions. Some of them, usually placed in the first rows, even had to be “pushed” into a separate section.

New line-up: Music, Videos, Pictures, FM Radio, Datacasts, Prime Pack, File Browser, Bluetooth, Settings.

Music. Listening to music. You can sort the contents of the memory by artist name, album or song title, genre. Playlists are also called from here. Adding tracks to playlists is done from the context menu.

Videos. Video viewing. When you select an item, a list of video files available for viewing is displayed. If a file is stored in memory, but the player cannot play it, it is not displayed in the list.

Pictures. View photo. Eight thumbnails are displayed.

FM Radio. Listening to FM radio programs.

Datacasts. "Samsung" version of podcasts. Uploaded via Samsung Media Studio.

Prime Pack. Important items have been collected here, which did not find a place in the main menu. The section includes a text viewer and voice recording.

File Browser. View the contents of the memory. Supports creating folders and deleting files.

Bluetooth. Everything related to Bluetooth. Activation, search for devices, operating modes.

Settings. Settings, device information.

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In addition to the main menu, there are also context menus. They contain functions specific to each of the operating modes, or “shortcuts” for calling main menu items, such as an equalizer.

The T10 menu is organized in a simple and logical manner, almost exactly the same as the S5 menu. The appearance of the menu of the new player very well exploits the cartoon theme, this became possible only when decent displays appeared, it is unlikely that Sammy would look more or less decent at a resolution of 160x128.

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Power and PC connection

With power, the T10 is predictable and very good in terms of performance. The battery is built-in and non-removable, you do not need this in the players. Type - lithium-polymer, apparently. Data is still scarce, so one has to be content with guesswork. Well, opening the only sample in the representative office is somehow indecent. Charging is done via the bus, there is no AC adapter included. Network adapters have already been released for the new players, so you will have to buy them as an accessory if anyone needs it.

The running time is 30-odd hours, which I think is very good. You can watch the video for four hours. Due to the fact that the player is really alone so far, I had to take it to the representative office a couple of times and take it back. There was no chance to completely discharge the battery on music, however, judging by the drawn battery, the numbers are quite real. Well, the video player really plays for about four hours and, in my opinion, even for half an hour more - I did not stand over it with a stopwatch. True, the corporate video of Charlie's Angels was spinning, but it was very beautiful, he didn’t even change it for another. Well, how is it some tricky coding to make it look better and play longer?

Connecting to a computer is quite simple, supported by UMS. There is an option that models officially shipped to Russia will immediately support UMS and MTP. Well, "Western" versions and samples support only MTP. However, this is not very scary, the player icon appears in My Computer, and you can copy files with the usual drag & drop. Moreover, it is even possible to copy files not supported by the player for the purpose of transportation. Unlike the same S5, the copy speed of the T10 is significantly higher, five megabytes per second.

Video, photo, other features

The user experience of watching videos on the T10 is very pleasant, it is generally the same as that of the Sony A800. The video is really already quite possible to watch, although, of course, more clips than full-fledged films. The video looks very tasty, for which you should pay tribute to the display. There is no support for conventional formats, all videos will have to be recoded. But they will look optimal on the player, it is already worth a lot. Particularly pleasing is that the movement is very smooth, the frame rate is consistent, apparently. Recoding takes a little time, however, depending on the “heaviness” of the file and the power of the computer, so there is no point in presenting the data.

Viewing photos is done to the conscience, there is everything you need. Nine thumbnails are displayed on the display, it is quite possible to consider something on them. There is no increase, but there is an opportunity to rotate the photo, it often comes in handy, but for some reason it is rare. Photos can also be run as a slideshow or put on screen saver. It is worth noting that uploading large photos takes a few seconds, this is normal. But the photos look gorgeous, again, thanks to the display.

The player has no frills with an FM tuner, but there is a recording from the radio. The player has a memory of 25 stations, which is not enough for the entire Moscow band. However, it will be enough for all your favorite stations.

The T10 is fine with text viewing: the device understands Unicode and easily opens files up to a megabyte in size. You can choose the background color and font size, it's really quite "professional", although these functions are becoming increasingly common in models of the middle segment, this should be noted and remembered by the kind words of the developers.

It is strange that the more advanced T10 loses to the S5 in terms of recording flexibility - there is only one level of quality. Although it is quite possible that this is a feature of the pre-sale sample with firmware version 0.55.

An interesting story develops with Bluetooth. The player has Bluetooth 2.0, which, in theory, means a quick file exchange, usually three times faster. But so far FTP support (file exchange) is not implemented in software, so the player only outputs sound to headphones. It's good that AVRCP is supported, this is a playback control profile from a headset or headphones. At one time, the original Indigo was attacked by users who wanted to share files, for this it was necessary to update the firmware, and the Internet is far from being everywhere where there are players. But I think that the updated Indigo will go on sale with support for file sharing, sorry, I haven't been able to test it yet.

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There is one more oddity in the player's support for Bluetooth, though of a beneficial nature - it is presented as a separate feature that deserves interest. This is the ability to broadcast a signal to two compatible headphones at once or to headphones and a stereo system. I have already covered this topic in a podcast, but I will briefly duplicate my thoughts here. I don't see much point in the function. It can also be assumed, of course, that there are couples who, instead of indulging in highly spiritual romantic communication or carnal pleasures, will listen to music together on a walk or at home. But why broadcast music that plays in the headphones to the audio system, and vice versa, I just don’t know.

It's tempting to write "the sound is good" and move on to the conclusions. No, you have to describe what he is, and even invent epithets. At the same time, everyone hears different things, and all the same, it is impossible to protect yourself from the fact that someone likes the sound, but someone does not. But enough grumbling, it's time to get down to business. The sound of the T10 is expectedly smooth, the latest Samsung players boast a very smooth frequency response and pleasant sound. It remains to choose the headphones to taste, and you can listen to anything. The best fit for the T10 is plug-in, of the middle price range, without frills like a balanced anchor. The player does not have enough strength to pump monitor headphones, it is “sharpened” for the most common ones: plug-in all types and light overhead.

General results

Frequency flatness (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB: +0.12, -0.42Good
Noise level, dB(A): -86.1Good
Dynamic range, dB(A): 86.1Good
Harmonic distortion, %: 0.0042Very good
Intermodulation distortion + noise, %: 0.022Good
Channel Crosstalk, dB: -87.4Excellent
Intermodulation at 10 kHz, %: 0.042Good

Overall rating: Good

Frequency response

Noise level

T10 bundled headphones are typical, the same ones come with some other models. There is nothing special to say about them, for a regular model they sound and look pretty decent. But, of course, they do not reveal the full potential of the player, for sure after some time you will want to change them to more advanced ones.

Conclusions and impressions

By the end of testing and the material, I did not stop regretting the lost shape of the previous model, but I got more sympathy for the T10 case. It lies wonderfully in the hand, tactile sensations from metal and plastic are pleasant. Still, some cunning experts probably calculate and then embody such things. The fact is that, despite the prints, the player is very pleasant to just pick up, turn, poke your finger on the touch pads. The case is very thin, only 8 millimeters, but it does not seem fragile, brittle. In addition, the weight coincides very well with the external impression, the player is not weightless, but by no means heavy. Again, I refuse to criticize Sammy, he looks very advantageous with his antics and jumps against the background of the usual boring menus. It is quite possible that Samsung is now taking the first steps towards new types of interfaces for portable devices. Manufacturers go out of their way to associate their model with fun, relaxation, joy, but they don’t think of such a simple thing as making a convenient and at the same time cool, bright menu.

The continuation turned out to be very worthy, the T10 easily “taxis” the same K3, first of all, of course, with the display. Perhaps I can add the player to the list of my personal favorites, along with Cowon D2 and Sony A800. It will be very interesting to "push foreheads" T10 and the new Nano, I hope it will be possible to write a comparison.

The player can almost without any doubt predict success in the Russian market, you can pass for a far-sighted expert. Towards the end, I will once again highlight what I liked - a good case, very “touching”, and a display. Everything else is on the level. No special shortcomings were noticed, mostly mere trifles like a proprietary connector instead of miniUSB. In summary, T10 can be written: a solid player "for everyone" with an excellent display, a potential bestseller.

Samsung YP-T10 MP3 player review

So much has already been said about the player that replaces the popular Indigo that, it would seem, there is nothing to add. We wrote about T10 both in the report from the IFA exhibition and in the “first acquaintance”. One of the episodes of my podcast column is dedicated to this model. As a result, it seems that everything has already been said about the player, and to write a full review of it, to be honest, it feels rather strange, it feels like it is busy with work already done. Nevertheless, you cannot ignore the model, which is why you are reading this material now.

In the new player, apparently, they tried to fit the maximum experience in the personal audio market, making it in accordance with all modern trends and user expectations. It is quite possible that this is by no means a win-win option: Samsung moved away from the unusual and catchy shape of the original Indigo (T9) for the sake of either market conditions (it remains to be seen what is better now - the Nano form factor or new forms), or based on technical necessity. If the first one is Mobile Phones & Tablets in Tanzania then the solution does not look sensible: simultaneously with T10 the third-generation iPod Nano comes out, shedding the form factor it created. The merits of Apple in the field of marketing are undeniable, and it is unlikely that the company's specialists receive multi-valued sums in their accounts in vain: the form factor has already “shone its own”. The market is flooded with similar players, including from Samsung, whose K3 X-Metal is selling quite well in Russia and around the world.

Technical limitations also seem to be something from the realm of the incredible: Samsung has always found solutions in the style of "maximum functions in a minimum of body", only Ultra phones are worth it. With comparable functionality, the same A800/810 series from Sony is much more compact.

But in terms of "stuffing", the new Indigo quite expectedly became the most functional player of the company: a two-inch QVGA display, up to 8 GB of memory, Bluetooth support, photo, video and text viewing. Well, a traditional voice recorder and an FM tuner, of course.

Again, Korean designers tried to smooth out the impression of the angular rectangular case by applying a couple of interesting solutions. In a word, there is something to talk about.

Body and design

The materials here are traditional: metal and plastic. There are many colors, but in Russia, apparently, the most popular color will be radically black, like hair dye from Malaya Arnautskaya. A couple of full-fledged articles can be written about the dislike of our compatriots for bright colors, and psychologists and various “brain scientists” can talk about this topic for hours.

The Samsung-style front panel is glossy and made of polished plastic that looks great on the store shelf. Unfortunately, it is, quite logically, quickly smeared and covered with prints: beauty requires sacrifice. For those who care about keeping their player looking its best, I can recommend the old-fashioned way: wear clothes made from natural materials and periodically wipe the player elegantly with the cuffs of your shirt.

The back panel of the T10 is made of metal, while the designers of the model abandoned the good, but already obsolete idea of ​​leaving the metal "as is", having previously polished it. Therefore, the T10 has the same black back panel as the front. This is true for the sample that fell into our caring hands, for models of a different color, for sure, the rear will be painted differently.

The layout of the player does not deviate one iota from the established standards: there are about a dozen conservatives for one buyer-experimenter. So the player is welded according to the classic recipe: on the front panel there is a vertical display, under it there are touch control pads. The back is empty, there are only mean lines of information about the device. True, if you look closely, you can see a tiny “reset” hole.

The top edge and left sidebar are left blank. But the bottom end is almost overloaded: a universal connector, a headphone jack and a microphone fit here.

It makes no sense to describe the quality of workmanship - all the details, which is quite expected, fit exactly, there is no talk of any creaking or backlash.

But if we talk about the design and appearance of the player, then with minor adjustments, we can cite pieces from the reviews of K3 and S5: recently, Samsung has been tailoring solid costumes for their players, leaving colorful Asian kimonos at the mercy of Chinese "low-budget cowboys" . The players have a minimum of eye-catching elements, the design is unified with other models and is universal: the same model can be safely taken out of the pocket of trousers and beach shorts. And in fact, and in another case, the effect, in principle, will be the same. This is an easy and obvious way, the way of mass sales. Bright, catchy devices are able to quickly declare themselves, attract attention, but they will not be bought much. That's why engineers are working on a sleek and simple design. The problem here is that it is largely impersonal, in the pursuit of universality it is easy to lose your own style. Of course, this cannot be said about the S5, but the trend is obvious. Still, it's a pity for the unusual shape of the predecessor, to be sure.

Management

Perfected in the K3 (X-Metal), K5 (Dynamix) and the second generation of Dynamix, the S5, the control scheme has been extended to the T10, aka the new Indigo. The control of the player, as you might guess, is touch-sensitive, built according to a long-familiar scheme.

There are seven touch pads below the display. Five is a touch-sensitive implementation of the classic five-way key and is used to navigate through various menus and lists, adjust the volume, confirm selections and other functions. Two more are needed to call the context menu and return to the previous level.

The sensitivity of the pads is average, you need to get used to them. The number of errors is inversely proportional to the time spent manipulating the player. There are no difficulties in mastering the control, it is intuitive.

There is another control on the side panel, a double sliding switch. In my opinion, Creative was the first to exploit such an idea, but now such solutions are becoming more common. In one direction, the switch can be moved and fixed, so the control is blocked, and from the opposite position it returns - this is already turning the power on and off. Everything is simple and clear, no other is needed here.

Display and Menu

Among the top players, literally over the past few months, an unspoken standard has been established: a display of 320x240 pixels and not less than two inches, otherwise they will not understand. This received and T10. The picture is excellent, I did not expect another from Samsung. Not because I love the company's products so much or promised to “praise” the player, but simply because the display manufacturer cannot and should not put bad screens in their own products. With brightness and contrast, everything is in order, the menu with the same dog Sammy looks especially vivid due to the overall colorfulness. The black-and-luminescent option looks classy, ​​but doesn't give you an idea of ​​how good the display is.

Sammy is "the one" because our pages and podcasts have mentioned this cartoon dog more than once or twice. In short, the T10 has two menu options to choose from. The first is Sammy's version. Sammy is a hand-drawn cartoon dog invented by Samsung, she has no prototype from real cartoons. The menu in this version is animated, the “backdrop” changes from section to section, and Sammy runs between them, takes all sorts of funny poses and generally enlivens the menu. At first, I must admit, I wondered who needed it - the player is still quite "adult", and Sammy will surely really like small children. But then, as they say, I "tasted" these cartoons. Still, in each of us, who has grown up and grown rough, somewhere in the depths of the soul there remains a child, so Sammy has his own “fun”. Switching the menu to the "adult" black option, I endured ten minutes and returned Sammy. In addition, there are a lot of small details on the backs with a dog, this is probably a deliberate move, because the quality of the image and details on the display immediately catches the eye, attracts attention.

The composition of the menu has been significantly expanded due to new functions. Some of them, usually placed in the first rows, even had to be “pushed” into a separate section.

New line-up: Music, Videos, Pictures, FM Radio, Datacasts, Prime Pack, File Browser, Bluetooth, Settings.

Music. Listening to music. You can sort the contents of the memory by artist name, album or song title, genre. Playlists are also called from here. Adding tracks to playlists is done from the context menu.

Videos. Video viewing. When you select an item, a list of video files available for viewing is displayed. If a file is stored in memory but the player cannot play it, it will not appear in the list.

Pictures. View photo. Eight thumbnails are displayed.

FM Radio. Listening to FM radio programs.

Datacasts. "Samsung" version of podcasts. Uploaded via Samsung Media Studio.

Prime Pack. Important items have been collected here, which did not find a place in the main menu. The section includes a text viewer and voice recording.

File Browser. View the contents of the memory. Supports creating folders and deleting files.

Bluetooth. Everything related to Bluetooth. Activation, search for devices, operating modes.

Settings. Settings, device information.

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In addition to the main menu, there are also context menus. They contain functions specific to each of the operating modes, or “shortcuts” for calling main menu items, such as an equalizer.

The T10 menu is organized in a simple and logical manner, almost exactly the same as the S5 menu. The appearance of the menu of the new player very well exploits the cartoon theme, this became possible only when decent displays appeared, it is unlikely that Sammy would look more or less decent at a resolution of 160x128.

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Power and PC connection

With power, the T10 is predictable and very good in terms of performance. The battery is built-in and non-removable, you do not need this in the players. Type - lithium-polymer, apparently. Data is still scarce, so one has to be content with guesswork. Well, opening the only sample in the representative office is somehow indecent. Charging is done via the bus, there is no AC adapter included. Network adapters have already been released for the new players, so you will have to buy them as an accessory if anyone needs it.

The running time is 30-odd hours, which I think is very good. You can watch the video for four hours. Due to the fact that the player is really alone so far, a couple of times I had to take it to the representative office and take it back. There was no chance to completely discharge the battery on music, however, judging by the drawn battery, the numbers are quite real. Well, the video player really plays for about four hours and, in my opinion, even for half an hour more - I did not stand over it with a stopwatch. True, the corporate video of Charlie's Angels was spinning, but it was very beautiful, he didn’t even change it for another. Well, how is it some tricky coding to make it look better and play longer?

Connection to a computer is quite simple, supported by UMS. There is an option that models officially shipped to Russia will immediately support UMS and MTP. Well, "Western" versions and samples support only MTP. However, this is not very scary, the player icon appears in My Computer, and you can copy files with the usual drag & drop. Moreover, it is even possible to copy files not supported by the player for the purpose of transportation. Unlike the same S5, the copy speed of the T10 is significantly higher, five megabytes per second.

Video, photo, other features

The user experience of watching videos on the T10 is very pleasant, it is generally the same as that of the Sony A800. The video is really already quite possible to watch, although, of course, more clips than full-fledged films. The video looks very tasty, you should pay tribute to the display for this. There is no support for conventional formats, all videos will have to be recoded. But they will look optimal on the player, it is already worth a lot. Particularly pleasing is that the movement is very smooth, the frame rate is consistent, apparently. Recoding takes a little time, however, depending on the “heaviness” of the file and the power of the computer, so there is no point in presenting the data.

Viewing photos is done to the conscience, there is everything you need. Nine thumbnails are displayed on the display, it is quite possible to consider something on them. There is no increase, but there is an opportunity to rotate the photo, it often comes in handy, but for some reason it is rare. Photos can also be run as a slideshow or put on screen saver. It is worth noting that uploading large photos takes a few seconds, this is normal. But the photos look gorgeous, again, thanks to the display.

The player has no frills with an FM tuner, but there is a recording from the radio. The player has a memory of 25 stations, which is not enough for the entire Moscow band. However, it will be enough for all your favorite stations.

The T10 is fine with text viewing: the device understands Unicode and easily opens files up to a megabyte in size. You can choose the background color and font size, it's really quite "professional", although these functions are becoming increasingly common in models of the middle segment, this should be noted and remembered by the kind words of the developers.

It is strange that the more advanced T10 loses to the S5 in terms of recording flexibility - there is only one level of quality. Although it is quite possible that this is a feature of the pre-sale sample with firmware version 0.55.

An interesting story develops with Bluetooth. The player has Bluetooth 2.0, which, in theory, means a quick file exchange, usually three times faster. But so far FTP support (file exchange) is not implemented in software, so the player only outputs sound to headphones. It's good that AVRCP is supported, this is a playback control profile from a headset or headphones. At one time, the original Indigo was attacked by users who wanted to share files, for this it was necessary to update the firmware, and the Internet is far from being everywhere where there are players. But I think that the updated Indigo will go on sale with support for file sharing, sorry, I haven't been able to test it yet.

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There is one more oddity in the player's support for Bluetooth, though of a beneficial nature - it is presented as a separate feature that deserves interest. This is the ability to broadcast a signal to two compatible headphones at once or to headphones and a stereo system. I have already covered this topic in a podcast, but I will briefly duplicate my thoughts here. I don't see much point in the function. It can also be assumed, of course, that there are couples who, instead of indulging in highly spiritual romantic communication or carnal pleasures, will listen to music together on a walk or at home. But why broadcast to the audio system the music that plays in the headphones, and vice versa, I just don’t know.

It's tempting to write "the sound is good" and move on to the conclusions. No, you have to describe what he is, and even invent epithets. At the same time, everyone hears different things, and all the same, you can’t protect yourself from the fact that someone likes the sound, but someone doesn’t. But enough grumbling, it's time to get down to business. The sound of the T10 is expectedly smooth, the latest Samsung players boast a very smooth frequency response and pleasant sound. It remains to choose the headphones to taste, and you can listen to anything. The best fit for the T10 is plug-in, middle price range, without frills like a balanced anchor. The player does not have enough strength to pump monitor headphones, it is “sharpened” for the most common ones: plug-in all types and light overhead.

General results

Frequency flatness (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB: +0.12, -0.42Good
Noise level, dB(A): -86.1Good
Dynamic range, dB(A): 86.1Good
Harmonic distortion, %: 0.0042Very good
Intermodulation distortion + noise, %: 0.022Good
Channel Crosstalk, dB: -87.4Excellent
Intermodulation at 10 kHz, %: 0.042Good

Overall rating: Good

Frequency response

Noise level

T10 bundled headphones are typical, the same ones come with some other models. There is nothing special to say about them, for a regular model they sound and look pretty decent. But, of course, they do not reveal the full potential of the player, for sure after some time you will want to change them to more advanced ones.

Conclusions and impressions

By the end of testing and the material, I did not stop regretting the lost shape of the previous model, but I got more sympathy for the T10 case. It lies wonderfully in the hand, tactile sensations from metal and plastic are pleasant. Still, some cunning experts probably calculate and then embody such things. The fact is that, despite the prints, the player is very pleasant to just pick up, turn, poke your finger on the touch pads. The case is very thin, only 8 millimeters, but it does not seem fragile, brittle. In addition, the weight coincides very well with the external impression, the player is not weightless, but by no means heavy. Again, I refuse to criticize Sammy, he looks very advantageous with his antics and jumps against the background of the usual boring menus. It is quite possible that Samsung is now taking the first steps towards new types of interfaces for portable devices. Manufacturers go out of their way to associate their model with fun, relaxation, joy, but they don’t think of such a simple thing as making a convenient and at the same time cool, bright menu.

The continuation turned out to be very worthy, the T10 easily “taxis” the same K3, first of all, of course, with the display. Perhaps I can add the player to the list of my personal favorites, along with Cowon D2 and Sony A800. It will be very interesting to "push foreheads" T10 and the new Nano, I hope it will be possible to write a comparison.

The player can almost without any doubt predict success in the Russian market, you can pass for a far-sighted expert. Toward the end, I will once again highlight what I liked - a good case, very “touching”, and a display. Everything else is on the level. No special shortcomings were noticed, mostly mere trifles like a proprietary connector instead of miniUSB. In summary, T10 can be written: a solid player "for everyone" with an excellent display, a potential bestseller.

Samsung YP-T10 MP3 player review

So much has already been said about the player that replaces the popular Indigo that, it would seem, there is nothing to add. We wrote about T10 both in the report from the IFA exhibition and in the “first acquaintance”. One of the episodes of my podcast column is dedicated to this model. As a result, it seems that everything has already been said about the player, and to write a full review of it, to be honest, it feels rather strange, it feels like it is busy with work already done. Nevertheless, the model cannot be ignored, which is why you are reading this material now.

In the new player, apparently, they tried to fit the maximum experience in the personal audio market, making it in accordance with all modern trends and user expectations. It is quite possible that this is by no means a win-win option: Samsung moved away from the unusual and catchy shape of the original Indigo (T9) for the sake of either market conditions (it remains to be seen what is better now - the Nano form factor or new forms), or based on technical necessity. If the first one is Mobile Phones & Tablets in Tanzania, then the decision does not look sensible: at the same time as the T10, the third generation iPod Nano comes out, getting rid of the form factor that it itself gave rise to. The merits of Apple in the field of marketing are undeniable, and it is unlikely that the company's specialists receive multi-valued sums in their accounts in vain: the form factor has already “shone its own”. The market is flooded with similar players, including from Samsung, whose K3 X-Metal is selling quite well in Russia and around the world.

In the new player, apparently, they tried to fit the maximum experience in the personal audio market, doing it in accordance with all modern trends and user expectations. It is quite possible that this is by no means a win-win option: Samsung moved away from the unusual and catchy shape of the original Indigo (T9) for the sake of either market conditions (it remains to be seen what is better now - the Nano form factor or new forms), or based on technical necessity. If the first Mobile Phones & Tablets in Tanzania Mobile Phones & Tablets in Tanzania the decision does not look sensible: at the same time as the T10, the third generation iPod Nano comes out, getting rid of the form factor that it itself gave rise to. The merits of Apple in the field of marketing are undeniable, and it is unlikely that the company's specialists receive multi-valued sums in their accounts in vain: the form factor has already “shone its own”. The market is flooded with similar players, including from Samsung, whose K3 X-Metal is selling quite well in Russia and around the world.

Technical limitations also seem to be something from the realm of the incredible: Samsung has always found solutions in the style of "maximum functions in a minimum of body", only Ultra phones are worth it. With comparable functionality, the same A800/810 series from Sony is much more compact.

But in terms of "stuffing", the new Indigo quite expectedly became the most functional player of the company: a two-inch QVGA display, up to 8 GB of memory, Bluetooth support, photo, video and text viewing. Well, a traditional voice recorder and an FM tuner, of course.

Again, Korean designers tried to smooth out the impression of the angular rectangular case by applying a couple of interesting solutions. In a word, there is something to talk about.

Body and design

The materials here are traditional: metal and plastic. There are many colors, but in Russia, apparently, the most popular color will be radically black, like hair dye from Malaya Arnautskaya. A couple of full-fledged articles can be written about the dislike of our compatriots for bright colors, and psychologists and various “brain scientists” can talk about this topic for hours.

The Samsung-style front panel is glossy and made of polished plastic that looks great on the store shelf. Unfortunately, it is, quite logically, quickly smeared and covered with prints: beauty requires sacrifice. For those who care about keeping their player looking its best, I can recommend the old-fashioned way: wear clothes made from natural materials and periodically wipe the player elegantly with the cuffs of your shirt.

The back panel of the T10 is made of metal, while the designers of the model abandoned the good, but already obsolete idea of ​​leaving the metal "as is", having previously polished it. Therefore, the T10 has the same black back panel as the front. This is true for the sample that fell into our caring hands, for models of a different color, for sure, the rear will be painted differently.

The layout of the player does not deviate one iota from the established standards: there are about a dozen conservatives for one experimental buyer. So the player is welded according to the classic recipe: on the front panel there is a vertical display, under it there are touch control pads. The back is empty, there are only mean lines of information about the device. True, if you look closely, you can see a tiny “reset” hole.

The top edge and left sidebar are left blank. But the bottom end is almost overloaded: a universal connector, a headphone jack and a microphone fit here.

It makes no sense to describe the quality of workmanship - all the details, which is quite expected, fit exactly, there is no talk of any creaking or backlash.

But if we talk about the design and appearance of the player, then with minor adjustments, we can cite pieces from the reviews of K3 and S5: recently, Samsung has been tailoring solid costumes for their players, leaving colorful Asian kimonos at the mercy of Chinese "low-budget cowboys" . The players have a minimum of eye-catching elements, the design is unified with other models and is universal: the same model can be safely taken out of the pocket of trousers and beach shorts. And in fact, and in another case, the effect, in principle, will be the same. This is an easy and obvious way, the way of mass sales. Bright, catchy devices are able to quickly declare themselves, attract attention, but they will not be bought much. That's why engineers are working on a sleek and simple design. The problem here is that it is largely impersonal, in the pursuit of universality it is easy to lose your own style. Of course, this cannot be said about the S5, but the trend is obvious. Still, it's a pity for the unusual shape of the predecessor, to be sure.

Management

Perfected in the K3 (X-Metal), K5 (Dynamix) and the second generation of Dynamix, the S5, the control scheme has been extended to the T10, aka the new Indigo. The control of the player, as you might guess, is touch-sensitive, built according to a long-familiar scheme.

There are seven touch pads below the display. Five is a touch-sensitive implementation of the classic five-way key and is used to navigate through various menus and lists, adjust the volume, confirm selections and other functions. Two more are needed to call the context menu and return to the previous level.

The sensitivity of the pads is average, you need to get used to them. The number of errors is inversely proportional to the time spent manipulating the player. There are no difficulties in mastering the control, it is intuitive.

There is another control on the side panel, a double sliding switch. In my opinion, Creative was the first to exploit such an idea, but now such solutions are becoming more common. In one direction, the switch can be moved and fixed, so the control is blocked, and from the opposite position it returns - this is already turning the power on and off. Everything is simple and clear, no other is needed here.

Display and Menu

Among the top players, literally over the past few months, an unspoken standard has been established: a display of 320x240 pixels and not less than two inches, otherwise they will not understand. This received and T10. The picture is excellent, I did not expect another from Samsung. Not because I love the company's products so much or promised to "praise" the player, but simply because the display manufacturer cannot and should not put bad screens in their own products. With brightness and contrast, everything is in order, the menu with the same dog Sammy looks especially vivid due to the overall colorfulness. The black-and-luminescent option looks classy, ​​but doesn't give you an idea of ​​how good the display is.

Sammy is "the one" because our pages and podcasts have mentioned this cartoon dog more than once or twice. In short, the T10 has two menu options to choose from. The first is Sammy's version. Sammy is a hand-drawn cartoon dog invented by Samsung, she has no prototype from real cartoons. The menu in this version is animated, the “backdrop” changes from section to section, and Sammy runs between them, takes all sorts of funny poses and generally enlivens the menu. At first, I must admit, I wondered who needed it - the player is still quite “adult”, and Sammy will surely really like small children. But then, as they say, I "tasted" these cartoons. Still, in each of us, who has grown up and grown rough, somewhere in the depths of the soul there remains a child, so Sammy has his own “funny”. Switching the menu to the "adult" black option, I endured ten minutes and returned Sammy. In addition, there are a lot of small details on the backs with a dog, this is probably a deliberate move, because the quality of the image and details on the display immediately catches the eye, attracts attention.

The composition of the menu has been significantly expanded due to new functions. Some of them, usually placed in the first rows, even had to be “pushed” into a separate section.

New line-up: Music, Videos, Pictures, FM Radio, Datacasts, Prime Pack, File Browser, Bluetooth, Settings.

Music. Listening to music. You can sort the contents of the memory by artist name, album or song title, genre. Playlists are also called from here. Adding tracks to playlists is done from the context menu.

Videos. Video viewing. When you select an item, a list of video files available for viewing is displayed. If a file is stored in memory but the player cannot play it, it will not appear in the list.

Pictures. View photo. Eight thumbnails are displayed.

FM Radio. Listening to FM radio programs.

Datacasts. "Samsung" version of podcasts. Uploaded via Samsung Media Studio.

Prime Pack. Important items have been collected here, which did not find a place in the main menu. The section includes a text viewer and voice recording.

File Browser. View the contents of the memory. Supports creating folders and deleting files.

Bluetooth. Everything related to Bluetooth. Activation, search for devices, operating modes.

Settings. Settings, device information.

In addition to the main menu, there are also context menus. They contain functions specific to each of the operating modes, or “shortcuts” for calling main menu items, such as an equalizer.

The T10 menu is organized in a simple and logical manner, almost exactly the same as the S5 menu. The appearance of the menu of the new player very well exploits the cartoon theme, this became possible only when decent displays appeared, it is unlikely that Sammy would look more or less decent at a resolution of 160x128.

Power and PC connection

With power, the T10 is predictable and very good in terms of performance. The battery is built-in and non-removable, you do not need this in the players. Type - lithium-polymer, apparently. Data is still scarce, so one has to be content with guesswork. Well, opening the only sample in the representative office is somehow indecent. Charging is done via the bus, there is no AC adapter included. Network adapters have already been released for the new players, so you will have to buy them as an accessory if anyone needs it.

The running time is 30-odd hours, which I think is very good. You can watch the video for four hours. Due to the fact that the player is really alone so far, I had to take it to the representative office a couple of times and take it back. There was no chance to completely discharge the battery on music, however, judging by the drawn battery, the numbers are quite real. Well, the video player really plays for about four hours and, in my opinion, even for half an hour more - I did not stand over it with a stopwatch. True, the corporate video of Charlie's Angels was spinning, but it was very beautiful, he didn’t even change it for another. Well, how is it some tricky coding to make it look better and play longer?

Connecting to a computer is quite simple, supported by UMS. There is an option that models officially shipped to Russia will immediately support UMS and MTP. Well, "Western" versions and samples support only MTP. However, this is not very scary, the player icon appears in My Computer, and you can copy files with the usual drag & drop. Moreover, it is even possible to copy files not supported by the player for the purpose of transportation. Unlike the same S5, the copy speed of the T10 is significantly higher, five megabytes per second.

Video, photo, other features

The user experience of watching videos on the T10 is very pleasant, it is generally the same as that of the Sony A800. The video is really already quite possible to watch, although, of course, more clips than full-fledged films. The video looks very tasty, you should pay tribute to the display for this. There is no support for conventional formats, all videos will have to be recoded. But they will look optimal on the player, it is already worth a lot. Particularly pleasing is that the movement is very smooth, the frame rate is consistent, apparently. Recoding takes a little time, however, depending on the “heaviness” of the file and the power of the computer, so there is no point in presenting the data.

Viewing photos is done to the conscience, there is everything you need. Nine thumbnails are displayed on the display, it is quite possible to consider something on them. There is no increase, but there is an opportunity to rotate the photo, it often comes in handy, but for some reason it is rare. Photos can also be run as a slideshow or put on screen saver. It is worth noting that uploading large photos takes a few seconds, this is normal. But the photos look gorgeous, again, thanks to the display.

The player has no frills with an FM tuner, but there is a recording from the radio. The player has a memory of 25 stations, which is not enough for the entire Moscow band. However, it will be enough for all your favorite stations.

The T10 is fine with text viewing: the device understands Unicode and easily opens files up to a megabyte in size. You can choose the background color and font size, it's really quite "professional", although these functions are becoming increasingly common in models of the middle segment, this should be noted and remembered by the kind words of the developers.

It is strange that the more advanced T10 loses to the S5 in terms of recording flexibility - there is only one level of quality. Although it is quite possible that this is a feature of the pre-sale sample with firmware version 0.55.

An interesting story develops with Bluetooth. The player has Bluetooth 2.0, which, in theory, means a quick file exchange, usually three times faster. But so far FTP support (file exchange) is not implemented in software, so the player only outputs sound to headphones. It's good that AVRCP is supported, this is a playback control profile from a headset or headphones. At one time, the original Indigo was attacked by users who wanted to share files, for this it was necessary to update the firmware, and the Internet is far from being everywhere where there are players. But I think that the updated Indigo will go on sale with support for file sharing, sorry, I haven't been able to test it yet.

There is one more oddity in the player's support for Bluetooth, though of a beneficial nature - it is presented as a separate feature that deserves interest. This is the ability to broadcast a signal to two compatible headphones at once or to headphones and a stereo system. I have already covered this topic in a podcast, but I will briefly duplicate my thoughts here. I don't see much point in the function. It can also be assumed, of course, that there are couples who, instead of indulging in highly spiritual romantic communication or carnal pleasures, will listen to music together on a walk or at home. But why broadcast to the audio system the music that plays in the headphones, and vice versa, I just don’t know.

It's tempting to write "the sound is good" and move on to the conclusions. No, you have to describe what he is, and even invent epithets. At the same time, everyone hears different things, and all the same, you can’t protect yourself from the fact that someone likes the sound, but someone doesn’t. But enough grumbling, it's time to get down to business. The sound of the T10 is expectedly smooth, the latest Samsung players boast a very smooth frequency response and pleasant sound. It remains to choose the headphones to taste, and you can listen to anything. The best fit for the T10 is plug-in, middle price range, without frills like a balanced anchor. The player does not have enough strength to pump monitor headphones, it is “sharpened” for the most common ones: plug-in all types and light overhead.

General results

Frequency response unevenness (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB: +0.12, -0.42 Good Noise level, dB (A): -86.1 Good Dynamic range, dB (A): 86.1 Good Harmonic distortion, %: 0.0042 Very good Intermodulation distortion + noise, %: 0.022Good Interpenetration of channels, dB: -87.4Excellent Intermodulation at 10 kHz, %: 0.042Good


Overall rating: Good

Frequency response

Noise level

T10 bundled headphones are typical, the same ones come with some other models. There is nothing special to say about them, for a regular model they sound and look pretty decent. But, of course, they do not reveal the full potential of the player, for sure after some time you will want to change them to more advanced ones.

Conclusions and impressions

By the end of testing and the material, I did not stop regretting the lost shape of the previous model, but I got more sympathy for the T10 case. It fits perfectly in the hand, tactile sensations from metal and plastic are pleasant. Still, some cunning experts probably calculate and then embody such things. The fact is that, despite the prints, the player is very pleasant to just pick up, turn, poke your finger on the touch pads. The case is very thin, only 8 millimeters, but it does not seem fragile, brittle. In addition, the weight coincides very well with the external impression, the player is not weightless, but by no means heavy. Again, I refuse to criticize Sammy, he looks very advantageous with his antics and jumps against the background of the usual boring menus. It is quite possible that Samsung is now taking the first steps towards new types of interfaces for portable devices. Manufacturers go out of their way to associate their model with fun, relaxation, joy, but they don’t think of such a simple thing as making a convenient and at the same time cool, bright menu.

The continuation turned out to be very worthy, the T10 easily “taxis” the same K3, first of all, of course, with the display. Perhaps I can add the player to the list of my personal favorites, along with Cowon D2 and Sony A800. It will be very interesting to "push foreheads" T10 and the new Nano, I hope it will be possible to write a comparison.

The player can almost without any doubt predict success in the Russian market, you can pass for a far-sighted expert. Towards the end, I will once again highlight what I liked - a good case, very “touching”, and a display. Everything else is on the level. No special shortcomings were noticed, mostly mere trifles like a proprietary connector instead of miniUSB. In summary, T10 can be written: a solid player "for everyone" with an excellent display, a potential bestseller.