Samsung Nexus 25
Manufacturer: Samsung Part number: YP-X5X
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- The Samsung Nexus is no bigger than most digital music players, and Samsung adds satellite radio to the mix with a cradle-bound XM radio, but you can listen to live radio only when the Nexus is docked. In addition, it comes up short on battery life.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $144.95
- Reviewed by: Brian Nadel and Brian Nadel
- Edited by: James Kim
- Reviewed on: 05/11/2006
The good: Small and light, Samsung's Nexus 50 provides space for up to 50 hours of digital music (25 hours for the Nexus 25), as well as recorded XM radio programming. The easy-to-use Nexus ships with a decent set of accessories, and the dock's small, removable XM receiver can be used in a variety of scenarios and locations.
The bad: The Samsung Nexus's monochrome screen and capacity are uninspiring, and the unit needs to sit in its cradle to receive XM broadcasts; plus, its Windows-only Napster/XM software is frustrating to use. Worse yet, it runs out of power after just more than 7 hours of listening.
The bottom line: The Samsung Nexus is no bigger than most digital music players, and Samsung adds satellite radio to the mix with a cradle-bound XM radio, but you can listen to live radio only when the Nexus is docked. In addition, it comes up short on battery life.
Nexus is Fantastic, Pay no attention to Cnet Review
by Candygirlnj19666 on September 13, 2006
Pros: Records up to 25 hrs of music, or you can add MP3/WMA, Ability to add & edit playlists, Ability to FINALLY Delete unwanted songs, Lock (save) songs, Easy to Use, Lots of features
Cons: No Tuneselect, No live mode outside of home or car dock but being able to have up 25 hrs of recorded songs MORE then makes up for that!
Summary: I thought Cnet was off the mark in their review of the Samsung Nexus 25 hr portable XM satellite player. I like to save money and if it has a ...
Summary: I thought Cnet was off the mark in their review of the Samsung Nexus 25 hr portable XM satellite player. I like to save money and if it has a monochrome display rather then a color one, I could care less! You can buy this for $99 at Compusa! I would rather buy it for that cheap then spend over $250 for one with a color display that drains the battery quicker. Also, the fact this has no live mode is not as horrible as Cnet makes it out to be. That's the POINT anyway when you are carrying around a portable, the ability to listen to hours of music. Who cares if it's not live. Just simply record your fav channels in 2-3 hr blocks at night and when you wake up, voila! You got all the music you want or you can also record individual songs that are all set for you to listen to. So the fact it has no live mode makes absolutely no difference to me. This Nexus is very tiny and slick looking! If you are a gadget freak or like something that will make others jealous, this is the thing to get. It may not have a color screen like the more expensive new portables but it's pretty cool looking. Aside from the cosmetic beauty etc, The Nexus does everything that the original first generation models did NOT do, you can FINALLY erase songs you don't want and you can lock (save) songs you want to keep because like the original 2Go models, whatever you are recording will keep recording over your previous recordings. If you like having 25 hrs of music at your disposal then by all means buy the Nexus, if you are fine with only being able to record only 5 hrs with no ability to erase songs or lock songs you like then go with the Tao ($49 at Compusa) or the 2Go models. I think the Nexus is a no brainer, it does exactly what it's supposed to do and that's deliver great satellite radio along with much needed features that were missing from the first gen models. Remember aside from not having a color display, no live mode when outside of the car/home dock and no tuneselect, this is pretty much EXACTLY an INNO or Helix! It is WORTH BUYING!Updated
I forgot to add that Cnet says they only got 7 hrs out the Nexus but it's possible to get 10-12 hrs. Also remember to charge your battery for at least 8 hrs when you first get it.
7 out of 7 users found this user opinion helpful.
by jmharrell15 on December 18, 2006
Pros: Very small, nice quality display, sound quality, ability to transfer music from napster and WM player
Cons: must be plugged into dock for live broadcast
Summary: This radio is great, I couldn't be more happy. Not being able to receive live broadcasts is a small con but I did not need it because the ones ...
Summary: This radio is great, I couldn't be more happy. Not being able to receive live broadcasts is a small con but I did not need it because the ones that do have huge antennas and poor reception.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Its a very good MP3 player!
by hernandez10 on August 4, 2009
Pros: small, durable, easy to use
Cons: Could of had a color screen.
Summary: Its a really nice MP3!
Summary: Its a really nice MP3!
"SUPERB MP3 PLAYER..EVEN WITHOUT SATELLITE SERVICE"@!!
by TKBear7 on February 16, 2009
Pros: "A Flexible MP3 Player...Responds to Windows Media Player downloads..INCREDIBLE STORAGE..responds very well:)
Cons: not any yet...testing advanced modes>>>>
Summary: A Great MP3 player..HAS A NICE FEEL OF IT'S SIZE..MUCH PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY..BUT I AM STILL LEARNING...AWESOME EARPHONE CONVEYANCE.I AM USING NEXXTECH EARPHONE JACK EARPHONES=...
Summary: A Great MP3 player..HAS A NICE FEEL OF IT'S SIZE..MUCH PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY..BUT I AM STILL LEARNING...AWESOME EARPHONE CONVEYANCE.I AM USING NEXXTECH EARPHONE JACK EARPHONES=A+++RECEPTION!!!
I AM NOW SEARCHING FOR BEST EXTERNAL SPEAKERS..I NEED HELP...THANKYOU>>>>>
by Riebol on January 24, 2009
Pros: I have used this mp3 player for a quite while now.. I like that you can 'skip' thru songs you dont like from the recorded sessions.. better than live broadcast where you are 'forced' to listen to stuff you dont want
Cons: not all songs are available from napster
Summary: i'd buy it again
Summary: i'd buy it again
works good for satellite use only
by Therealcaudillo on December 3, 2006
Pros: good reciever to move from car to home
Cons: Software does not work, poor customer support from XM, SAMSUNG AND NAPSTER, no had an answer for the software problem, they just kept blaming the other guy
Summary: Would not recommend this unit, wait till someone steps up with a better one with software that works and better tech support.This is the 2nd samsung product i have ...
Summary: Would not recommend this unit, wait till someone steps up with a better one with software that works and better tech support.This is the 2nd samsung product i have had to return in in the last six months.
0 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Part number: YP-X5X
- Description: The Samsung NeXus offers the full capabilities of satellite radio and MP3 music, the two most popular forms of digital audio entertainment introduced over the past 20 years. Consumers finally have a converged solution that offers XM Satellite Radio's 160 channels of commercial-free music and premier sports, news, and talk radio, and the ability to store and play their MP3 collection, all on one portable Samsung device.
- Product type XM radio tuner / digital player
- PC interface(s) supported USB
- Flash memory installed 512 MB Integrated
- Depth 0.7 in
- Height 3.4 in
- Width 1.9 in
- Weight 3.5 oz
- Included accessories [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Miscellaneous] Carrying case,
- Digital storage None
- Sound output mode Stereo
- Built-in clock Digital clock
- Addtional features XM radio recording capability ,
USB 2.0 compatibility ,
Battery level indication ,
Digital Player / Recorder
- Supported digital audio standards MP3,
Protected WMA (DRM),
- Supported bit rate 64 - 320 Kbps
- Audio system built-in display LCD
- Diagonal size 1.5 in
- Backlight display Yes
- Features Adjustable brightness,
- CD system type None
- Cassette system type None
- Tuner type Digital XM radio tuner
- Tuning display LCD display
- MD system type None
- Remote control Remote control - Infrared
- Headphones type Binaural
- Sound output mode Stereo
- Connectivity technology Wired
- Cable(s) included 1 x Audio cable - External,
1 x USB cable - External
- Connector type 1 x Headphones Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
Battery / Power
- Battery Lithium ion Rechargeable Player battery
- Mfr estimated battery life 8 hour(s)
- Battery capacity 1040 mAh
- Power device type [Feb 24, 2011 from CDS: Power Device] Power adapter
- Operating system Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP