Creative Zen X-Fi spotted and priced

Creative Zen X-Fi spotted and priced

{Live @ CEL Manila} One of the spotlights at the Creative booth is the new Zen X-Fi, a portable media player that could grab some attention away from the iPod Nano.

creative zen

16 & 32GB Storage
2.5″ TFT display (320 x 240 pixels)
36 hours audio playback
5 hours video playback
20 hours FM radio playback
WiFi 802.11 b/g
FM Radio
USB 2.0


creative zen

Plays MJPEG, WMV, MPEG-4 as well as DivX and XviD. Other formats can be supported once codecs are installed. I thought it’s a bit thick though at 0.5″ or just under 13mm. Great video and audio quality. Will be getting a unit soon for a full review.

Price: Php8,999

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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17 Responses

  1. Jay says:

    once i had a Zen Vision:M. really really liked it a lot. what happened creative? year after year their products seems to be rubbish. uncool, unappealing to the youth. this X-fi is for “nagmumurang kamatis” bulky, large, pocket nemesis.

    i ain’t an apple fanboy but i’d rather move to grabbing that iPod Nano. i have no use for it’s wi-fi capabilities as well as multi-codec support & the x-fi experience. MP3 & Mpeg4 suffice me, a basic simple hassle free (of converting videos) player.

  2. BrianB says:

    Christ all mighty! Calcanis doesn’t expect to earn from ads in the next two years.

    I’ll link to your review when you’ve done it.

  3. Patrick says:

    Well it’s about time! This has been released months ago. Anyway, I’m not overly excited about these “enhancements” they’re offering with their new products. From what I’ve heard of X-Fi technology, I don’t think I will like it. I prefer my music sounding more natural.. if that makes sense. The custom EQ should be good enough for PMPs.

    I’d get a Creative player any day over an ipod though. I just like the sound of their players more. Anyway, I hope to see this tomorrow when we go to the exhibit. I would get this if I didn’t already have the older Zen which I already exhaustively reviewed here:

    Sorry for the shameless plug but I just think this might be of interest to those planning to jump on the Creative bandwagon. :D

    And is that P8,999 price tag for the 16GB? If it is, that’s a great deal. I got my older Zen for 10k. :(

  4. PinoyDigg says:

    hi yuga, what is the most interesting thing you found in the event?? ;)

  5. wow I found my self gift for xmas! thanks

  6. calvin says:

    what’s the wifi for? just transferring file? di man lang ginawang touch screen and include a browser?

  7. Charles says:

    Should I warn you.
    If you are planning to review this player..
    I’m a creative freak BTW.
    Please include sound quality verdicts ;)

  8. Patrick says:

    @calvin: It’s for chatting in IM. Pretty much useless for most people.

    Anyway, I just saw the X-Fi yesterday at the event and it was almost weightless! Maybe it was just because it’s a demo unit. And as I expected, I didn’t like the sound of the X-Fi enhancements. They should have added more tracks on the demo units. <_<

  9. apt says:

    will the SD-Card integration into the internal music library for zen x-fi same as the first creative zen? i do hope they first fix the SD-Card integration with their zen players.. :(

  10. apt says:

    the SD-Card integration for the the zen players is still sadly ignored by creative. :(

  11. Charles says:

    Anyway guys, the main difference of this player with the Original Creative Zen is the crystalliser sound quality and x-fi. Everything else, was tweaked but almost the same, that’s why the price…

    Creative Zen 8GB – 7,999
    Creative Zen X-Fi 8GB – 8,999

  12. Edmond says:

    Does any one know where this unit is sold in the Philippines? coz i wanna buy one asap

  13. jes_aiscie07 says:

    do you know where to buy any creative zen units in the philippines? I borrow my sister creative zen and i broke it… i need to replace it.. but she bought it in germany…

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