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Philips GoGear SA018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews of Philips GoGear SA018. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and size. The design and sound also get good feedback, but the battery and reliability get negative reviews.

usability, sound, design, size, performance

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear SA018 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Philips GoGear SA018 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Views about the size and portability are overall positive. The design and sound also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability, while reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, sound, design, portability, size


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips GoGear SA0181 2GB MP3 Player with Built-in Clip - BlackPhilips GoGear SA0181 2GB MP3 Player with Built-in Clip - Black

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Philips GoGear SA018


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Philips GoGear SA018 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the size. The sound also gets good views, but views are divided on the usability.

sound, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips GoGear 2 GB MP3 playerPhilips GoGear 2 GB MP3 player

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Dan Sippy (

Philips Go Gear 2 GB Audio/Video Player


Here's a new taker in the portable player market. It seems quite snazzy with its multifarious features and the price. Interested already? Read the review first!

Good Sound Quality, Sleek Design, Eco-friendly (not the tree-hugging type), Auto Tune FM, Plug and Play, Good Recording Facility

Very limited customizing options, Below average video, Slightly slow navigation, No resume feature

May, 2007

Consumer review by: ISHITA GULATI (

great product but the


I recently purchased the pgilips gogear mini 2GB mp3 player in the month of october. i got the product good but not even a month has passed and my headphones are not working properly ie only one side is working the other side has all of a sudden...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: RAHUL K P (

Average product


Great service from Flipkart, An Average product from Philips, lacks build Quality Black(S) -- Average Build Quality -- Low quality Plastic feel -- Play, Next Buttons are very low in quality -- No clip (if you are looking for) -- OEM Headsets are very...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Shasha (

Waste of time and money


I bought this item downloaded my songs onto it but it didnt work. It would not play any music at all. I returned it that day.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: mudcow (

Not to shabby


Really small, easy to clip onto your kit, recharges quickly and a decent capacity for music. However the buttons can be rather fiddly and the sound quality on the headphones provided is soooo tinny! However, put a decent set of headphones on and things...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: SA (

Really Good


I got this as a gift for my sister...she seems to really like it. the designs really slick so's the sound quality. would reccomend

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Philips GoGear Clip SA018102/02


None, an MP3 player that will not play anything has no good points, just very disappointing

Everything. Bought the Philips MP3 player as an Xmas present but it did not work at all. Would not switch on. No power in battery when packet opened & it would not take charge when plugged in to the PC. The battery was inside a sealed unit so it could...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: / No
Channel separation:45
Frequency range:20 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:16 - 24.8
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):84
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05 / 1
WMA bit rates:5 - 320
WMA sample rates:8 - 48


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No


Battery charging indication:
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Blue, White / Pink / Silver / Stainless Steel
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Volume Control: / Digital
Waterproof: No


Aspect Ratio:
Backlight color:
Display: / No
Display number of lines:
ID3 Tag display:
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:12
Rechargeable: / Yes
USB charging: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported: / MP3, WMA


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Channels quantity:
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.85 x 0.512 x 0.906
Headphone outputs:
Internal memory type: / NAND
Keypad lock:Y
Lead-free soldered product: / Yes
Mass storage class compliant: / Yes
MP3 playback: Yes
Music memory capacity, MP3:450
Playtime internal battery:12
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Shock proof: No
Sound enhancement:
Splash proof: No
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Other features

Sound enhancement technology:FullSound

Packaging Content

Batteries included:
Belt clip: Yes
Cables included: / USB
Headphones: / Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: / Yes
User guide: / Yes

Packaging Data

Package type:Jewel box
Packaging type: / Jewel box


Firmware upgradeable: / Yes
Type: / MP3

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0


Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:12
USB charging:Y


FM radio:No / Yes
Preset stations quantity:2 / 5
Supported bands: / FM / No
Supported radio bands:FM / Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone:
Voice recording: No


Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):450
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2

System Requirements

Internet connection required: / Yes
Mac compatibility: / No
USB required: / Yes

Weight & Dimensions