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Philips Active PSA232

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Philips Active PSA232. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the battery, while there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips Active PSA232 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips Active PSA232

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Philips Active PSA232 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and size. The design and durability are also appreciated, whereas the portability and battery get negative opinions.

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battery, portability

35% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips PSA232 Active Range Sport MP3 Player with FM Tuner (Silver/Orange)Philips PSA232 Active Range Sport MP3 Player with FM Tuner (Silver/Orange)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: James Kim (cnet.com)

Philips Active PSA review: Philips Active PSA

 

Philips's gymworthy hard drive player The durable $200 Philips Active PSA612 MP3 player has fitness written all over it, though many will be surprised to find that the MP3/WMA player's 4GB of storage is hard drive based, not flash based like the 4GB...

The Philips PSA612 packs 4GB into an attractive, fitness-friendly design that features a unique rocking-face control and an antishock option that decreases risk of damage to the hard drive. The simple weatherproof player includes an FM tuner and a...

The buttons on the Philips PSA612 are too stiff to operate easily, and the back cover must be removed to recharge and transfer music. The device's antishock feature is limited, and the display can be difficult to read in daylight. The player will lock...

The Philips PSA612 is decent as a high-capacity fitness player, but if you can spare some change, the 4GB Apple iPod Nano is a better choice overall.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: tat2goddess (epinions.com)

Stay away from this one!

 

Great design, small and portable, FM radio

battery life of four to six hours

May, 2007
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Consumer review by: tat2goddess (epinions.com)

Stay away from this one!

 

I bought this thinking that it's a cheap MP3 player and I couldn't really go wrong with it. Oh how wrong I was! It has a cute design, but that's about where the fun ends. Hey this is cute, and it's under 40 bucks! What's not to love? It is ...

Great design, small and portable, FM radio

battery life of four to six hours

May, 2007

Consumer review by: tat2goddess (shopping.com)

Stay away from this one!

 

I bought this thinking that it's a cheap MP3 player and I couldn't really go wrong with it. Oh how wrong I was!

Great design, small and portable, FM radio

battery life of four to six hours

May, 2007

Consumer review by: sully123 (epinions.com)

drop this Philips product like a hot stone

 

Looks great, good sound & rocker face is very functional as is the speaking stopwatch

Battery life is very, very poor ; bring spare batterieson your run or bike etc

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: sully123 (shopping.com)

drop this Philips product like a hot stone

 

I have a Philips PSA 235(512MB) Digital Sports Audio player and agree with the current reviews completely. Although the speaking stopwatch function is sometimes useful. Looks great, sounds good, but has an atrocious battery consumption. I suggest you...

Looks great, good sound & rocker face is very functional as is the speaking stopwatch

Battery life is very, very poor; bring spare batteries on your run or bike etc

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: silentpadna (shopping.com)

Sounds Fine, Battery Hog

 

Works okay. For price was not expecting much. Bought one for my wife and me for workouts. Designed well physically for that purpose, when using the armband.

Slim design works well when working out

Absolute battery hog. This is the single biggest issue

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: briandsloan (epinions.com)

Great design, horrible battery life, stay away from this one

 

Great "Rocker" design, nice looking unit

Horrible battery life, too large earphones, difficult access to USB port, lost presets inexplicably

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: briandsloan (shopping.com)

Great design, horrible battery life, stay away from this one

 

I bought two of these as gifts for my mother and girlfriend. Within the first month, they had each gone through a couple batteries. Some reviews and information said the batter life was 15 hours or 20 hours. It was more like 2 hours.

Great "Rocker" design, nice looking unit

Horrible battery life, too large earphones, difficult access to USB port, lost presets

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: briandsloan (epinions.com)

Great design, horrible battery life, stay away from this one

 

I bought two of these as gifts for my mother and girlfriend. Within the first month, they had each gone through a couple batteries. Some reviews and information said the batter life was 15 hours or 20 hours. It was more like 2 hours. The design of ...

Great "Rocker" design, nice looking unit

Horrible battery life, too large earphones, difficult access to USB port, lost presets inexplicably

Jun, 2006
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Product Specifications

Whether in homes, factories, offices, airports, or on the street, it's hard to imagine a place where Philips is absent. What Philips wants is to make your life and work easier - and more fun! And Philips continuously explores new ways to improve products and to offer innovative products to its consumers. Philips. "Let's Make Things Better".

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Effects:Bass Boost/Deep Bass Boost
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.5in
Height:1.1in
Weight:2.6oz
Width:2.5in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:PSA232
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Preset Station Qty:10
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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