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Philips GoGear SA5285

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Philips GoGear SA5285. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The performance and usability also get good comments, whereas the headphones and reliability get less positive comments.

sound, usability, performance, design, size

reliability, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear SA5285 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Philips GoGear SA5285 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good reviews, whereas many are critical about the reliability and portability.

sound, usability, price

portability, reliability

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

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Philips GoGear SA5285/02 8GB


Many music/video players trip up over video, so can Philips' latest dual-purpose device buck the trend?

I'm not altogether convinced by the control system either. Despite the fact that the 5285/02 is a large player at 106 x 58 x 10mm, the five-way up/down/left/right/select directional pad to the right of the screen is small and fiddly. Even with my...

Feb, 2011

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Philips GoGear SA5385/93 (8GB) basic parameters of error correction parameters 8GB storage capacity to support the audio formats MP3, WMA support for video formats RMVB, MPEG4 SP, WMV9 battery type lithium polymer battery built-in playback time (hours)...

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Apr, 2009

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After Super Comments


High-definition shows, the effect did not say! In general no more than than MP4. Feature-rich, wireless wifi Human operator The new iPod's border closer to iPhone, the system has been upgraded, a more affordable price. Sound quality is still...

Pretty stylish appearance

Sound is not very well

Apr, 2009

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Philips GoGear SA5285 8GB


1 comment Email this to a friend TrustedReviews Newsletters Pocket, flash-based MP3 players have been able to play back video for some time now. And with capacities of 16GB and 32GB beginning to tread on the toes of hard disk players such as Apple's...

good design


Mar, 2009

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Philips GoGear SA5285 8GB


Takes to the user after that section of exquisite exquisite Phillips SA5285 infinite splendid, many users start not to be able to repress want to know that what Phillips's next model of product is. However recently, slightly arranged through Phillips's...

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When the contact surface revolves 180 degrees, will transfer the left hand operation, the kneading

Mar, 2009

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Philips GoGear SA5285 8GB


(thank you dear ...). The Philips GoGear Digital Audio / Video Player with Philips SA5285 'FullSound patented technology has great audio quality and I are very impressed. I can enjoy MP3, WMA and AAC music and view video on the 2.8 "color screen...

Sound quality is the best,Very sleek design,nice large display,FM radio,voice recorder a plus

No Screesaver other than Clock, Can't change titles on device

Feb, 2009

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Save your money


I purchased the Philips Go Gear MP3 player for my wife for Christmas 2008. She is not good with learning new things, so I offered to set it up for her and then show her how to use it. After installing the CD and running the ...

Price, Storage space, size of unit

Difficult to load and convert songs, menu interface is difficult to navigate

Feb, 2009

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music orgestra in your ears


philips ipods are very good now a days and the brand new music player introdced by the philips company named go gear SAfive two eight five is very fine and encloses many advantages and a lot successful features .the ipod looks cute , stylish and...

good and efficient sound

bigger in size .not much easy to handle

Jan, 2009

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Philips GoGear SA5285 8GB


Scheme found on many of Philips MP3 players. The GoGear SA5245BT's main menu uses a vertical list of categories including music, video, pictures, radio, recordings, and settings. Taking a page from Apple's iPod menu design, the GoGear SA5245BT's music,...

The Bluetooth compatibility - Autonomy announced - FM radio with RDS


Nov, 2008

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Philips GoGear SA5285 8GB


Pros: Its slim ,really slim but has a 30hr battery life, good quality hi res 2.8" screen and 8GB memory for the same price as a 4GB Nano. The menus are simple & tracks which sounded distorted on my Ipod Classic are presented with huge bass & clarity....



Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The Philips GoGear Digital Audio / Video Player SA5285 featuring Philips' patented FullSound technology brings you superb audio quality. Enjoy MP3, WMA and AAC music and view videos on the 2.8" color screen wherever you go.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Channel separation:45
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer customizable: / Yes
Equalizer modes: / Custom / Dance, Classic, Hip hop, Jazz, Pop, Rock / Electronic, Classic, Hip hop, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Frequency range:20 - 18000 / 60 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:16 / 8 - 48
RMS rated power:0.0048 / 0.006
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):120 / 84
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05
WMA bit rates:5 - 192 / 5 - 320
WMA sample rates:8 - 48 / 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48 / 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Radio / Video playback / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:30
Second camera: No

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: / Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators:
Volume Control: / Digital

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / ADPCM / MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Backlight: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.8
Display number of colors:262144 colours / 65536 colours
Display number of lines:7
Display Resolution:320 x 240
ID3 Tag display: / Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:720 / 880
Battery Technology: / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30
Continuous video playback time:6
Rechargeable: / Yes
USB charging: Yes


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported: / JPG
Video compression format:AVI, MOV, RM, WMV / MPEG4, WMV / WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI,MOV,RM,WMV / MPEG4,WMV / WMV9

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB


Country Kits:Canada / United States/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips GoGear


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

MD System

Type: None


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Other Features

Audio recording formats:ADPCM, WAV
Blister dimensions (W x D x H):195 x 40 x 160 / 196 x 30 x 214
Built-in memory: Yes
Carrying case:
CD Text: Yes
CD-ROM: / Yes
Channels quantity: / 20
Compatibility:Windows XP (SP2) / Vista
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP (SP2)/Windows Vista
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.17 x 0.39 x 2.28
Headphone outputs: / 1
Internal memory type: / NAND
Keypad lock:Y
Lead-free soldered product: / Yes
Mass storage class compliant:
Output Power:2 x 2.4 mW
Package dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 10.2 x 2.76
Slide show: Yes
SMV (video):640 kbps
Sound enhancement:
Superscroll: / Yes
USB powered: Yes
Windows Media Player 11: / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
WMV9:512 kbps

Other features

Sound enhancement technology:FullSound

Packaging Content

Batteries included:
Bundled software:Device manager\nMedia Converter\nWindows Media Player 11
Cables included: / USB
Headphones: / Yes
Headphones included:Y
Pouch: / Yes
Quick start guide: / Yes
User guide: / Yes
Warranty card:

Packaging Data

Package depth:1.18 / 1.57
Package height:6.3 / 8.43 / 8.5
Package type:Clamshell / D-box
Package width:7.68 / 7.72
Packaging type: / Clamshell / D-box


Digital Rights Management (DRM): / Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:880
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30
Continuous video playback time:6
USB charging:Y


FM radio: Yes
FM recording: / Yes
Preset Station Qty:20
Preset stations quantity:20
RDS features: / PS, PTY, RT
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: / Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Remote Control

Type: None


Card reader integrated: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:8

System Requirements

Internet connection required: / Yes
Optical drive required: / Yes
USB required: / Yes

Technical Details

Backlight display: / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 0.394
Weight:0.00335 / 3.35