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Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE

Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE
alaScore 82

134 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and portability. The sound and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the build quality.

value for money, usability, sound, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 134 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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Consumer review by:



I think, it's ideal for me. I like everithing in this small thing: auto turn off on pause, playlist function, big buttons, album images as wallpaper, good battery and so on! After some time play button doubleclicking, but not very often. I love it, my best player ever!

Battery, Connectivity, Design, Appearance

Build quality, Headphones

Consumer review by:

really starting to hate this thing


ive had this thing for almost a year now and now i just got done charging it and it wont turn on..ive even looked for updates and nothing..this is a pos!!! my sons MP3 player is a year older than mind and it works better.

Simple controls, Lots of storage, Easy to set up

Short battery life, Doesnt want to power on, Freezes up

Consumer review by:

Pretty Good


I have owned this product for a year and a half, and it has worked just fine until recently. The device has moved some of my songs to different artist folders, and has deleted some of the music in the folders. I don't know why it is doing this, but it is still a good product

Simple controls, Long battery life, Sleek/compact

Volume/song changes even when locked


Consumer review by:

This gadget is SATAN!


Please, PLEASE,save yourself time, energy, frustration and hard-earned cash, and stay far, far away from this little demon possessed gadget. The sound quality is so-so, the controls must have been created by a dyslexic person, it's impossible to create a simple playlist, you have to constantly reset the thing, it will crash your PC, etc. etc. This thing is Satan.

Consumer review by:

Definite POS! Don't waste your money


I bought this player for my daughter for Christmas. Right out of the packaging we attempted to charge it and it would not charge. I took it back and exchanged it the next day at the store. The second player worked fine for a couple of months but then the screen started flashing and it would not charge. I attempted to repair it using the enclosed CD by upgrading the firmware and that did not work. Since it is no longer under warranty I'm outta luck. I will avoid buying this player and any other MP3 from Phillips. If you want a reliable product and no headaches I reccommend you do the same.

Expert review by:

Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE00K/17 Review


Expert review by:

Philips GoGear Vibe 4GB Review


Philips launched the GoGear Vibe not too long ago and although it's not meant to be a direct iPod competitor by any means, it does do the job of being an affordable MP3 player and a serious alternative to the Shuffle. In the Box: The packaging is...

Priced well for a 4GB MP3 player that also supports video files. Great starter MP3 player or player for the gym

Navigation buttons are stiff to operate. Video playback is low quality

The GoGear is a great little player for those on a budget. It has got great audio quality – almost as good as my iPod when I switched up the headphones, so for the price alone and its good sound quality it is worth it. It also offers a decent amount of...

Expert review by:

Philips GoGear Vibe – An alternative to Shuffle


Philips GoGear Vibe may not be as good as iPod and we think it was not made to compete directly with the Apple's product anyways. Still, this is a really affordable (just $50) MP3 player and gives the Shuffle a good for the money. In terms of the...

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Amazon review summary for Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE


alaTest has collected and analysed 18 user reviews of Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

sound, value for money, portability, usability, performance

build quality

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by:

Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE08 8GB


I'm very happy with all of it,it's compact,neat,and user friendly

I am happy no bad points

Product Specifications

Philips GoGear ViBE Portable AV Player packs big entertainment in a superbly small design. Its 1.5" full color display shows off album art and folder view ensures easy file navigation and organization.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud/Over-the-ear

Audio System

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


Run Time (Up To):25hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Data Storage Capability:Up to 1800 files/Up to 900 files
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA/MP3 / WMA/WMA / MP3

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/2GB/4GB/8GB


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

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None