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Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the reliability and durability, while there are some mixed opinions about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Philips GoGear ViBE SA1VBE from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the price and sound. The design and portability are also appreciated. The memory and reliability get less positive opinions.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips GoGear Vibe 8GB MP3 and Video Player with 1.5 Inch LCD and Internet Video Download Including YouTube (Black)Philips GoGear Vibe 8GB MP3 and Video Player with 1.5 Inch LCD and Internet Video Download Including YouTube (Black)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Ødegård (

Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE00K/17 Review

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Joseph Damanti (

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...

Aug, 2009

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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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Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE04K 4GB


Brought Pink & Blue one for my grandson aged 10 & grandaughter aged 7, took them no time to workout everythingout. very good value as there was an offer on at the time l purchased them which incluceded free speakers.


Mar, 2010

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Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE08 8GB


Eay to use and has good battery life.

Doesn't come with protective case

Feb, 2010

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Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE04K 4GB


Easy to use and portable

Have to convert video's into a different format to use on it

Feb, 2010

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Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE04K 4GB


Much easier to use than an ipod for half the price!

Not as pretty as an ipod, but that's not necessarily a bad thing!!

Jan, 2010

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Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE04K 4GB


good value for money

no bad points

Jan, 2010

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Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE04K 4GB


Easy for our 7yr old daughter to use.

Nov, 2009

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Philips GoGear Vibe SA1VBE04K 4GB


Good looking little device, extremely small and portable, with surprising depth of sound when it gets going.

Not a good choice for a first mp3 player, as instruction manual is minimal and hard to follow, and controls are fiddly.

Nov, 2009

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.


Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Channel separation:45
Equalizer: / Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:6 / 7
Equalizer customizable: / Yes
Equalizer modes: / Classic, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock, Techno / Custom / Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock, Techno
Frequency range:20 - 18 / 20 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:5 - 192 / 8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:16 - 24.8 / 8 - 48
RMS rated power:0.0048 / 0.006 / 0.01
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):84
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05 / 0.5
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 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)


Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:20 / 24
Photo feature: No
Second camera: No
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: No

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: / Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue, Silver / Blue, White / Pink / Pink, Silver / Red, Silver / Silver, White / White
LED Indicators:
Volume Control: / Digital
Waterproof: No

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



Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:
Color: Yes
Display Diagonal:1.5
Display number of lines: / 5
Display Resolution:128 x 128
ID3 Tag display: / Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:290 / 340
Battery Technology: / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:24 / 25
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported: / APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported: / BMP / BMP, JPG
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4, SMV, WMV / H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.264, MPEG4-SP, WMV / H.265, MPEG4, SMV, WMV / MPEG4, SMV, WMV / SMV
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4,SMV,WMV / H.265,MPEG4,SMV,WMV / MPEG4,SMV,WMV / MPEG4-ASP,H.264,MPEG4,WMV / MPEG4-ASP,H.264,MPEG4-SP,WMV / SMV

Flash Memory

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


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


Headphone connectivity: / 3.5 mm

MD System

Type: None




Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Accessories included:CD-ROM: Yes , with IFU, Device Manager, Media converter, Rhapsody Media Player, Headphones: AY3816, USB cable: AY3930, Quick start guide
Backlight display:Y
Battery Type:Lithium Polymer
Blister dimensions (W x D x H):30 x 120 x 175 / 30 x 135 x 87 / 30 x 87 x 135
Built-in memory: Yes
Carrying case: Yes
CD-ROM: / Yes
Channels quantity: / 20
Charge & play:Y
Compatible operating systems:Windows Media Player 11 / Windows XP (SP2 +)/Vista / Windows XP (SP2 or higher) / Vista / Windows XP (SP2 or higher)/Vista / Windows XP (SP2) / Vist / Windows XP (SP2) / Vista / Windows XP (SP2) / Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista / Windows XP\nWindows Vista
Connection to PC: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Customizable volume limit:Y
Dedicated volume controls:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.6 x 1.65 x 0.457
Display resolution (numeric):128
Headphone outputs:
Internal memory type: / NAND
Internet connection options:Yes (for access to updated support documents, manuals, future firmware and PC software upgrades)
Keypad lock:Y
Lead-free soldered product: / Yes
Mass storage class compliant: / Yes
Media Converter:WMV (.wmv.avi containers);MPEG-4 SP(.avi container only);MPEG- 4 ASP(.avi); H.264 (MPEG-4 Part10) (.mp4); Other codec/container combinations supported based on installion of relevant Directshow codecs / Y
MP3 playback: Yes
Music memory capacity, MP3:900 / Up to 1800 tracks / Up to 3600 tracks / Up to 900 tracks
Output Power:2 x 2.4mW
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Resolution:128 x 128
Shock proof: No
Slide show: Yes
Splash proof: No
Superscroll: / Yes
USB cable:AY3930
USB powered: Yes
Windows Media Player 11: / Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Armband: Yes
Bundled software:Device manager\nMedia Converter for Philips\nWindows Media Player 11
Cables included: / USB
Headphones: / No / Yes
Headphones included:N / Y
Pouch: Yes
Quick start guide: / Yes
User guide: / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:3.43 / 4.72 / 5.31 / 7.68
Package height:3.43 / 5.31 / 6.89 / 8.86
Package type:Clamshell / D-box
Package width:1.18
Packaging type: / Clamshell / D-box


Digital Rights Management (DRM): / Yes
Firmware upgradeable: / Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Type:MP3 / MP4

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity: / 1


Battery Capacity:290 / 340
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:25
Continuous video playback time:4
USB charging:Y


Antenna Type:Headphone/Earphone cord
FM radio:No / Yes
FM recording: / Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Supported bands: / FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: / Yes
Voice recording: / No / Yes

Remote Control

Type: None


Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):1800 / 900
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 2 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

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

Technical Details

Backlight display: / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:0.457 / 0.472 / 4.57
Weight:0.00120 / 1.2