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Philips PSA242

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Philips PSA242. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and memory. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity and price.

usability, durability, memory, size

battery, price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips PSA242 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Philips PSA242 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the memory. The durability is also mentioned favorably. The price and battery get negative views.

usability, durability, memory

battery, price

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips PSA242 Solid State 1 GB Sport MP3 Player

Consumer review by:

Spend some time learning how to use it


Huge capacity for small device.


Consumer review by:

Doesn't work as good as it looks


Good looks, talking stop watch

Synchronization is difficult, does total reset or displays error for unknown reason. The drivers are for Windows XP only, doesn't work with W2K. Have to remove the back cover just to plug in the sync cable


Consumer review by:

It is a good MP3 player


It is a nice-looking MP3 player.

USB 2.0 ; AAA batery


Product Specifications

For those who work hard and play harder, the PSA242 with FM radio packs 500 songs into a round and robust design that's simple-to-operate. Enjoy your favorite workout music - 100% skip-free. Add more songs via the mini SD card slot.

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 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


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

MD System

Type: None


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

Remote Control

Type: None