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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of PHILIPS SA 4000. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the battery and design are generally positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability and price. Comments are divided on the durability.

usability, sound, design, battery

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the PHILIPS SA 4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of PHILIPS SA 4000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on There are some critical reviews about the reliability, but reviews are divided on the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Philips SA9100/05 Flash audio playerPhilips SA9100/05 Flash audio player

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Donald Bell (

Philips SA4000 review


Design The Philips GoGear SA4000 series player feels good to hold. The curved construction shows that someone at Philips put some serious thought into designing a player that would be comfortable to grip while jogging. While the body is entirely...

The Philips GoGear SA4010 (1GB) and SA4020 (2GB) are stylish, budget MP3 players that fit comfortably in your fist and support Windows Media Player Plays for Sure and WMA DRM10 subscription content.

The GoGear's monochrome screen is hard to read, and the player lacks competitive features such as FM tuner/recorder, line-in recording, custom EQ, and voice recording-quality settings.

Though the Philips GoGear SA4010 and SA4020 cost $10 to $20 less than their competition, they sacrifice valuable functionality. For those with razor-sharp budgets, this Philips GoGear SA4000 series delivers decent design and basic functions, but...

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

Chic, dependable and ultra-intuitive. The 1GB GoGear SA9100 lets you effortlessly enjoy your world of MP3 and WMA music and view photos, thanks to Sensory Touchpad Superscroll. PlaysForSure ensures your GoGear works with your Windows XP PC. PRODUCT FEATURES: Enjoy MP3 and WMA playback; 1GB to store up to 500 songs or 280 photos; Enjoy up to 14-hour music playtime; Sleek and sturdy, for superior pocketability; Intuitive control with backlit touch sensitive keys; Enjoy playback control and browsing - at the same time; Sensory Touchpad SuperScroll for fast music navigation; 1.7" color screen for easy navigation and photo viewing; Synchronize your collection easily with Windows Media Player.


Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Channel separation:45
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:4 / 5
Equalizer customizable: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Hip hop, Pop, Rock / Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock / Classic, Jazz, Rap, Rock / Custom
Frequency range:20 - 16 / 20 - 16000 / 30 - 18 / 30 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:8 - 48
RMS rated power:0.005 / 0.006 / 2
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):82 / 85
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1
WMA bit rates:32 - 192 / 5 - 192
WMA sample rates:16 - 48 / 16,22.050,32,44.1,48 / 8 - 48 / 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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


Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/14hour(s)


Built-in camera: No
Second camera:No / Yes


Color of product:Black
Volume Control:Digital

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ADPCM / MP3 / WAV / WMA/MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Display Diagonal:1.7
Display number of colors:65536 colours / Monochrome
Display number of lines:2 / 7
Display Resolution:128 x 160 / 32 x 128
ID3 Tag display: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:600
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 14
Cylindrical battery size:AAA
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:No / Yes
USB charging: Yes


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB


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


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Other Features

Audio card required: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Bass enhancement:SRS WOW
Battery Type:AAA / LR03 Alkaline / Lithium Polymer
Bit rate:MP3: 8-320 kbps; WMA: 32-192 kbps
Blister dimensions (W x D x H):135 x 38 x 195 / 135 x 40 x 195
Box dimensions (W x D x H):6.02 x 6.02 x 1.81
Built-in memory: Yes
Case or master carton dimensions (W x D x H):7.72 x 6.42 x 12.8
Case or master carton quantity:8
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP (SP2 or above)
Connector(s):Philips dock connector
Device manager:Device manager / Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.24 x 0.906 x 3.06 / 3.54 x 1.81 x 0.35
Display resolution (numeric):128 / 32
File type:MP3, WMA
Functions:Keypad lock
I/O ports:1x Headphone (3.5mm)\n1x USB\n1x Philips dock connector\n
Internal memory type:NAND
Keypad lock:Y
Lead-free soldered product: Yes
Mass storage class compliant: Yes
Master carton depth:6.42
Master carton height:12.8
Master carton width:7.72
Music memory capacity, WMA:Up to 460 tracks * / Up to 500 songs*
Output Power:2x5mW (16 Ohm)
Package dimensions (WxDxH):6.02 x 6.02 x 1.81
PlaysForSure:Audio Download\nAudio Subscription
Playtime external battery:10
Slide show: Yes
SuperPlay: Yes
Superscroll: Yes
Supported batteries:AAA Alkaline
USB cable:AY3930 / USB
USB port:USB 2.0
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes
Windows Media Player 10: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Windows Media Player 10\nDevice managert65gft \nPlaysForSure
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Pouch: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:0.445 / 1.5 / 1.57 / 5.75 / 6.02
Package height:0.622 / 1.69 / 1.81 / 7.68
Package type:Clamshell / D-box
Package width:0.445 / 5.31 / 5.35 / 6.02
Packaging type:Clamshell / D-box


Firmware upgradeable: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:USB 2.0


Battery Capacity:600
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 14
Cylindrical battery size:AAA
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:N / Y
USB charging:Y


FM radio:No / Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Record Modes

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

Remote Control

Type: None


Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):460 / 920
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.512 / 1

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Video card required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Backlight display: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.906 / 1.81
Height:0.354 / 3.06 / 3.07
Width:1.24 / 1.26 / 3.54