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Philips SA1100/02

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Philips SA1100/02. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and sound. The design and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips SA1100/02 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Philips SA1100/02 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

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This summary is based on the products: Philips SA1100/37 512 MB Flash MP3 Player (Silver)Philips SA1100/37 512 MB Flash MP3 Player (Silver)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


The 512MB GoGear looks, functions and performs like a generic USB Flash memory MP3 player and at this price that is all you should expect.

Folder skip, Good sound quality, Easy to use, Plug and Play.

AAA battery powered.

Dec, 2006

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this product sucks it lasted me 6 months


it only lasted me 6 months.horrible was really if u travel on da train or da bus dont but it.and it only holds up 104 sogs and i had to erase lots of songs for that.and at one point thee headphone jack didint wanna work.

Sleek/Compact, This product was horrible

Poor Sound Quality, Screen Breaks Easily

Aug, 2007

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This product is good in ...


This product is good in the beginning but after a while it started to eat my batteries like it was at an all you can eat buffet. if you buy this, make sure you get the 2 year replacement plan, its worth it.

May, 2007

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its cost less than any ...


its cost less than any other place.They work frend has 3 of them and they all work extreamly good.

May, 2007

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It lasted from my ...


It lasted from my birthday,Nov-March.Then it completelly died on me. I am not very happy

Apr, 2007

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This item is so great ...


This item is so great that I bought two. One for my son and husband. I intend on getting myslef one as well as the attatchment for the car.. My husband is an avid music person and he told me this is the best quality MP3 player that he has tried yet.

Durable, Easy to use, Good sound quality, Good Value

Mar, 2007

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Very dissapointing. ...


Very dissapointing. Lasted for only 1 month after that, it stopped working, even though it had new batteries.

Good sound quality

Jan, 2007

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Philips SA1100 512MB


Great little unit for my purposes as a hypnotherapist

Battery life

Jan, 2010

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Philips SA1100 512MB


Controls are simple and easy to understand; recording quality is unexpectedly high; small and lightweight, interfaces quickly with a computer, looks good.

Microphone so sensitive that it distorts if held within four inches of the sound source; fairly flimsy construction. Packaged in such strong plastic you need a can opener to get into it.

Jan, 2010

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Philips GoGear SA1100 512 MB: Great little peice of technology


Bought this at a cheap price in argos, was used in between trips of going to /from college. Found the software on the mp3 player pretty easy to manage, simply plugged into my pc and off it went without me having to even lift a finger. The sound that...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Enjoy your MP3 and WMA music on the go with the Philips 512MB SA1100. Speedily transfer music and data via direct USB2.0. Enjoy your music your way with four equalizer presets and listen to music all day long on an AAA battery.


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Channel separation:45
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Frequency range:30 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:8 - 48
RMS rated power:8000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):85
WMA bit rates:5 - 192
WMA sample rates:8 - 48 / 8, 1.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No


Color of product:Black, Silver
Volume Control:Digital

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:Green
Display number of lines:2
Display Resolution:32 x 128
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:8
Cylindrical battery size:AAA


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA

Flash Memory

Installed Size:512MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips GoGear


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Other Features

Audio recording formats:WAV
Battery Type:AAA / LR03 Alkaline
Blister dimensions (W x D x H):135 x 38 x 195 / 5.31 x 1.50 x 7.68
Compatible operating systems:98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Device manager:Firmware Manager to restore and upgrade
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.12 x 0.87 x 3.27
Display resolution (numeric):32
Functions:Keypad lock
Headphone outputs:1
Internal memory type:NAND
Lead-free soldered product: Yes
Mass storage class compliant: Yes
Music memory capacity, WMA:250
Playtime external battery:8
Supported batteries:AAA Alkaline
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
User guide: Yes


Firmware upgradeable: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:8
Cylindrical battery size:AAA


FM radio: No

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):250
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.512

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.866 / 0.87
Weight:0.00106 / 1.06