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Philips GoGear SA2820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Philips GoGear SA2820. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and sound. The performance and price also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the headphones.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear SA2820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Philips SA2820 review


Despite its three-star rating, the Philips has much to commend it – stylish looks, ease of use and dinky dimensions. But the sound quality is poor

Small and cute ; nicely finished ; clever interface ; a lot of memory for the size and price

Sounds grim with the supplied headphones and not much better with an upgrade

An object lesson in packaging and ergonomics, but sound lets the Philips down

Dec, 2008

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Philips GoGear 2GB SA2820/02 review


Philips' 2GB GoGear is roughly the size of a matchbox.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Philips Go Gear Digital Audio Player SA2820


This is a tiny MP3 player that also can make voice recordings. Although it is tiny the screen is still very readable and with battery life of close to twenty hours between recharge it certainly has things in its favour.

Firstly it is small enough to fit in the palm of the smallest hand. It is 4cm wide and tall and only a smidgen over 1cm thick, the weight (before you attach the earbuds) is just 27grams. The top has on/off and back buttons as well as the 3.5mm jack...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips GoGear SA2820 2 GB: Get this Philips before you Go Go


The size of the SA2820 makes it one of the most compact and lightweight player, only weighting 27 grams and 42 x 42 x 15 millimetre. However, this extremely small size comes with the compromise of not being able to play videos. Its size also makes it...

User friendly, fast files transfer, good battery stamina, does not require software

Start up delay

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips GoGear SA2820 2GB


Small/compact simple to use with good clear display & excellent battery life

Earphones a little hard .. though easily replaced

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips GoGear SA2820 2 GB


I first received this MP3 player as a gift last summer and I still use it almost every day almost a year on. It's a very good MP3 player for what it costs and has the ability to hold 2GBs (approximately 500) of songs. It has the ability to record on it...

Easy to use, great features and generally a great item

The screen does occassionally freeze, although pressing the reset button sorts that

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips GoGear SA2820 2GB


Small, easy to use, and for its size has a very good capacity, download time from the computer is phenominally quick.

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips GoGear SA2820 2GB


Compact and easy to use. Clever design.

None worth noting

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips GoGear SA2820 2GB


Easy to use good sound quality good battery life Its just briliiant

None I've come across

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips GoGear SA2820 2GB


compact and good sound quality

styling is dull

May, 2009

Product Specifications


Channel separation:35
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer modes:Custom
Frequency range:18 - 18000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
WMA bit rates:5 - 320
WMA sample rates:8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz


Color of product:Black


Backlight: Yes
Display number of lines:4
Display Resolution:128 x 64

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:20
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.61 x 1.61 x 0.591
Music memory capacity, MP3:450
Recording technology:ADPCM
USB cable:USB
Wireless technologies:Wired

Other features

Sound enhancement technology:FullSound

Packaging Content

User guide: Yes


Firmware upgradeable: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:20


FM radio: No

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2

Weight & Dimensions