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Philips SA3VBE08BN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Philips SA3VBE08BN. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The portability and sound also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, sound, portability, price, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips SA3VBE08BN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Philips SA3VBE08BN from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips SA3VBE08BN Vibe 8GB MP3 and Video Player - BluePhilips SA3VBE08BN Vibe 8GB MP3 and Video Player - Blue

May, 2018

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Great product!


This was the 1st MP3 (actually it's an MP4 player on the box) I have purchased, love everything about it, great sound, easy to use & great price. Bought another one the following day for my partner.

Jul, 2012

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Philips SA3VBE08BN Vibe 8GB MP3 and Video Player - Blue


At the age of 70, this is my first MP3 player and I just love it. Being hard of hearing, it is powerful enough for me to hear, which is just great. I use it at full volume! It is a powerful machine. It is easy to use once I got the hang of it. Simple...

Jul, 2012

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loved this from the moment i downloaded music onto it, songbird is a little slow, but the device is compatible with window media player so not an issue. screens a little small for video but that would be my only gripe, but i knew it wasn't big when i...

Jul, 2012

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A great MP3 player


Bought as a companion to my Zen MP3 player. Very easy to navigate using buttons (not touch screen thank goodness!). The options on screen are clear and concise. The sound quality

Jun, 2012

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Great product


This is the second one I have bought as the other one got dropped in the bath. My daughter loves it, it is easy to download onto & the sound is great. So easy to use.

Jun, 2012

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Good product


Good battery life. Nice MP4 player and downloads are quick and easy to action. Good quality and reliable. Would recommend.

Jun, 2012

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Great little MP3


What a great little MP3 player, i had the previous model for years and that was good but this one is a lot easier to use. I love the album cover pics that come up, when choosing a certain song etc. I haven't used the video recorder yet but I'am sure it...

Jun, 2012

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Philips SA3VBE08RN


Really pleased I brought this, great value for money. Would definitely recommend. Only downside is the songbird, have not figured it out yet but its not that straight forward. Download from other tracks and itunes library very straight forward.

May, 2012

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Philips SA3VBE08BN Vibe 8GB MP3 and Video Player - Blue


easy to use had no trouble at with this item

May, 2012

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very easy to use. Good job as the quick start instructions are as they say in the title Quick!!

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Channel separation:45
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer modes:Custom
Frequency range:80 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:48
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):84
WMA bit rates:5 - 320
WMA sample rates:8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz


Built-in camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):160 x 128
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Black, Blue


Backlight: Yes
Display Diagonal:1.8
Display Resolution:160 x 128
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:290
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:25
Continuous video playback time:5
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP (SP3)/Windows Vista/Windows 7
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphone outputs:1
Internal memory type:NAND
Music memory capacity, MP3:1800
Output Power:2 x 2.4 mW
Slide show: Yes
Superscroll: Yes
USB cable:AY3930
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:1.18
Package height:5.31
Package width:4.33


Firmware upgradeable: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:290
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:25
Continuous video playback time:5


FM radio: No
Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:8
Video memory capacity:5

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: No

Weight & Dimensions