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Philips GoGear VIBE SA4VBE

Philips GoGear VIBE SA4VBE
alaScore 81

500 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 reviews of Philips GoGear VIBE SA4VBE. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The sound and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, performance, sound, size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips GoGear VIBE SA4VBE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Philips GoGear VIBE SA4VBE from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the sound and performance. The portability and usability also get good reviews, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability and size.

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Oct, 2018

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Philips GoGear Vibe 4GB


The GoGear Vibe is Philips' latest entry into the crowded market of budget-priced MP3 players. Both the 4GB ($49) and 8GB ($59) models include a 1.5-inch color screen and a useful assortment of features, but the navigation pad's quirky design will send...

The Philips GoGear Vibe MP3 player offers music, video, photo, radio and voice recording features, and great battery life for about $50.

The design is uninspired and the navigation controls are an insult to common sense.

The Philips GoGear Vibe isn't the best budget MP3 player we've seen, but its enviable color screen, photo viewer, and video playback make it one of the most well-rounded in the $50 category.

Jul, 2009

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Philips GoGear Vibe is a great media player for casual use


First Impressions I got this media player after my Creative Zen player stopped functioning and when I picked it up for the first time I noticed it was so much lighter than the Zen, and indeed many other media players. I was concerned that it might be a...

Small and light but powerful, super easy to use in all areas

Limited features, relatively low video quality

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):N / No / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Channel separation:45
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5 / 6
Equalizer customizable: / Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock, Techno / Custom
Frequency range:20 - 18000 / 80 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:48 / 8 - 48
RMS rated power:0.005 / 0.05 / 2
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):84
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05
WMA bit rates:5 - 320
WMA sample rates:48 / 8 - 48


Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:30
Photo feature: No
Second camera: No
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: No


Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: / Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Pink / Red / Violet
LED Indicators:
Volume Control: / Digital / Rotary
Waterproof: No


Backlight: Yes
Color: Yes
Display Diagonal:1.8 / 2
Display Resolution:128 x 128 / 160 x 128 / 164 x 128
ID3 Tag display: / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

Battery performance:290
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 25
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / SMV
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / SMV


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:80 - 18000


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Backlight display:Y
Channels quantity: / 30
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.72 x 0.425 x 3.09
Display Diagonal:1.81
Display Diagonal (metric):1.81
Display resolution (numeric):160
Headphone outputs:
Internal memory type: / NAND
Keypad lock:Y
Lead-free soldered product: / Yes
Mass storage class compliant: / Yes
MP3 playback: Yes
Music memory capacity, MP3:1800 / 900
Output Power:2 x 2.5 / 2 x 2.5 mW
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Shock proof: No
Slide show: Yes
Sound enhancement:
Splash proof: No
Superscroll: / Yes
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Other features

Sound enhancement technology:FullSound

Packaging Content

Armband: Yes
Bundled software:Songbird
Cables included: / USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: / Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:1.18 / 1.38 / 3.54
Package height:4.72 / 7.28
Package type:Box / D-box
Package width:1.18 / 3.54 / 4.72
Packaging type: / Box / D-box


Digital Rights Management (DRM): / No
Firmware upgradeable: / Y / Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Type:MP3 / MP4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Interface:3.5mm / USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:290
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery:Y / Yes
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 25
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable:Y / Yes
USB charging:Y


Antenna Type:Headphone/Earphone cord
FM radio:No / Yes
FM recording: / Y / Yes
Preset stations quantity:20 / 30
RDS features:
Supported bands:FM / No
Supported radio bands:FM / Not supported

Record Modes

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


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Music memory capacity (songs):900
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 4

System Requirements

Internet connection required: / Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:17.5 x 5.91 x 1.18 / 5 x 6.26 x 7.91 / Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T2, ISDB-T / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE, / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Backlight display: / Yes
USB connectivity: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.425 / 1.72 / 3
Height:0.425 / 1 / 3.09
Weight:1 / 1.16
Width:1.72 / 2 / 3.09