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Philips SA5125

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Philips SA5125. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and design are overall positive. The price and sound also get good reviews, but the headphones and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, sound, price, design, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips SA5125 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips SA5125 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the memory.


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips SA5125/02 2GB Flash audio video playerPhilips SA5125/02 2GB Flash audio video player

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Philips SA5125


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Philips SA5125 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the price. The design is also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, price


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips SA51 2 GB Flash Video MP3 Player with FM Radio and 1.8-Inch Screen (Black)Philips SA51 2 GB Flash Video MP3 Player with FM Radio and 1.8-Inch Screen (Black)

Apr, 2018

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Removable memory would be nice.

The menu is easy to see and navigate. Only use it for the Music. It easily sync's with Windows Media Player 11. Nice for the price


May, 2009

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i recommend this product. newegg has excellent service and constantly updated my info so i knew where it was and when id get it. very good value.

This is an awesome little mp3 player. 1st i read cons in other peoples reviews and several of them said it had low batt life.. no way i fell to sleep with it on and woke up to find that it hadnt even knocked off a bar of the battery indicator. most mp3...

it didnt come with a protective transparent piece of plastic for the screen.. i bought a cheap 20 dollar cell phone and even that came with the plastic bad.. also the keys feel like a few months down the line they will be falling out or...

Mar, 2009

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First MP3 Player


Cheap and worth getting

Yes my first mp3 player... Mainly because I had no need before hand. However ; 1) Headphone sound quality is good ; 2) When the volume is maxed still good quality ; 3) Can play vids ; 4) AUTO CHARGE NO BUYING BATTERIES

1) HAVE TO USE WMP11 to get songs onto device ; 2) HAVE TO INSTALL THE SOFTWARE

Feb, 2009

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PHILIPS 1.8" Black 2GB MP3 Player SA5125/37


small affordable mp3 player, does what it is supposed to do, not an ipod

software had a couple hiccups at first

Feb, 2009

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sometimes you pay for what you get.

Bought two for christmas good player easy to setup, at a cheap price. Nice cllear sound descent head phones

earphone jack goes bad quickly, rma to newegg got another quick and easy but guess what it did the same thing now both of them are bad

Jan, 2009

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Great Deal


Would be great if you could allow more video types to be convert able to the player in the future

Great price plus Free shipping when it arrived it was easy to plug in and load on songs. Simple layout and easy to learn No problems with the Device

The free shipping was a bit of a pain took 6 days for it to arrive I guess I'm just spoiled from Newegg's usual 3 day or less shipping. Also and its not so much a problem as it is an annoyance the video reader only converts wmv. so you have to get a...

Jan, 2009

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Just OK


Note - It is possible to have this unit work with Linux but it is not easy. If you are a primarily Linux user then this is not for you(IMO). Simply due to the amount of time that you would need to get it working right. Just get a Sansa.

Bright screen, 2GB is good for Tunes

Works with Windows only**, Navigation is very very awkward with this and all Phillips MP3 players

Jan, 2009

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Skip this junky thing


I'd look at other brands if I was seeking an inexpensive MP3 player with video. These are junky and with my luck getting a 100% failure rate, I'd say the odds are others are also having problems. I am going to have to re-evaluate whether to purchase...

I guess the price is a pro IF IT WORKS

We're about to request an RMA for this unit, and that would be an RMA on a RMA. My son bought this item after Christmas and it worked for about a week, then the left audio channel died. We tried other headphones, no luck, so we returned it ; The...

Jan, 2009

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You get what you pay for


I didn't RMA it since "technically" it works...not New Egg's fault that its a lemon

It was on sale

I bought this for my 11 year old son for Christmas and let him use my desk top to install the software (well, I installed it, he watched). I already have iTunes and my own iPod on my desk top, so opted to get him something less restrictive. Weeeell, it...

Jan, 2009

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A Must Buy


If your in the market from a mp3 player that plays videos, displays pictures and plays the radio also, this is a great buy. If your a budget shopper, do not pass this up.

This is a great mp3 player for the price. Here is the pros i found with this product ; Easy to navigate menus ; Great battery life, of what i think ; A very nice physical design ; Great sound quality ; Great video quality, even customly set at 256 bit...

I have very little to complain about this product, but i think i should at least list something. Nothing is perfect. So here is my list of cons, VERY minor cons ; Currently you have to setup the videos in playlists if you want to catigorize them. Like...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Get ready for total entertainment with the Philips SA5125 Digital Audio Video Player. Its bright, large display and intuitive UI let you easily engage with all your music, videos and photos.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:7
Equalizer customizable: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock, Techno / Custom
Frequency range:20 - 16000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
RMS rated power:0.005 / 5
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):82
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1
WMA bit rates:32 - 192
WMA sample rates:16 - 48 / 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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


Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:24
Photo feature: No
Second camera: No
Video playback: Yes


Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, White
Volume Control:Digital
Waterproof: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:5:4
Backlight: Yes
Color: Yes
Display Diagonal:1.8
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display number of lines:7
Display Resolution:220 x 176
ID3 Tag display: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:630
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:20
Continuous video playback time:2
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:WMV9
Video formats supported:WMV9

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB


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


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Audio card required: Yes
Bass enhancement:Concert sound EX
Blister dimensions (W x D x H):135 x 40 x 195
Case or master carton dimensions (W x D x H):7.72 x 5.75 x 8.07
Case or master carton quantity:5
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP (SP2) or Windows Vista / Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device manager:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.81 x 0.374 x 3.64 / 1.81 x 0.39 x 3.64
Display resolution (numeric):220
FM radio functions:Autostore/Manual store, Preset List, Sorting
Functions:Keypad lock
Internal memory type:NAND
Lead-free soldered product: Yes
Master carton depth:5.71 / 5.75 / 8.07
Master carton height:5.75 / 8.07 / 8.86
Master carton width:5.98 / 7.72
Media Converter:Y
MP3 playback: Yes
Music memory capacity, WMA:1000
Output Power:5
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Shock proof: No
Slide show: Yes
Splash proof: No
SuperPlay: Yes
Superscroll: Yes
USB cable:AY3911
USB powered: Yes
Windows Media Player 11: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:1.57
Package height:7.68
Package type:Clamshell / D-box
Package weight:0.00882 / 8.82 / 9.52
Package width:5.31
Packaging type:Clamshell / D-box


Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Type:MP3 / MP4

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:630
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:20
Continuous video playback time:2
USB charging:Y


Antenna Type:Headphone/Earphone cord
Auto digital tuning: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner Bands:FM

Record Modes

Voice recording:No / Yes

Remote Control

Type: None


Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):1000
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2
Video memory capacity:8

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Video card required: Yes

Technical Details

Backlight display: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.00212 / 2.12