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Philips SA5125

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 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. Views about the battery and design are overall positive. The price and sound also get good comments. There are some critical opinions about the headphones and reliability.

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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 really like 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

Oct, 2016

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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 are impressed by the price. The design also gets good opinions, whereas some have doubts 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)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: KanMan (



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

Consumer review by: def.jerm (



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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: tony (



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

Consumer review by: Erik (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: JerseyJohn (

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

Consumer review by: fuzzybluelogic (

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

Consumer review by: Zonks (

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.

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 Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct TV Recording: No


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Touchscreen: No


Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player


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

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No


Tuner Bands:FM

Remote Control

Type: None