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Philips SA5125

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Philips SA5125. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and battery. The price and sound also get good views, but views are divided on the memory. Some have doubts about the headphones and reliability.

usability, sound, price, battery, design

size, reliability, headphones

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 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on

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

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

Consumer review by: review summary for Philips SA5125


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Philips SA5125 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the price, whereas many are negative about the usability and reliability.


reliability, usability

75% 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)Philips SA5125 MP3/WMA, 2 GB

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Had for 5 days....Noticing BUGS


DAY 1 Ok, so I went to Wal-mart and wanted to buy my very first MP3 player. Initially, I thought of the I-Pod and looked at what was available. I was willing to spend about $100-$140. As usual this Walmart was out of those in my price range and ......

good audio/video and visual quality

bugs, should be an on/off switch


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Good at first.. only last 6 months


I would not buy philips products... If you want something to last.. then save a little more money and buy a topline product.. iPods tend to last from what i have heard.. Right now. today i am going to buy a sandisk sansa e250.. i reasearched it and it...

it has a video player.. photos and Fm radio.. ok battery.. charge alot though.. AC charger bought sepreately for 25 bucks

fm radio cuases Freezing when it freezes a small pin resets it.. the video is hard to work. if you play it loud it tends to freeze. also.. 6 months after i got it. it froz and then it would just shut off on its own.. the battery inside was loose

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BAD battery life - POOR Customer Service


So I take my new mp3 player with me to work thinking i would have music to keep me pumped throughout the day. I come to find out that my battery is dead after only 7 hours of work. I tried lowering all the settings to conserve the battery but ......

Features and Functionality

Battery life was only 7 hours

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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


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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB


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


Tuner Bands:FM

Remote Control

Type: None