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Sandisk Sansa FUZE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4594 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The sound and value for money also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sandisk Sansa FUZE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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SanDisk Sansa Fuze


SanDisk's Sansa Fuze is a neat-looking PMP that manages to combine good looks and plenty of multimedia features into a single device. Then again, most PMPs – even the more economical ones &n


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SanDisk Sansa Fuze+


Smaller and cheaper than any smartphone, but still capable of playing pint-sized video, the Fuze+ media player competes for the same one-size-fits-all sweet spot held by the firmly entrenched iPod Nano. While it neglects Apple's last-generation upgrade...

Sleek, lightweight design ; Colorful, modern interface ; Much cheaper than a comparable iPod Nano ; 2.4-inch LCD screen ; Expandable with microSD cards

Clumsy touch controls ; Screen difficult to watch for long periods

Sansa’s Fuze+ introduces a large 2.4-inch screen, touch controls, and capacity up to 16GB, all while costing less than the iPod Nano.

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SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ review


SanDisk's original Sansa Fuze may have had a solid run -- it's been a particular favorite among those looking for a good, inexpensive player that doesn't skimp on features or audio quality -- but there's no question that it was long overdue for an...

Inexpensive ; Impressive range of features ; microSD card slot

Sluggish interface ; Touch panel causes problems ; Feels a little cheap

The Sansa Fuze+ is inexpensive and feature-packed, but hampered by slow performance and a finicky touchscreen that will have you wishing for some actual buttons.


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SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3 (blue, 8GB)


The Sansa Fuze+ comes in a variety of colors and capacities, at superaffordable prices. Features such as video playback, AAC compatibility, FM radio, photos, podcasts, Rhapsody support, voice recording, and Mac compatibility make it an easy iPod...

The new touch-pad navigation is sluggish; screen resolution isn't great; audio quality is just average; and the all-plastic design feels cheap.

You can find smaller or cheaper MP3 players, but you won't find a better value than the Sansa Fuze+ in terms of dollars per features.

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SanDisk Sansa Fuze+


Apple has enjoyed an undeniable stranglehold over the $100+ portable media player market for years now—it's pretty much been iPods and also-rans. The budget realm, however, has never been Apple's strong suit, and SanDisk and other manufacturers make...

Very reasonable price for capacity, performance. User interface features good-looking animated graphics. FM radio recording and voice recording. MicroSD slot for swappable content

Slow reaction time from touch pad. Occasionally, controls don't respond to touch. Navigation can be tedious

If you live outside the iTunes ecosystem, the Sansa Fuze+ offers better features than either the Apple iPod nano or the iPod shuffle and is priced to compete with both players.

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SanDisk Sansa Fuze Flash-Based MP3 Player


A low price, a deep feature list, and an ultracompact design make the Sansa Fuze a very worthy Nano competitor.

Slim, compact design ; Expandable memory

Video playback isn't crisp

The Fuze is a worthy competitor to the Nano--and an even better choice if you're looking for a flash player with expandable memory, an FM tuner, and a lower price tag

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Review of the Sandisk Sansa Fuze


This full-featured, value-priced media player serves up a good dose of competition for the iPod nano.

Excellent sound quality, Compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows, Aggressively priced, MicroSD/microSDHC Card slot

Limited format compatibility, Dull screen

All in all, the SanDisk Sansa Fuze is a terrific value. As SanDisk manufactures its own flash memory, it passes along the savings to customers in the form of a player that's $49 and $69 cheaper than comparable 4GB and 8GB iPod nanos, respectively. If...

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Sandisk Sansa Fuze


SanDisk's latest addition to its portable media player line, the Sansa Fuze, fits cozily in between the dirt-cheap and diminutive Sansa Clip and the larger Sansa View in terms of both price and size. It's possible that the Fuze was introduced by...

Reasonably priced. Cute, compact design. A microSD slot for memory expansion. FM radio. Voice and radio recording.

File support is limited. All video and photo files require conversion.

The Sansa Fuze isn't particularly innovativeit's just another simple, yet solid portable media player from SanDisk. We just wish it had more robust file support.

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SanDisk Sansa Fuze (4GB, pink)


Editors' note: The rating of this product has increased to reflect significant enhancements offered by a firmware update. Find out more information here .

The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is supercheap and nicely compact; it comes in a variety of colors and has an expansion slot that accepts microSDHC cards. The player offers a variety of desirable features such as an FM tuner, Rhapsody DNA integration, photo and...

The Sansa Fuze uses a proprietary dock connection, the interface is blah, and the screen has a dingy look to it.

The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is a great value; a slim design, a simple interface, plentiful features, memory expansion capability, and solid sound quality all come with an easy-to-swallow price tag.

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Sandisk Sansa Fuze+ Review


When it was time for SanDisk to update the Fuze, they dubbed it the Fuze+ rather than make it a completely new player- just as they did with the Sansa Clip+. While the Clip+ truly was a minor (but awesome) update though, you can stare at the Fuze and...

The Fuze+ is not an easy player to judge objectively. On one hand, the design is good, possible storage capacity is excellent, menus are very nice looking and there are plenty of features for such a player. On the other hand. the controls are so beyond...

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :microSD Card (Transflash) / microSD/ SDHC Card
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Display Technology:LED Display / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

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

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback:No / Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback:No / Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback:No / Yes
WAV Playback:No / Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback:No / Yes

Power Supply

Replaceable Battery: No