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Transcend T.sonic 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Transcend T.sonic 820. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the durability and design.

battery, sound, usability, portability, price

design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Transcend T.sonic 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Transcend T.sonic 820 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Views about the usability and portability are generally positive. The sound and battery are also mentioned favorably.

battery, sound, portability, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Transcend T.sonic 820 4 GB Video MP3 Player (Black)Transcend T.sonic 820 4 GB Video MP3 Player (Black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Transcend T.sonic 820


PMPs come in all shapes and sizes, and the T.sonic 820 is testimony to the fact. Screens don't have to be large for a player to play video, but the question is, will the experience still be good enough for you to enjoy? And what about the additional...

The e-book reader was only able to read .TXT files, so all your books will have to be converted to that format (if they aren't already). It was decent enough to get by. The inbuilt microphone is quite good and has good range. There's also a world clock.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Pankhuri Bajaj (

Transcend T.sonic 820


For those seeking reasonably good sound quality at a reasonable price, here's a product you should check out.

Battery life, Loads of settings, Simple Interface, Video playback, Bundled Security Software, Value for money

Bundled earphones could have been better, Can play limited formats, Average build quality

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Transcend's T-Sonic 820 MP3 player is designed for today's busy lifestyle. The 820 stores and plays all your favorite music, photos and videos. With its 1.5-inch 65K color OLED screen, the T-Sonic 820 supports advanced features such as FM Stereo, Playlist Builder, Real-time Clock, Digital Voice Recorder, Karaoke-type Lyrics display, and Line-In function allowing you to record directly from your CD player. The T-Sonic 820 also reads eBooks and acts as a storage device for your computer files. Transcend's T-Sonic 820 is a sporty and useful MP3 player that easily fits into pocket or bag. With a user-friendly interface, the T-Sonic 820 makes transferring music, photos and videos to the device a breeze! Simply connect the unit to your computer, store your digital music onto the player; The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection will take care of the rest.

Audio Input


Audio System

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


Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)


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


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) / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display Technology:OLED Display
Touchscreen: No


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/4GB

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player
Video Playback: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix
Manufacturer:Transcend Information
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Transcend T.sonic



Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion


Preset Station Qty:9
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty