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Philips AS851

Philips AS851
alaScore 88

278 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 reviews of Philips AS851. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Philips AS851 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips AS851

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Philips AS851 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability, but many are critical about the price. Opinions about the reliability and design are different.

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips AS851 Fidelio Docking Speaker for AndroidPhilips AS851 Fidelio Docking Speaker for Android

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips AS851

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Philips AS851 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio AS851/37 Android Speaker Dock with BluetoothPhilips Fidelio AS851/37 Android Speaker Dock with Bluetooth

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Philips Fidelio AS851 Review

 

Android speaker docks are comparatively rare beasts. Several manufacturers offer models specifically tailored for their own handsets, but the market for generic docks has failed to ignite in the same way as iPhone and iPod peripherals have flourished....

Any generic Android speaker dock is going to be a compromise in comparison to Apple’s tightly-controlled ecosystem, but that’s the price you pay for the flexibility in device options Android has enabled. Philips FlexiDock system certainly addresses it...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Android Police (androidpolice.com)

Review: Philips Fidelio AS851 Android Speaker Dock - When An Awesome Speaker Meets An Amazing Dock

 

For $200, the AS851 is a great investment if you're looking for a robust speaker dock for your Android device(s). The Fidelio app really does add value to the speaker (unlike so many other product-bundled apps), and the hardware EQ works surprisingly...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Michael Crider (androidcommunity.com)

Philips Fidelio AS851 Docking Speaker for Android Review

 

Android users have a virtually unlimited choice when it comes to smartphone hardware, and it's one of the most important advantages of the platform. Unfortunately a wide variety of hardware inexorably means a smaller selection of accessories,...

The Fidelio dock is a nice piece of audio equipment, even if it is unfortunately brought low by the limitations of Bluetooth. As an Android speaker dock it’s at the head of a very small pack. You should have no problem connecting any Android phone, and...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (hardwarezone.com)

Philips Fidelio AS851 Docking Station - Audio for Android

 

Featuring the Digital Sound Processing technology with precisely tuned bass pipes and optimal acoustic volume, the AS851 reproduces crisp and clear sounds without any distortion. Compatible with Android 2.1 (and above) devices.

Innovative FlexiDock offers docking for Android devices Option to charge two devices simultaneously Provides wireless playback for all Bluetooth enabled devices

A2DP Profile is a lossy standard Loose bass which lacks definition Constricted soundstage

Expert review by: James Rivington (techradar.com)

Philips Fidelio AS851 review

 

Can the first recognised Android dock hit the ground running?

First Android dock ; Pairs with any Bluetooth device ; Nice build and design

Too fiddly ; Poor sound quality ; Expensive ; Not for all Android devices

If you need to pair via Bluetooth, why not just save some money and buy a standard Bluetooth speaker system? For £200 (ok, you can pick this up for £175 on Amazon, but still…) you can buy some really decent kit which sounds better. And that's what we'd...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Fidelio AS851

 

A Fidelio dock designed specifically for Android devices. What madness is this?

Decent sound quality, Versatile

Slightly fiddly to use, Uses lossy Bluetooth, A bit expensive

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips Fidelio AS851 Docking Speaker for Android review

 

There are hundreds of iPod docks around but Philips's Fidelio AS851 is the first dedicated dock for Android devices we've seen. There are a number of practical problems inherent in creating an Android dock, the most obvious of which is that there isn't...

We like the idea of an Android device dock, but this one's too expensive and too fiddly to use

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: unbox.ph (unbox.ph)

Philips Fidelio AS851 Android Speaker Dock Review

 
Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (reghardware.co.uk)

Philips Fidelio AS851 speaker

 

Geek Treat of the Week Philips' Fidelio speakers for iOS - such as the DS9 [1] - have gotten a big thumbs-up from us in the past, and now Philips has released a new range specifically designed for Android devices.

A good quality set of Bluetooth speakers – but not quite as Android-specific as Philips claims.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (theinquirer.net)

Philips Fidelio AS851 Android speaker dock review

 

Philips has provided a much needed speaker dock for Android devices that impressed us with its compact and innovative design. The AS851 provides good sound quality at an affordable price but you do need to use Bluetooth for connection.

The dock comes in a curvy black design that is stylish but not all that striking. It has good build quality with a black mesh covering the speakers on the front, the docking section with chrome surround and a row of buttons and lights. Turn the dock...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

Android Docking:MP3 Player / Mobile Phone / Tablet Docking
Apple Docking: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:Android Docking
PMP Docking: No
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING:Cradle / Wireless Pairing
USB: No

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless / Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active
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