Philips GoGear Opus

  • Philips GoGear Opus
71
Based on 13 scores, 15 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Good in-ear headphone bundle.
  • Solid build quality.
  • Sleek, 2.8-inch screen.

Cons:

  • Slow menu navigation.
  • Jerky interface.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computeractive on 60

A decent player that is easy to...

By PCMag Mideast on 70

Designed to compete with today’s latest portable media devices, the Philips GoGear Opus (16GB) features support for the most common audio and video formats, including MPEG-4, MP3 and WMV. A large 2.8-inch screen is provided, along with software...

By TechTree on 70

Philips, a few months back, had announced its new range of portable audio-video players from GoGear, and it was only recently that we reviewed the GoGear Vibe and the GoGear Aria. Both these players were found to be a good option for those looking for...

By Tech2 on 70

Video Philips has included a host of software with the Opus for a variety of purposes. The media converter adapts video files for optimal viewing on the Opus’ display. It’s quite a speedy process converting videos even full length movies. I...

By CNET Australia on 65

The slow interface probably kills what would have been an excellent player with decent format support and great sound...

By ThinkDigit on -

You’ve lost that lovin feelinThe Opus consists of a brushed metal rear and glossy black front. The sides have a silver trim and this adds some much need contrast to all that black, all in all an attractive looking player. The controls look clunky...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The Philips GoGear Opus doesnt do anything drastically wrong but it doesnt really excite...

By PC Advisor on 70

A decent but not overwhelmingly impressive effort from Philips. The Opus looks great and is a pleasure to use; its also temptingly priced. Unfortunately sound quality with the bundled headphones could be better, and thats a bit of a dealbreaker...

By CNET UK on 70

Despite some appealing features, like support for the BBC's iPlayer and FM radio recording, the Philips GoGear Opus is let down by a sluggish menu system and disappointing screen. It hasn't got what it takes to hold its own against more stylish...

By RegHardware on 75

The Opus is another solid effort from Philips, its conservative looks, slow start up time and merely adequate video performance notwithstanding. In its favour it produces a very good sound, is extremely easy to use, has a very fine FM radio, decent...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Verdict: The Opus is an excellent- value MP3 player with great battery life and good sound quality. Philips 8GB GoGear Opus is an updated version of our favourite MP3 player, the GoGear SA5285/02 (Labs, Shopper 251). It has the same logical menu...

By Web User on 76

www.philips.co.ukCompared to our award-winners, the Philips GoGear Opus is rather lacking because it isnt a touchscreen device and the screen is nowhere near as bright and colourful. The one advantage, however, is price. Although the Philips GoGear...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

When it comes to new MP3 players and PMPs, personality now matters. The days when you could stick out a basic, black box with a drab interface and a serial number for a name are gone. People want a little glamour. They want a little style. This...

International Review By Computer Bild on -

MP3-Player mit Bildschirm sind seit dem Erfolg von Apples iPod verstärkt angesagt. Neben Musik unterhalten die mobilen Unterhaltungskünstler ihren Besitzer auch mit Fotos und Videos. Bietet der Philips GoGear Opus jetzt ultimatives...

International Review By CNET.de on 63

Wäre der GoGear Opus mit einem besseren Display und einem flotter reagierenden Interface ausgestattet, so hätte er tatsächlich das Zeug zum iPod-Nano-Killer. Denn in puncto Soundqualität stellt er den Apple-Player mühelos in den...