Summary: Though the Philips GoGear SA4010 and SA4020 cost $10 to $20 less than their competition, they sacrifice valuable functionality. For those with razor-sharp budgets, this Philips GoGear SA4000 series delivers decent design and basic functions, but consider paying a little more for a much more robust player.
Pros: The Philips GoGear SA4010 (1GB) and SA4020 (2GB) are stylish, budget MP3 players that fit comfortably in your fist and support Windows Media Player Plays for Sure and WMA DRM10 subscription content.
Cons: The GoGear's monochrome screen is hard to read, and the player lacks competitive features such as FM tuner/recorder, line-in recording, custom EQ, and voice recording-quality settings.
Conclusion: SA4020 contains all the basic functionalities of an mp3 player. Basically the player is designed for “on the go” listeners, like those who workout. Keeping that in mind, the first feature that everyone would want is an FM tuner and walla!, you got yourself an FM tuner. The FM tuner works fairly well in good reception. The SA 4020 also includes a voice recording feature which to our disappointment gave almost adequate results (files stored in WAV format).