Despite the Platinum name, Archos launches two Android smartphones that are for the budget minded

Despite the Platinum name, Archos launches two Android smartphones that are for the budget minded
Introduced last month, Archos has launched two Android smartphones that make up its new Platinum series. The Archos 45c Platinum and the Archos 50b Platinum might sound like top-shelf models, but the truth is that both are budget priced handsets powered by the same quad-core processor. Archos says that the CPU "should handle the most demanding tasks."

The Archos 45c Platinum features a 4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854. The handset is driven by a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 CPU. 512MB of RAM is on board, along with 4GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is included. The phone has a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP camera adorns the front of the device. A 1700mAh battery powers the unit and Android 4.4.2 is pre-installed. You can swap out the back cover depending on how you feel, using three interchangeable covers in blue, black and pink, that come out of the box. The Archos 45c Platinum brings you 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Archos 50b Platinum is equipped with a 5 inch screen offering a resolution of 540 x 960. A quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek 6582 processor is under the hood. 512MB of RAM is inside, along with 4GB of native storage. Those needing additional memory can employ the 64GB capacity microSD slot. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP, respectively. A 1900mAh cell keeps the gerbils spinning on the wheel. This model supports dual SIM cards, and has a see-through protective case that is included right out of the box. The Archos 50b also comes with interchangeable black, pink and blue rear covers that you can change as quickly as you change your mood. With 3G, Wi-Fi and  Bluetooth connectivity, this phone will set you back $119.

Looking for an entry-level handset at a budget price? You  might find yourself looking at one of these two new handsets from Archos.


source: Archos via AndroidGuys

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45c Platinum
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh
50b Platinum
  • Display 5.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1900 mAh

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11 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

No thanks...

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7596; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If they would have released it with 1gb of ram. Then it wouldn't be too bad. Archos could have made this an Android One device which would also have the benefit of updates from Google directly, but all Android One devices start with 1gb of ram as a minimum.

2. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

512 mb ram with chinese processor what a joke

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

At least include 1GB RAM with Snapdragon 200 on it.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Will Archos ever make a flagship? They can't only release low end and mid end phones forever right?

8. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Probably not. They are a cheap company.

5. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

wouldnt it be better to buy an android one smartphone? and if not available anywhere import it??

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7596; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

In this case it certainly would be, because all Android one smart phones start with 1gb of ram, with the promise of updates from Google. Also the 3 Android one devices released in India are roughly the same price as this.

6. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

EXPENSIVE@this spec

7. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

$119 still expensive. Archos 45c - $50 Archos 50b - $70 for a better price and I'm sure they will can sold 10 million unit in 24 hours.

9. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

i dont see why people buy entry level smartphones when they could just get a used flagship (like an s3 or nexus 4)

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