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Call quality5/10
Build quality8/10
Text input7/10
Everyday usage8/10
UI speed8/10


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posted on 21 Jul 2013, 17:09 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


great device small 3000mAh battery

yousef8824 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

it would be the best device ever made if the battery was 5000mAh
i bought an external battery from amazon and i have now double the battery life
it has a mali400mp4 (quad core gpu) it gives you the same graphics as the galaxy note 2
and never forget to buy a 32 gig micro sd card

Build quality 9/10
Reception 5/10 wifi is ok not bad no bluetooth
Call quality 9/10 skype and hangouts work great
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 9/10 no 4k decoding
Camera 7/10 front camera is vga buy it's good for hangouts
UI speed 10/10 very fast
Everyday usage 7/10 battery
Text input 7/10 pre-installed keyboard is bad download a new one from google play
Display 8/10 good
Battery 3/10 3000mAh very small


  • very fast
  • great graphics
  • front speakers


  • battery

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posted on 11 Mar 2013, 14:13


Stay away. Many Issues, bad advertising, Terrible Customer Services

looking0around has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I was really looking forward to the Gamepad.
Was severely disappointed when I found, all the games I'd previously played/liked seemed to be "unavailable" on the tablet from the playstore.
I was able to look over this and even the terrible battery life.
Then there was the freezing issue. I should've sent it back within the first week of getting. Archos has me running around hoops trying to get them to fix the tablet(thats still in warranty). First trying to get me to pay for postage, then avoiding e-mails.
Stay away from the gamepad, many people are having issues with it. And whatever you do, do NOT buy direct from archos. If there's any issue with your item, you will regret buying from them.

Build quality 7/10 plastic, buttons seem dodgy, but price wise it makes sense.
Reception 1/10 Its not a phone, no sim card slot either
Call quality 1/10 its not a phone
Internet 6/10 Normal
Multimedia 6/10 Basic android
Camera 5/10 don't know, never used it.
UI speed 6/10 Advertised with having quad core processor. Yet start up speeds and loading is very slow. Programs then often freeze needing a restart. This is the same with or without extra installed apps. The game mapping is also slow to register button presses.
Everyday usage 9/10 I'm an internet and gaming addict, I used it everyday til freezing issues became too troublesome. But, it is lightweight, and can be held one handed very easily.
Text input 7/10 Just fine
Display 6/10 Expected better, with HD quality and being spouted as a "gaming tablet" with "amazing visuals"
Battery 3/10 Absolutely Dreadful. Quoted as having 8 hours battery life. Good luck with that. You have about 4/5hours tops, with all unnecessary tasks switch off and only if left on stand-by/ not used. You get about 2 or 3 hours of actual use.


  • lightweight
  • small
  • buttons is handy for gaming


  • short battery life
  • low gaming choice on google playstore
  • awful customer service(don't buy from archos)
  • Common freezing issues
  • just STAY AWAY :/

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