Archos 50 Helium 4G


Archos 50 Helium 4GNotebook: Archos 50 Helium 4G
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 95%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Archos 50 Helium 4G

80% Archos 50 Helium 4G
Source: Gadgetspeak English
A Quad Core Processor with 4G capability, a 5inch screen, 8MP rear camera and 8GB of memory are just the main features. Archos are a company that has made Tablets but a quick rack of my brain cannot remember any phones from them in the past. While this is a phone it is of course also a PDA and as it runs Android also a Tablet so a three in one device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
60% Archos 50 Helium 4G
Source: Gadget Show English
Archos has crafted itself a fully functional 4G phone, but it’s simply uninspiring thanks to its boring design, lack of standout features and an inadequate display. If you’re after bang for buck, Google's Nexus 5 gives you better specs and a better screen to boot, while Motorola's Moto G with 4G powers offers an overall much better priced bargain - we wish Archos would step it up, but it looks like just another middling mobile to us.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

97% Archos 50 Helium 4G im Test: Günstiges LTE-Smartphone im 5-Zoll-Format
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 95% workmanship: 95% emissions: 90%
Mittelklasse einmal wörtlich genommen
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2014



The Archos 50 Helium 4G is a budget entry-level phone with 4G LTE support. It’s a cheap way for budget-conscious consumers to get their hands on a 4G LTE capable phone.

It comes with a 5-inch IPS display and is capable of HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). The IPS technology ensures nice wide viewing angles with solid color rendering. The HD display also means that watching videos with the Archos 50 will actually be decent.

While 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm chip and 1 GB of RAM are not the most powerful specs, they are decent enough to run most apps and some 3D games. Web browsing will also be smooth but be mindful of the RAM limitations. It comes with 8 GB worth of storage and can be expanded with MicroSD card up to 64 GB.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.0": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.16 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Archos: Archos is a French consumer electronics company that was established in 1988. The company manufactures portable media players and portable storage devices. Archos has developed a variety of products, including digital audio players, PVPs (portable video players), digital video recorders, and a personal digital assistant. The first laptop reviews appeared in 2008/2009. The global market share of Archos laptops is quite limited.

79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Motorola Moto G 2. Gen 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Microsoft Lumia 640
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Motorola Moto G2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
» Huawei Ascend G740
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

Devices with the same GPU

» Huawei Honor T1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 8.0", 0.35 kg
» Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.7", 0.171 kg
» ZTE Grand X Max Plus
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 6.0", 0.172 kg
» LG G Pad 8.0 V490
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.344 kg
» Microsoft Lumia 730
unknown, 4.7", 0.13 kg
» Sony Xperia Style
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 8.0", 0.338 kg
» Sony Xperia C3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.5", 0.15 kg
» Nokia Lumia 735
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.134 kg
» Sony Xperia E3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.5", 0.144 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.393 kg
» Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.147 kg
» HTC One Remix
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» LG G Pad 10.1
Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 6 (Update: 2014-06- 6)