Archos 50 Helium 4G
SpecificationsNotebook: Archos 50 Helium 4G (Helium Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 300 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Archos 50 Helium 4G
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%
Source: Gadget Show
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%
Source: Mobicroco DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 95% workmanship: 95% emissions: 90%
Source: Tom's Hardware 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.
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.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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.