Archos 50 Saphir
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Archos 50 Saphir
Hard shell – slow core? The 50 Saphir from the French manufacturer Archos is a robust smartphone for harsh environments. The smartphone is not the most powerful of its kind, but it provides a lot of stamina in return.
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 59% features: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70%
Source: Connect - 4/2017
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
Source: Android Mag DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 92% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2017
Source: Chimera Revo IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85%
Source: Leonardo.it Tech IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 75% features: 66% display: 72% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 68%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 75% display: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 80%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 60% mobility: 100%
Source: 90 Sekund PL→EN
Positive: Long battery life; quick charging; decent hardware; good price. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2017
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Support waterproof; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2017
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Positive: Low price; impressive design. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2017
Archos 50 Saphir is an IP68 certified smartphone which is tough with decent hardware specification. IP68 is a special waterproof, dustproof and shockproof certification which indicates that no dust can enter the enclosure of the smartphone, as well as capable of staying in more than 1 metre of water for at least 30 minutes. This is slightly higher than the usual IP57 or even IP67 usually offered by manufacturers. With protective features built into the smartphone, it is suitable for users who require a more resistant smartphone that can survive in a harsh outdoor environment such as mountain climbers or underwater divers. It even looks the path with its hard shell and rugged design. The phone looks something like the Samsung Galaxy Active series. For hardware specification, the smartphone comes with a quad-core MediaTek MTK6737 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 16GB internal memory. The smartphone support expandable storage up to 128GB. The ARCHOS 50 Saphir is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, boosted with features such as Google Now on Tap, case-by-case app permissions, and Doze to monitor battery usage. The display of the Archos 50 Saphir is a 5” IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel. The screen is also protected by the Corning Gorilla glass 4 to resist scratches and impact. Despite supporting only a HD resolution, the 5
inch display looks good and provides enough brightness for outdoor usage.
Also intended for professionals, the ARCHOS 50 Saphir embarks a very high capacity battery to guarantee maximum autonomy. The smartphone comes with a huge 5000 mAh battery that should provide a usage time of over 2 days without having to charge it. Besides that, it can standby in 2G mode for up to 740 hours and 3G mode for up to 550 hours. The capacity of the battery in this smartphone is uncommon as most smartphones only come with 2000-4000 mAh battery. As for the camera, the ARCHOS 50 Saphir is equipped with two cameras: a 13-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The 13-megapixel rear camera is further featured with LED flash to capture images under low light environment while the 5-megapixel front shooter allows for selfies and video calls. The Archos 50 Saphir support dual SIM that accepts Nano SIM. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and FM. It also includes sensors such as Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor. As for input and output ports, it features audio out 3.5mm jack, Micro USB v2.0 port and USB OTG port. With its extreme ruggedness and attractive price, the Archos 5- Saphir will be good for people who are actively involved in outdoor activities, athletes or even people who work in a more vigorous environment.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
MT6737T: ARM-based quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz.» 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.
This weight is typical for smartphones.
Archos: The French manufacturer Archos S.A. was founded in 1988. While they initially produced products such as MP3 players, they have started producing laptops, smartphones, and tablets in 2009.
The world market shares are small, but there are many reviews on Archos smartphones and tablets. While the ratings were below average in the early years, they have become better by 2016.
75.8%: 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.