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Archos 50 Series

Archos 50 SaphirProcessor: Mediatek MT6580M, Mediatek MT6735, Mediatek MT6737T
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, ARM Mali-T720 MP4
Display: 5 inch
Weight: 0.148kg, 0.152kg, 0.222kg
Price: 149,99, 80, 229 euro
Average Score: 76.54% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 44 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 59%, features: 56%, display: 72%
mobility: 88%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 94%

 

Archos 50 Power

The Archos 50 Power is an Android-based smartphone with 4G or LTE technology. It comes pre-installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, has a 1 GHz MediaTekMT6735P SoC (ARM Cortex-A53) processor, a Mali 720 GPU, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded with a FAT32 formatted MicroSD card by up to 32 GB. The smartphone supports Dual-Sim. Thus, the user can access his or her professional line and personal line on a single smartphone. Its 5 inch 720p IPS screen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution is scratch resistant. The screen has rich colors and wide viewing angles allowing the user to enjoy watching videos and looking at photos while on the move. The smartphone comes equipped with a 13 MP AF + Flash LED camera on the back and 2 MP front camera. Videos can be recorded in up to 1080p. In addition, there are a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, a G-Sensor and an accelerometer. It weighs 164 g and the battery life can last up to 280 hours on standby, 15 hours during talk time and up to 50 hours when playing music.

Specifications

Archos 50 PowerNotebook: Archos 50 Power
Processor: Mediatek MT6735
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP4
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.148kg
Price: 149,99 euro
Links: Archos homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.5% - good

Average of 12 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

78.6% Archos 50 Power Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
French Power for everyone. Archos' 50 Power features a superb configuration in the form of a strong battery, 5-inch IPS HD screen, quad-core processor and 16 GB of internal storage plus 2 GB of working memory - all this at an entry price of 150 Euros (~$167). However, it has to pass through our test course before we give it a purchase recommendation.
80% Archos 50 Power
Source: Gadgetspeak English
A 5 inch SmartPhone from Archos called 50 Power, it looks like many other phones but your secret is that it is sold SIM free and costs somewhat less than a lot of equivalent phones; it can be either a single SIM or dual SIMphone. The extremely reflective screen is my pet hate but ladies might use it as a make-up mirror when the screen is blanked.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Archos 50 Power
Source: Gadgetspeak English
A 5 inch SmartPhone from Archos called 50 Power, it looks like many other phones but your secret is that it is sold SIM free and costs somewhat less than a lot of equivalent phones; it can be either a single SIM or dual SIMphone. The extremely reflective screen is my pet hate but ladies might use it as a make-up mirror when the screen is blanked.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Satte Akku-Leistung und Performance für 150 EUR?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2017
Satte Akku-Leistung und Performance für 150 EUR?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2017
82% Archos 50 Power
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 86%
82% Archos 50 Power
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 86%
82% Archos 50 Power
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 05/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
82% Archos 50 Power
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 05/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
60% Archos 50 Power
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Archos 50 Power
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Archos 50 Power
Source: SFT - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Archos 50 Power
Source: SFT - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
79% Smartphone mit 4.000-Milliamperestunden-Akku
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
79% Smartphone mit 4.000-Milliamperestunden-Akku
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
82% Archos 50 Power
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
82% Archos 50 Power
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
Обзор Смартфона Archos 50 Power
Source: i2Hard RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice screen; fast GPS. Negative: Poor cameras; low gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2017
Обзор Смартфона Archos 50 Power
Source: i2Hard RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice screen; fast GPS. Negative: Poor cameras; low gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2017

 

Archos 50e Neon

Specifications

Archos 50e NeonNotebook: Archos 50e Neon
Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 854 x 480 pixels
Weight: 0.152kg
Price: 80 euro
Links: Archos homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.5% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

75.5% Archos 50e Neon Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Price cutter. At a mere 80 Euros (~$85), the 50e Neon is a cheap Archos smartphone. In the following review, we will check what the low budget device is capable of.

Foreign Reviews

81% Archos 50e Neon
Source: Computer Magazin - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
81% Archos 50e Neon
Source: Computer Magazin - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
72% Archos 50e Neon anschaulicher Allrounder mit einigen Macken
Source: Technik Surfer German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
72% Archos 50e Neon anschaulicher Allrounder mit einigen Macken
Source: Technik Surfer German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%

 

Archos 50 Saphir

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

Specifications

Archos 50 SaphirNotebook: Archos 50 Saphir
Processor: Mediatek MT6737T
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.222kg
Price: 229 euro
Links: Archos homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.33% - good

Average of 12 scores (from 22 reviews)

 

78.6% Archos 50 Saphir Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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.

Foreign Reviews

59% Outdoor-Handy Archos 50 Saphir ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 59% features: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70%
59% Outdoor-Handy Archos 50 Saphir ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 59% features: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70%
Archos 50 Saphir
Source: Connect - 4/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
Archos 50 Saphir
Source: Connect - 4/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
90% Archos 50 Saphir
Source: Android Mag German 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%
90% Archos 50 Saphir
Source: Android Mag German 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%
Archos 50 Saphir ist ein Akku-Monster
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2017
Archos 50 Saphir ist ein Akku-Monster
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2017
81% Archos 50 Saphir: lo smartphone carrarmato!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85%
81% Archos 50 Saphir: lo smartphone carrarmato!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85%
72% Recensione Archos 50 Saphir: il giusto modo di fare un rugged
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian 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%
72% Recensione Archos 50 Saphir: il giusto modo di fare un rugged
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian 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%
74% Recensione Archos 50 Saphir
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 75% display: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 80%
74% Recensione Archos 50 Saphir
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 75% display: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 80%
76% Test : Archos 50 Saphir, anti-casse, anti-noyade et à moins de 200 euros
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 60% mobility: 100%
76% Test : Archos 50 Saphir, anti-casse, anti-noyade et à moins de 200 euros
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 60% mobility: 100%
Test, recenzja, opinia – Archos 50 Saphir (AC50SA) – Jak zapomnisz młotka, gwoździe możesz nim wbijać!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish 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
Test, recenzja, opinia – Archos 50 Saphir (AC50SA) – Jak zapomnisz młotka, gwoździe możesz nim wbijać!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish 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
Archos 50 Saphir: odolný obrněnec s velkým akumulátorem (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Support waterproof; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2017
Archos 50 Saphir: odolný obrněnec s velkým akumulátorem (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Support waterproof; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2017
RECENZIA: Archos 50 Saphir. Nadštandardne odolný nezmar
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Positive: Low price; impressive design. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2017
RECENZIA: Archos 50 Saphir. Nadštandardne odolný nezmar
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Positive: Low price; impressive design. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2017

 

Comment

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.


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

ARM Mali-T720 MP4: Integrated graphics card with four clusters clocked at up to 600 MHz. The chip supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and is typically produced in 28nm.ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Mediatek:

MT6735: A 64-bit quad-core SoC (4x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz and designed for inexpensive tablets and smartphones.MT6580M: Quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A7 at 1.3 GHz) for tablets and smartphones.MT6737T: ARM-based quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.148 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.222 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


76.54%: 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.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09- 2 (Update: 2016-09- 2)