Archos Diamond 2 Plus
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Archos Diamond 2 Plus
Source: Android Mag DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2016
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2016
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice design; good fingerprint sensor; USB Type-C. Negative: Relatively high price; poor cameras; average ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2016
The Archos Diamond 2 Plus is a smartphone developed by Archos, an established French multinational company which has a good reputation on smartphone, tablets and other electronic products. Released in August 2016, Archos Diamond 2 Plus is an affordable smartphone with high-performance hardware including Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) central processing unit, 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and Mali-T860 graphic processing unit. As for storage, the smartphone includes internal storage of 64GB which is quite a big storage compared to many other smartphones in the market. It also includes microSD expandable storage slot to expand its storage by up to 128GB when formatted to fat32 standard.
The Archos Diamond 2 Plus runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow, which is one of the latest Android operating systems (2016). The display for the smartphone is a 5.5 inches 2.5D Curved IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. To strengthen the screen from damage, it is protected with Asahi Dragontrail Glass which is similar to the Gorilla Glass commonly used by many other manufacturers. The screen also supports multitouch gestures with up to 5 fingers. The pixel density of the display is approximately 401 ppi, which is high enough for a mid range smartphone. As for the screen-to-body ratio, it is also at a higher percentage of 76.2% which gives the smartphone smaller bezels to optimise surface area. For the camera, the Archos Diamond 2 Plus features a 20.7-megapixel primary camera with f/2.4 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. It also supports standard camera features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, laser focus, face detection, HDR and panorama mode.
There are only a few smartphones that have high-resolution camera of more than 20 megapixels in the market, especially on a budget smartphone. The camera is also capable of capturing 1080p video at 30fps. As for the secondary camera, it features a 8-megapixel f/1.9 aperture camera capable of capturing 1080p videos too. The Archos Diamond 2 Plus measures at 148.3 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm (5.84 x 2.91 x 0.33 in) and weighs at 193g (6.81oz). This smartphone’s weight is similar to an Apple iPhone 6s Plus which also features a 5.5 inches display at 192g (6.77oz). The Archos Diamond 2 Plus features a 2950 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery. It is capable of delivering up to 320 hours of standby and 11 hours of talktime on 3G network. For connectivity, the smartphone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, Stereo FM radio and a Type-C USB v3.0 port which supports USB On-The-Go. Sensors such as fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity and compass are also built into the smartphone. The Archos Diamond 2 Plus is a good choice for people who are looking for well performing smartphone with a lower price point.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Helio P10 MT6755: ARM-based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53) with 64 Bit support and a clock rate of up to 2 GHz per core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
100%: This model is obviously considered exceptional by the testers. There are almost no laptops that are rated this well. If the reviews or the sources that give these ratings are to be taken seriously, then it is a very clear buy recommendation. Unfortunately, sometimes top scores are also squandered.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.