Archos Diamond Gamma
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f2.4
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Archos Diamond Gamma
The Archos Diamond Gamma aims to prove itself with a lot of storage space and its good single-cam. Find out in this review whether you know this phone by another name and if it is worth purchasing.
Source: Android Mag DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 91% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Product Test RU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 70% display: 74% mobility: 64%
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
The Archos Diamond Gamma is an inexpensive medium-sized tablet with a 5.5-inch screen. This is an ordinary workhorse, with a rather attractive design and an unusual interface. Archos simply names the second new smartphone after the third entry in the Greek alphabet, the gamma. This model marks the cheaper entry-level variant and is therefore also weaker equipped than the big brother. As advantages of the smartphone, it has a nice appearance, a large screen, a good battery and a decent memory. Here a user can add adequate performance and a functional interface with interesting features. The moderate screen resolution and its low brightness are disadvantages. There are no other obvious drawbacks, except that there was no backlighting of the keys. The front of the smartphone looks almost standard with rounded forms, a large display and a fairly wide frame on top and bottom. It is highlighted by a control button, decorated with a red circle, and a fingerprint scanner is built into it. Apparently, therefore, a separate oval hole in the protective glass has been made for it, and it is this that somehow diversifies the front panel of the Archos Diamond Gamma. Dimensions of the Archos Diamond Gamma: 155.6 × 77 × 8.1 mm, weight - 162 grams. The screen of Archos Diamond Gamma is large, but not very clear and rather dim. The smartphone has only HD-resolution (1,280 × 720 pixels). The density of pixels is 267 per inch, the picture on this looks clear at a distance of 50-60 cm and looking closer user will see irregularities.
The camera is equipped with a typical aperture f/2.2, there are autofocus and backlight. It uses a Samsung 3L8 sensor average in size (1/3"). The interface of the camera application is typical for Android smartphones. A user can note additional shooting modes: slow, time-lapse, panorama, light sources, moving objects. There is another mode called Fn, which allows shots with long exposure. It is suitable for shooting in the dark or some landscapes. Also, note the HDR mode which helps to increase details in the shadows. Most importantly, the HDR mode works quite quickly. The front camera received 5 MP and a rather narrow f/2.4 aperture. It can shoot videos right up to Full HD and average Selfie level. The frames go out a little noisy even in good lighting. In general, color rendition can be called adequate. The smartphone works with two Nano SIM cards, but the slot for the second one is a combined one. For charging and connecting to a PC or laptop, micro USB 2.0 is used. It is not the newest connector, but here it supports OTG for connecting peripherals such as mice, keyboards, hard drives and so on.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
The Archos Diamond Gamma is a smartphone capable of capturing high-quality photos in just 0.2 seconds, thanks to the inclusion of PDAF. It is part of the Diamond range designed in partnership with the Chinese brand Nubia, a subsidiary of the ZTE Group. Being an entry-level phablet, the Diamond Gamma offers a more affordable price and takes the design of an existing model of the Nubia catalog. This ultra-affordable and stylish Archos Diamond Gamma smartphone is less than 8 mm thin and made of robust aluminum. It is available in two colors, which are black and gold. It also looks stunning with its 2.5D glass construction. This gives it an almost seamless look, making it easy to handle and use every day. It features a 5.5-inch IPS 2.5D screen, which delivers more multitasking possibilities with moveable screen borders. As for operating system, it runs on Google Android 7.0 Nougat for increased responsiveness and fluidity, allowing users to multitask and experience personalized settings. The enhanced version of the new application interface combines simplicity, colorful and abstract design for more intuitive and successful experiences, designed to take care of user habits and memories. At the front, the webcam is a 5 megapixel model with f/2.4 aperture. Its audio chipset is optimized DTS. A 3.5 mm jack is present to connect a headset. Also, a fingerprint reader is present at the front, under the screen.
There are also a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The storage of the smartphone can be further expanded up to 128 GB with the microSDXC card slot. The Archos Diamond Gamma gives a great user experience whether user open one or ten applications. User will also see the smooth running and fluidity of all applications and games. This smartphone claims to offer all the power and fluidity of a PC. It is ideal to consult, modify or print documents as well as to access emails and the internet. The rear camera has 13 MP, but the front camera is slightly less impressive than the Diamond Alpha’s being on 5 MP. It also offers clone functionality to duplicate the subject multiple times, slow motion and panorama mode to allow shooting in wide format. User can also discover the photographic suite, offering a multitude of different functions and filters. Finally, user can have fun taking a selfie with the 5 MP front camera. This smartphone comes with a 3,000 mAh battery, which is only a little bit higher than the Archos Diamond’s battery by 50 mAh. The battery recharges from a microUSB port. The Archos Diamond Gamma is compatible with 4G networks (LTE category 4), WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and GPS (Glonass and Beidou).
Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
435: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7) modem. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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.
79.03%: 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.