- Brand: Archos
- Model: 50 Platinum
- RRP: £200 (At time of review)
With many companies launching their own brand of tablets and smartphones based on the Android operating system, the competition to get the best performing product at the lowest possible price can be fierce. There are plenty of cheap alternatives coming from China which means it can be hard to really gain a name in the Android world, especially as there are simply so many options for consumers to choose from.
Archos, a name more familiar in the UK market for its range of low cost, high value tablets and media players have now unleashed their own range of smartphones into the market which is aimed to compete with many mid-range smartphones currently on UK shelves. The Archos 50 Platinum is their top of the line phone, which comes equipped with a quad core ARM processor and a 5” IPS screen, all at a very reasonable price of around £200. Does this phone represent true value for money, or does it fall flat on its face against the competition? There is only one way to find out so on with the testing, but first let’s look at the technical specifications of the phone.
Archos, precursor in the portable audio and video player market, and now specialized in Android powered touch tablets, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers Internet Tablets, Tablet PCs and MP3/MP4 players.