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Archos 2 Vision

alaTest has collected and analyzed 620 reviews of Archos 2 Vision. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and performance. The sound and price also get good reviews. Many are negative about the connectivity and battery, and there are mixed views on the headphones and durability.

usability, price, sound, performance, portability

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos 2 Vision is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Archos 2 Vision


alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Archos 2 Vision from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the design and portability. The sound and price are also appreciated. The connectivity and headphones get less positive opinions.

usability, price, sound, portability, design

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 2 8GB MP3 Player/Radio - BlackArchos 2 8GB MP3 Player/Radio - Black

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Archos 2 Vision


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Archos 2 Vision from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and sound also get good feedback. The battery and reliability get critical views, while opinions are divided on the memory.

usability, sound, price, portability, durability

reliability, battery

63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 2 Video MP3 Player 16 GB (Black)Archos 2 Video MP3 Player 16 GB (Black)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (

Archos 2 PMP gets video walkthrough and review


The Archos 2 ain't much to write home about, and in reality, it ain't too revolutionary compared to simplistic DAPs that emerged years back. The reason for its...

May, 2009

Expert review by : dhiram (

Archos 2 Video preview


Generation MP3 has put up a video of unpacking and using the Archos 2. [Generation MP3]...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (

Archos 2 8GB


Has hitting a budget price overly compromised the Archos 2?

I can say the same about the Archos 2's GUI. While primarily text-based, it makes selective use of animated icons and colour. It's quick to start up, snappy in use and relatively easy to navigate. The forward/backward buttons on the left scroll up and...

Feb, 2011

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Archos 2 8GB review


The Archos 2 is the cheapest 8GB portable audio and video player that we've seen.

Archos 2 may be very cheap, but the poor screen, annoying controls and muffled sound make it impossible to recommend.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : electricpig (

Archos 2 review


A dirt cheap MP3 player, but with a UI to match.

Low price and extra space

Awful UI and tiny 1.8-inch screen

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (

Archos 2


The Archos 2 is a budget portable media player which doesn't skimp on the boot space, with 8GB of flash storage to play back music, and video and photos via a 1.8-inch LCD screen. There's also an FM radio and a microSD slot to load up on even more...

Archos almost nailed the hardware here: the Archos 2 is petite and pretty. It's just a shame about the shocking screen and awful menu system. Still, if you're only about listening to music however and don't care for regular podcast updates and the...

Jul, 2009

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Ok if you like that kinda thing


For the price of 108 dollars you could buy two Chicom tablets that will out preform this mini "tablet" any day. Lucky for me I purchased mine for half this price to use as an mp3 player so I wasn't out too much cash. This would make a great gift for a...

Small... That's about it.

1) The touch screen sucks (use of a stylus helps) 2) No google app store just a weak ARCHOS version(Side load another app store to fix that) 3) Battery life is bad 4) No memory expansion 5)Price (NOT WORTH $100)

Nov, 2014

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Not Very Good


I was looking at the other reviews, which led me to purchase this. I must have a bad unit. This thing will not stay connected to a network for even 30 seconds (no really... 30 seconds). As far as I am concerned, it is going in the trash. I do not think...

Jan, 2012

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Nice Device


My iPod touch was stolen, and was way more than I needed. I really only wanted PDA functions - email, calendar, notes, and this is just right for that. The resistive screen is not as cool as the capacitive screen, battery life isn't great and I wish it...

Nov, 2011

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very good for the money


only 2 thing to change on this micro tablet 1 expansion SD card needed and 2 swappable battery. this is a cool MP3 player and has held up very good in my work place I am a ceramist and get covered in clay and muck everyday hard on little electronic...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

The Archos 2 is full of surprises. It's an all-in-one affordable credit card sized device. It's the perfect music companion. Music addicts finally have the product they've been waiting for: a small, very reasonably priced player. Archos is talking about days of non stop music! Need more? Well, the Archos 2 also hosts a MicroSDHC card slot so that you can add more music to the already huge amount that you've got. It's compatible with MicroSDHC and standard MicroSD cards, so you can add plenty more music to your player. It's really easy to organize it with the music library settings, letting you choose by artist, album or title. And since you're asking it to play the most popular music files such as MP3 and WMA, your Archos 2 has you covered. You can also clearly show your photos on the 1.8" screen. Sure the Archos 2 is mostly about music, but why not keep a few dozen photos with you? It's a lot easier than carrying a 7" photo frame in your pocket, isn't it?


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer customizable: Yes

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Voice recorder / Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Built-in camera: No
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Second camera: No
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Chocolate / Chocolate / Red / White

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:FLAC / MP3 / WMA / WAV / APE (Monkeys Audio) / APE (Monkey's Audio)

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:1.8 / 2 / 2.4 / 2.8
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:128 x 160 / 220 x 176 / 320 x 240
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 13 / 16
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV / APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG / JPG
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression format:AVI / AVI, FLV, MPEG, RMVB / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI / AVI,FLV,MPEG,RMVB / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB


Compatibility:Unix / Mac / PC
Model:2 Vision
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

MD System

Type: None




Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Built-in processor: Yes
Camera included: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows Xp/Vista\nMac\nLinux / Windows, Mac, Linux / Windows\nMac\nLinux
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.23 x 1.73 x 0.354 / 3.31 x 0.354 x 1.61 / 3.31 x 1.61 x 0.354
Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite):N
Headphone outputs:1
Media types supported:MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, WAV
On/Off switch: Yes
Printed user guide: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A8
Processor frequency:800
USB cable:USB
USB powered: Yes
Video compression formats:AVI
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
User guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.2

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 13 / 16
Continuous video playback time:4


FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio:No / Yes
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSDHC
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.276 / 0.354
Height:1.61 / 3.23 / 3.78 / 3.94
Weight:1.34 / 1.76 / 1.87 / 2.4
Width:1.73 / 1.85 / 2.13 / 3.31