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Archos 2 Vision

Archos 2 Vision
alaScore 84

719 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 719 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and sound also get good reviews, whereas views about the reliability and durability are mixed.

price, sound, usability, design, portability

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 by: review summary for Archos 2 Vision


alaTest has collected and analysed 169 user reviews of Archos 2 Vision from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

price, usability, sound, portability, design

performance, durability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ARCHOS 2 8GB PURPLEArchos 2 8GB MP3 Player/Radio - BlackArchos 2 8GB MP3 Player/Radio - White

Consumer review by: review summary for Archos 2 Vision


alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Archos 2 Vision from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

price, sound, usability, portability, design

66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 2 Video MP3 Player 8 GB (Black)Archos 2 Video MP3 Player 16 GB (Black)Archos 2 Video MP3 Player 16 GB (White)

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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 existence? To get portable music into shallow pockets. The crew over at ArchosFans were ...


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Archos 2 Video preview


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

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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You get what you pay for


The archos came bundled with SD card. Since it was recommended by this store I bought the bundle. I should read more closely. The 28 does not have a SD slot. Since it was my first purchase of an android did not know what to expect. Now that i have, i...

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?

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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

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


Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB


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

MD System

Type: None



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty