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Archos 3 vision

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews of Archos 3 vision. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and sound. The design and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery, while there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, performance, design, sound, price

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos 3 vision is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Archos 3 vision


alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Archos 3 vision from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the sound and design. The performance and price also get good opinions. Views are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the durability.

usability, price, performance, design, sound


68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ARCHOS 3 Cam VisionARCHOS 3 Cam Vision

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Archos 3 vision


alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Archos 3 vision from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the sound and performance. The portability and durability are also appreciated. The battery and reliability get less positive reviews. Reviews are divided on the headphones.

usability, durability, portability, performance, sound

reliability, battery

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 3 Vision 8 GB Video MP3 Player (Chocolate Brown)Archos 3 Vision 8 GB Video MP3 Player (Chocolate Brown)

May, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Archos 3cam vision


The Archos 3cam vision has a touch screen, shoots photos and video, and does a lot of things a $100 MP3 player typically can't.

Thin, compact frame. Touch screen. Lots of storage for the price. Shoots photos and video. FM radio and recording. Voice recorder. Strong file support.

Touch screen isn't terribly sensitive. Navigation of user interface can be jittery. Slow to power up.

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Jul, 2010

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Archos 3 Vision PMP given one-handed shakeycam review


Curious about how well the new Archos 3 Vision portable media player stacks up to its bulkier, more voluminous predecessors? Perhaps the video review after the...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Aunindita (

A Review of the ARCHOS 3 Vision


Are you looking for a cheap touchscreen media player? Do you want to check out the great features on one of the best Archos MP3 players? If you're nodding, read this Archos 3 Vision review to find out what all the fuss is about.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Christen Costa (

Archos 3 8GB MP3 Player Announced, Features 3-inch Tactile Touchscreen


Archos 3 8GB MP3 Player Announced, Features 3-inch Tactile Touchscreen

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Wong Casandra (

Archos 3 Vision Player -


The Archos Vision 3, one of the newest PMPs from Archos, sets to impress with its sleek form, but how does it fare overall?

Expert review by : Chris Smith (

Archos 3cam vision review


Archos takes another run at the iPod nano, by adding in video and stills capture

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (

Archos 3 Vision


The Archos 3 offers excellent performance, but is marred by a shocking UI and mixed format support.

Unfortunately, things start to go awry when we come to the touchscreen – and the user-interface in general. The Archos 3’s resistive touchscreen isn’t exactly bad, but it can take a bit of prodding before it acts, and some basic functions – including...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Archos 3 Vision review


This Archos certainly has potential, but the poor useability of its interface means we really can't recommend it

Minimalist design ; abundance of functions ; FM radio recording and FM transmitter are smart additions

Feels flimsy ; very poor interface, tricky to navigate ; so-so performance

We find it hard to look past the disastrous interface – if you can, there are some neat functions here

Mar, 2010

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Archos 3 Vision 8GB review


Archos's 3 Vision is one of an increasing number of portable audio and video players to have a touchscreen.

The Archos Vision 3's fiddly control system, short battery life and poor screen let it down.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : mfereday (

Archos 3cam Vision


It wasn't so long ago that personal media players were restricted to playing just MP3 tracks. Now such a device needs to offer music, video, recording and photographic capabilities.

A recent addition to the Archos range of personal multimedia players is the company’s MP4 device entitled 3cam Vision. This unit arrives with 8GB of storage for holding music, video, pictures and other content. This is a small device measuring 97 x 52...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

The ARCHOS 3 vision is the latest in a new line of MP3 players, with an impressive 3" tactile screen that covers the whole surface of the device. You can access all your favorite features with the brand new virtual wheel selector, which provides a whole new browsing sensation. No matter where you are in the media library your favorite feature is only a spin away. The ARCHOS 3 vision is extremely compact and lightweight and will easily fit in pretty much any kind of pocket. Yet it's so pretty you may want to show it off instead of hiding it there. Pick your favorite use: you can listen to up to 4,000 songs, stored on a 8GB flash drive, and enjoy superb audio quality for up to 14 hours. Or you can view back photos in a great panoramic view; or you can choose to do both, with music slideshows; why compromise? If you add to that a voice and audio recorder, a stopwatch and a calendar, what you've got here is just the perfect tool at the perfect price.


Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Chocolate / Black, Red / Grey / Red

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:WAV / WMA / Ogg Vorbis / MP3 / FLAC

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player
Key Features:Digital audio player / Voice recorder / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / FM tuner
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:3
Display Resolution:400 x 240
Touch screen: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Output Type:Color

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:14
Continuous video playback time:4
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG / GIF, JPG
Video compression format:AVI, FLV, MPEG, RMVB, WMV / AVI, FLV, RM, RMVB
Video formats supported:AVI,FLV,MPEG,RMVB,WMV / AVI,FLV,RM,RMVB


Model:3 vision
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos



Motion Video

Video Playback Formats:MPEG-4 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-1 / WMV / FLV / AVI / RM / RMVB

Other Features

Audio recording formats:WAV
Compatible operating systems:Windows, Mac, Linux / Windows\nMac OS\nLinux
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.74 x 0.354 x 2.05 / 3.74 x 2.05 x 0.354
Headphone outputs:1
USB cable:USB
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Warranty card: Yes



Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:14
Continuous video playback time:4


FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Record Modes

Voice recording: Yes

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / GIF / JPEG


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:8

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.354 / 2.05
Height:0.354 / 3.74
Weight:2.22 / 2.26
Width:2.05 / 3.74 / 3.82