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Archos 605 WiFi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2494 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and sound are overall positive. The performance and value for money also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the battery, and there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos 605 WiFi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 317 user reviews of Archos 605 WiFi from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 605 WiFi 160GB Portable Media Player 4.3" Touch ScreenArchos 605 WiFi 160GB Portable Media Player 4.3" Touch ScreenArchos 605 WiFi 30GB Portable Media Player 4.3" Touch Screen

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Archos 605 WiFi


The Archos 604 has been one of our favorite digital media players since its introduction late last year. Our opinion of the new Archos 605 WiFi—which adds a high-resolution touch screen and wireless networking capabilities—isn't as lofty.

Touch-screen works great; better screen res than old version

Lousy battery life; 10% surcharge for Opera; hazy-looking screen

We’re also not impressed with the 605’s stingy storage capacity (30GB, just like the 604) and Archos’s insistence on using a proprietary USB cable (they tell us this is a necessary evil, but that doesn’t make it any less of a pain in the caboose).

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Archos GPS Add-On Lags Painfully Behind the Pack


The Archos 605 WiFi is a damn fine portable media player. (It received the coveted Best of Test award last year.) Now it's slightly mo' better due to this new

Cheaper than a standalone GPS, at least if you already own an Archos 605. High-resolution screen makes maps look mighty purty. Lightning-fast satellite lock

The 605 can’t navigate without the car holder, so you can’t go on walkabout. Doesn't say street names. Requires you to move to Europe if you want traffic features. You have to manually restart the GPS app every time you power on the 605


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Archos Archos 605 WiFi 30GB Portable Media Player


For watching video on the go, the Archos 605 WiFi media player offers a near-perfect combination of usability and portability. The 4.6-inch, 800-by-400-pixel wide-screen LCD is just the right size for close-up viewing on a train or plane, yet it slips...

Big, high-quality touch-screen ; Wireless Internet access

Only 30GB of storage ; TV hookup requires $100 extra

This player features Wi-Fi connectivity and a screen that's big enough to watch video comfortably.

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Archos 605 Wi-Fi


Archos' latest wireless PMP lets you download movies over the air, but you'll have to shell out more to get the most of this device.

Slim design with brilliant display ; Content Portal provides wireless access to media ; Excellent sound and video quality ; Can wirelessly stream content from PC

Many features require additional cost ; Short Wi-Fi range ; CinemaNow offers sluggish content browsing ; No stylus slot

Editor's Choice!

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Archos 605 WiFi (30GB)


If you ever want to excite a gadget fiend, just walk up and whisper these words into their ear, "Touch screen...WiFi...high-resolution...Mac-compatible..." If remotely human, your friend should be salivating on himself just as we did when we read the...

With top-notch video resolution, incredible viewing angles, and integrated support for wireless movie downloads, the Archos 605 WiFi is the best of its breed

Battery life is only average. Many users will need to shell out extra for software and hardware accessories they'll wish were included

The Archos 605 WiFi portable video player is one of the best mobile distractions money can buy.

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Archos 605 WiFi


The evolution of portable media players in recent years has been a joy to observe. Players generally get smaller, yet offer better screens and abilities (the Apple iPhone comes to mindeven though it is not technically a pure entertainment device). The...

Great-looking screen. Programmable video recording. Downloadable cable guide. Content Portal offers movie rentals. Sturdy kickstand for optimal viewing. Streams from networked PCs

Not terribly user-friendly. Not many major improvements over previous model. Wi-Fi no longer includedcosts extra. Internet browsing blown away by iPhone. Mysterious organization of music files

The 605 behaves more like a mini PC than a portable gadgetless fun than useful. It's a versatile performer, but the manual's a must-read.

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Archos 605 WiFi Portable Media Player


Archos has been building high-quality portable media players for several years now and has an extensive line of accessories and plug-ins available that add new tricks to the base players' audio and video repertoire. With the 605 WiFi, the company made...

Editor's Choice!

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Archos 605 WiFi


From its overflowing feature set to its palatable price, the Archos 605 WiFi is simply the best portable video player we've seen.

Gorgeous wide-screen display; supports wireless file transfer and content downloads; works with PCs and Macs; excellent Web browser supports Flash; nice price

No built-in stylus storage; support for certain file types costs extra; Web browser Flash support or online video streaming requires extra-cost plug-in; nonstandard USB connector; mediocre battery life; no AC charger

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Archos 605 WiFi Review and Prices


The rise of the Apple iPod as the preeminent portable media player has driven rivals to create all varieties of devices to compete. Archos is certainly no exception to that rule, and with its 605 WiFi they offer a solid WiFi connection, great sound...

Lots of storage, touchscreen, lots of features

Bulky design, built-in speaker, complicated on-screen menu system

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Review: Archos 605 Wifi Portable Media Player.


Last summer, I had the opportunity to review the Archos 604 Wifi, a very nice portable media player. Since that time, Archos has released their fifth generation players, and I now have the opportunity to check out the successor to the 604, the Archos...

When I reviewed the Archos 604, I concluded that it was a good media player. Since that time, Archos has made considerable improvements on the road to releasing their Fifth Generation models. These changes and upgrades, including a more intuitive,...

Product Specifications

Featuring the highest quality screen resolution, highest quality video, touch screen, WiFi capabilities for streaming content to the device or a TV, the ARCHOS 605 WiFi is the top product in the line-up for flexibility, portability, features and price.


Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:AAC / AC-3 / ADPCM / MP3 / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/ADPCM / MP3 / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player/Digital AV recorder
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function/Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Video capture from external source/Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / Video capture from external source
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Digital Storage

Flash Memory Cards Supported:microSD / miniSD / SD Memory Card
HDD Capacity:160GB/30GB/80GB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color


Model:605 WiFi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos



Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4
Video Playback Formats:MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / Protected WMV (DRM) / WMV/MPEG-4 / Protected WMV (DRM) / WMV

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / JPEG / PNG