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Archos Gmini 402

Archos Gmini 402
alaScore 82

417 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 417 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The value for money and usability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the storage and battery.

sound, usability, value for money, portability, design

battery, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos Gmini 402 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos Gmini 402

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 48 user reviews of Archos Gmini 402 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, portability, value for money, usability, headphones

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos Gmini 402 20GB MP3 / Video PlayerArchos Gmini 402 20GB mp3 player with bulit in VGA digital camcorderArchos Gmini 402 30GB mp3 player with bulit in VGA digital camcorder

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos Gmini 402

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Archos Gmini 402 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, sound, value for money, battery, portability

memory, storage

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos Gmini402 20 GB Pocket Multimedia CenterArchos Gmini402 20 GB Camcorder and Multimedia PlayerArchos Gmini402 20 GB Camcorder and Multimedia Player

Expert review by:

Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder MP3 Player

 

The Gmini 402 Camcorder (priced at $290 as of 7/21/06) is a versatile device: Besides playing back digital audio and video from the built-in 20GB hard drive, it can capture still images at a 1.2-megapixel resolution, and it can capture video and record...

Great audio quality ; Captures video and still images

Controls are sometimes confusing

The Gmini 402 is an interesting combo device. It's a great audio player and a reasonably good camcorder and still camera. If you want a music player for occasionally capturing and watching videos and still images, it's a great pick

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder

 

This combo device plays music and videos, and doubles as a camcorder and digital camera.

Great audio quality, Captures video and still images

Controls are sometimes confusing

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder (20GB)

 

Turn the Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder around, and you'll find the biggest change from its predecessor. From the back, it looks an awful lot like a camera. Front and center is a slick-looking, 2-inch circle embossed with the Archos Gmini logo, flanked by...

The Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder boasts a sleek, intuitive design, a sharp LCD; an integrated camcorder and still camera; and support for DRM-protected media. It offers the choice of transferring files via Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer (great...

The Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder is heavy for its size, and its hard drive maxes out at 20GB. It doesn't have line-in video recording or a built-in speaker, and the highest volume setting could be louder. Also, the Gmini 402 Camcorder cannot multitask...

The Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder looks more attractive than ever, now that it's added a camcorder and a still camera to its long list of music and video features.

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Archos Gmini 402

 

Player Type: Hard Disk MP3 Player, Radio: No, Recording, Voice: Yes, Recording, Line In: Yes, Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.4...

Very good sound quality. Nice-looking screen. Video playback is very good. Excellent audio recording capabilities.

Battery life could be better. No FM tuner. No calendar/contacts. Buttons are confusing.

Overall this is a fine player that will satisfy the techie crowd, but there are a few features we'd like to see in future versions.

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder: MP3 player, camcorder and photo store

 

The Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder portable media player lets you listen to MP3 music, watch videos and movies, copy and store photos directly from a digital camera and it can also be used as a camcorder, voice and audio recorder. When price, features,...

Read the full review of the Archos Gmini 402 here.

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Archos Gmini 402: MP3 & video player and photo store

 

The Archos Gmini 402 portable media player lets you listen to MP3 music, watch videos and movies, copy and store photos directly from a digital camera and the device can also be used as a voice and audio recorder. When price, features, capacity and...

Value for money: The Archos Gmini 402 is excellent value for money and the product's features relative to its price are simply unbeatable. A highly recommended portable media player for everyone who wants more than just a simple MP3 player or needs...

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Stuff magazine

 

This is one kooky multimedia jukebox, based around a 20GB hard drive, camcorder and an oddly non-widescreen 2.2in colour display

A cheap jukebox, behind the competition in video quality and only slightly ahead of camphones

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Archos Gmini 402 Camcorder review

 

The Gmini is a strange hybrid -- a cut-down version of the company's other media centres, with a tacked-on 'camcorder' element and tiny 4:3 screen. Lacking the ability to record from TV, you'd better have a collection of DivX video. The screen is of a...

Small size ; Premium styling ; Can be used as a USB host ; Headphone splitter included

Horrible interface ; Small 4:3 screen ; Won't record from TV ; Impractical camera lens placement

The lack of a speaker inside the Gmini means that headphones are a necessity, and the ones included in the package are more than up to the task. We found that they weren't as bassy as the ones included on Apple's iPod, so if you watch a lot of movies...

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Archos Gmini 402 (20GB) review

 

Archos's supercompact Gmini 402 portable video player adds DRM-protected media to its long list of features

Sleek, compact design ; Sharp LCD resolution ; Slick video interface and controls ; Support for DRM-protected media ; Music and video syncing with Windows Media Player ; Photo viewer and direct image transfers from digital cameras ; Voice and in-line...

Player is heavy for its size ; No video recording ; No built-in speaker ; So-so viewing angles ; Highest volume setting could be louder ; No sound equaliser ; No background music for photo slide shows ; Subpar battery life, especially for audio

We were also disappointed by the Archos Gmini 402's so-so battery life. We were able to squeeze 9 hours, 49 minutes from the 402 in our audio drain test, which is subpar for a 20GB MP3 player. For video, the 402 lasted nearly 5 hours, which is good...

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Archos Gmini 402

 

If you want video and audio in your jeans pocket, get the Archos Gmini 402.

Sleek, compact design ; Sharp LCD resolution ; Slick video interface and controls ; Support for DRM-protected media ; Music and video syncing with Windows Media Player ; Photo viewer and direct image transfers from digital cameras ; Voice and in-line...

Player is heavy for its size ; No video recording; no built-in speaker ; So-so viewing angles ; Highest volume setting could be louder ; No sound equaliser ; No background music for photo slide shows ; Subpar battery life, especially for audio

We were also disappointed by the Archos Gmini 402's so-so battery life. CNET Labs was able to squeeze 9 hours, 49 minutes from the 402 in our audio drain test, which is subpar for a 20GB MP3 player. For video, the 402 lasted nearly 5 hours, which is...

Product Specifications

The slim and sleek Gmini 402 Camcorder has a 20 gigabyte hard drive for recording up to 50 hours of personal video, or storing 80 hours of downloaded video, 200,000 photos or 10,000 songs, and enjoying them on the go. With the Pocket Multimedia Center, consumers also can take photos with up to 1.2 megapixels in resolution with the built-in digital camera, access Microsoft PlaysForSure downloaded music and video content and subscription music services, and enjoy all media on a 2.2" color LCD screen. The ARCHOS Gmini 402 Camcorder is designed for trend setters who wants to take their video, photos and music with them on a slim and sleek pocket-sized device, while also capturing personal video and photos on the go. The Gmini 402 Camcorder measures a small size and slight weight, yet offers the largest hard drive capacity with a color LCD screen for any product of its size.

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:ADPCM / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA/MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Camera

Digital Zoom:2

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV recorder
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital camcorder / Digital camera / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Game console / Voice recorder/Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital camcorder / Digital camera / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Voice recorder/Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Game console / Voice recorder
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB

Digital Storage

Capacity:20GB
HDD Capacity:20GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/2.4in
Height:0.7in/2.5in
Weight:5.6oz
Width:4.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm
Display Type (JK):LCD
Output Type:Color

Header

Manufacturer:Archos
Model:402/402 Camcorder
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos Gmini

Miscellaneous

Compatibility:PlaysForSure Audio
Refurbished:Refurbished

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4 SP
Video Playback Formats:DivX / MPEG-4 SP / XviD/MPEG-4 SP/MPEG-4 SP / WMV

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.2Megapixel

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / JPEG
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