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Archos Gmini XS202

Archos Gmini XS202
alaScore 81

238 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 238 reviews of Archos Gmini XS202. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The sound and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, sound, size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos Gmini XS202 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos Gmini XS202

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Archos Gmini XS202 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, sound, size, design

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos Gmini XS202 20GB MP3 playerArchos Gmini XS202 20GB MP3 player

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Archos Gmini XS202

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Archos Gmini XS202 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the design.

usability, portability, performance, price, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gmini Xs 202 20GB Music PlayerGmini Xs 202 20GB Music Player

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (avecmobile.com)

Archos Gmini XS202 MP3 player

 

The Archos Gmini XS 202 is one of the smallest MP3 music players with built-in hard disk. The unit comes with 20GB memory space which is enough for you to load 10000 songs onto the device. Yet, the price of the XS 202 is at the same level with other...

Archos Gmini XS 202 is excellent value for money. An MP3 player with 20GB hard disk, easy to use menu system, automatic sync with the Windows Media Player is all that many music fans need. Compared to prices of other similar, same-capacity MP3 players,...

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Archos Gmini XS202s review

 

Small and simple, the Gmini is great for anyone looking for no frills music on the move

The old-skool navigational joystick are pants – big, baggy, stained Y-fronts, if we're honest

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Archos Gmini XS 202S 20GB MP3 Player overview

 

Gmini XS202 20GB MP3 Player Music Player USB2.0 black

Expert review by: John Frederick Moore (cnet.com.au)

Archos Gmini XS202

 

Those looking for a compact, no-nonsense WMA player should check out the feature-light yet affordable Archos Gmini XS202.

Supports protected WMA files ; Compact and easy to use ; Improved battery performance ; Bargain price

Drab appearance ; Still no FM radio or voice recorder

With decent headphones, the Archos Gmini XS202 sounds fantastic and gets loud enough to handle the noisiest environments. Although the XS202's average transfer speed of 5.29MB per second is somewhat less impressive than the XS200's 10.19MB per second,...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: (lordpercy.com)

Archos XS202s Review

 
Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Archos Gmini XS 202

 

Screen cracks

I don't recomend for every day use

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: brjones (epinions.com)

The Thinking Person's MP3 Player

 

Smallest 20GB player, no software required: mass storage/drag and drop, huge screen/unit ratio

Ignorant/apathetic tech support, bad firmware update documentation, firmware not regressable. Joystick is awkward

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: monkeyhanger (epinions.com)

Archos Gmini XS 202s (20 GB) MP3 Player

 

TardisAesthetically stunningEasy to use NO SOFTWARE NEEDEDSound quality

doesn't come with a case, which is essential

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: monkeyhanger (epinions.com)

Archos Gmini XS 202s (20 GB) MP3 Player

 

Apple did not invent the portable mp3 player. We normally refer neither to Epsons, but to printers, and nor to Microsofts but computers. Archos mp3 players have always beaten Apple (and pretty much everyone else) on value for money and this one is no ...

TardisAesthetically stunningEasy to use NO SOFTWARE NEEDEDSound quality

doesn't come with a case, which is essential

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: chris_guk (epinions.com)

Avoid this player

 

Light, compact easy to use.

build quality and fragile screen

Jan, 2006
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Product Specifications

ARCHOS presents the new Gmini XS 202 - an extremely small 20GB hard-drive-based audio PlaysForSure (download) player with a competitive low price. This ultra-compact music player is just as small as most 5GB audio players available today (measures only 76 x 59 x 19.5 mm and weights 120 grams - 2.9" x 2.3" x 0.75" and 4.2 ounces), yet offers a huge capacity able to hold up 10, 000 songs! The Gmini XS 202 features a large 2" gray-scale LCD screen with a trendy metallic cover.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Battery

Run Time (Up To):17hour(s)

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Radio Function: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:20GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:20GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/0.8in
Height:3in
Weight:4.2oz
Width:2.3in

Display

Display Technology:Not Applicable / TFT Display
Touchscreen: No

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Hard Disc Drive
Type:Audio Player
Video Playback: No

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Archos
Model:XS 202/XS 202s
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos Gmini

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback:No / Yes
WMA Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No

Remote Control

Type: None