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Archos Gmini XS202

Archos Gmini XS202
alaScore 82

372 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The value for money and sound also get good reviews.

usability, sound, value for money, 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 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 372 reviews)

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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,...

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Archos Gmini XS202


If you want to listen to music buy this or similar, if you want to be fashionable (whatever that is), spend more money and have nice colored screens with pictures go elsewhere.

Small, resistant, intuitive, long battery life, good storage capacity and nice price

Would like to have separate buttons for volume since I have to adjust it sometimes while riding my motorcycle and it's no use, I'll just skip tracks

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Archos Gmini XS202


I have been using Archos products ever since I've been using mp3 players, which is about six years now (2000) and have not been disappointed yet. I bought this to replace my XS200 which, while excellent, had a low battery life at nine hours.

Small, intuitive, simple, long battery life

could be more stylish, no FM tuner


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Archos Gmini XS202


I lost my iPod mini. That was a very friendly player. All in all, I only had to attach it to my computer and wait 'til everything got updated.

Small size - High Capacity - Excellent price

Browsing method

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Archos Gmini XS202


I had my gmini for about three months when the screen broke, while it was in my pocket,this was probably because i couldn't find a case for it. It was outside of the warranty yet i sent it in and I got a new one back which really surprised me. Other...

Lovely size, easy to use, great storage capacity, and an outstanding battery life

My screen broke

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Archos Gmini XS202


I usually dont leave reviews and I actually bought the Archos Gmini XS200 (not the one here) but thought you should know about their service. I sent my MP3 player to be fixed a month ago and when I called today to check on its status they said that it...

Like the player

Very bad service

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Archos Gmini XS 202


Screen cracks

I don't recomend for every day use

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Amazon review summary for Archos Gmini XS202


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Archos Gmini XS202 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on

value for money, sound, size, performance, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gmini Xs 202 20GB Music PlayerArchos GMINI XS202S (20GB)

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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

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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

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


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

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



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


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

Remote Control

Type: None