Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Archos GamePad

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The usability and screen are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and battery.

value for money, screen, usability, design, size

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Archos GamePad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 130 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 14 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 14 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (116)

Expert review by:

Archos GamePad review


The Archos GamePad is a 7-inch Android handheld console that holds a lot of promise. Is it a decent affordable alternative to the PS Vita?

Mapping buttons feature ; HDMI TV output ; 1080p video playback

Won't work with all games ; Poor battery life ; Constant freezing and crashes

The Archos GamePad had so much going for it. The affordable price, a design well suited for handheld gaming and great TV mode support but there are just too many issues with it.

Expert review by:

Hands on: Archos GamePad review


An Android tablet with buttons

Physical inputs to match Xbox/PS3 controllers ; Intuitive and flexible button-mapping function

Outdated and low-quality analog control nubs ; Lack of standardization across games ; Not very pretty

Expert review by:

Archos Gamepad review


A great idea, but the Gamepad only plays nice with certain games


Expert review by:

Archos GamePad


Hands-on: Archos shoots for Android tablet gaming nirvana, misses.

If you want something to game on, a bonafide gaming handheld like the simlarly priced Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita is a far better bet. And as the Archos GamePad's buttons aren't all that good, they're not the upgrade over virtual controls we had hoped for.

Expert review by:

Archos GamePad review


Uncomfortable controls, poor battery life and a dire screen make the Archos GamePad a bitter disappointment for Android joystick junkies.

Low price ; Decent specifications

Poor gaming interface ; Bad screen ; Weak battery life ; Incompatible with some big games

Given the rapid rise in the quality of Android games, the time is certainly right for a device of this kind -- something with a big screen that could be used for proper gaming as well as all the other cool stuff you usually do on a tablet.Somewhere...

Expert review by:

Archos Gamepad - Review


The Gamepad is a unique device, it is like nothing I have ever used before. In the past my mobile gaming had been done on a Nexus 7 or a Galaxy Note, so using real buttons was going to be [...

Expert review by:

Archos GamePad review – out of control


With new consoles being announced almost by the day how does this game-friendly tablet stack up against its thoroughbred rivals?

Expert review by:

Archos GamePad


The Archos GamePad is an Android tablet with a twist: on either side of the seven inch screen are thumbsticks for portable gaming on the go, along with the standard game console buttons, so you can play all your favourite games, which you can keep on...

While Archos has always done a good job of keeping the costs down, its gadgets have usually cut a few too many corners, making pricier rivals the better option. But with the GamePad, Archos has come up with something genuinely unique that’s not only...

Consumer review by:

Controls could be better.


Even though battery life isn\'t that great, I can live with that. The controls are an issue for me. 4 Buttons do not a D-pad make. They don\'t work as well as a D-Pad. The Analog controls are stiff and hard to control. Finger also keep slipping off the...

App Availablity","Easy To Customize","Operating System","WiFi

4 Buttons Are Not A D-pad","Battery Life","Stiff Analog Sticks

Consumer review by:



This is a very well put together gamepad.i have tried many and the archos is the best so far!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

App Availablity","Battery Life","Easy To Customize","Operating System","Screen","Web Browsing","WiFi