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Archos GamePad

Archos GamePad
alaScore 86

183 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews of Archos GamePad. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The design and price also get good views. Opinions are divided on the screen. The camera and reliability get less positive views.

performance, price, design, usability, portability

battery, reliability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Archos GamePad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 183 reviews)

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Archos GamePad


Archos GamePad is a gaming centric tablet with 7-inch screen, physical control buttons and two analog sticks. In addition, it also sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor coupled with a Mali-400 GPU. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is running the show.

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

May, 2013

Expert review by: (

Archos GamePad


The ARCHOS GamePad is a tablet specifically designed for playing games complete with two shoulder buttons, four directional pads and dual joysticks. At first glance, the size of the screen, 7”, might seem too unwieldy for comfortable gaming, however it...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Rougeau (

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Outdated and low-quality analog control nubs ; Lack of standardization across games ; Not very pretty

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Archos Gamepad review


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

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

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.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Archos Gamepad review -


Low price; Game Mapping Tool

Lacklustre look and feel; Poor selection of compatible games; Weak screen with temperamental responsiveness

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: James Pearce (

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 [...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: David Jenkins (

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?

Jan, 2013