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Archos 80 G9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Archos 80 G9. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The screen and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the camera and durability, while reviews about the GPS navigation and touch screen are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Archos 80 G9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Archos 80 G9 review

 

Archos debuts Arnova 9 G2 Android tablet, offers Gingerbread on a 9.7-inch IPS displayNokia to release Windows 8 tablets this June, top

Built-in kickstand ; Full-sized USB port ; Long battery life for a tablet this size ; Excellent value

Other Android tablets feel snappier ; No rear-facing camera

How many other $300 tablets run Android 3.2 and come with a kickstand and full-sized USB port? Try as you might, you'll be hard-pressed to get as much bang for your three hundred bucks.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Archos 80 G9

 

The Archos 80 G9 is a relatively low-cost, 8-inch Google Android Honeycomb tablet.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Archos 80 G9 review

 

Editor's note: As of April 2012, the Archos 80G is upgradable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). For details on the advantages Android 4.0 offers over Honeycomb, check the Android 4.0 section of the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 review.

The lightweight, 8GB Archos 80 G9 tablet runs 1080p video smoothly, and its kickstand is a useful addition.

The tablet is uncomfortable to hold, with disappointing viewing angles and awkward button placement. Its single camera has poor recording quality.

The 8GB Archos 80 G9 delivers a complete Android experience at a low price, but its rough design, low-quality camera, and awkward button placement make it feel rushed to market.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Jason Inofuentes (anandtech.com)

The Archos G9 Tablet Reviews: Fast Enough

 

The tablet market is dominated, we all know, by Apple. Apple is arguably the lone American success story in the consumer electronics space. All of Apple's serious competition comes from companies outside the US, and nearly all of those are in Asia....

May, 2012

Expert review by : Oliver Renick (laptopmag.com)

Archos 80 G9

 

The 8-inch Archos 80 G9 offers better performance than most low-price Android tablets, but it looks and feels like a sub-$300 slate.

Good performance ; Inexpensive ; Convenient kickstand ; HDMI output

Mediocre build quality ; Runs hot ; Limited viewing angles

In the world of sub-$300 Android tablets, the Archos 80 G9 is one of the better options, but that's not saying much. While we like that it offers full access to the Android Market, snappy performance, and fun media apps, it's far from perfect. The...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

ARCHOS 80 G9 Review [Video]

 

It's time for the G9 series of Android tablets from ARCHOS, a Texas Intstruments OMAP4 dual-core 1GHz processor toting set of unique-looking pieces of hardware set to hit the streets of North America soon. What we've got here is the smaller of the two,...

This is the first Texas Instruments dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 processor-toting Android tablet on the market, and it’s pretty decent. The kickstand, being as large and obviously important as it seems, is a bit of a disappointment as it’s made of plastic and...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Jordan Crook (techcrunch.com)

Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly

 

Short Version: The Archos 80 G9 tablet isn't necessarily something I'd recommend for the hardcore tablet enthusiast, but it certainly gets the job done. Powered by pure Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the tab offers everything you'd expect out of Android and a...

Stock Android install works fine ; Battery life exceeded the amount advertised, which is unheard of/lovely ; HD 1080p video via HDMI-out was an unexpected treat

Really poor build quality ; To put it nicely, it’s not the most gorgeous tablet I’ve seen ; Wi-Fi only, yet it teases you with a slot for a 3G dongle which will only work in Europe

At just under $300, the Archos G9 is a fine slate. It comes packed with all the essentials, and has a battery life that should last around as long as you do. But if you’re looking for a high-quality tablet, this probably isn’t it. I’d recommend it as a...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Elmer Montejo (androidauthority.com)

Why the Archos 101 G9 and 80 G9 Are Ultra-cheap [With Hands-on Photos]

 

Archos announced its two upcoming ninth-generation tablets last week in Paris and the whole world was mesmerized by the Archos 80 G9 and the Archos 101 G9 prices, which are practically ultra-cheap.... The more precise term would be “value for money.”

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Christen Costa (gadgetreview.com)

ARCHOS G9 Tablets Claim to be the Fastest, Price and Launch Date Announced | Gadget Review

 

ARCHOS G9 Tablets Claim to be the Fastest, Price and Launch Date Announced

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Archos 101 G9

 

Archos were making "tablets" before the majority of manufacturers had even considered it. It had large screen devices before the birth of the iPad and before Android even existed. Of course they were called portable media players in those days, and it...

Plays pretty much every video format, HDMI, 3G option is inventive

Build quality, design, display, some software foibles, battery issues, failure to play Flash video

Android tablets are something of a minefield. The unique proposition of the Archos tablet is that it delivers the Honeycomb experience at a price that's hard to beat. It also, undoubtedly, offers the widest diversity of format support in any tablet...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:36
Continuous video playback time:7

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Front Camera:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver, White / White
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5

Graphics

Graphics:Mali 400 MP
Graphics adapter:Mali 400 MP

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Vista, XP
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
Interface:USB 2.0, WLAN, Bluetooth
Mouse included: No
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide:No / Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Google applications:Google Play
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Position location:N / Y
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression format:AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5

Processor

Processor:Cortex-A9 / OMAP4460
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Arm / ARM Cortex-A / Texas Instruments
Processor frequency:1 / 1.6
Processor model:Cortex-A9 / OMAP4460

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:3.2 / 4.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 0.461
Height:6.06 / 6.1
Weight:15.5 / 16.4
Width:7.87 / 7.91 / 8.9