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Archos Diamond S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Archos Diamond S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and performance. The size and battery are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation, and views are divided on the price.

camera, battery, size, performance, portability

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Archos Diamond S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Westaway (

Archos Diamond S: A 5-inch, 4G LTE smartphone that won't lay waste to your savings


Archos' new toy promises powerful performance on a thrifty budget. Read on for everything you need to know.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Archos Diamond S Smartphone Review


Mid-range from France. Archos' Diamond S is a solid mid-range smartphone that does not present many shortcomings in the test. But is that enough to stand up to the strong competition?

Super AMOLED display ; dual-SIM + micro-SD ; decent battery life ; optional third-party apps

call quality ; front-facing camera ; speaker ; limited frequency coverage ; 2.4 GHz WiFi only

The mid-range smartphone by Archos made a good impression in our test. The buyer gets a fast processor, decent display and good battery life. Furthermore, the Diamond S features useful functions like dual-SIM without having to waive expanding the...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Luke Westaway (

Archos Diamond S: A 5-inch, 4G LTE smartphone that won't lay waste to your savings


Archos probably isn't the first company you'd think of when shopping for a new smartphone, but the French firm is hoping its new Diamond S mobile will tempt shoppers to part with their cash. Read on for everything you need to know.

The Diamond S launches alongside the Archos 50e Helium and 50 Cesium, two 4G LTE phones that are identical, except that one runs Windows while the other offers Android software.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2300 / 2950 / 3000
Battery performance:2300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:7.5
Removable battery:N
Standby time (3G):300
Talk time (3G):12

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:120 / 30
Photo effects:Black&White
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution:4160 x 3120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p


Body SAR (EU):0.761 / 1.11 / 1.534 / 1.556
Body SAR (USA):1.66
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.147 / 0.264 / 0.753 / 1.29
Head SAR (USA):0.331


Brand color:Diamond
Color of product:Black / Gold / White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar / Clamshell


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:320 / 450
Display Diagonal:5 / 5.2 / 5.5
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LTPS / SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:267 / 278 / 424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:2


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:N / Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,MPG,WMV / 3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG / 3GP,AVI,H.264,MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600 / 800,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Now,Google Play / Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Maps,Google Now,Google Play,Google+ / Gmail,Google Music,Google Now,Google Play

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Flight mode:Y
Graphics:Mali T720 MP3
Graphics adapter:Adreno 505 / Adreno 510 / Mali T720 MP3
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Blacklist, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets / Ringtones
Support for contact groups:Y
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.1 / 1.4
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A72
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Mediatek / Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4 / 1.8
Processor model:MSM 8937 / MT6753 / S435 / S652 / S653


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1.1 Lollipop / 6.0 Marshmallow / Android 6.0+Nubia UI 4.0 / Android 7.0+Nubia UI 5.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
RAM type:DDR3 / LPDDR3


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Battery weight:1.52
Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Calendar, Google Chrome, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Now, Google Play / Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Now,Google Play / Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Maps,Google Now,Google Play,Google+

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.256 / 0.293 / 0.295 / 0.303 / 0.313
Height:5.71 / 5.77 / 5.78 / 6.1 / 6.13
Weight:4.16 / 5.11 / 5.47 / 5.71 / 6.49
Width:2.81 / 2.85 / 3.02 / 3.03