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Archos 405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 reviews of Archos 405. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the sound and size are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the durability. There are some mixed views about the battery.

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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 405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Archos 405 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the memory and design. The sound and usability also get good opinions. There are some negative reviews about the durability and performance.

price, usability, sound, design, memory

performance, durability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Archos 405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Archos 405 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and size. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the reliability and battery, while opinions are divided on the design.

usability, price, performance, size, durability

battery, reliability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Archos 405 review: Archos 405

 

Archos 405

The Archos 405 offers a big, beautiful, glare-free screen, above-average audio quality, SD Flash memory expansion, and Mac/PC compatibility, at a very attractive price.

The Archos 405 has only 2GB of built-in memory; battery life is just average; and the lack of a kickstand or built-in speaker is disappointing for a PVP.

As the Archos 605 WiFi's little sib, the Archos 405 holds its own as one of the best portable video players for under $200.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Archos 405 review

 

The Archos 405 ($169) is a smaller, more portable version of the Archos flagship product, the Archos 605 WiFi . Compared to the 605, the 405 does away with the touch-screen interface, Wi-Fi connectivity, and wireless download content partners. Still,...

The Archos 405 offers a big, beautiful, glare-free screen, above-average audio quality, SD Flash memory expansion, and Mac/PC compatibility, at a very attractive price.

The Archos 405 has only 2GB of built-in memory; battery life is just average; and the lack of a kickstand or built-in speaker is disappointing for a PVP.

As the Archos 605 WiFi's little sib, the Archos 405 holds its own as one of the best portable video players for under $200.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Archos 405

 

Preview of the Archos 405.

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Budget portable media player

 

Most reviews base their love for the Archos 405 portable media player on its value, even as they say the 405's 3.5-inch screen resolution isn't as good as that on competing players, including the best-in-class iPod Touch (*Est. $300 for 16 GB).The...

Inexpensive, built-in memory card slot

Mediocre display quality, accessories needed for some features

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : JG Mason (gadgetell.com)

Gadgetell Review: ARCHOS TV+

 

Product: ARCHOS TV+ Price: 250GB for $349 Rating: 6 out of 10 Pros:Tons of features, full of promise Cons: Not a hook-it-up-and-go solution Overall: A nice piece of hardware that needs some mainstreaming for US use Out of the Box I was extremely...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (etechreviews.net)

Archos 405 – Slim and compact

 

Archos 405 costs $169 and is a more portable, smaller alternative to Archos 605 WiFi, the flagship model from this company. The big difference here is that the 405 doesn't have a touch screen display, wireless download content partners and Wi-Fi...

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Archos 405

 

Simple and user-friendly interface, SD Card slot

Small screen with low resolution, which leads to some grainy pictures

It's got fewer bells and whistles, but the Archos 405 mirrors the impressive performance of the Archos 605 WiFi at a more manageable price.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : PC Advisor staff (goodgearguide.com.au)

Archos 405 digital audio and video player

 

If you liked the Archos 605 we reviewed recently but felt the asking price was a little steep, the Archos 405 digital media player may be for you.

Simple and user-friendly interface, SD Card slot

Small screen with low resolution, which leads to some grainy pictures

It's got fewer bells and whistles, but the Archos 405 mirrors the impressive performance of the Archos 605 WiFi at a more manageable price.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Archos 35

 

This sub-£100 media player will play almost any video and audio file you have.

Excellent codec support ; Impressive playback of 1080p video ; Small and light

Small, low-res screen ; Ugly interface ; Resistive touchscreen

With 8GB of internal storage, the Archos 35 can house around 10 films or 80 albums, but this is easily extended with a microSD card. A 16GB card can be found for under £15 nowadays, giving this device plenty of budget storage potential.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Archos 405 review

 

Loaded with a 3.5in screen and a memory expansion slot, is the impressively built Archos 405 the flash droid we've all been looking for?

Supreme build, feels as solid as a particularly solid rock, but video replay doesn’t quite match outstanding tune delivery

Aug, 2007

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