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Archos 48

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Archos 48. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the screen and design are overall positive. The performance and price also get good opinions. The reliability and battery get less positive opinions, while the touch screen and portability get mixed reviews.

usability, price, performance, design, screen

size, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Archos 48 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Archos 48


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Archos 48 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Views about the touch screen and portability are mixed. The reliability and battery get critical opinions.

price, performance, usability, design, screen

size, battery, reliability

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

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (

Archos 48 Internet Tablet - 500GB Running Google ANDROID + Wi-Fi (501598)


Again when it worked it did what I expected but based on the fact that I have owned two of them in a twelve month period and they both just stopped working I give fair warning to anyone looking at this device... unless you are in the market for an...

Size and great picture when it works. I spend alot of time just waiting in different areas and this allowed me to take shows and movies with me to help pass the time, and as long as it worked it was great

This is the second one that I bought, the first one lasted about a year before it quit working. The second is less than 60 days old and it has quite working also. Both of them just stopped being able to load and just sits there like a $200 paper weight

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Same as Arches 5IT -GPS


I have owned the Archos 5IT since 2009 and while Android 1.6 wasn't terrible then there are more apps on the market everyday that have dropped compatibility for 1.6. Archos is very quick to abandon products as soon as the next years model is released,...

Nice display, decent battery life, great build quality

Android 1.6, resistive touch screen, no GPS, lack of further upgrades past Android 1.6

Jan, 2012

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Archos 48 500GB


very easy to use

volume is to low could be alot louder

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):22
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)


Built-in camera: No
Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Second camera: No
Video recording: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black


Display Diagonal:4.8
Display Resolution:800 x 480
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Subtitle formats supported:SMI,SRT,SSA,SUB
Video compression formats:M-JPEG,MKV


Internal memory:0.25


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):5.64 x 3.1 x 0.787
Interface:USB 2.0
Networking features:WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Rechargeable: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
GPS (satellite):N
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Position location:N
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression formats:M-JPEG, MKV

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone out:N
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A8
Processor family:Arm
Processor frequency:0.8
Processor model:CORTEX-A8


Bundled software:Android v1.6 Donut
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:1.6


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:500
Storage media:HDD

Weight & Dimensions