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Archos 5 Internet Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of Archos 5 Internet Tablet. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the apps and battery, while reviews about the camera and performance are different.

usability, screen, design, price, size

reliability, battery, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Archos 5 Internet Tablet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Archos 5 Internet Tablet from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the apps and camera, and there are some mixed opinions about the portability and performance.

usability, price, screen, design, durability

reliability, camera, apps

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 5 8GB Internet Tablet AndroidArchos 5 8GB Internet Tablet Android

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Archos 5 Internet Tablet from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. The reliability and price get critical comments.

size, price, reliability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 5 32 GB Internet Tablet with AndroidArchos 5 32 GB Internet Tablet with Android

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android review

 

On paper, the Archos 5 touch-screen Internet tablet comes across like an Apple iPod Touch on steroids. Every spec is designed to be over-the-top, from the 720p HD video playback and 4.8-inch screen, to the integrated GPS, Bluetooth, and FM transmitter....

The Archos 5 Internet tablet/portable media player offers a large, high-resolution touch-screen display, Wi-Fi, music playback, photos, Flash video and game compatibility, Bluetooth, e-mail, a Web browser, a built-in speaker, an integrated kickstand,...

GPS signal reception is poor enough to make the feature useless; many popular Android apps are unsupported; Flash video support is hit or miss; no multitouch support for keyboard or gestures; text copy and paste is a chore; and the glossy design shows...

The Archos 5 is a great video player, but it disappoints as a premium Android Internet tablet and GPS unit.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

The Archos 5 gets a refresh with Google's Android OS, but with mixed results.

Sleek design. Huge, beautiful, high-res screen. Built-in Wi-Fi, browser. On-screen home button for one-click Main Menu access. No need for stylus. Available in large capacities.

Expensive. Touch-screen interface is not as sophisticated as those of competitors. Apps aren't well-executed. UI could stand to be streamlined—requires too many clicks at times.

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Oct, 2009

Expert review by : i4u.com (i4u.com)

Archos Home Connect 35 Review

 

The low resolution screen and antique Android 2.2 OS may turn some people off, but for highly functional and clock this is a great device.

Supports hundreds of alarms, Supports apps and video, Internal battery

Low resolution screen, Old version of Android

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Joanna Safford (computerpoweruser.com)

Archos 5 60GB Internet Media Tablet

 

The Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet (PMP, MID, etc., etc.) is getting a lot of attention lately, and rightly so. It combines the performance, function, and content most of us are looking for in a portable media device: full Web connectivity, PC...

The cons are moderately annoying at worst. A stylus would have been a practical accessory; some Web pages are difficult to navigate on the touchscreen. (Still, you can zoom in and out by double-tapping.) The glossy metal finish is in no way a...

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com.au)

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android review: Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android

 

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android

The Archos 5 Internet tablet/portable media player offers a large, high-resolution touch-screen display, Wi-Fi, music playback, photos, Flash video and game compatibility, Bluetooth, e-mail, a Web browser, a built-in speaker, an integrated kickstand,...

GPS signal reception is poor enough to make the feature useless; many popular Android apps are unsupported; Flash video support is hit or miss; no multitouch support for keyboard or gestures; text copy and paste is a chore; and the glossy design shows...

The Archos 5 is a great video player, but it disappoints as a premium Android Internet tablet and GPS unit.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : GadgetSpeak (gadgetspeak.com)

Archos 35 Home Connect

 

Adding Wi-Fi connect ivity and the Android operating system to a portable media player is the design concept behind the Archos Home Connect device.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Archos 5 Internet Tablet

 

For all its perverse Frenchery, this is a satisfyingly compact device.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Will Head (reghardware.co.uk)

Archos 5 Internet Tablet Android-based PMP

 

The Archos 5 Internet Tablet is everything the Archos 5 was, but with better performance, enhanced hardware and all the advantages Google Android brings to the party.

We were very impressed with the Archos 5 first time round and the addition of Android combined with the hardware tweaks only improves things. While it is lacking some aspects of the full Android experience, the 5 still has far more potential than most...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Has a lot of potential."

 

It has so much potential and its so beautiful to hold and look at but can't do much with it. The only apps I can get and some at that are from Amazon app store. Beautiful display and can't get Netflix. Only if they would update this to Android...

beautiful display and audio quality and fun to browse on.

Not a google certified tablet. Seems Archos abandoned this tablet. No update in years. Resitive touch screen.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (circuitcity.com)

Cool Product

 

I've had this for almost a year now. It's basically a really good Android phone (plus a bigger screen and more features), minus the ability to call (unless you have Google voice). Unlike what the other reviewer said, Archos does send periodic updates...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1

Battery

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

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Display Diagonal:4.8
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Memory

Internal memory:0.25

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HID
Compatible operating systems:- Microsoft Windows XP, Vista+\n- Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support)\n / Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/+ (Windows media Player 11 )\nLinux (@ MSC) / Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000\nMAC OS X\nLinux
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):5 x 3.1 x 0.764 / 5.02 x 3.08 x 0.508 / 5.64 x 0.409 x 3.1
Display:LCD
Docking connector: No
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Minimum system requirements:USB 2.0
MP3 bit rates:30 - 320
Networking features:802.11 b/g/n / WiFi (802.11 b/g)
Rechargeable: Yes
Special Features:MSC, FM @ RDS, Bluetooth 2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AC3, FLAC, MP3, WMA
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, PNG
Position location:Y
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MKV, MPEG4, VOB, WMV / M-JPEG, MKV, WMV / M-JPEG, WMV

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone out:Y
Microphone in: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Processor

Processor family:ARM Cortex-A
Processor frequency:0.8

Software

Bundled software:Android 1.5 Cupcake, DroidIn, EbuddyIM, Twidroid, Deezer, Dailymotion, QuickPedia, ThinkFree Mobile, Moov, CraigsPhone / Webbrowser, Email, Contacts, DroidIn, EbuddyIM, Twidroid, Deezer, Dailymotion, Quickpedia, ThinkFree Mobile, Moov, Craigsphone, Pages jaunes (only for France), High Paying Jobs (only for US & Canada), Alarm clock, Calculator...
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:1.6
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:32
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.409
Height:3.1
Weight:10.1 / 10.6 / 6.42 / 8.82
Width:5.67