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alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of ARCHOS GamePad. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the camera and touch screen. There are mixed reviews on the battery and screen.

usability, performance, price, size, reliability

touch screen, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ARCHOS GamePad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Archos GamePad


Archos GamePad is a gaming centric tablet with 7-inch screen, physical control buttons and two analog sticks. In addition, it also sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor coupled with a Mali-400 GPU. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is running the show.

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

May, 2013

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Archos GamePad


The ARCHOS GamePad is a tablet specifically designed for playing games complete with two shoulder buttons, four directional pads and dual joysticks. At first glance, the size of the screen, 7”, might seem too unwieldy for comfortable gaming, however it...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Archos GamePad


Hands-on: Archos shoots for Android tablet gaming nirvana, misses.

If you want something to game on, a bonafide gaming handheld like the simlarly priced Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita is a far better bet. And as the Archos GamePad's buttons aren't all that good, they're not the upgrade over virtual controls we had hoped for.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Jay McGregor (

Archos GamePad 2 review


The GamePad 2 has had a significant makeover, but doesn't justify the price tag

Stylish, comfortable design ; HD IPS screen ; Plenty of games to choose from Impressive battery

Priced too high ; Tinny speakers ; Can't cope with more demanding games ; Button mapping is poor

The GamePad 2 is a vast improvement on the first, but it still doesn't have the blockbusters or price tag to compete with the dedicated handhelds.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Rougeau (

Archos GamePad review


An Android tablet with buttons

Physical inputs to match Xbox/PS3 controllers ; Intuitive and flexible button-mapping function

Outdated and low-quality analog control nubs ; Lack of standardization across games ; Not very pretty

Aesthetically, the GamePad more closely resembles some outdated piece of retro computer hardware than a sleek, modern Android tablet, and the headphone jack sits awkwardly on the top of the device (though it is pleasantly light and thin). These flaws...

Jan, 2013

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Archos GamePad 2


In coming to the conclusion of this review a few bumps in the GamePad 2 road were uncovered and not all of them are Archos’ own doing. It seems, like the Xenon before it, the Game Pad 2 is aimed at a market that doesn’t exist in any great capacity and...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (

Archos Gamepad review -


Low price; Game Mapping Tool

Lacklustre look and feel; Poor selection of compatible games; Weak screen with temperamental responsiveness

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : James Pearce (

Archos Gamepad – Initial Impressions


The Archos Gamepad was mentioned earlier on in the year and to tell you the truth I never thought it would ever appear. Archos were true to their word and actually got the product to market, without their trademark delays. So mine arrived a few days...

Archos need to get some updates out for the Gamepad and sharpish, overall it felt like I was using a prototype product, not a publicly available product. It is like they rushed to get it out for Christmas.

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2


Battery Capacity:5000
Battery life (max):10
Battery performance:5000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery weight:3.46
Number of battery cells:1


Built-in camera: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:N
Second camera: No
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Black / Grey
Device type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / Grey


Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:10
Display Diagonal:7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:220 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5


Graphics:Mali 400 MP
Graphics adapter:Mali 400 MP

Media Formats

Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video compression formats:H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPG,TS / 3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPG,TS


Internal memory:1 / 2
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2


E-mail: Yes


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Data network: No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS. X, Linux
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Full HD: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, USB / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC+, ADPCM, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Calendar, Google Chat, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Play
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Position location:N
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, MPG, TS / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, TS / 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, TS
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:220 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5


Processor:Cortex-A9 / RK3188
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Arm / RockChip
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor model:Cortex-A9 / RK3188

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N


Fingerprint reader:N


Bundled software:Asphalt 8 Airborne, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.2 / 4.2.2


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Battery weight:3.46
Depth:0.39 / 0.606 / 4.69
Height:0.606 / 4.69 / 6.06
Weight:11.6 / 14.1
Width:7.91 / 9.06