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alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 reviews of ARCHOS GamePad. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and reliability are generally positive. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas the camera and touch screen get critical views. Views are divided on the screen.

usability, performance, price, reliability, size

battery, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for ARCHOS GamePad


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of ARCHOS GamePad from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the usability, whereas there are some less positive comments about the screen and touch screen.


touch screen, screen

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

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : (

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

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Archos GamePad


Good idea

Bad design,bad build quality with cheap components and bad software.

Jun, 2013

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Archos GamePad


Good idea

Bad design,bad build quality with cheap components and bad software

May, 2013

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