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Archos 80 G9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Archos 80 G9. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and performance. The screen and usability also get good views. The camera and durability get critical comments. Views about the GPS navigation and touch screen are mixed.

price, usability, screen, performance, size

storage, durability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Archos 80 G9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dana Wollman (

Archos 80 G9 review


Archos debuts Arnova 9 G2 Android tablet, offers Gingerbread on a 9.7-inch IPS displayNokia to release Windows 8 tablets this June, top

Built-in kickstand ; Full-sized USB port ; Long battery life for a tablet this size ; Excellent value

Other Android tablets feel snappier ; No rear-facing camera

How many other $300 tablets run Android 3.2 and come with a kickstand and full-sized USB port? Try as you might, you'll be hard-pressed to get as much bang for your three hundred bucks.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Archos 80 G9


The Archos 80 G9 is a relatively low-cost, 8-inch Google Android Honeycomb tablet.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (

Archos 80 G9 review


Editor's note: As of April 2012, the Archos 80G is upgradable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). For details on the advantages Android 4.0 offers over Honeycomb, check the Android 4.0 section of the Asus Transformer Prime TF201 review.

The lightweight, 8GB Archos 80 G9 tablet runs 1080p video smoothly, and its kickstand is a useful addition.

The tablet is uncomfortable to hold, with disappointing viewing angles and awkward button placement. Its single camera has poor recording quality.

The 8GB Archos 80 G9 delivers a complete Android experience at a low price, but its rough design, low-quality camera, and awkward button placement make it feel rushed to market.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Jason Inofuentes (

The Archos G9 Tablet Reviews: Fast Enough


The tablet market is dominated, we all know, by Apple. Apple is arguably the lone American success story in the consumer electronics space. All of Apple's serious competition comes from companies outside the US, and nearly all of those are in Asia....

May, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

ARCHOS 80 G9 Review [Video]


It's time for the G9 series of Android tablets from ARCHOS, a Texas Intstruments OMAP4 dual-core 1GHz processor toting set of unique-looking pieces of hardware set to hit the streets of North America soon. What we've got here is the smaller of the two,...

This is the first Texas Instruments dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 processor-toting Android tablet on the market, and it’s pretty decent. The kickstand, being as large and obviously important as it seems, is a bit of a disappointment as it’s made of plastic and...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Jordan Crook (

Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly


Short Version: The Archos 80 G9 tablet isn't necessarily something I'd recommend for the hardcore tablet enthusiast, but it certainly gets the job done. Powered by pure Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the tab offers everything you'd expect out of Android and a...

Stock Android install works fine ; Battery life exceeded the amount advertised, which is unheard of/lovely ; HD 1080p video via HDMI-out was an unexpected treat

Really poor build quality ; To put it nicely, it’s not the most gorgeous tablet I’ve seen ; Wi-Fi only, yet it teases you with a slot for a 3G dongle which will only work in Europe

At just under $300, the Archos G9 is a fine slate. It comes packed with all the essentials, and has a battery life that should last around as long as you do. But if you’re looking for a high-quality tablet, this probably isn’t it. I’d recommend it as a...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Elmer Montejo (

Why the Archos 101 G9 and 80 G9 Are Ultra-cheap [With Hands-on Photos]


Archos announced its two upcoming ninth-generation tablets last week in Paris and the whole world was mesmerized by the Archos 80 G9 and the Archos 101 G9 prices, which are practically ultra-cheap.... The more precise term would be “value for money.”

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Archos 101 G9


Archos were making "tablets" before the majority of manufacturers had even considered it. It had large screen devices before the birth of the iPad and before Android even existed. Of course they were called portable media players in those days, and it...

Plays pretty much every video format, HDMI, 3G option is inventive

Build quality, design, display, some software foibles, battery issues, failure to play Flash video

Android tablets are something of a minefield. The unique proposition of the Archos tablet is that it delivers the Honeycomb experience at a price that's hard to beat. It also, undoubtedly, offers the widest diversity of format support in any tablet...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Archos 101 and 80 G9 tablets hands-on - Pocket-lint


As Archos unveiled their latest products in the UK, we managed to get our hands on the new G9 tablets, which come in 10- and 8-inch screen sizes. They

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Archos 80 G9 review


The Archos 80 G9 is tablet computer running Android 3.2 Honeycomb . It boasts a 1GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of storage and an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen. It's Wi-Fi only, but it will be possible to upgrade it to 3G in the future via a special USB...

Fast performance; Low price; Good connectivity options.

Units affected by screen issues; Plastic casing feels cheap; Still not enough Honeycomb apps available.

An Android Honeycomb tablet with a dual-core processor for under £200 sounds too good to be true, and sadly, it is. While the Archos 80 G9 boasts some fantastic technology, it's let down by shoddy production, which has resulted in a ripple-like screen...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:36
Continuous video playback time:7


Built-in camera: Yes
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Black / Silver, White / White
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5


Graphics:Mali 400 MP
Graphics adapter:Mali 400 MP

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:H.264,MPEG4


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Vista, XP
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
Interface:USB 2.0, WLAN, Bluetooth
Mouse included: No
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide:No / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Google applications:Google Play
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Position location:N / Y
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression format:AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,FLV,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5


Processor:Cortex-A9 / OMAP4460
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Arm / ARM Cortex-A / Texas Instruments
Processor frequency:1 / 1.6
Processor model:Cortex-A9 / OMAP4460

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N


Fingerprint reader:N


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:3.2 / 4.1


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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 0.461
Height:6.06 / 6.1
Weight:15.5 / 16.4
Width:7.87 / 7.91 / 8.9