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Archos 5 Internet Tablet review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Archos 5 Internet Tablet currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
800 MHz
Screen Size
4.8"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gizmos 360

Archos 5 Internet tablet with Android is like an iPhone on steroids. The specs are all top notch, you get FM transmitter, Bluetooth, integrated GPS, 4.8 inch screen and 720p HD video playback. The options for memory are unbelievable; an 8 GB model will cost you $249 where as a hard drive based $500...

- Gizmos 360 Team, Gizmos 360
TrustedReviews

Putting aside the teething issues with this device, the Archos 5 Internet Tablet is a very well featured portable media player, that is, in many respects, a joy to use. The 4.8in screen makes this a first rate video player, while the extensive codec support means that you’ll be able to playbac...

- Riyad Emeran, TrustedReviews
Wired

It’s large and gorgeous screen makes it arguably the best-looking media player on the market. At 6.4 ounces, it’s barely heavier than your cellphone. It has Android OS, although it runs dog-slow when it’s not crashing. Storage isn’t enough for a high definition movie device l...

- Christopher Null, Wired
TechCrunch

Are you interested in an attractive, lightweight portable media player with great battery life that you can use mainly to consume audio and video files that have been directly downloaded or streamed across a local network? If so, you’ll like the Archos 5 Internet Tablet. You’ll get what...

- Doug Aamoth, TechCrunch
Gear Diary

So what do I think of this device? Over all I’m rather impressed. It seems great in the hand, it looks good, and for those functions that work well it excels. At the same time, the lack of true access to the Android Market, combined with a significant degree of bugginess in the device —...

- Dan Cohen, Gear Diary


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Screen Size
4.8"

The Archos 5 Internet Tablet's screen size is 4.8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
800 MHz

There is a MediaTek Cortex-A8 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
Yes
There is a front-facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
160 GB

Internal memory is 160 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery.

5 Internet Tablet Specs

Overview
Release date December 9, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Networks
No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor MediaTek Cortex-A8 800 MHz
Internal Storage 160 GB
RAM 256 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 7.9 x 14.3 x 1.3 cm (3.1 x 5.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 286 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4.8 inches
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types BMP, GIF, JPG
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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