Specs summary


The Archos 80 ChildPad's screen is 8 inches with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution.


There is a ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4700 mAh battery.

Reviews summary


What's good  

  • Includes parental control features
  • Child-friendly design and features
  • Lightweight and slim profile

What's bad  

  • Low amount of memory for apps
  • Easily runs out of storage space
  • Suffers from manufacturing problems

The Archos 80 ChildPad is yet another Android-powered tablet in a sea of devices. What sets it apart are the design and features which, according to Archos, are filtered for kids in order to provide content that is best suited to them.

If you take away the custom case with bright orange highlights on the 80 ChildPad, you’ll be left with what is essentially a basic Android tablet with entry-level specs. Apart from the 8-inch touchscreen -- which has a native resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels -- its standout features include a 2-megapixel rear camera, 4GB of storage, and a 1GHz dual core processor.

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The design definitely makes it look like a child's toy, while the software has been modified to include Parental Control features as well as a filterable version of the Google Play store. User reviews indicate that these are all useful changes that make the Archos 80 ChildPad easy and enjoyable for kids to use. The problem is that the tablet seems to run into snags that end up causing frustration.

A number of user reviews can be found online from people complaining about faults, particularly concerning insufficient memory for apps and batteries that are either easily drained or won't charge at all. Overall the consensus is that this is a disappointing device.


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Full Specs

Release date October 9, 2013
Regions available United Kingdom, Europe
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB Flash
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4700 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 21.6 x 1.1 cm
(6.2 x 8.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 425 grams
(15 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
Pixel Density 133 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, AAC+, AAC, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Unknown
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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