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Archos 50 Platinum

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of Archos 50 Platinum. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and usability also get good comments. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and durability, while reviews are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Archos 50 Platinum is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Archos 50 Platinum from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the price and size. The performance and screen also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, while there are some negative comments about the durability.

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This summary is based on the products: ARCHOS 50 Platinum 4GB UK Sim Free Smartphone - BlackARCHOS 50 Platinum 4GB UK Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Archos 50 Platinum review


The Archos 50 Platinum is really a phone for those who need or want access to dual-SIM card functionality - a rare thing in the UK. Usually this would be business users, or those who travel a lot. Now that doesn't sound typical of Archos, the company...

Sensible price, nice design, stock Android, easy to use, dual-SIM can be very helpful, bright IPS LCD screen has natural colour

Battery life can be bad, dual-SIM interface can confuse things, bad phonebook recall for incoming calls and text messages, headphone jack is ill-fitting

We have genuine love for the Archos 50 Platinum. It's a simple phone, without much customisation, but that will be a draw for many. We found that, despite its decent spec, it can feel a bit slow and unresponsive. It's not a big deal, but this phone...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Archos 50 Platinum


Desperate for a dual-SIM smartphone? Archos has reasonably priced option for you.

Relatively zippy, Pleasing audio output, Decent build quality

Disappointing screen quality, Limited internal storage, Poor battery life

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

Archos 50 Platinum Review: In Depth


With the shift from dedicated media devices to all-singing, all-dancing smartphones and tablets, French company Archos has had a little trouble finding its feet, but with a range of affordable Android…

Great 8-megapixel camera ; Solid battery life ; 64GB microSD support

Cheap design ; Large but low resolution display ; Low internal storage

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (

Archos 50 Platinum


Years ago, Archos was one of the very first companies out there to ship an Android-powered tablet, but it's only just now getting into the phone game. Meet the Archos 50 Platinum, a phone with a five-inch screen to sate your big screen display needs on...

We’re glad to see Archos finally getting into the smartphone game, but it faces stiff competition. Too stiff, in fact: since Google’s very own (and quite possibly subsidised) Google Nexus 4 Android smartphone packs better specs and more up to date...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Paul Briden (

Archos 50 Platinum review: Nice try, but it's no Nexus 4


Archos is a company you may have heard of before as it's one that has been in the tablet game for some time now. However, its tablet offerings, usually budget Android arrangements, have so far been relatively unsuccessful at breaking into the mainstream.

Nice screen, Good camera, Stock Android 4.1

Unreliable performance, Low onboard storage

So close and yet so far. The Archos 50 Platinum has a lot of nice surprises but the one or two unpleasant ones regarding performance put a damper on the whole experience

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2000 / 2200
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:7.5
Standby time (2G):161
Standby time (3G):161 / 192
Talk time (2G):12.3
Talk time (3G):11.1 / 9.8

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Sensor Type:BSI
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p


Body SAR (EU):0.509 / 1.003
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.325 / 0.333
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.333 / 0.509


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, ADPCM, MP3, OGG, PCM, Vorbis, WAV / AAC, AAC+, ADPCM, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.264, MP4 / H.264


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):800,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM / MiniSIM + MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Ringer type:MP3

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 302 / Mali T720 MP1
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1.2 / 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: No
Docking connector: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector: No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
TV Out:N
TV-Out : No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15 / ARM Cortex-A5 / ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK / QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2
Processor Model:8225Q / MSM 8225 / MT6735P


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1.2 / 4.1.2 Jelly Bean / 6.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:4096


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9 / 9.4
Height :14.3 / 145
Weight:152 / 160.2
Width:7.24 / 72