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Archos Diamond S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Archos Diamond S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and performance are on the whole positive. The size and battery also get good reviews. There are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

camera, battery, size, performance, portability

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Archos Diamond S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Archos Diamond S Smartphone Review


Mid-range from France. Archos' Diamond S is a solid mid-range smartphone that does not present many shortcomings in the test. But is that enough to stand up to the strong competition?

Super AMOLED display ; dual-SIM + micro-SD ; decent battery life ; optional third-party apps

call quality ; front-facing camera ; speaker ; limited frequency coverage ; 2.4 GHz WiFi only

The mid-range smartphone by Archos made a good impression in our test. The buyer gets a fast processor, decent display and good battery life. Furthermore, the Diamond S features useful functions like dual-SIM without having to waive expanding the...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Luke Westaway (

Archos Diamond S: A 5-inch, 4G LTE smartphone that won't lay waste to your savings


Archos probably isn't the first company you'd think of when shopping for a new smartphone, but the French firm is hoping its new Diamond S mobile will tempt shoppers to part with their cash. Read on for everything you need to know.

The Diamond S launches alongside the Archos 50e Helium and 50 Cesium, two 4G LTE phones that are identical, except that one runs Windows while the other offers Android software.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:7.5
Standby time (3G):300
Talk time (3G):12

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Body SAR (EU):1.556
Body SAR (USA):1.66
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.147
Head SAR (USA):0.331


Brand colour:Diamond
Colour of product:Black / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7 / 14
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / SAMOLED
Pixel density:267
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:2


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG, Vorbis, WAV / AAC,AAC+,ADPCM,MP3,OGG,PCM,Vorbis,WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.264, MP4 / 3GP,AVI,H.264,MP4


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600 / 800,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MicroSIM + NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Graphics adapter:Adreno 505 / Mali T720 MP3
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:MEDIATEK / QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4
Processor Model:MSM 8937 / MT6753


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1 Lollipop / 6.0 Marshmallow


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 4


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Battery weight:43
Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Now,Google Play

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.5 / 7.7
Height :145 / 155
Weight:118 / 184
Width:71.5 / 76.6