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How will you use your Smartphone?New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The operating system is a matter of taste; on this 50 Helium 8 Go, Archos chose Android.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
This 50 Helium 8 Go makes almost any use possible without difficulty.
He’s on the average phone right now.In conclusion, it is a good product.
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What does mobility look like?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
50 Helium 8 Go’s really small.A size of 4.5 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Watching movies will be less enjoyable.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.This allows you to easily have a connection with a comfortable speed.There’s GPS on this phone.You know where you stand.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
Considered as a gadget by some, it does not manage packages or multiple operators.There is only one SIM card slot here.With a national package, you will be forced abroad to take out your card and put another local one in its place.
Detail that is missing on this 50 Helium 8 Go is the absence of reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.There is only 1850 mAh, which is low for normal use.Keep your charger handy.
In conclusion on battery charging, Archos has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
The right choice for watching movies?
For many, phones are beginning to replace TV sets.It’s become a handy tool.The same goes for listening to music.They are quite powerful and quite connected by streaming video.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.He’s not doing as well as most of his competitors.It’s hard to watch a video.The resolution is low: 480 x 800.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
Archos sought to improve the audio experience.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The sound result is of a good level.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
The Archos phone, for video games?
Games are performance consuming.The same applies to the ever-increasing number of applications that reduce battery capacity.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
In the end, we found that the power of this 50 Helium 8 Go is below its competitors.The Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm) processor is an older generation.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.This model has 8 GB, which is low.But some of you will need more; that’s why Archos has left a free slot for a memory card.
In case you play a lot, you’re going to strain the drums.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.The power of 1850 mAH will require you to recharge during the day.
Performance and good display were expected for the possible applications of this model.A below-average configuration with a reduced screen size of 4.5 inches.It won’t be easy to read the downloaded documents.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
Finally, it should be noted that NFC (contactless payment) is not possible with this smartphone.
Concerning audio or video use?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.The ability to stabilize at the time of shooting or the Burst mode are also important points.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Generally speaking, Archos has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
It’s a surprise from Archos.This model thus has only one objective.
The resolution of this model is not very efficient.With a definition of only 5 Mp, you will have lower quality images.And last point about the image options, there is no HDR in this model.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 8 GB.Forget about your music and movies, in addition to your many applications.It will be necessary to transfer your contents to other backup spaces very quickly.
In short, the 50 Helium 8 Go, the right choice?
This 50 Helium 8 Go corresponds to the majority of use cases.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.In conclusion, it is a good product.