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Archos 45 Helium

Archos 45 HeliumArchos launched its first LTE phones one of which is the Archos 45 Helium smartphone. This phone was launched on January 2014 to the consumer market, and it comes packed with quite impressive features. The following list showcases some of the features on the Archos 45 Helium smartphone:

Design: This phone comes loaded with Android 4.3 OS that can later be upgraded to Android 4.4. It has a body dimension of 135.00 x 67.00 x9.50 mm. It also has got Java support hence can run Java apps.

Display: It has a 4.5 Inched Display with a FWVGA resolution of 480×854 pixels. The screen is also a capacitive touchscreen, able to display over 16 million colors.

Hardware: Under the hood, the Archos 45 Heliums packs a Quad Core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8926 processor, an Adreno 305 GPU and a 1 GB of RAM. It is also equipped with a 4 GB of internal storage capacity. This memory can be expanded by a microSD card.

Camera: It is equipped with a 5 MP rear camera with flash capabilities. On the front it has a 0.3 MP camera. The rear camera is capable of 1080 HD video recording.

Connectivity and Technology: In terms of connectivity, the Archos 45 has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, 3.5 mm headphones connector, microUSB port. In terms of network technology support, it can support 2G Network (GSM 850/900/1800/1900).

Battery: The Archos 45 Helium smartphone is powered by a 1700 mAh battery.

Multimedia: It comes with a FM Radio, Music Player, and YouTube Player. The music player arranges your music library in terms of playlists, albums and artists. It can also play on the background as you are running other application or you leave the phone on the home screen mode.

Other Features: In terms of messaging, it supports Email, Push Mail, MMS, SMS threaded view. It also comes with various sensors such as a magnetometer or a compass, proximity sensor, accelerometer and ambient light sensor.

Pros: The RAM, Processor and Internal storage on this phone is quite impressive. They are part of the strong points on this phone. The 1700 mAh battery is sufficient enough for a phone of this caliber.

Cons: It does not support 3G Network technology, which limits the users to some old age data connection speed. The screen resolution could be improved to advance user experience while watching movie, playing games or typing on it.

Archos are better known for their prowess in manufacturing audio and video equipments. There entry into smartphone market is a new whole venture for them. While the Archos 45 Helium is part on their flagship phone, it can only rank in as a middle level smartphone meaning Archos has a lot of work to do, if it is to catch up or come close to leading brands in smartphone manufacturers.

Verdict: The bottom line is that the Archos 45 Helium smartphone passes the threshold to be classified as a standard smartphone. It is also inexpensive thus very ideal for individual who want a smartphone but are working on a limited budget.

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