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Archos 50 Platinum

Archos 50 PlatinumThe Archos 50 Platinum is another phone from Archos Platinum series that were launched during the 2013 IFA event. Like the rest of the Platinum series smartphones, it is also a Dual SIM Dual Standby phone.

All the phones in the Platinum series have a difference, thus their different model numbers. And the features on the Archos 50 Platinum are as listed below:

Design: The Archos 50 Platinum phone comes loaded with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. It has a body dimension of 143.4×72.4×8.9 mm and weighs 160.2 grams. It is a Dual SIM, Dual Standby phone with the SIM 1 Slot supporting only 2G Network (GSM/GPRS/ EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz) while the SIM 2 Slot supports 2G & 3G (WCDMA 900/2100).

Display: It is equipped with a 5 Inched IPS Display with 5 point Multitouch, Capacitive features. The screen has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels (qHD) and a pixel density of 220 ppi. The screen is made up of a glass-type that possesses the Full Black laminated process feature and it also supports wide viewing angles.

Hardware: Underneath the phone, it has a Quad Core 1.2 GHz Cortex A-5 Qualcomm 8225Q processor, backed by a 1 GB of RAM and an internal memory of 4GB. The storage memory can be expanded to a maximum of 64 GB using a microSD card.

Camera: It comes with dual cameras, the rear camera being an 8 MP camera with LED flash and other features such as BSI sensor and autofocus. It has 8x digital zoom capability, touch focus, HDR, Geo-tagging and smile detection image stabilizer feature. It can also record 720p videos. On the front it is equipped with a 2 MP camera.

Connectivity and Technology: In terms of connectivity, it has Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR. It also has Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, 3.5 mm headphones connector and microUSB 2.0. In terms of mobile data technology, it supports 2G and 3G networks.

Battery: The Archos 50 Platinum smartphone is powered by a 2000 mAh battery that is able to support up to 161 hours of standby time, 12.3 hours of 2G talk time and 9.8 hours of 3G talk time.

Multimedia: It has video playback capability that supports H.264 to 720p resolution – 30 fps/ 3GP/ AVI/ MP4. In terms of audio file playback, it supports MP3, AAC+5.13, AAC, OGG Vorbis and WAV (ADPCM/PCM). The phone’s photo viewer supports GIF, BMP, JPEG and PNG formats.

Other Features: It has a loudspeaker, and WAV/ MP3 ringtones and vibration alerts. In terms of messaging it supports Email, Push Mail, MMS and SMS threaded view. It also has the following types of sensors: Proximity sensor, G-Sensor, ambient light sensors.

Pros: It has a big display which enhances the users experience in watching videos, playing games and typing. It has a fast processing power and a RAM size that is big enough.

Cons: It does not have 4G LTE connectivity which is a major limiting factor considering that 4G network is fast becoming the standard.

Verdict: The Archos 50 Platinum smartphone is a decent middle level smartphone that provides big display with advanced features. It is worth the price charged.

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