Archos 50 Titanium

Archos 50 TitaniumThe Archos 50 Titanium is another smartphone off from the Titanium series launched by Archos on last year’s IFA event. Like all the phones in that series, it comes with a Dual SIM, Dual Standby feature. Although most people get by just fine with one SIM card, most users prefer having a Dual SIM phone so that they can keep their private and business line separate, or have the option of using a cheaper subscriber while maintaining their regular contact. Whatever the case might be, the fact still remains that users prefer carrying a Dual SIM phone rather than carry two phones at the same time.

The Archos 50 Titanium smartphone comes with not only Dual SIM feature, but also the following features:

Design: Archos 50 Titanium comes with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. It weighs in at 160 grams and has a body dimension of 144.5 x 73.7 x 9.9 mm. The Dual SIM features has slot 1 which only supports 2G Network (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz). While SIM card slot 2 supports both 2G and 3G Network (WCDMA 900/2100).

Display: This phone features a 5 Inched IPS Display with additional features like Capacitive and Multitouch 5x. It can display more than 16 million different colors, the screen has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixel (qHD) with a pixel density of 220 ppi.

Hardware: Under the hood, Archos 50 Titanium spots a Dual Core 1.3 GHz MT 6572 chipset backed by a 512 MB of RAM. It also has a 4 GB of internal storage capacity which can be expanded further using a microSD card.

Camera: Like most smartphones, it features dual camera with its rear camera being a 5 MP camera with features which includes LED Flash, Digital Zoom and auto focus. It has a video recording capacity of 720p. On the front it has a VGA camera for taking portrait photo or selfies.

Connectivity and Technology: In terms of connectivity the Archos 50 Titanium spots a Mini SIM and Micro SIM, has Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, DNLA and UpnP. It also has Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR. It also features a 3.5 mm headphone connector. In terms of technology, it supports 2G Network GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G Network (WCDMA 900/2100) and HSDPA 2.1 Mbit/s and HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s.

Battery: It is powered by a 2100 mAh battery. More details on how much standby time and talk time on both 2G and 3G network has not yet been established by an independent reliable source.

Multimedia: In terms of multimedia, the Archos 50 Titanium can support the following video playback video formats: 3GP/ MP4/ AVI and H.264 up to 720p resolution. In terms of audio playback, its music player can play the following audio files: OGG Vorbis, MP3, AAC+, AAC and WAV(ADPCM/ PCM). Its photo viewer can display photos in the following formats: GIF, BMP, PNG and JPEG.

Other Features: In terms of messaging it supports Email, Push Email, MMS and SMS threaded view. It also has a loudspeaker.

Pros: It has a big display suitable for watching videos, playing mobile games and fast typing. It has a sufficiently fast enough processor.

Cons: With a RAM size of 512 MB, this is a major limiting factor when it comes to multitasking and running heavy applications.

Verdict: The Archos 50 Titanium smartphone is ideal for individual who are first time users of smartphone and don’t yet demand much processing power from the phone, or individual who have a limited budget for buying a phone.

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