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Archos 80 Titanium review

Cheap and cheerful iPad clone

Our Verdict

There are problems, issues, and 'missing' features when you compare the Archos 80 Titanium to an iPad mini, but Apple's small tablet costs twice as much. The Archos outperforms it in many areas, so if you're considering a small tablet you should seriously consider it.

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1024 x 768
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 2 Megapixel

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For

  • Low price
  • Android Jelly Bean
  • Decent build quality
  • miniHDMI & microSD slots

Against

  • No Bluetooth or GPS
  • Low quality screen
  • Poor audio
  • Short battery life

The camera is where the Archos 80 Titanium really lets itself down, although for a tablet clearly aimed at being used around the house, perhaps it's an area that Archos decided to cut out to achieve a truly rock- bottom price.

Still, it's about as basic as it gets. There's a front- facing camera, which is situated on the top-left when held in portrait orientation, is simple VGA quality and good enough for only the most basic of Skype calls. No problems there, but things aren't much better on the back.

Archos 80 Titanium review

Situated almost directly behind on the rear, the camera here is a mere 2MP quality, and produces pictures imbued with blockiness, softness and dull colours.

It's even worse for video; recording in the MP4 format, the Archos 80 Titanium manages just VGA quality - 640 x 320 pixels - at an astonishingly low nine frames per second, which means wobbly moving pictures.

Archos 80 Titanium review

There's also no flash onboard, which makes taking photographs indoors pointless for more reasons than low resolution. It's the final nail, though it's only likely to be annoying to younger users. After all, what grown man or woman takes pictures with a tablet?

Finally on photography, we do have to report that the Gallery function isn't too smart; despite uploading photos to a Google photo album and attempting to sync with the Archos 80 Titanium, it only downloaded the thumbnails, not the full photos.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity8 GB
Processor ManufacturerARM
Graphics Controller ManufacturerARM
Graphics Controller ModelMali 400
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
HDMIYes
Product FamilyElements
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Operating SystemAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
Brand NameArchos
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeCortex A9
Screen Size20.3 cm (8")
Screen Resolution1024 x 768
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)440 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyIn-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution2 Megapixel
Height9.9 mm
Width200 mm
Depth154 mm
Screen ModeXGA
ManufacturerArchos Technology
Product Model80 TITANIUM
Product NameElements 80 TITANIUM Tablet
Product LineElements
Aspect Ratio4:3
Manufacturer Part Number502357
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.archos.com
Marketing InformationThe 1024 x 768 resolution of the ARCHOS 80 Titanium means that you will see every detail of your pictures and videos. Thanks to IPS technology the ARCHOS 80 Titanium has extra wide viewing angles to make sure that you can share your tablet experience in every situation with sharp, truly vivid colors.

Because it's got a mini-HDMI port, you can plug your ARCHOS 80 Titaniuminto your HDTV to experience the complete Android™ interface on your TV. Great for watching videos or sharing that gaming session on the big screen.
Package Contents
  • Elements 80 TITANIUM Tablet
  • AC Adapter