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Among all the possible choices, it becomes difficult to choose the smartphone that best suits your needs.New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?This model, the 50 Helium 8 Go uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
Archos provides us with a well-balanced phone here.It’s a very good quality model.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
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The 50 Helium 8 Go, the right choice for surfing the internet?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
That 50 Helium 8 Go looks really small.A modest 4.5-inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Don’t imagine watching a movie in good conditions either.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.You will be able to enjoy quality web access, anywhere, even on the other side of the world. This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.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.It will force those who have a local package and who bring their phone with them when they travel, to take out the card and put in the one for the country of destination.
No protection on the screen of this 50 Helium 8 Go.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.The 1850 mAh will barely be enough to last a day between calls, texts or games.Keep your charger handy.
Archos did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
Smartphones have become the new televisions.It’s a device that is always at hand.You can also simply listen to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
We would have liked the 50 Helium 8 Go to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.It is one of the worst in this area.The 4.5-inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.For information, the resolution is 480 x 800.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
This includes an IPS LCD screen.That is to say that it offers very good colours and very wide viewing angles.
Archos has also designed this product for audio use.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).A technology that ensures quality sound.
And finally, for the sound, we were surprised not to find the stereo.
The Archos phone, for video games?
Games are performance consuming.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.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.
Our tests put this 50 Helium 8 Go at the bottom of the list in terms of power.The Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm) processor is weak and the graphics processing unit of a lower quality than we would have liked.The rendering at the image level is inferior to the competition.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.You will only have 8 GB for your videos and music.Knowing that some users need more space, Archos has provided a free space for an extension.
In case you play a lot, you’re going to strain the drums.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.With a power of 1850 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
Performance and good display were expected for the possible applications of this model.The components do not allow for a quality display.This is an entry-level model: 207* pixels per inch.The precision of the image, the colours; so many elements that will limit your desire to read on this phone.
Finally, it should be noted that NFC (contactless payment) is not possible with this smartphone.
What about the videos?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.However, this is not the only criterion to be taken into account.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Archos is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
It’s a surprise from Archos.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
If you are very attached to the quality of the photos, you may be disappointed by this 50 Helium 8 Go.An image resolution of 5 Mp which will give a mediocre result.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
This phone offers very little space: 8 GB; this is the smallest phone available.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
What about the 50 Helium 8 Go?
This 50 Helium 8 Go meets the majority of use cases.It’s average, but still a very good product.And with a contained price tag, it’s finally good.