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How will you use your Smartphone?Depending on the use that will be made of them, it is mandatory to compare several models with each other.The 55S 32 GB detailed in this article uses an Android operating system, with all that that implies.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
The design of this 55S 32 GB corresponds to an entry-level product.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.
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55S 32 GB for mobility?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone. Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
55S 32 GB’s really small.Indeed, with its 5.2 inches, it is one of the smallest models currently available on the market.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Forget the videos, too.The primary use of this phone would be to make calls…
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.There’s GPS on this phone.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
Some smartphones can hide more than one.This means that it is possible to have several active subscriptions in the device.And therefore several operators on this model.This feature will be useful for travellers among you, who will be able to integrate a prepaid SIM card of the country they are in, without having to remove the main card.
We found out that this 55S 32 GB doesn’t have reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.There is only 3000 mAh, which is low for normal use.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
And since Archos did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.This is very useful when the smartphone battery is empty and you’re in a hurry.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.A handy device for watching videos.The same goes for listening 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.
This 55S 32 GB offers a good rendering of the multimedia part.He’s on par with the best competitors.It has an 5.2-inch screen with good colour rendering.It will be a nice tool to see small videos on social networks.Knowing moreover that the resolution is at level 1080 x 1920.
This includes an IPS LCD screen.The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
Archos has also designed this product for audio use.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The result is very pleasant to the ear.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The Archos phone, for video games?
For games, you need performance.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
In the end, we found that the power of this 55S 32 GB is below its competitors.Which makes it look just passable.
As far as RAM is concerned, this model is lightweight to say the least.You will only have 32 GB for your videos and music.But some of you will need more; that’s why Archos has left a free slot for a memory card.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.The result is at the bottom of our ranking.Its power of 3000 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
In terms of the features that matter for applications, we’re getting close to the same as for video games.Reading comfort comes at this price.This is a standard model with a display density of 424* pixels and an 5.2-inch screen.A level of precision that allows you to read the news on the internet and have fluid images.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
Analysis of Audio and Video functions
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.The ability to stabilize at the time of shooting or the Burst mode are also important points.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.Archos has a long history of designing quality products.
It’s a surprise from Archos.In fact, there is only one camera on this phone.
The resolution of this model is not very efficient.An image resolution of 8 Mp which will give a mediocre result.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
This phone offers very little space: 32 GB; this is the smallest phone available.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
Finally, the 55S 32 GB…
Following our tests, we see that this 55S 32 GB is not good for all cases.It can be a temporary choice or a temporary fix.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.