As an introduction to this analysis
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.This model, the Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Following our tests, we see that this Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB is not good for all cases.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In short, if you choose it, it will be mainly for its price.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
The Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB, the right choice for surfing the internet?
The intended use of your future phone is of utmost importance. If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
This Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB is a large model, a little bulky.Not necessarily practical to handle with its 6.85 inches when you have to make a phone call.
For the internet on the other hand, the navigation will be perfect.An interesting feature when it comes to reading text.You see the details clearly on the screen.All right. All right.
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.This means that the connection will be easier during your internet browsing.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.
Several Sims can be activated on this smartphone.In other words, the ability to use multiple phone lines in this unit.This will even be possible with competing operators.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
No protection on the screen of this Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
What’s more, this mobile phone has one of the most powerful batteries on the market, with 5000 mAH.You won’t have to recharge in the middle of the day.
Archos did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
For many, phones are beginning to replace TV sets.It’s a device that is always at hand.The same goes for listening to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
This is not a model designed for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.A resolution which is moreover in 640 x 1352.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
This includes an IPS LCD screen.That is to say that it offers very good colours and very wide viewing angles.
For the audio part, Archos wanted to do well.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
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 right model to play with?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.Games, but also applications require batteries.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
After our tests, we find out that this Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB is in the lowest rankings.The Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) processor is an older generation.The visual result is below other smartphones in this category.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.You will only have 32 GB for your videos and music.And because Archos predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
Games involve intense use of the battery.Here you have the best in the market.Equipped with a power of 5000 mAh, you’ll be able to play all day long.With a nice design, it’s a smartphone that you like to hold in your hands.
It will be necessary to limit the applications installed on this smartphone.A below-average configuration with a reduced screen size of 6.85 inches.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
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
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Archos has a long history of designing quality products.
Little progress has been made by Archos.There is thus only one lens, to be installed on this model.
If you are very attached to the quality of the photos, you may be disappointed by this Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB.A photo resolution of 8 Mp which gives a low quality result.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
You will limit selfies with this model, because of the poor quality of the rendering.So photo retouching is not exceptional.This Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB allows you to take pictures, but will not restore the brightness or colors.
This smartphone has only 32 GB; that’s very little in terms of storage.That means you’ll have to make choices between videos, photos and applications.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
In short, the Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB, the right choice?
Our analysis showed that this Oxygen 68 XL 32 GB wasn’t made for all purposes.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.