And to begin with…
When it comes to comparing smartphones with each other, you have several options.Depending on the use that will be made of them, it is mandatory to compare several models with each other.The operating system is a matter of taste; on this 50 Helium 8 Go, Archos chose Android.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
Our tests have shown that this 50 Helium 8 Go is sufficient for the majority of cases.Performing well, it almost reaches the level of the best.With a well-placed price, it’s a wise choice.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
The 50 Helium 8 Go, the right choice for surfing the internet?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
50 Helium 8 Go’s really small.A modest 4.5-inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Even less good for watching a movie.The primary use of this phone would be to make calls…
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.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.Your travels will be facilitated, even abroad.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
If having several lines in the same device is essential for you, go ahead.You can only have one active plan with this phone.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.It’s hard to predict that a device will never fall down.
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.This requires organization and always having a back-up charger available.
On the question of loading, Archos has done in the economy, that is to say without the fast charge.This is very useful when the smartphone battery is empty and you’re in a hurry.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
Smartphones have become the new televisions.A handy device for watching videos.You can also simply listen to music.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
This is not a model designed for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.It’s hard to watch a video.The resolution is low: 480 x 800.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
Archos has also designed this product for audio use.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The Archos phone, for video games?
Games are performance consuming.Games, but also applications require batteries.The processor and graphics chip must also be of high quality to make the image fluid.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
Our tests put this 50 Helium 8 Go at the bottom of the list in terms of power.Its Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm) processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.The rendering at the image level is inferior to the competition.
As far as RAM is concerned, this model is lightweight to say the least.This model has 8 GB, which is low.Knowing that some users need more space, Archos has provided a free space for an extension.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.The result is at the bottom of our ranking.Its 1850 mAH power will force you to recharge before the end of the day.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.The components do not allow for a quality display.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
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
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Archos has a long history of designing quality products.
It’s a surprise from Archos.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
The screen resolution of this 50 Helium 8 Go is among the lowest on the market.With a definition of only 5 Mp, you will have lower quality images.And last point about the image options, there is no HDR in this model.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 8 GB.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
Finally, the 50 Helium 8 Go…
The design of this 50 Helium 8 Go is well done and corresponds to consumer expectations.It’s average, but still a very good product.With a well-placed price, it’s a wise choice.