How will you use your Smartphone?For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.Already at the level of the operating system of this 55S 32 Go: here, it is an Android with all the Archos ecosystem that goes with it.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Archos provides us with a well-balanced phone here.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
Is the 55S 32 Go compatible for nomadic use?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
55S 32 Go’s really small.A size of 5.2 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Even less good for watching a movie.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.This means that the connection will be easier during your internet browsing.There’s GPS on this phone.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
It is sometimes convenient to have several phones in one. And this model can handle multiple Sims.In other words, having several subscriptions with the same device.That is, several operators at the same time.This will be convenient for those who travel regularly.
Detail that is missing on this 55S 32 Go is the absence of reinforced glass.It’s hard to predict that a device will never fall down.
You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.The 3000 mAh will barely be enough to last a day between calls, texts or games.Keep your charger handy.
And since Archos did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
The right choice for watching movies?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.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 55S 32 Go offers a good rendering of the multimedia part.It’s comparable to competing products.It has an 5.2-inch screen with good colour rendering.It will allow you to enjoy internet videos.With a good screen resolution of 1080 x 1920.
This model has an IPS LCD screen.The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
On the audio side, Archos wanted to do it right.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The right model to play with?
Smartphone games now require power.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.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
A smartphone is in the average regarding the installed RAM .The standard capacity is 32 GB.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.Its 3000 mAH power will force you to recharge before the end of the day.
Most of the applications we download today require performance.The reading comfort of this model is good.It is a model in the standard of the moment: 424* pixels per inch, and a screen of 5.2 inches.In plain English, the images are bright and the images scroll smoothly.
Finally, and regrettably, this model does not allow for contactless payments.
The tool to make photos, movies?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.The ability to stabilize at the time of shooting or the Burst mode are also important points.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Generally speaking, Archos has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
On the other hand it’s a little light for the camera part.There is thus only one lens, to be installed on this model.
The resolution of this model is not very efficient.An image resolution of 8 Mp which will give a mediocre result.However, it does not have HDR technology.
This smartphone has 32 GB, which is in the middle of the storage range on competing models.Enough room to save your videos and photos.The amount of storage will be sufficient to meet your classic needs.
Finally, the 55S 32 Go…
This 55S 32 Go meets the majority of use cases.It’s average, but still a very good product.With a well-placed price, it’s a wise choice.