And to begin with…
Among all the possible choices, it becomes difficult to choose the smartphone that best suits your needs.Depending on the use that will be made of them, it is mandatory to compare several models with each other.This model, the Access 55 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.
Our tests have shown that this Access 55 8 Go is sufficient for the majority of cases.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
|This phone is comfortable for|
|Surfing the internet, anywhere|
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
Is the Access 55 8 Go compatible for nomadic use?
The intended use of your future phone is of utmost importance.Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
That Access 55 8 Go looks really small.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (5.5 inches) compared to other smartphones.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Watching movies will be less enjoyable.It is in these cases that you will regret a bigger screen.
The device is equipped with Wifi.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.There’s GPS on this phone.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
Some smartphones can hide more than one.This means that it is possible to have several active subscriptions in the device.This will even be possible with competing operators.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 Access 55 8 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
In terms of autonomy, this phone is in the average with a 3000 mAH battery, comparable to competing models.Enough to get through the day.
And since Archos did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
Smartphones have become the new televisions.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.You can also simply listen 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.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
With a low reading comfort, the Access 55 8 Go is not designed for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.An 5.5-inch screen with overly vivid colors.The resolution is low: 720 x 1280.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).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.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The result is very pleasant to the ear.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
The right choice to play online?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.The same applies to the ever-increasing number of applications that reduce battery capacity.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.In other words, the power of the technical components is essential to enjoy the game phases.
Our tests put this Access 55 8 Go at the bottom of the list in terms of power.The Mediatek MT6737 (28 nm) processor is an older generation.Which makes it look just passable.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.It’s 8 GB that have been installed, and that’s not much.Knowing that some users need more space, Archos has provided a free space for an extension.
Apart from playing for several hours, the battery is quite well dimensioned.This model is identical to what you will find in the competition.With a power of 3000 mAH, it will be enough to charge the day before to be able to hold the day.
It will be necessary to limit the applications installed on this smartphone.A below-average configuration with a reduced screen size of 5.5 inches.This is an entry-level model: 267* pixels per inch.Even if it remains legible, the clarity of the image and the display are below the competition.
Please note that this model does not allow contactless payments.
For audio or video use?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.Generally speaking, Archos has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
Unsurprisingly, Archos installed an efficient photo sensor and integrated it perfectly into Android.By the way it’s not one but 2 lenses installed on this phone.
The photo resolution of this Access 55 8 Go is 13 Mp, which gives a nice picture.You will find the brightness and colours of your holiday images at your fingertips.And last point about the image options, there is no HDR in this model.
We do not recommend this device to anyone who regularly selfies with their smartphone.Reprocessing photos is not intuitive.You will be able to take pictures perfectly, but don’t expect high quality.
This smartphone has only 8 GB; that’s very little in terms of storage.Forget about your music and movies, in addition to your many applications.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
Finally, the Access 55 8 Go…
The design of this Access 55 8 Go is well done and corresponds to consumer expectations.Performing well, it almost reaches the level of the best.With a well-placed price, it’s a wise choice.