From the Archos specificationsArchos announces in the 101 XS specs on their web site a battery life up to 7 hours of video play using low backlight settings.
On earlier Archos 101 XS pictures at the FCC, it looks like the tablet contains a 3 cell, 6800 mAh battery.
Our battery test videoFrom a fully charged tablet, we played this video file big_buck_bunny_720p_AAC.mp4 (Big Buck Bunny 720p, stereo sound in AAC format) in loop until the tablet battery gets empty.
More details about the test conditions:
– using latest beta firmware (4.0.23) available on the pre-production device
– machine started after a fresh reboot
– tablet fully charged (lockscreen says “Charged”, Settings / About tablet / Status says Battery level100%)
– media sound volume set to half (Settings/Sound/Volume, set Media bar to middle position)
– brightness set to half (Settings/Display/Brightness)
– Airplane mode (Wi-FI disabled)
During this test, on our pre-production Archos 101 XS, we have measured an effective battery life of 5 hours and 57 minutes.
Here is the full video of the battery test, with a timelapse view (1 frame=60 seconds) to speed things up.
In addition we have also used our ArcTools application to run an extra battery test and see of the details of the discharge curve, see below:
Charging timeCharging the Archos 101 xs can be done thru the supplied power charger that delivers 2000 mA, it should then take about 3 to 4 hours. You can also use the USB cable to charge from a computer, but it will then switch to a slow charge that double or triple the charging time.
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