ARCHOS 50 Platinum smartphone review part 1: unboxing


Part of new ARCHOS strategy, the company has recently launched a smartphone line of products with 3 models: an entry level 3.5″ model ARCHOS 35 Carbon (79,99€ / £79.99 / ~$105) and two phones bith bigger screens: 5″ on ARCHOS 50 Platinum (199,99€ /  £179.99 / ~ $260) and 5.3″ on the ARCHOS 53 Platinum: (249,99€ / £199.99 / ~ $326). The ARCHOS 50 Platinum is the first model to ship on the market and should be available next month.
Here are our first pictures of this device.

The box recalls the main specifications of the smartphone:


The box contains: the ARCHOS 50 Platinum phone, a charger, a USB cable, a pair of headphones, a micro-SIM to mini-SIM (regular SIM format) size adapter, documentation (technical assistance contact info, a user guide and legal notice)

Back of the device, fully plastic material, you can see a speaker at the bottom.


Double SIM feature: one SIM supports both 2G/3G, the other one only 2G

Glass with full black laminated process



A protective film layer is installed by default on the phone.


Even if the phone screen resolution is limited (qHD, 960×540 pixel), the display doesn’t look too pixelated.


The 2000 mAh Li-ion battery is removable, a nice feature.

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ARCHOS 50 Platinum specifications

Full ARCHOS 50 and 53 Platinum specifications
Dual Sim card SIM card 1 : 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz)
SIM card 2 : 2G/3G (WCDMA 900/1200)
(both mini SIM format)
Data rates and protocols HSDPA 7,2 Mbits/s – HSUPA 5,76 Mbit/s
Operating system Android 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean”
CPU Qualcomm 8625Q Quad Core Cortex-A5 @ 1,2 GHz
Storage 4 GB
Storage extension micro SDcard slot accepting cards up to 64 GB
Dimensions 143x72x8,9 milimeters
Weight: 161 grams
Sensors Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Light sensor
Screen IPS 5″ or 5.3″’ size, 16 millions colors, 960×540 pixels (qHD) resolution, 240 DPI, Dark black, capacitive touch 5x
Battery 2000 mAh

Check back again, the rest of our ARCHOS 50 Platinum review should be published soon.

Please post in our ARCHOS Smartphones forum if you have any question.


  1. Could you do a in-depth review of the processor capabilities, with benchmark results?
    I’m a little concerned about the GPU (Adreno 203 isn’t it?) on this soc. Could you post a video showing it’s gaming capabilties (games like dead trigger, shadowgun are good examples to test the gpu) please? I would really like to buy this cellphone!

  2. @Adonis K. I will do a short video in the next days. And regarding the root, well, I rooted already the Archos Platinum 53, but I can not test on this phone nothing, because is a sample and I should return it :) in pristine condition, tough root, should be achievable also on the 50, at least for me which I have experience with these types of products.

    @lolxdptrd There are 2 screen protectors., both are coming with the phone and applied already on it.

    I will update the photos in the next days when the sun will hopefully appear also in UK. :)

  3. It’s not specified on the description, but on the pictures it looks like there’s a screen protector on the screen.

    Was it directly applied on the screen when you got it, or included, or maybe you’ve bought it separately (if it’s already applied it’s great).

    Great review btw.