As a preamble to this test
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.Already at the level of the operating system of this 50 Helium 8 Go: here, it is an Android with all the Archos ecosystem that goes with it.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
The design of this 50 Helium 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.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
The 50 Helium 8 Go, the right choice for surfing the internet?
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.
The 50 Helium 8 Go is almost a model.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (4.5 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.
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.This allows you to easily have a connection with a comfortable speed.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.
No location, no multiple operator management.There is only one SIM card slot here.This will force those who travel to think about changing their SIM.
Detail that is missing on this 50 Helium 8 Go is the absence of reinforced glass.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.It is a good idea to purchase an adaptable screen protector as a complement.Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.With only 1850 mAh, it will be difficult to last a full day.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
On the question of loading, Archos has done in the economy, that is to say without the fast charge.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.A handy device for watching videos.The same goes for listening 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.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
We would have liked the 50 Helium 8 Go to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.It’s hard to watch a video.For information, the resolution is 480 x 800.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
For the audio part, Archos wanted to do well.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
With its OS version installed, the phone supports wireless Hi-Fi audio via Bluetooth.The result is very pleasant to the ear.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
The Archos smartphone for online or local games
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.Games, but also applications require batteries.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
In the end, we found that the power of this 50 Helium 8 Go is below its competitors.The Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm) processor is weak and the graphics processing unit of a lower quality than we would have liked.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.It’s 8 GB that have been installed, and that’s not much.But some of you will need more; that’s why Archos has left a free slot for a memory card.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.The endurance of this model is one of the weakest.With a power of 1850 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
Finally, it should be noted that NFC (contactless payment) is not possible with this smartphone.
Concerning audio or video use?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.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 retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Archos has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
The company has done the bare minimum in this case.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
If you are very attached to the quality of the photos, you may be disappointed by this 50 Helium 8 Go.A photo resolution of 5 Mp which gives a low quality result.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.It will be necessary to transfer your contents to other backup spaces very quickly.
What about the 50 Helium 8 Go?
This 50 Helium 8 Go meets the majority of use cases.Performing well, it almost reaches the level of the best.And with a contained price tag, it’s finally good.