As a preamble to this test
How will you use your Smartphone?For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.This model, the Access 55 8 Go uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
This Access 55 8 Go makes almost any use possible without difficulty.
This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.
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The Access 55 8 Go adapted for internet use and travel ?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Access 55 8 Go.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (5.5 inches) compared to other smartphones.
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.
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.This smartphone comes with GPS.You know where you stand.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
Several Sims can be activated on this smartphone.In other words, having several subscriptions with the same device.This model allows you to manage several operators.An interesting option abroad.
We found out that this Access 55 8 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
The 3000 mAh battery is within the average.It will not be necessary to recharge during the day.
Archos did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
For many, phones are beginning to replace TV sets.It’s become a handy tool.The same goes for listening to music.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
With a low reading comfort, the Access 55 8 Go is not designed for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.The 5.5-inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.And its screen resolution is low.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
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.
On the audio side, Archos wanted to do it right.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
To transfer the sound from the phone, you will have the option via bluetooth.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
Is it suitable for games?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
What came out of our tests is that the Access 55 8 Go is low in power.The components are starting to date (Mediatek MT6737 (28 nm) processor), and the quality is less good.The rendering at the image level is inferior to the competition.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.This phone only defaults to 8 GB; that’s probably fair.In fact, for some passionate users, Archos has provided an extra space to add more.
Normal use of this smartphone is adapted to its level of autonomy.An autonomy which is in the middle range.With 3000 mAH, its power allows you to stay connected all day long.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.The components do not allow for a quality display.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, and regrettably, this model does not allow for contactless payments.
For audio or video use?
The quality of smartphones allows you to take pictures as well as many cameras.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.However, this is not the only criterion to be taken into account.Being able to retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Archos has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
The latter has perfectly integrated the camera lens and the functionalities adapted to this Android smartphone.Thus, this model has 2 objectives.
With its photo resolution of 13 Mp, this Access 55 8 Go is an interesting choice compared to other equivalent models.You can be sure to make good quality photos and videos.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
It’s not the best device for making selfies.Reprocessing photos is not intuitive.The sensor of this Access 55 8 Go is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 8 GB.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
The Access 55 8 Go – in a nutshell
This Access 55 8 Go meets the majority of use cases.Performing well, it almost reaches the level of the best.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.