Archos 50 Diamond Review

For the past couple of weeks I have been using the Archos 50 Diamond as my daily handset. However I have absolutely fallen in love with the Diamond. Please let me explain. The phone was announced in October 2014 and released in January 2015 so it is by all means one of the latest smartphones!

Lets start with the basics.. The phone weighs 142g so think along the lines of an iPhone 5S. It has the dual sim option which I personally love and it is defiantly becoming more popular in the development of smartphones. Obviously there are many benefits to this (for instance travelling, work numbers, professional and personal segregation etc). Its a large smart phone. The dimensions are 146 x 70.4 x 8 mm (5.75 x 2.77 x 0.31 in), so its on the larger end put perfectly reasonable by todays standards (the bigger the better, I personally think).

Screen

Its IPS LCD touchscreen with 16 M colours boast impressively. I suppose each persons opinion may vary slightly, so you may need to look for yourself before you buy, but I personally feel is a pretty decent screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels and 440 ppi pixel density. The brightness is relatively good, bouncing sunlight away and making sure the reader can still see the screen but its not in the same league as the iPhone 6 (but not everything can be up to that scratch when you compare prices). Overall for the screen a 7/10 which is pretty pretty decent.

Camera

Very important on smartphones these days. Everybody needs to be looking their best when taking a selfie, so how does the camera on the 50 diamond compare? The front facing camera has an impressive 8MP sensor which is amazing. The main camera has a decent 16MP sensor and the quality of the pictures are avarage. The phone has MANY impressive features but the video resolution is not one of them.The Diamond has capabilities of 1080p Videos but for such a new, high-end smartphone, I would be expecting 4K capabilities.

Battery

The phone comes equipped with a non removable Li-Pro 2700 mAh battery. This seems pretty good for the phone. This lasted around 9 hours with wi-fi on and around 6 hours with 4G. This is ok but not overly impressive but when you consider the 8-Core processor the phone stacks in, this is actually pretty good.

My Opinion Overall, a great phone. The specifications are pretty good, no one can argue that. The camera capabilities are decent and would satisfy  some Snapchat crazy buyers. I would say that it is definitely worth looking at if you are wanting a new smartphone. Its simple to navigate once you have a swing of the Android system! It comes in yellow- electric which may make you feel a bit weird at first but let me reassure that the shade is actually very fitting.

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