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Archos 55b Platinum (2016) review

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Spreadtrum SC7731G
Mali-400 MP2
1 GB / 8 GB
5.5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

Archos announced the launch of the 55b Platinum smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the Archos 55b Platinum phone with 5.5 inches display, Spreadtrum SC7731G chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The Archos 55b Platinum comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Archos 55b Platinum specifications

BrandArchos
Name55b Platinum
Model55BPLA
Release date2016

Body

The weight of Archos 55b Platinum is about 7.23 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Archos phone are average (6.22 x 3.11 x 0.38 inches).

Weight7.23 oz
Dimensions6.22 x 3.11 x 0.38 inches
Colorsgray
SIM typeMicro SIM, Mini SIM

System

The Archos 55b Platinum comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCSpreadtrum SC7731G
CPUQuad-core 1 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2

Display

The size of 55b Platinum screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches IPS display of Archos 55b Platinum with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Archos 55b Platinum (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the 55b Platinum is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Archos 55b Platinum doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The 55b Platinum phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of 55b Platinum is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2400 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Archos phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Archos 55b Platinum, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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