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Archos Diamond Alpha (2017) review

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Adreno 510
4 GB / 64 GB
5.2 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Archos announced the launch of the Diamond Alpha smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Archos Diamond Alpha phone with 5.2 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The Archos Diamond Alpha comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Po 2950 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.2 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 1920 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 Diamond Alpha specifications

BrandArchos
NameDiamond Alpha
ModelDIAAL
Release date2017

Body

The weight of Archos Diamond Alpha is about 5.47 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Archos phone are average (5.77 x 2.85 x 0.29 inches).

Weight5.47 oz
Dimensions5.77 x 2.85 x 0.29 inches
Colorsblack, gold, red
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Archos Diamond Alpha comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 510

Display

The size of Diamond Alpha screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.2 inches IPS display of Archos Diamond Alpha with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.2 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Archos Diamond Alpha (4 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (64 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM4 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Diamond Alpha 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. The main camera of Diamond Alpha has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera16 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Archos Diamond Alpha supports 2G, 3G and 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 Diamond Alpha phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 2950 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Diamond Alpha isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 2950 mAh, non-removable

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. The Diamond Alpha phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Archos phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Archos Diamond Alpha phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass, Dual SIM
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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 Diamond Alpha, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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