Archos is a French multinational electronics based in France. The company has a number of elegant gadgets under its name, particularly smartphones. One of such devices is the Archos Diamond Alpha and it is in this light that we shall be highlighting some of the device’s specifications, price and where to buy at the best price
Design and Display
The Archos Diamond Alpha is a slim smartphone with a dimension of 146.65 x 72.5 x 7.45 mm and an all metal body. The device is available in two colours; Black & Champagne Gold and weighs only 155 grams.
On the rear of the Diamond Alpha, there is a dual camera set-up, a LED flash flanked to its left and a fingerprint sensor above the company’s ARCHOS logo.
At the bottom, the USB Type-C port is placed at the middle and the two speaker grills flanked on both sides while the 3.5mm headphone jack lives on the top.
The device’s display is a 5.2 inch FHD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and is covered by a 2.5D curved scratch resistant glass. The display features the Corning Gorilla Glass which offers the screen protection against shattering when dropped on hard surfaces, intentionally or accidentally.
The Archos Diamond Alpha runs on an old operating system; the Android v6.0 Marshmallow. The OS is however modified and incorporated with the Nubia UI 4.0.
Performance and Memory
Underneath the Archos Diamond Alpha is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 SoC and an Adreno 510 GPU in charge of graphical representation.
To handle app processes are the 1.8GHz Octa core processor and 4GB of RAM for smooth simultaneous running of multiple apps. There is a built-in storage capacity of 64GB and a dedicated slot to expand to as high as 256GB using a micro SD card.
The Archos Diamond Alpha is a more selfie focused smartphone. The dual rear cameras are also of high quality and shoot top-notch pictures. The selfie camera is a 16MP lens while those on the rear are of twin quality (13MP + 13MP).
The battery power of the Archos Diamond Alpha is 2,950 mAh. The battery is non-removable and fills up pretty fast due to the device’s Quick Charge feature. The device’s battery also takes time to get drained, thanks to the built-in battery saving feature of the Android Marshmallow OS.
Archos Diamond Alpha Specifications
- 2G: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz.
- 4G: LTE with VoLTE.
- Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps.
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM, dual standby.
- SIM Count: Dual SIM.
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat).
- User Interface: Nubia 4.0 UI
Design & Display
- Dimensions: 146.65 x 72.5 x 7.45 mm.
- Weight: 155g.
- Display size: 5.2 inches.
- Display Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD).
- Pixel resolution: ~424 ppi pixel density.
- Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Build: Metal Body.
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass.
- Colours: Black and Gold.
- Processor Name/Technology: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
- Processor Speed: 1.8GHz.
- Number of Processor Cores: 8 (Octa-Core).
- Graphics Processor: Qualcomm Adreno 510
- RAM: 4GB
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- External Storage: expandable up to 256GB with microSD.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope.
- Lens: Dual 13MP + 13MP
- LED Flash: Yes
- Video recording: Yes, 1080p@30fps.
- Properties: Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Panorama, Self-timer, Continuous shooting, Autofocus
- Lens: 16MP.
- LED Flash: –
- Video recording: Yes.
- Properties: Screen Flash, Autofocus, HDR, Touch Focus
- Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Audio Technology: n/a.
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: GPS + GLONASS.
- USB: micro-USB v2.0.
- USB OTG: Yes.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 2,950mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-ion.
- Removable? No.
- Fast Charging: Yes.
- Extra Features: –
- Launch Date: June 12, 2017.
- Availability: June 20, 2017.
How much is the Archos Diamond Alpha?
The Archos Diamond Alpha sells between $300 to $325.