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Archos 101 G9 review

6.6/10 AVG.

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The Archos 101 G9 currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1 GHz
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...

Expert Reviews

Our main complaint about the G9 is its build quality. The tablet's plastic case creaks if you flex it, and there's a small gap in the join between the two halves of the case. We also noticed a bug with the touchscreen; if you touch the very left or right edge of the screen, it activates the button o...

- Barry de la Rosa, Expert Reviews
Computer Shopper

In sum, Archos did a fair job of balancing features over cost. The awkward arrangement of the buttons and ports is our biggest complaint, most likely a consequence of rushing to market. The smooth interaction, decent screen, and strong performance, combined with the sub-$400 price, make this a real...

- William Harrel, Computer Shopper
The Register

The G9 101 is not without some niggling annoyances but it still represents decent value if you want a tablet that plays HD video in any format. The stand and 3G dongle are simple ideas that make the G9 rather versatile too. The only reason I can’t give it more of a recommendation is the Flash...

- Alun Taylor, The Register

Android tablets are something of a minefield. The unique proposition of the Archos tablet is that it delivers the Honeycomb experience at a price that's hard to beat. It also, undoubtedly, offers the widest diversity of format support in any tablet we've seen so far. It is indeed a capable video pla...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint

The Archos 101 G9 has undeniable media playing credentials, especially when it comes to video. We love how the Remote Control app works, allowing you to control the tablet’s media features from an Android phone. The optional 3G stick is a great idea as well, and the fact it can be used as a mobile b...

- Thomas Newton, Recombu

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Screen Size

The Archos 101 G9's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Dual-core Cortext A9 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

There is a front-facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 7450 mAh battery. Archos's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

101 G9 Specs

Release date September 20, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Dual-core Cortext A9 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8/16 GB
RAM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 7450 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Dimensions [H x W x D] 27.6 x 16.7 x 1.3 cm (10.9 x 6.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 755 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
1+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA Pro, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments User Manual
Up to 46 hours of music playback time
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