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Archos 80 Cobalt review

The Archos 80 Cobalt is an 8” tablet that offers a 1024x720 resolution and complete capacitive touch screen. Under the hood, the Cobalt runs on a 1.6 GHZ dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It has a microSDHC slot, which can provide an additional 64GB of storage if necessary. Tablets Help notes that, unlike other tablets in its price range, the Cobalt offers a fairly high processing speed which allows the tablet to run Android 4.0 smoothly. It also has complete access to the Google Play store out of box.

Unlike other tablets of its price range, the Cobalt offers a rear and front facing camera. The 2MP rear camera, however, is completely “average” according to Tips4Tab and Android Community notes that it “might not be the best idea to use it as your main shooter.”

One of the major drawbacks for many reviewers is the lack of connectivity. The Cobalt is WiFi only and does not have any mobile broadband connectivity or GPS satellite navigation capabilities. It does, however, come with a basic micro USB connector and headphone jack.

Overall, most reviewers find the Cobalt to be unimpressive. Despite the basic specs, Tips4Tabs notes that its a “nice tab with budgetary price.” On the other hand Android Headlines state that it will be a “struggle to recommend” this tablet.

The Good: Good screen quality, high processing speed, Google Play out of box.

The Bad: Mediocre rear-facing camera quality, lack of connectivity.

Operating system
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
2+ MP

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Screen Size

The Archos 80 Cobalt's screen size is 8 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.6 GHz

There is a Dual core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a battery.

80 Cobalt Specs

Release date December 11, 2012
Regions available USA, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Dual core 1.6 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 20.3 x 1.1 cm (6 x 8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 470 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Unknown
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 160 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Unknown
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
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 POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Unknown
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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