Archos GamePad 2

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Archos GamePad 2 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


Expert Reviews

Better gaming controls and a much improved battery, but the Archos Gamepad 2 still can't replace a dedicated handheld console.

- Tom Morgan, Expert Reviews
Digital Versus

The Archos GamePad 2 may not qualify as an irreproachable tablet in the classic sense (it's still a bit light in the battery department), but as a tablet-console it's excellent. The fruit of serious efforts with the software and hardware, it's worth checking out for any gamers who want an affordable...

- Romain Thuret, Digital Versus
Tech Advisor

It's almost as if the Archos GamePad 2 is fighting against itself in terms of its branding, as if we were looking at this tablet as a purely budget tablet, it's be hard not to be impressed with the good IPS screen, storage options, HDMI out, and quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. However, trying to p...

- David Court, Tech Advisor
TechRadar

The GamePad 2 is a well built, ergonomic, attractive portable gaming tablet that looks and feels like it should be playing in the big league. The depth of colours, crisp screen and broad array of Android games mean you will be entertained.But at its high price point and with few Android games really...

- Jay McGregor, TechRadar


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Screen Size
7"

The Archos GamePad 2's screen size is 7 inches with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a Quad core A9 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
Yes
There is a front-facing camera with resolution.
Storage
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery.

GamePad 2 Specs

Overview
Release date October 12, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor Quad core A9 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8/16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
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] 15.2 x 20.1 x 1.0 cm (6 x 7.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 400 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
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
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Unknown
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Built-in dual thumb-sticks and buttons
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Critic Reviews


Expert Reviews

A sequel that improves on the original

from Expert Reviews

Better gaming controls and a much improved battery, but the Archos Gamepad 2 still can't replace a dedicated handheld console.

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Better gaming controls and a much improved battery, but the Archos Gamepad 2 still can't replace a dedicated handheld console.

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Digital Versus

Finally a tablet-console worthy of the name

from Digital Versus

The Archos GamePad 2 may not qualify as an irreproachable tablet in the classic sense (it's still a bit light in the battery department), but as a tablet-console it's excellent. The fruit of serious efforts with the software and hardware, it's worth checking out for any gamers who want an affordable portable multimedia device.

Read full review

The Archos GamePad 2 may not qualify as an irreproachable tablet in the classic sense (it's still a bit light in the battery department), but as a tablet-console it's excellent. The fruit of serious efforts with the software and hardware, it's worth checking out for any gamers who want an affordable portable multimedia device.

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Tech Advisor

Android tablet's physical buttons make any gamer a gaming God

from Tech Advisor

It's almost as if the Archos GamePad 2 is fighting against itself in terms of its branding, as if we were looking at this tablet as a purely budget tablet, it's be hard not to be impressed with the good IPS screen, storage options, HDMI out, and quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. However, trying t...More

It's almost as if the Archos GamePad 2 is fighting against itself in terms of its branding, as if we were looking at this tablet as a purely budget tablet, it's be hard not to be impressed with the good IPS screen, storage options, HDMI out, and quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. However, trying to promote itself as a great gaming device isn't accurate apart from its inclusion of physical buttons.

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TechRadar

A significant makeover, but doesn't justify the price tag

from TechRadar

The GamePad 2 is a well built, ergonomic, attractive portable gaming tablet that looks and feels like it should be playing in the big league. The depth of colours, crisp screen and broad array of Android games mean you will be entertained.

But at its high price point and with few Andro...More

The GamePad 2 is a well built, ergonomic, attractive portable gaming tablet that looks and feels like it should be playing in the big league. The depth of colours, crisp screen and broad array of Android games mean you will be entertained.

But at its high price point and with few Android games really challenging the likes of blockbusters on other, more established, consoles, the Archos GamePad 2 isn't value for money. You're better off spending (and saving) your money on a PS Vita. 

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