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Archos Arnova 10 G2 review

The Archos Arnova 10 G2 is a result of Archos wanting to make an affordable Android tablet that doesn’t suck. It comes equipped with very basic features, such as a 1024x600 pixel resolution 10.1-inch LCD, VGA camera, USB connectivity, and built-in Wi-Fi. And of course, it comes pre-loaded with the Android operating system, which is handled by 512MB ofRAM and a 1GHz ARM Cortext A8 processor.

As you might expect out of a budget offering, the G2 doesn’t do much to impress in terms of either hardware or software features. It measures 12mm thick and weighs a total of 540 grams, so it isn’t going to win any slim and trim awards. Where it does shine, however, is in the battery life department. The Arnova 10 G2 is able to last about 7 hours per charge with either vidoe playback of Wi-Fi Internet browsing. Even some newer tablet models last a couple of hours less than that.

Speaking of newer tablet models, many of these are now available at even lower price points than this device, and yet offer somewhat better features. It is possible to get something just as powerful or feature-rich for less. And with a slight bump up in your budget, you’ll be able to snag something that’s a lot better overall.

Need To Know: Archos Arnova 10 G2

1. 10-inch form factor is great for movie playback. (The Good)

2. 7-hour battery life is a boon for those who enjoy Web browsing on the go. (The Good)

3. Low native resolution of touchscreen display gets in the way of enjoying true HD content properly. (The Bad)

4. Weak processor and RAM combination makes for disappointing mobile computing performance. (The Bad)

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Screen Size

The Archos Arnova 10 G2's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Cortext A8 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

There is a front-facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
4/8 GB

Internal memory is 4/8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Archos's performance ratings are 6 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Arnova 10 G2 Specs

Release date September 27, 2011
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Cortext A8 1 GHz
Internal Storage 4/8 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 No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 26.9 x 15.0 x 1.2 cm (10.6 x 5.9 x 0.5 in)
Weight 540 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
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 No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, RealVideo, 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, MP4, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, RealVideo, AVI
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
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 Yes
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps -
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