Archos 53 Titanium Hands On


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During IFA 2013, little known player Archos announced a range of new Android powered smartphones and tablets – the Titanium range is their entry-level offering and comes with dual-SIM functionality in four screen sizes. The Archos 53 Titanium is the largest of the bunch and sports a 5.3 inch TFT FWVGA display that has 854 x 480 pixels resolution – as you can imagine, the low resolution combined with large screen make for a relatively dull viewing experience.

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for and this is very true with the whole of the Titanium range – like the rest of its siblings, the Archos 53 Titanium is powered by a dual-core 1.3GHz processor and comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot allowing you to expand the storage by up to 64GB.

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The Archos 53 Titanium runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system which works surprisingly well with a low amount of RAM. It supports two SIM cards (SIM 1 is 2G Only, SIM 2 both 2G and 3G) and offers HSDPA+ data connectivity, supporting mobile download speeds up to 21Mbps. On the back is a 5MP sharp shooter that supports 720p HD video recording at 30frames per second whilst the front has a VGA front camera. Under the hood is a 2,500 mAh battery that promises great battery life, which is definitely another positive sign for this quirky little-yet-large smartphone.

Weighing in at 200 grams, this will definitely leave a dent in your pocket but it won’t leave a mark on your wallet.


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