Archos 80 Helium 4G
|Operating System||Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|Dimension (in)||6.1 x .36 x 8.4|
|Resolution (px)||768 x 1024|
|Touchscreen||IPS LCD Capacitive|
Bluetooth v4.0; WiFi/4G/LTE connectivity; SIM; Front- and rear-cameras; MicroSD slot; MicroUSB port; Accelerometer
|Battery Life||7.5 hrs|
The Archos 80 Helium 4G is a good-looking tablet with the added bonus of 4G for web browsing and calls. It's let down a little by its sub-par performance but if network coverage is essential for you, it's well worth considering.
The Archos 80 Helium 4G is very cheap indeed for a 4G-enabled tablet, but its looks suit its low price. With its thick, white bezels it looks like a decade-old digital photo frame. It also weighs a chunky 430g, so holding the tablet one-handed soon becomes tiresome.
The Archos 80 Helium 4G is your run-of-the-mill 8-inch 1024 x 768 tablet, boasting a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera and 2MP front snapper. It's only running Android Jelly Bean, which is now old news with KitKat the current breadwinner for Google - although even that's soon to be replaced byAndroid L - while under the hood you'll find a 3500mAh battery.
The £230 starting price (around $384) is in the same ballpark as similarly sized 4G capable slates, like the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Despite the few similarities, the Archos 80 Helium lacks the premium specs and sleek designs that the aforementioned Samsung and Lenovo models share.