ARCHOS 101 XS 2

Released November, 2013
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
It sports a dual-core (quad-core counting the companion cores).
by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2012)
7.1 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the ARCHOS 101 XS 2

Performance

Processing power and speed

101 XS 2
n.d.
Nexus 7
n.d.
iPad mini
n.d.
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

101 XS 2
7.3
Nexus 7
10.0
iPad mini
7.2
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

101 XS 2
6.1
Nexus 7
6.5
iPad mini
7.6
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

101 XS 2
8.0
Nexus 7
9.2
iPad mini
9.2
Reviews from techradar.com, phonearena.com, trustedreviews.com and theverge.com

7.1

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

101 XS 2
7.1
Nexus 7
8.6
iPad mini
8.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the ARCHOS 101 XS 2

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

101 XS 2
4 fps
Nexus 7
12.5 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

101 XS 2
13.2 fps
Nexus 7
39.8 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the ARCHOS 101 XS 2


6.0
This also isn't the brightest screen I've seen, and the difference between its brightest and dimmest settings is surprisingly small.

6.0

Overall

6.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Apps

This is almost universally a good thing: the 101 supports basically every file format you can throw at it, and the apps themselves are quite nice-looking.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)
Some games even recognize the keyboard as an external controller, so you can play Shadowgun without your hands taking up half the screen.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)
The only — literally, only — change Archos made was to redesign the Music and Video apps.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)

Screen

The 10.1in 101xs also uses a 1,280 x 800 MVA display, which should offer comparable quality to IPS-based rivals and will beat the pants off some competitors still using TN screens.
by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2012)
It's particularly bad when you're playing a game that uses an on-screen joystick; it only takes about five seconds of Shadowgun before it looks for all the world like you've broken the screen.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)
In general it's a fine screen — nothing to write home about, but little to complain about either.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)

Operating System

The more I use a Nexus 7 the more I realize how much smoother and faster Android 4.1 really is, even for very basic things: switching homescreens, opening and closing apps, and even scrolling are all seamless in a way they just aren't on Android 4.0.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)
None of the bloatware apps are particularly exciting, but the number is fairly small, so I don't mind too much.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)
The 101 XS runs Android 4.0.4, and that's pretty much all you need to know on the subject.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)

Operating system

Again, I haven't done any lasting damage yet, but none of this bodes well for the lifespan of the device.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)
It's light and thin, powered by TI's recent OMAP 4470 processor and 1GB of RAM, and it runs effectively stock Android 4.0.
by The Verge (Aug, 2012)

Games

1080p HD movie playback certainly seemed to give this tablet little pause, and a few games we tried played smoothly.
by TrustedReviews (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 2 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB
Hdmi support Mini HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 636 g
Size 273 x 169 x 10.1 mm
Thickness 10.1 mm
Battery life 5.6 hour
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