Archos 80 G9

Released October, 2011
New: 80 G9 (Oct, 2011)
  • 8"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.0
Viewing angles are far superior to Archos's previous efforts, whose pictures would fade into darkness when viewed from the wrong spot.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
7.2 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Archos 80 G9

Performance

Processing power and speed

80 G9
8.0
Nexus 7
9.8
iPad mini
9.6
Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

80 G9
6.4
Nexus 7
10.0
iPad mini
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

80 G9
6.4
Nexus 7
6.5
iPad mini
7.6
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

80 G9
8.2
Nexus 7
9.2
iPad mini
9.2
Reviews from trustedreviews.com, phonearena.com and reviews.cnet.com

7.2

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

80 G9
7.2
Nexus 7
8.9
iPad mini
8.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Archos 80 G9

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

80 G9
4,985
Nexus 7
13,772
iPad mini
n.d.

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

80 G9
2,238 ms
Nexus 7
1,371 ms
iPad mini
1,426 ms

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

80 G9
890
Nexus 7
3,842
iPad mini
n.d.

Reviews Word on the street for the Archos 80 G9


6.0
For Android phone users, Archos Remote Control is available from the Android Market and enables you to control the 80 G9 from your phone.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating system

Navigation and app-opening performance was about as fast as on any previous Honeycomb tablet; however, we did experience a few instances where the operating system would hang for a second or two after we tapped on an app to open it.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
We're not sure how it'll cope with TV episodes and less-than-legit videos, but Archos says the software automatically nabs these pictures from the net, off an independent database.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
In use, the Android Honeycomb operating system didn't feel quite as snappy as we'd seen it in previous tablets like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, but it was nevertheless slick - and the software wasn't final either.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Operating System

The Archos 80 G9 ships with Android 3.2.46, the highest-numbered version of the OS we've seen up until now.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
Archos already has several generations of Android tablets under its belt, but the latest G9 range sounds like by far the best of the lot.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
They traded-in too many features to reach a low price point, and none of them even featured the Android Market app store.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Screen

While not ideal for movie-watching, as you'll either have to chop off the ends of the screen or deal with black bars above and below the picture, it feels more compact than a wider device like the original Archos 101 (and not just because its screen is 2in smaller).
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
With the 80 G9 held in landscape mode, the viewing angle from the bottom and right side is narrower than from the top or left side.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
When viewed from the bottom or right the screen looks darker and it's harder to see details.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)

Ports

For that reason, we do appreciate the inclusion of the kickstand, and the Mini-HDMI port is a useful addition, especially given the 80 G9's 1080p video capability.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)
On the side of the tablet is a mini HDMI slot, which will let you watch these HD videos on your TV too.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
At the opposite end, where the USB cable plugs into the separate power adapter, the cable also sits in the power adapter loosely.
by c|net (Oct, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 8"
Resolution 1024 x 768
PPI 160 ppi

network

Wi-Fi 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Internal storage 8 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. microSDHC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.2 MP
Rear camera None

ports

USB support USB 1.1
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 462 g
Size 226.1 x 154.9 x 11.7 mm
Thickness 11.7 mm
Battery life 7.1 hour
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