Archos starts its new Android smartphone line with launching two new handsets Archos 45c Platinum and 50b Platinum that go on sale with price starting at 99$. What’s even more interesting this extremely low price is a no-contract offer. Interested in further details? Let’s take a close up at the new Archos’s handsets.
Archos 45c Platinum vs. 50b Platinum
The Archos 45c Platinum and 50b Platinum are the entry-level products targeting at users who start their adventure with smartphones, which explains the phones’ rather poor tech specs. But as nothing comes free, the low quality tech parameters enabled the manufacturer to reach such a low price, making the device a good deal for all those who don’t want to spend too much on a phone.
The already available smartphones are equipped with the quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor clocked at 1.3GHz combined with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD cards.. Both handsets sport a 2-megapixel front facing sensor, though the 50b Premium goes with slightly improved, in comparison to the 45c Platinum’s 5-megapixel rear cam, 8-megapixel main shooter. In terms of connectivity, the both devices support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is also worth mentioning that both phones feature dual mini SIM function and run Android 4.4 Kitkat. This is where the similarities ends.
Despite the both smartphones are very much alike, there are also few differences under their hoods. The Archos 45c Platinum, which in opposition to the announced in August 50b Platinum is a completely new device, packs a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen and the already mentioned 5-megapixel main sensor that is said to capture 1080p videos. The device goes on sale with 1,700 mAh battery on the board. The unlocked 45c Platinum costs only $99, so you don’t have to bind yourself with a contract.
The Archos 50b Platinum appears to be a slightly more advance smartphone that offers a 5-inch qHD display with 960x540p of resolution, it’s mentioned 8-megapixel rear camera is also capable of recording 1080p videos. Additionally it is powered by 1,900 mAh battery. However, those slightly better parameters translate to higher price tag, the 50b Platinum costs no sub-$100, but $119. Additionally, when buying the 50b Premium you well get a see-through case.
Though the smartphones won’t definitely win the title of best hardware, their really competitive pricing will surely allure many consumers, not only those buying their very first smartphones, since features like, for instance, dual SIM make it clear that Archos with launching the 45c and 50b Premium targets at varied sectors of the mobile market.