Archos 43 Internet Android Tablet Review – Specs Features Photos

Archos 43 Internet TabletIf you are thinking that the 10 inches tablet PC is bigger for you then you can go with palm sized tablet to keep you connected with internet. Now you can confuse people by showing your Archos 43 tablet as a mobile phone because most of the smart phones have screen size more than 4 inches.  The Archos 43 internet tablet has a screen size of 4.3 inches hence the name ‘Archos 43 internet tablet’.

Table of Contents:
Hardware & Design
Software & Performance
Features
Camera
Battery Life
Image Gallery
Accessories
Price

The Archos 43 internet tablet serves the function of accessing all the major functions you would need. It supports HD video playback, camcorders, apps, email and full internet browsing. So lets us get brief into reviewing this tablet accordingly with design and hardware wise, software support, features included, battery life, accessories and the price.

Archos 43 Design and Hardware

It’s powered with an ultimate sleek design and thickness is what to look out for which is just 10 mm. It sports a 4.3 inches LCD touchscreen with G-sensor capable of providing a maximum resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.

The Google launched operating system Android is the hitting hard and most of the tablets available in the market are Android OS based. With Android launching special OS for tablets than their normal versions for mobile phones and the open source has made it as a suitable device. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo application framework and added to that it has ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1 GHz. Apart from that it includes OpenGL 3D graphics acceleration for playing the latest and your favorite 3D games.

As the entire Archos tablet has, it also does have an internally included leg stand for resting the tablet horizontal to the ground and enjoying the movies and TV shows. It just weighs 130 grams.

Archos 43 Software & Performance

Its runs Android OS means it can install varied of apps as Android OS supports that. Here in the Archos 43 internet tablet you would be redirected to Appslib Android apps directory by a click on Appslib icon on the home screen and discover the large choice of Android Apps. You can browse over to more than 40,000 apps added to the library. It can run those apps simultaneously as it has the powered Cortex processor.

You can linkup your 3 G mobile phone with Archos 43 internet tablet and this device uses it as the modem to access internet for free. The WiFi tethering is made easy with it. Apart from that just like other tablet of Archos, this pocket tablet too also supports dual boot between Linux Android and Linux Angstrom. This is exclusive has to be done by programmers and its their risk.

You can easily check your email at any time with Android email client with ability to manage multiple email accounts directly on your tablet.

Archos 43 Features

The 3D gaming on this device being on the hot-list, apart from that you can do varied functions. You can read or edit your office documents like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint helpful in your work. More to includes, if you think that 4.3 inches screen is small for you than using the VGA connector you can watch and play games on your wide-screen TV that you have. It also includes Samba and UPnP protocols which provides you to play your movies, videos and photos on your device although its present on your PC via next generation wireless technology.

The device automatically downloads the latest firmware updates when the WiFi is connected to this tablet or the firmware updates can be downloaded at www.archos.com via USB mass storage. The Archos 43 package includes the tablet, earphones, standard USB cable, Start guide, and legal and safety notice.

Archos 43 Camera

As you see in picture, there is no provision for camera in the front, so it’s clear that Archos 43 doesn’t support 3G. From an angle, Archos has made a wise decision not include a camera because tablet like Archos 10.1 and Archos 70 has VGA camera buts having VGA camera on the front side used only for webcam or video chat is like serving your friends with unclear images and why would one prefer to go with that.

Interestingly it features a 2 megapixel cameras which can work as HD camcorder and supports recording formats like 720 pixels HD recording.  Whether you are indoor or outdoor you can take pictures at any time with HD quality. The maximum video resolution provided is 1280 x 720 pixels. It also provides one click upload to YouTube, Facebook and other social networking sites.

Archos 43 Battery Life

All the Archos tablet are powered with Lithium Polymer battery and this tablet is also powered with same battery which was used in Archos 10.1 and Archos 70 tablet. It provides you a music playback time of up to 36 hours, video playback time of up to 10 hours and web surfing back of up to 12 hours.

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Archos 43 Accessories

Among the accessories for Archos 43 you can purchase stylish protective pouch case made up from durable imitation leather. This case is priced at $ 19.99 and can be purchased from Archos Store. Among the other accessories like HDMI cable it’s all available from anywhere.

Archos 43 Price

The Archos 43 internet table is available in different variants of 8 GB and 16 GB for internal memory. The 8 GB version is priced at $ 179.99 and 16 GB version is priced at $ 229.99.

Conclusion

Certainly as you look on people would be confused whether this is a mobile phone or tablet? However one can easily distinguish it because Archos is not in mobile phone manufacturing. The Archos 43 internet tablet is pocket tablet and it can fit in your jeans with no hassle. One thing which can make you think is the price tag attached to it. They are price affordable tablets.

10 comments

  1. This device looks good on paper but it has really buggy firmware and a resistive touchscreen. I would probably reccomend the ipod touch and i would only get the 43 if i was on a budget

  2. someone please tell me ur opinions!!

    • if it’s only 50 bucks go for 16, you can put more songs, videos, ebooks and you can keep more photos as well.

      • … but 4.3″ is quite small for internet device especially as second device beside your phone, unless for a particular purpose, 7″ at least (e.g. galaxy tab) is quite ok for reading, browsing or watching video. imho.

      • yeah i think ill do that! thx! but on the websites it says its like 230something dollars but on the reviews on youtube, they say its like 200… its not like a huge difference but im just a little confused… haha im surprised how fast i got a reply..

  3. yeah i am thinking about getting one but im not so sure how many GB’s i should get. i am just 13 so maybe i dont need as much GB’s so maybe the 8 GB? its cheaper too… but for just like another 50 dollars i could probably just get the 16 GB… money is not really an issue but i am kinda afraid that i spend too much money on things.. well maybe i could get the 8 GB, see if this is enough GB for me, and if i dont like it i can get the 16 GB?

  4. Why would people want separated device at the same size as their phone? This might useful for very spesific purpose ..which I can not really imagine now.

    • This size device is useful if you cannot afford a smart phone and the costly monthly fee associated with it. If you can only afford a good old-fashioned cell phone on a basic talk or text plan, or perhaps even a pay-as-you-go cell phone, but still want a small, portable device to connect to the internet via wifi hotspots, this device works well. You buy this device for $200 or less – and there you have it! Portable internet with no monthly!

    • well maybe some people dont have a phone cause they just need free wifi.. and not every body has a phone that big by the way… lets just say that if u had a phone and this device, you can easily check your emails on the device instead of paying extra for internet on your phone… and cause it might have more space than a phone and more games and apps, and a better camcorder and camera than a phone!