ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie is a proposal created for selfie fans. Today we test its capabilities and check whether it is worth buying this smartphone for 1000 zł. Before you our review phone ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie.
The ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie is one of the best phones in the French brand, but with its typical competition with the Snapdragon 430, a large screen and a glass case. 55 Diamond Selfie costs about 1000 zlotys in Poland. Is it worth buying it? Will it be a good alternative to the proposal from our TOP-10 best phones to 1000?
Housing and appearance
ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie presents a very traditional yet obsolete approach to design . Phablet is not overly slim, nor is it a distinctive design or feature that distinguishes it from many other commercially available phones.A combination of glass and aluminum was used to manufacture the casing. The glass panel is covered with a rear and front panel , which means that the smartphone is prone to dirt, which in turn is very visible and reduces the aesthetic qualities of 55 Diamond Selfie. Estates are likely to reach for a cloth several times a day to remove dirt that does not come down so easily. does not change the fact that the In terms of folding I can not write the wrong word – I did not find unnecessary slots, and the buttons are probably sitting in their places. The switch and the volume bar were on the right side, but the left-hander placed the drawer. The upper frame is occupied by a 3.5mm mini-jack and the bottom is a microUSB 2.0 port and microphone. The latter was placed in a rather unusual place – almost at the corner. The multimedia speaker and fingerprint reader were located on the back wall. Above the screen is the notification light. The ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie is relatively heavy and at the same time unobtrusive by its angular shape – longer use of this device wrists the wrist. I honestly admit, the tested model does not give me much emotion – the design is not very sophisticated, although here a lot depends on the individual approach. Perhaps you will like this equipment just to your liking.
Energy efficiency in the ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie provides a 3000 mAh battery . It is therefore very standard, while the strong competition in the form of ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) has to offer more.The results of the synthetic tests put the new ARCHOS model at the bottom of the bid. Despite this it positively surprises the operating time of the device in normal use – the smartphone is able to do without the charger almost a day. SoT is at about four hours. For comparison, mentioned ASUS without a problem can withstand up to three days, with the active screen for more than 12 hours. Differences can be seen with the naked eye … [wptab style = "4" title = "Normal use"] [test slug = "battery" order = "desc" selected = "22380" virtual = "pcmark-work-2" type = Single "product_id =" 22380,22376,22354,22372,22140,22138,22192,22050,22214 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Games "] [test slug =" battery "order = "Desc" selected = "22380" virtual = "battery-manhattan-3" type = "single" product_id = "22380,22376,22354,22372,22230,22226,21910,22140,22138,22192,22050,22214,21818 "[/ Wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" load time "] [test slug =" battery "virtual =" charging-ac "order =" asc "selected =" 22380 "type =" single "product_id Daytime energy replenishment can be very troublesome for many, because Charging the battery full takes two and a half hours (150 minutes), which is a very strong result. For comparison, the Lenovo P2 with a 5100 mAh battery needs 30 minutes less, and Lenovo K6 (3000 mAh battery) charges just 110 minutes. I also add that the battery charge for a quarter of an hour translates to 18%, and 30 minutes gives us the battery charge to 35%. There are no additional power saving modes. Instead, this is the basic, known from the pure Android system, which automatically activates at 15%.
The smartphone market is getting less and less popular because it's dubbed by 5.5-inch phony screens or higher. The ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie is also equipped with 5.5 "screen .The matrix is made in IPS technology , and the image is displayed in Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). This combination translates into sharp focus, proper content scaling, and comfortable use of the device. [Test screen = "battery-screen" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" order = "desc" selected = "22380" type = "single" product_id = "22380,22376, 22454,22372,22230,22226,21910,22140,22138,22192,22050,22214 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Minimum brightness "] [test slug =" battery-screen "virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN" order = "asc" selected = "22380" type = "single" product_id = "22380,22376,22354,22372,22230,22226,21910,22140,22138,22192,22050,22214"] [/ wptab] [Wptab_end] The maximum brightness of the backlight is at the level typical of cheaper mid-priced devices and is just over 470 cd / m2. It's not a record considering the 662 cd / m2 value offered by ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL), but it's definitely a good result. Without problems I was able to use my smartphone in heavily sunlit places . The problem is the minimum brightness of 20 cd / m2, which in practice means fatigue when consuming content after dark or in dark rooms. The live light sensor works properly. In the screen settings I did not come across a blue light filter and also some color enhancers. And since color is already mentioned, the mapping is good – the sRGB coverage reaches 85%, which means that the colors are slightly fainter than they should be, and the black is grayed out, which is basically typical for the midrange screens. However, the screen looks nice and only a combination with a better-performing matrix reveals some shortcomings.
Main camera – characteristics, quality of pictures and videos
The characteristics of the camera in ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie make it clear to us that, at least theoretically, the equipment should meet the expectations of most users. We have here 16MP with F / 2.2 aperture and extensive application.
In spite of this, photos taken during the day (ie in good lighting conditions) are only correct, and the machine does not always cope with the selection of appropriate parameters, so the pictures are at some moments too light or too dark (even on sunny days). What's even more catchy is the narrow tonal range . For details and color reproduction I have no reservations. >>> See sample photos in full resolution ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie / fot. gsmManiaK.pl[/caption] The photography application has everything you need – easy access to the most important modes, intuitive switch between pictures and video. From the main screen we have access to lighting management, beautification mode, filters, and a switch between the front camera and the main camera. The settings include ISO control (from AUTO to 1600), scene selection and exposure.
Performance and system
ARCHOS has decided to use an energy efficient processor with ARM Cortex-A53 architecture cores. This is standard, as almost every smartphone debuted has them on board. The 55 Diamond Selfie is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (8 x Cortex- A53@1.4 GHz, 28nm). The Adreno 505 graphics chip also comes with 4-gigabyte RAM.I am far from stating that the proposed kit is a basic connection. I would rather say that this is a good connection for a smartphone that costs little . A set that most users should do. The ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie does not delight in synthetic tests, but after all, it's more important for the fight against cybersecurity than the phone itself is for everyday use. Type = "single" product_id = "pcmark-android-work" type = "4" title = "PC Mark" 22380,22376,22354,22372,22230,22226,21910,22140,22138,22192,22050,22214 "] [/ wptab] [testToolType]] [test slug =" android-antut "Antutu-total-6" type = "single" product_id = "22380,22376,22354,22372,22230,22226,21910,22140,22138,22192, </ P> <p> Total "type =" single "product_id =" 22380,22376,22354,22372,22230,22226,21910,22140,22138,22192,22050,22214 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" T "Rex-3-onscreen" product_id = "22380,22376,22354,22372," "rex-3-onscreen" 22230,22226,21910,22140,22138,22192,22050,22214 "] [/ wptab] [test slug =" gfxbench-fps "order =" desc "selected = "22380" Type = "single" virtual = "manhattan-3-onscreen" product_id = "22380,22376,22354,22372,22230,22226,21910,22140,22138,22192,22050,22214"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] Phablet It generally works stably and has no problems with simpler applications, while browsing the web with the Chrome browser, viewing 1080p video over YT, or using the system altogether. Problems start to appear when playing. There are slowdowns, as well as escaping cages. In this case the culprit is just a graphic layout that can not cope with more advanced graphics and intense effects. In basic titles you will play without any problems, and with more advanced graphics you will have sporadic problems. Bad word, I can not write about RAM management , because switching between open processes takes a short time, and the applications are long held in memory. The ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie, like most smartphones, warms up during the load, and the elevated temperature is most noticeable on the top of the back wall. Phablet is working under Google's Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system with the security level of November last year. So we get stale software, enriched with a few additional applications:
- Expanded video player with floating window and support for subtitles
- An intuitive file manager with access to devices within a home network
- Photo gallery with slideshow and sorting by album or time
Overview of the equipment I start with communication facilities, which in the case of ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie I consider incomplete, because it ran out of NFC . We have a single-band 802.11 b / g / n WiFi module. I have no objections to it, because during the tests he performed properly. There is also an FM radio. Also included is the Bluetooth 4.0, which works seamlessly with a wide range of accessories. The phone also has a GPS (with A-GPS and GLONASS support) , which usually does the job correctly – so much so that it does not require any support from the cellular network. Signal search does not take long. ARCHOS also placed a fourth category LTE modem (up to 150 Mbps) and a dual (hybrid) SIM card slot supporting nano and microphones. The ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie as a voice communication tool works well, although I have reservations about the quality of the sound that is softly muffled. It's both a microphone and a speaker. ARCHOS has decided to equip the tested model with 64 GB of built-in memory – about 53GB available for the user. This oversized memory is sufficient to accommodate music, photos, games and applications without the need for further expansion. However, if the need arises, then the microSD reader mentioned above. The microUSB port 2.0 is dedicated to wired communication – it offers OTG support and handles mass storage. However, there is no dedicated adapter in the sales package.The multimedia speaker is located on the back of the unit. The sound quality is not particularly good, and the speaker itself is too quiet – I had a problem hearing the incoming call . The smartphone on the headset plays just as well on the speaker as on the speaker, and too quietly. The sound is flat, and the low tones are captured only after raising them in the equalizer. I checked on the private headset as well as the included headset. The fingerprint reader located on the back panel (gently inserted into the case) worked properly during the tests. The speed of operation is on an average level, and the recognition efficiency is good – the sensor usually unlocks the smartphone the first time.
Summary and evaluation
When preparing a review I always try to make a balance of pros and cons. Unfortunately (for the manufacturer) in case of ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie I came across more of these two. On paper phablet promised to be interesting and in its price range could be an interesting proposition. And that is because the ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie is a well-behaved system, above average user memory, or adequate screen brightness. No NFC, poor sound quality on headphones and loudspeaker, average camera , no secondary microphone, and noises during sound recording are the biggest drawbacks of the ARCHOS 55 Diamond Selfie, which made this model place us in a lower position than we expected. It may seem that too roughly evaluated the tested model, but I assure you that with the issue of 1000 zlotys, you will easily find an interesting smartphone with fewer shortcomings, and perhaps cheaper. I suggest that you take a look at my Vernee Mars Pro test, as well as the TP-Link Neffos X1 Max, which was tested by Damian. I encourage you also to review our current TOP-10 best phones for 1000 zlotys.[temperature2 product_id = "22380"]