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Archos Gmini XS202

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little Player

juicelinee, Ebay
1 December 2008
  • Summary: I love my GMini because it's all about the music. This player makes no allowance for video or picture files, so you've got that much more room for your music. You can, however, squeeze in your data in case you need an external storage unit for any word files. It's also the smallest 20GB player I can think of. I especially like to take mine to the gym and when I'm traveling to and from work. It fits nicely in my coat pocket, so it's a convenient traveling companion.
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Overall 8
8.0

Archos Gmini XS 202 review

gotkovsky, Ebay
7 April 2007
  • Summary: The Archos Gmini XS 202 is a "pure" 20 GB mp3 player. No more and no less. Battery life of around 10 hours is decent. Sound quality is fine. While it doesn't have video capabilities, keep in mind this is just an mp3 player. No special(proprietary) software is needed; just plug in the USB cable, watch the device mount, and drag/drop files. At 3" x 21/4" x 3/4", it is a very small player for 20 GB.
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Overall 2
2.0
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Customer support 8
8.0

Archos Gmini Xs 202S 20GB MP3 Player Review

Unbeatable
3 May 2012
  • Pros: 17 hours battery performance Sonically awesome 20GB hard drive Mini design
  • Cons: Unattractive design
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Looks 6
6.0

Great for music, durable and flexible, not state of the art

Anna1990, Ciao
22 February 2009
  • Excerpt: "...The gmini as with most archos products can be very different if you are used to other mp3s such as the ipod however once you get your head round it, it is quick and easy to use, although scrolling through thousands of tracks can sometimes be frustrating. The battery life is admirable, although as mine is aging, the life is gradually declining but not noticeably, sound quality is great and 20GB is plenty is you're just using it for music, although ...
  • Pros: 20 GB, can be used as external hard drive, good sound quality, great battery life
  • Cons: old school look, scratches easily
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0

Don't follow the crowd...

Leah1000, Ciao
26 August 2008
  • Excerpt: "Ive never been a fan of ipods. I think its something to do with everyone having them and the high price. So when i saw this mp3 player, that offered 20Gb of harddrive at a cheap price i couldnt resist. The harddrive space is big enough to satisfy any music fan. I havent even come close to filling it up. Also its just so small!! Most cheaper mp3 players with as big a harddrive space tend to be formed a bit like bricks but this is small and light, you ...
  • Pros: Small, cheap and easy !
  • Cons: Not amazing headphones .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Looks 10
10

Recommended

brekk, Ciao
4 October 2007
  • Excerpt: "The Archos Gmini XS 202s is a excellent MP3 player, its simple with only two buttons and a joystick which control everything, the only thing that could be a problem is if you don't understand how to use it. Making sure you read through the manual properly is essential, as otherwise you could get a little stuck, especially with making playlists, and one thing I've not quite grasped yet is moving files using the MP3 player itself, which shouldn't actually ...
  • Pros: Small, easy to use, long lasting, good battery life
  • Cons: Making playlists slightly trickier
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Looks 6
6.0

Better than an iPod

fullmetal..., Ciao
4 December 2006
  • Excerpt: "Archos mp3 players are what swayed me from the iPod, primarily because of cost versus memory, i was one of those people who was taken in by the iPod Nano upon its release, only to wish i had paid for an archos instead, as for roughly the same price, cheaper if you know where to look, you get upto 10 times the memory. Admittedly the interface isnt quite as sexy as the iPod's but it does the job and is easy to use, the sound quality is very good but ...
  • Pros: Large amount of memory, comparitively cheap
  • Cons: Sound Quality could be better
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Looks 8
8.0

For those who stand out from the crowd.

chuff88, Ciao
22 October 2006
  • Excerpt: "Archos as a company have always had a reputation for being more exclusive than Apple or Sony, or any of the major players in the portable music player market. I knew this when I purchased my Archos Gmini, as I had never really liked the in-your-face marketing tactics of rival brands. I have really enjoyed using this product. The battery life was always just long enough for whatever I needed, and the 20GB storage enabled me to put my entire collection ...
  • Pros: Same price as a flash player, but with 10 times the memory
  • Cons: The unique factor could make you feel alone
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Looks 8
8.0

Archos Gmini XS 202

jokihughe..., Ciao
18 March 2006
  • Excerpt: "...be the device for you. The Archos Gmini 202 XC MP3 (what a tongue twister!) is very small considering its memory, in fact, I have read that it is the smallest 20Gb MP3 on the market. The case consists of three metal layers: two plates (front and back) and a metal strip which runs round the edge of the device between the plates. The screen is about 3x3cm which I think is a decent size but it cannot display pictures, videos, data files stored, etc. ...
  • Pros: Fits into almost any pocket you might have !
  • Cons: Supplied headphones can be uncomfortable .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Looks 10
10

Archos' tiny mp3 player packs a punch.

alexpal, Ciao
15 November 2005
  • Excerpt: "...research, I can see that Archos are slowly rising in the mp3 player market. They've released a wide range of products from flash memory to large hard drive mp3 players; and colour screens with video capability (but you won't get that with the Gmini XS 202). But back to the Gmini XS 202. Sound quality isn't great. And to be perfectly honest, I believe its the one area where it does let you down. There is a noticeable difference in sound quality ...
  • Pros: Small, cheap, robust, 20GB !
  • Cons: Average sound quality
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