Reviews and Problems with Archos 43 internet tablet
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a tablet newbie buys a archos 43 16GB IT
Steve Johnson, Amazon
27 July 2014
Summary: It seems to have some software glitches and arrived with no charging/data cable, so I finally had to buy one in a store. The seller responded appropriately and pleasantly, though the tablet sat around, unusable, for a couple of weeks. I could not get voice-to-text or voice commands to work, as 3 different sites (including google play) reported that my device was not compatible with google voice search and a couple of others.
Summary: Got this awhile back just to have. It did good for the time, and would recommend it. The screen did get really funky once it got humid out, failing to register touches or doing it in the wrong spot.
Summary: I got mine for $7.25 plus $4.99 shipping so even though my "new" archos came in an opened, smelly box with post-its with scribbled notes from its first owner... it works which for my history of archos devices (6 ordered 4 returned) is great for my wants, a REAL pocket sized device to read ebooks; it works well... better battery life than previous archos I've had/tried for less than twelve bucks how could I not try this ...
bit like having a wife, great when you get it but can get annoying and boring over time
abaday789, Phone Arena
21 January 2013
Excerpt: this tablet was good when i got it but has since after quite a bit of use becoming obsolete in my hands as i'm finding many apps do not want to run very well and has stopped being able to play youtube videos any more. It does not cope very well at all with many top games that are out for android nowerdays.
Summary: Touch panel condition is not so good and insensitive to touch. After a year of usage of the tablet, touch panel came to mulfunction. I think touch panel is the weak point of this tablet. Also, I found the back panel gets so hot during the long usage of this tablet presumably because of inappripriate heating design. I ended up to the conclusion samusung mp3 player is the better choice compared with archos43.
Summary: ...this was a decent device. ATM today, here and now I'd easily go for a Samsung 4.0 or 5.0(more features, better stock firmware and overall build quality) over this puppy any day of the week. pros: plays some video and audio formats OOB(most of the common ones), nice size and weight for what it is: combo portable video/audio player. Personally I never used mine much for audio, but it was fine for outdoor video(mediatomb shared) and light web browsing.
It's alright, but there are better and cheaper options
Corey Sarnia, Amazon
16 June 2012
Summary: I've had this product for almost exactly a year now. The main reason I got it was for the bluetooth tethering support, which worked amazingly well. I had a $35 phone plan with unlimited data on a dumbphone and could tether as much as I wanted with no penalty. Pros: - Great media player. Plays every obscure audio or video codec that you could possibly think of. - Good subtitle support.
Summary: I thought I had found the perfect little tablet; as it turns out I almost did. The 43 grows on you but beware, it has some mysterious faults that will make depending on it a crap shoot. Along with a dozen or so "system apps" that you will likely not use yet you cannot get them off the device unless you 'root' it making its already limited RAM more of an issue (not unique to the Archos by any means).
Summary: First off, I'll have you know I sadly didn't buy this product with a warranty or from newegg, which if you must buy this product, I strongly reccomend you do. I take great pride in treating electronics I own with great care. I figured seeing other reviews were just people who mistreated the device. I was wrong. After about 2 weeks, A humidity indent appeared on the screen after taking it out of my pocket after class.
Pros: 4.3 inch screen does look good Camera looks great in good lighting Kickstand is useful
Cons: Shoddy construction (See review below) HDMI out was very laggy on my TV, basically pointless. Back is a bigger scuff magnet than Ipod Touch Resistive screen that scratches very easily Due to running out of space in the other thoughts section, I'd just like to say that the standard software with this device (The launcher, keyboard and browser specifically) is not very good. With some proper apps and the installation of gapps for archos v2, you can have a solid and enjo...