ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet

ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 4.8 inches, 800 x 480 pixels
  • Chipset: Texas Instruments OMAP 3440
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • OS: Donut, Android 1.6
  • Battery: Li - Polymer, 2600 mAh
  • Released Date: 08-10-2009



Device Type Android Tablet
Model ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet
Released October, 2009
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 143.2 x 78.8 x 10.4 mm
Weight 182 g
Colors Black


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT LCD
Size 4.8 inches
Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 194 PPI
Features Touchscreen, Ambient light sensor


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Donut, Android 1.6
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Texas Instruments OMAP 3440
CPU Single-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX530
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 256 MB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 8GB/16GB/32GB/160GB/500GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Ambient light sensor
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, mono
Audio Technology Stereo sound


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. Li - Polymer, 2600 mAh
Battery Life 22 hours audio, 7 hours video
Charging Wired


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. No
Front Camera No
Video 720p HD playback
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 b, g, n
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I find the device's proprietary connectors and pop-out stand practical, although its thickness may not be pocket-friendly. The absence of 3G is a drawback, but it compensates with built-in speakers for audio playback without headphones.
- MobileTechReview
User Reviews 2 The tablet impresses with its sleek and thin design, boasting a well-built 5-inch screen. I appreciate its quality for web browsing and media consumption, although there are limitations like non-support for the Android marketplace due to screen size and the absence of a camera.
- Gear Diary
User Reviews 3 I primarily use the Archos 5 as an internet tablet for surfing, not so much as a media player. The internet experience has been great with firmware updates and stable browsing. The browser is fast, and I appreciate not having to zoom in constantly for text readability.
- jkkmobile
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Compact design with a built-in kickstand.
- Expandable storage via microSDHC.
- Multimedia features: 3.5mm jack, loudspeaker, FM radio.
- Screen glare and lack of scratch-resistant glass.
- Absence of a primary camera.
- Limited performance with an outdated processor.

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Design 5 / 10

In the ever-evolving world of technology, let's take a step back to 2009 when the ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet made its debut. Now, with a nostalgic lens, let's delve into the features that made this device stand out.

Compact Design with Kickstand

The Archos 5 Internet Tablet presents a pocket-friendly design with a built-in kickstand, offering hands-free convenience.

Weighing 182 g and measuring 143.2 x 78.8 x 10.4 mm, its portability comes with a bit of heft.

Connectivity and Multimedia Features

Connectivity options include USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0, and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n).

The tablet features a Mini HDMI (Type C) port, 3.5mm jack, loudspeaker, and FM radio with RDS. GPS functionality adds an extra layer of utility.

Satisfactory Audio Quality and Battery Life

Despite limitations, the Archos 5 Internet Tablet delivers acceptable audio quality via the 3.5mm jack and provides an estimated 7 hours of battery life, ensuring on-the-go multimedia enjoyment.


Operating on Android 1.6, it has an 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU. With 160–500 GB of storage space on a 2.5″ hard drive, 8–32 GB of flash memory, and a microSD card slot that is compatible with SDHC.

Screen Glare and Lack of Scratch-Resistant Glass

The 4.8-inch TFT display with 800 x 480 resolution offers a sharp view but is prone to glare. The absence of scratch-resistant glass may concern users looking for durability.


In conclusion, the Archos 5 Internet Tablet is a relic from a pivotal moment in tech history. Despite its limitations, it stands as a testament to the early days of pocket-sized Android devices, offering a unique blend of nostalgia and appreciation for the strides made in today's tech world.

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