ARCHOS 101 Saphir Review

Score: 49.8 / 100

ARCHOS 101 Saphir is a mid level device launched in 2017, having an extremely powerful Quad-Core processing unit clocking at 1.3 GHz, a really big 10.1 inches screen, and 2 cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back side camera and a 2 MP front camera. We will get a better idea about this device's specifications when we get into specific details.

Archos decided to sell this tablet device with a high-tech Quad-Core CPU speeding at 1300 MHz, included in a MediaTek MT8163 chip with only 1 GB of RAM memory which is a bit low for such a powerful tablet. A nice advantage of this tablet is its 16 GB quite large internal storage and an external SD slot, allowing you to store a couple hundred games and apps without worrying about space.

Archos only sells the ARCHOS 101 Saphir in color 16 777 216. This device is quite thick for nowadays standards, with a thickness of 0.53 inches. This device is only 10.45 inches long and 7.13" wide, but it manages to hold a 10.1 inches screen. It seems like Archos decided not to care much about the weight in this 21.16 oz tablet.

This device has two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 2 MP front camera. It is capable of capturing videos up to 1280x720 (HD) at 30 fps.

Archos equipped this tablet with an average 10.1" display, and a resolution of 1280 x 800 , which makes everything look quite vivid.

This tablet comes with a 6000 mAh inmense Li - Ion non-removable battery providing this tablet an amazing battery life. An issue to take into account is that this device's battery isn't removable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to live shorter, even though with its 6000 mAh you will probably buy a new tablet before that happens.

The ARCHOS 101 Saphir includes WiFi capability (which it can share with other devices as a mobile hotspot). The ARCHOS 101 Saphir doesn't use a sim card, because it is not a GSM tablet.

The ARCHOS 101 Saphir also features some useful characteristics like Bluetooth (provides communication with other tablet devices, computers and accessories) and GPS Navigation, and a few sensors likeLight Sensor and Accelerometer.


Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 7.0 Nougat
Dimensions:10.45 x 7.13 x 0.53 inchesMetric26.54 x 18.11 x 1.35 cmImperial
Weight:21.16 ouncesMetric599.88 gImperial
Colors:16 777 216
Release date:2017-06-01


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:10.1 inchesMetric25.7 cmImperial
Resolution:800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density:149 pixels per inchMetric58.66 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:MediaTek MT8163
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Quad-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Mali-T720 MP2
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:6000 mAh


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes

Other Features

Sensors:Accelerometer and Light Sensor