Archos unveiled a new phablet with a huge display, the 6.4 inch Archos 64 Xenon, that’s also pretty affordable. This model is priced at just 199 euros and the 64 in the name shouldn’t make you think about a 64 bit CPU, since that’s not the case here.



The device packs an IPS display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, a MediaTek MT6582 processor (quad core ARM Cortex A7 clocked at 1.3 GHz) and offers a max download speed of 21 Mbps via 3G+. There’s no 4G here, but we do get WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. The handset comes with an 8 megapixel back camera, a 2 megapixel front shooter and 4 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot, a 2800 mAh battery and a dual SIM setup.

The OS here is Android Jelly Bean 4.2 The Archos 64 Xenon measures 9.3 mm in thickness and weighs 232 grams. Considering you pay 400 euros for the Xperia Z Ultra with a 6.44 inch diagonal, I’d say this is a bargain. It’s true that the Xperia’s CPU is much stronger, but I can’t say that the two don’t run 85% of the same games.

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