Design and Display
The Archos 55 Helium comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display. The screen has an HD resolution and pixel density of 267 ppi. The smartphone comes in a black or white coloured body that has a thickness of 8.1mm and weighs 162 grams.
OS and Performance
The smartphone sails on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system. As for configuration, the device is driven by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor. It is assisted by 1GB of RAM and Mali-T720 MP2 GPU, both of which helps this device in dealing with applications and tasks, efficiently.
Camera, Sound and Storage
The device is armed with an 8MP main camera which comes with autofocus, an LED flash and features like Exposure compensation, ISO control, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash and Touch to focus. It is accompanied by a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls. For storing your data, the device harbours 16GB of onboard storage which is further expandable upto 128GB using a microSD card.
Connectivity and Battery
The device comes with a wide range of connectivity options which are dual SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi with hotspot tethering, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and microUSB 2.0. The handset is backed by a 2,700mAh battery backup that delivers ample backup.
The Archos 55 Helium offers good features like powerful battery, large expandable memory, Android Marshmallow, etc. The configuration is decent but nothing spectacular. The front camera could have been a little better and the RAM a bit more. Otherwise, it is a good choice for people looking to buy a phone at an affordable price.