Archos Diamond Omega Review: Performance

By 04:46 Wed, 18 Aug 2021 Comments


Synthetic benchmarks

Just like its 16:9 sibling, the Nubia Z17s is a accurate 2017 flagship. In fact, it is practically identical in terms of raw computational power, packing the same Snapdragon 835 chipset. Both devices also run on pretty similar Nubia UI 5 ROMS, on top of Android 7. So, we expect a similar, if not identical, performance between the two.


Still, there are some notable differences this time around that could result in fascinating performance deltas. Besides the slight Operating System (OS) differences, the Archos Diamond Omega which we are reviewing has a whopping 8GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 128 Giga Bytes (GB) of storage. That is, essentially, the top tier configuration for the Nubia Z17s, as well as the Z17. The Nubia Z17 results we have in our database are from the base model 6GB, plus 64GB storage one.

While we still have plenty of doubts for the usefulness of more Random-Access Memory (RAM) in the current state of the Android Operating System (OS) in real life terms, benchmarks, or at least some of them, are sure to give a few extra points to the 8GB Archos Diamond Omega.

But, the biggest hardware change is definitely not the amount of memory, but rather the recent 17:9 display. Not only does it have more pixels, making the on-classy screen rendering tasks all that small tougher on the Adreno 540, but its aspect is also quite non-standard. We can't wait to see how that translates to GPU test numbers.

First off, however, let's acquire some pure Central Processing Units (CPU) numbers out of the way. The Archos Diamond Omega definitely holds its own in GeekBench 4. Nubia clearly has no issue utilizing the eight Kryo cores inside the Snapdragon 835 to their full capacity.

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    6689

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    6656

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    6622

  • OnePlus 5

    6604

  • Nokia 8

    6568

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    6234

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    5460

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    4292

  • Moto G5S Plus

    4193

  • LG G6

    4175

  • vivo V7+

    3912

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    3251

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    2841

Not only is the Archos Diamond Omega effectively leading the pack of Snapdragon 835 devices, we chose for the list, but it is also holding its own and often outpacing the likes of Samsung and Huawei, with their respective custom chips.

BaseMark Operating System (OS) 2.0 seems to be a bit less favorable to the Archos. Still, the incompatibility in performance between it and the other flagships on the list is minimal. Clearly a remarkable showing, overall.

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) 2.0

Higher is better

  • OnePlus 5

    3601

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    3578

  • Nokia 8

    3503

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    3376

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    3281

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    3214

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    3174

  • Huawei P10

    2910

  • HTC U Ultra

    2222

  • LG G6

    2126

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    1309

  • vivo V7+

    1290

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    1262

  • Moto G5S Plus

    1176

  • Oppo F5

    424

On to AnTuTu, a more compound benchmark. Once again, we find the Archos Diamond Omega trading blows with other Snapdragon 835 devices near the top of the chart.

AnTuTu 6

Higher is better

  • OnePlus 5

    180331

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    178629

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    177190

  • Nokia 8

    175872

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    174435

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    160319

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    144223

  • LG G6

    143639

  • HTC U Ultra

    139750

  • Huawei P10

    126629

  • Moto G5S Plus

    64554

  • Oppo F5

    63889

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    61762

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    58068

  • vivo V7+

    57791

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    47495

So, no surprises in the Central Processing Units (CPU) department whatsoever. The Archos Diamond Omega can crunch numbers as fine as any other 2017 flagship. We have every reason to believe the Nubia Z17s can do just as well.

Graphics performance on the Archos Diamond Omega is an fascinating topic. Straight off the bat, we will note that the phone handles its Adreno 540 GPU pretty well. Frankly, we expected the odd aspect ratio to hold a bigger toll on rendering performance. But, looking at the charts and comparing the Archos with the regular Z17, we only see a couple of frames incompatibility on average.

GFX 3.0 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    63

  • OnePlus 5

    60

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    59

  • Nokia 8

    57

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    54

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    50

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    50

  • LG G6

    41

  • HTC U Ultra

    41

  • Huawei P10

    29

  • Oppo F5

    11

  • Moto G5S Plus

    9.8

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    9.8

  • vivo V7+

    9.3

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    7.1

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    6.5

GFX 3.0 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    56

  • OnePlus 5

    56

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    54

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    50

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    47

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    36

  • Huawei P10

    35

  • Nokia 8

    33

  • LG G6

    24

  • HTC U Ultra

    24

  • vivo V7+

    17

  • Oppo F5

    11

  • Moto G5S Plus

    10

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    9.7

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    7

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    6.1

Even more fascinating is the fact that that variance is present in 1080p off-classy screen render tests as well, which, by design, hold the display and its resolution or aspect out of the equation. That, in turn, means that the Z17 managed to squeeze some extra performance out of its hardware and the odd classy screen aspect of the Archos Diamond Omega is not really hurting its performance that much.

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    43

  • OnePlus 5

    41

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    40

  • Nokia 8

    39

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    39

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    37

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    36

  • HTC U Ultra

    27

  • LG G6

    26

  • Huawei P10

    22

  • Oppo F5

    7.1

  • Moto G5S Plus

    6.4

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    6.4

  • vivo V7+

    6.1

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    4.6

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    3.8

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    41

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    41

  • OnePlus 5

    40

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    32

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    30

  • Huawei P10

    30

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    23

  • Nokia 8

    18

  • vivo V7+

    13

  • HTC U Ultra

    13

  • LG G6

    12

  • Oppo F5

    6.8

  • Moto G5S Plus

    6.8

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    6.3

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    4.5

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    3.6

However, that's only part of the story, especially when talking about actual game titles, rather than synthetic benchmarks. Since the Archos Diamond Omega uses a 17:9 display, we have small hopes that any developer has actually optimized content for it, or will do so in the foreseeable future. Even so, often times the phone refuses to let games scale in the first place. Instead, it elects to leave its navigation bar in place and just render a standard 16:9 image for the game next to it.

GFX 3.1 Car scene (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Nokia 8

    32

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    25

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    25

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    25

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    25

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    24

  • OnePlus 5

    24

  • HTC U Ultra

    18

  • LG G6

    16

  • Huawei P10

    14

  • Oppo F5

    4.2

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    3.5

  • Moto G5S Plus

    3.4

  • vivo V7+

    3.3

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    2.6

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    2.5

GFX 3.1 Car scene (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    25

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    25

  • OnePlus 5

    24

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    24

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    23

  • Huawei P10

    16

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    13

  • Nokia 8

    12

  • HTC U Ultra

    10

  • LG G6

    8.5

  • vivo V7+

    6.6

  • Oppo F5

    4

  • Moto G5S Plus

    3.8

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    3.5

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    2.5

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    2.4

While this does see odd and can acquire irritating at times, it also means small to no performance impact. Plus, the dedicated game mode can disable inputs on the navigation bar for you, so you can confidently rest your fingers on top of it.

Baseimprint X

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    42370

  • Huawei P10

    39433

  • OnePlus 5

    38844

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    38507

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    38349

  • Nokia 8

    37593

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    36391

  • HTC U Ultra

    35875

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    33513

  • LG G6

    30507

  • Moto G5S Plus

    10488

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    10472

  • vivo V7+

    9955

  • Oppo F5

    9205

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    7516

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    7004

Baseimprint ES 3.1 / Metal

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    1189

  • Nokia 8

    855

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    842

  • OnePlus 5

    796

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

    739

  • Archos Diamond Omega

    734

  • Huawei P10

    716

  • ZTE nubia Z17

    619

  • HTC U Ultra

    582

  • LG G6

    541

  • Oppo F5

    251

  • Moto G5S Plus

    137

  • Xiaomi Mi A1

    136

  • vivo V7+

    131

  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite / Honor 9i

    119

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    100

We're not saying it's the best system, but if you are prepared to live with the compromises it requires, at least you are still getting a taller display for browsing and general usage and not crippling your games.

And as far as browsing and other general productivity tasks go, it is nearly impossible to choke the Archos Diamond Omega up. It's one speedy smartphone.


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