BQ Aquaris C


BQ Aquaris C
BQ Aquaris C (Aquaris Series)
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.45 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9.8 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD card up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C, USB OTG
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B7/​B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 144.5 x 71 ( = 0.33 x 5.69 x 2.8 in)
11.4 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, video up to 1080p/​30
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.0, LED flash, video up to 1080p/​30
Additional features
Speakers: mono-speaker on the bottom, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, fast charger, USB cable, SIM card removal tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat.4 (150 MBit/s Download, 50 MBit/s Upload); SAR-value: 1,492 W/kg (head), 1,482 W/kg (body), fanless
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 56 g ( = 1.98 oz / 0.12 pounds)
169 Euro



Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 50%, features: 55%, display: 75% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 44%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the BQ Aquaris C

80% BQ Aquaris C Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
BQ aims to pack a lot of features in its low-priced smartphone: Solid hardware, fast-charging and a good camera. It sounds like a pretty good deal, but you should read our review to find out whether it really is one.
62% BQ Aquaris C So kompakt können 5,5-Zoll-Handys sein
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 62% features: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
52% BQ Aquaris C
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 52% performance: 48% display: 56% mobility: 46% workmanship: 80%
67% bq Aquaris C Handy für knallharte Sparfüchse
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 58% features: 65% display: 85% mobility: 85%
77% BQ Aquaris C Günstiges Smartphone mit guter Kamera
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 67% display: 73% mobility: 84%
70% Bq Aquaris C: Prueba A Fondo, Características Y Opinión
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% BQ Aquaris C, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
BQ Aquaris C: Análisis y experiencia de uso del móvil más barato de BQ
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; decent cameras; nice design; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2018
70% BQ Aquaris C recensione: non manca quasi niente
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%


Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.15 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


BQ is a Spanish company of the Mundo Reader S.L Group, which develops smartphones, tablets, 3D printers and robots.

The market shares are low and mainly concentrate on Europe. The number of reviews is quite low and the achieved ratings are average (as of 2016).

A Russian company with the same name sells smartphones. This BQ is independant from the Spanish brand.

68.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-09-12)