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BQ Aquaris X Pro

Specifications

BQ Aquaris X Pro
BQ Aquaris X Pro (Aquaris Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 423 PPI, 10-point multitouch, IPS, 2.5D, Dinorex Glass, Anti-Fingerprint, Quantum Color+, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 54 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, eCompass, gyroscope, hall sensor, USB OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G quad-band (850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz), 3G quad-band (850, 900, 1,900, 2,100 MHz), 4G/LTE Cat. 6 (800, 1,800, 2,100, 2,600 MHz), downloads up to 300 Mbps, uploads up to 50 Mbps, SAR (head) 0.298 W/Kg, SAR (body) 1.780 W/Kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 146.5 x 72.7 ( = 0.31 x 5.77 x 2.86 in)
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Samsung S5K2L7SX, f/1.8 aperture, 6 Largan lenses, dual-tone flash, phase-detection autofocus, videos up to 4k @ 30 FPS, slow motion (720p @ 120 FPS), support for RAW photography
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix Samsung S5K4H8YX, f/2.0 aperture, 3 lenses, flash, videos up to 1080p @ 60 FPS
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, USB 2.0 cable (Type-C to Type-A), modular charger, SIM tool, quick start guide, BQ Launcher, BQ Plus, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
158 g ( = 5.57 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
Price
379 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.02% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 67%, features: 64%, display: 82% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the BQ Aquaris X Pro

85.3% BQ Aquaris X Pro Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Spanish middle class. With the Aquaris X Pro, BQ presents us with a 5.2-inch Android all-rounder with no killer features on the one hand, but also no weaknesses worth mentioning on the other. Update: camera performance improved
79% Starkes Doppelpack
Source: Connect - 9/17 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 09/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
95% BQ Aquaris X Pro
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 89%
90% Die Wohl Beste Kamera Der Mittelklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Flaggschiff-Geheimtipp mit starker Kamera
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Ein Erbe für das Nexus 5X?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
BQ Aquaris X Pro Spaniens gehobene Mittelklasse
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2017
84% Mehr Pro als Contra
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
Bessere Kamera mit weniger Megapixeln?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2017
Neues Aus Spanien
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2017
86% Review Bq Aquaris X Pro, Análisis Del Mejor Bq Hasta La Fecha
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
90% Análisis del BQ Aquaris X Pro: la mejor cámara en un móvil Android español
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Análisis del bq Aquaris X Pro
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Análisis del BQ Aquaris X Pro durante un mes
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; metal case; nice performance; decent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2017
Prueba BQ Aquaris X Pro: un móvil español con una cámara de otro mundo
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; long battery life; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2017
Aquaris X Pro de BQ, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; high autonomy; decent cameras; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2017
Así es el Aquaris X Pro, el mejor BQ de la historia
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; high autonomy; fast charge; good price. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2017
80% Review – Bq Aquaris X Pro
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Análise BQ Aquaris X Pro ver para crer (querer)
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good cameras; attractive design; nice performance; decent autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2017
Bq Aquaris X Pro Review | O melhor da Bq até ao momento!
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; long battery life; nice performance. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2017
Análise BQ Aquaris X Pro: A nova aposta da BQ
Source: Mais Tecnologia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good cameras; elegant design; decent ergonomy; nice display. Negative: Flexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2017
90% Bq Aquaris X Pro Recensione: La Migliore Fotocamera Di Fascia Media?
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Bq Aquaris X - Il Medio Gamma Che Stupisce - Recensione
Source: Cinafoniaci Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; good cameras. Negative: No backlit keys; huge frames.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2017
Recensione BQ Aquaris X Pro: medio di gamma con ambizioni da top!
Source: Tutto App Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good cameras; solid workmanship; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2017
Recensione BQ Aquaris X e PRO
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice performance; decent cameras. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2017
90% BQ Aquaris X Pro - Я, Акварис
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Model: The BQ Aquaris X Pro is a minimal but better-equipped smartphone from the Spanish manufacturer BQ. The BQ Aquaris X Pro shares many features with the Aquaris X. In addition to the design, there are other differences, which could justify the extra charge of 80 euros: The camera should be better and the memory equipment is more generous. Visually, the BQ Aquaris X Pro has its back made of glass, which is somewhat higher quality than the plastic case of the Aquaris X. There is a thin plastic strip between the glass and the metal frame. Despite the slippery relief surface, the smartphone is very nice in the hands. The operation and accessibility of the buttons and touchscreen surfaces are easy from the hand. The BQ Aquaris X Pro features a 5.2-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Displays below the 5-inch limit have become a rarity in the Android universe. BQ calls the display technology Quantum Color +, which implies a particularly rich and detailed differentiated color. The smartphone’s IPS LCD panel has a pixel density of 423 pixels per inch (ppi), which is absolutely sufficient and provides additionally for energy saving against QHD values.

Below this display, there are so-called soft keys, i.e. touch surfaces for back, task manager, and home button. The latter is hidden under the dot arrangement, which represents the BQ logo. On the side are two buttons, one for turning the smartphone on and off, for disabling the display, and one for controlling the volume. Depending on the definition, the volume rocker can also be used to control the camera. As in the Aquaris X, BQ relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 as the engine of the smartphone. However, the RAM has been increased to 4GB instead of 3GB in the Aquaris X. The mentioned 4GB memory leaves the mobile phone with smooth and fluent parallel use of running apps. Thanks to a close line at native Android, it is easy to keep the user interface up-to-date. The smartphone is installed with Android 7.1.1, the most current nougat version of the operating system used for market launch. The main camera of the BQ Aquaris X Pro awakens memories of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The data of the sensor with the code name Samsung S5K2L7SX is identical to the Samsung's smartphone sensor from the previous year, which is a 12 megapixels sensor with dual pixel technology. However, only the aperture is f/1.8 which is a bit smaller than the f/1.7 aperture in the S7. Nevertheless, the BQ f-number is above-average and should have a good focus to capture clear photos.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
626: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

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.
0.158 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


BQ:

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.


85.02%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
BQ Aquaris X
Adreno 506

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-05- 2)