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BQ Aquaris X

Specifications

BQ Aquaris X
BQ Aquaris X (Aquaris Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive, multi-touch, LCD, LTPS IPS , In-Cell Dinorex glas (NEG), glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 256 GB , 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accellerometer, eCompass, gyroskope, Hall Sensor, OTG, Miracast, customizable status LED, protected from dust and water spray (IP52)
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, 4G (LTE) FDD (800/1800/2100/2600) - (B20/B3/B1/B7) 3G HSPA+ (850 / 900/ 1900 / 2100) (B5 / B8 / B2 / B1) 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 146.5 x 72.7 ( = 0.31 x 5.77 x 2.86 in)
Battery
3100 mAh Lithium-Ion, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Sony iMX298, 16 MP, aperture ƒ/2.0, 1.12 µm/pixel, 6 Largan lenses, Dual Tone flash, phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) video resolution of [email protected], video stabilization (Vidhance), slow-motion recording ([email protected]) and time lapse, automatic HDR functio
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix Samsung S5K4H8YX, 8 MP, aperture ƒ/2.0, 1.12 µm/pixel, 3 lenses, flash, video resolution of [email protected], Face Beauty, Selfie indicator
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB Type-C 2.0 to USB cable, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 adapter, information leaflets, BQ OS, 24 Months Warranty, SAR values:0.428 W/Kg (10 g) during telephone calls; 1.360 W/Kg (10 g) when carrying it around in a pocket, fanless
Weight
153 g ( = 5.4 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
299 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.51% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 73%, features: 66%, display: 85% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the BQ Aquaris X

84.1% BQ Aquaris X Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Bright, brighter, BQ Aquaris X. The mid-range smartphone produced by the Spanish smartphone manufacturer BQ has a captivatingly bright display - so bright, even, that it made the Top 5 of our list of brightest smartphone displays. Find out how the other features of the Aquaris X compare in our review.
86% BQ Aquaris X Sparfüchse, unbedingt anschauen!
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% features: 81% display: 93% mobility: 92%
82% Starkes Doppelpack
Source: Connect - 9/17 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 09/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% mobility: 83%
80% Alles, Was Man Bei Einem Smartphone Erwartet
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Der starke Außenseiter aus Spanien
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
82% BQ Aquaris X
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 83% display: 82% mobility: 84%
82% Der mustergültige Madrilene
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%
81% bq Aquaris X, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% features: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
78% BQ Aquaris X, análisis: el continuismo del mejor BQ no sólo no es negativo, es la jugada clave
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 75% display: 83% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
70% Análisis del bq Aquaris X
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
85% BQ Aquaris X: Análisis y experiencia de uso de un gama media muy prometedor
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Análisis del BQ Aquaris X, después de 6 meses de uso
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2018
Bq Aquaris X, Análisis Y Unboxing
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice design; decent performance; good price. Negative: Mediocre speakers; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2017
Prueba Bq Aquaris X, el éxito de Bq
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; good autonomy. Negative: Poor cameras; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2017
BQ Aquaris X, la alternativa en la gama media
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Long battery life; attractive design. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2017
Probamos el Bq Aquaris X: esto es justo lo que necesitas si buscas un móvil asequible
Source: El Confidencial Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High autonomy; attractive design. Negative: Poor cameras; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2017
84% Análise: BQ Aquaris X e BQ Aquaris X Pro
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
BQ Aquaris X Review | O perfeito “Google Pixel Lite”
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice design. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2017
Recensione BQ Aquaris X: medio di gamma dal design elegante
Source: Tutto App Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; long battery life; compact size; good price. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2017
BQ Aquaris X: lo smartphone venuto dalla Spagna che sfida i grandi
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; attractive design. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2017
Bq Aquaris X И X Pro. Необычные Испанские Гости.
Source: Mobileimho.ru RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; elegant design; nice display; good main camera; high autonomy. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2017

Comment

Model: The BQ Aquaris X presents itself as a mid-class smartphone. The Spanish smartphone manufacturer BQ has surprised users in the past with good devices. This time, it is no exception. The smartphone has an almost perfect balance between specification and price. The display has clean lines and subtly embraces the metallic frame. The edges are curved thanks to the 2.5D glass. Inspired by the automotive technology, more than a dozen industrial processes are needed to model and create a perfect curvature. A fingerprint scanner is subtly integrated into the rear, and the contoured and polished edges are precision crafted thanks to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology. The 5.2-inch screen features 16.5 million colors, FHD resolution and a brightness of up to 650 nits. Its LTPS screen is thinner and more efficient thanks to In-Cell technology, which combines the LCD with the touch-sensor layer and also provides a greater viewing angle. The 16 MP camera features quick-focus PDAF technology and six Largan lenses with f/2.0 aperture, and the Sony IMX298 sensor has been specifically designed to capture more light. A dual tone flash employs different flash combinations depending on the scene in order to get best results out of each shot. The camera application incorporates new features like Multi-Image Processing technology and ZSL instant shot, which produce sharper images with less noise and deliver higher quality in low light conditions.

With more than nine million pixels of resolution, users will be surprised by the quality and true-to-life look of 4K videos. For shaky situation BQ has incorporated the Vidhance stabilizer, a novel technology which analyses, optimizes and renders the image, which takes videos to cinema level. All this is done with minimal battery drain. BQ is synonymous with battery life, and with the Aquaris X, it seems even more so. Its 3100 mAh battery, paired with energy efficient components, lasts up to 20 % longer than previous models. Browse the web for more than ten hours or watch favorite series for more than 11 hours straight. Thanks to the Quick Charge 3.0 feature, a user can get up to 50 % battery life with just a 30-minute charge. Under the hood, it runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, which reduces battery consumption by more than 68 % thanks to its 14 nm internal architecture and its eight A53 cores. Furthermore, the processor frequency is increased to 2.2 GHz. BQ has also opted for 3 GB of RAM in order to provide a much faster and fluid experience with apps. As for operating system, the BQ Aquaris X runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

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.
0.153 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.


81.51%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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