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bq Aquaris X5

bq Aquaris X5
alaScore 91

46 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of bq Aquaris X5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the price and usability are on the whole positive. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the bq Aquaris X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

BQ Aquaris X5 review

 

A great budget phone, if you don't need a great camera

Excellent battery life ; Nice build ; Good value ; Solid performance ; Highly customisable CyanogenMod software

Sub-par camera software/processing ; Screen a little oversaturated ; Entry-level CPU ; So-so speaker ; Non-Gorilla Glass screen protection

You may not know the name, but this is one of the best affordable mid-range phones around, largely thanks to its very nice design and great battery life. A very accomplished effort.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

BQ Aquaris X5

 

In only a few years, phones in the budget end of the market have gone from being cheap-feeling units to those with performance capable of matching some of the most sought-after handsets around. Originally spearheaded by Motorola's Moto G, recently...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

bq Aquaris X5 Smartphone overview

 

AQUARIS X5 ANDR 5.1 5IN 16+2GB BLACK/ANTHRACITE GREY

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2900
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1080 x 1920
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: No
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:120
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.06 / 25.4 / 3.6
Rear Camera Resolution:1080 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.491 / 0.76
Body SAR (USA):0.76
Head SAR (EU):0.491 / 0.76
Head SAR (USA):0.76

Design

Colour of product:Anthracite, Black / Black / Black, Brown / Black, grey / Gold, Pink, White / Silver, White / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AMR, APE, AWB, EAC3, FLAC, MIDI, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AC3, AMR, APE, AWB, EAC3, FLAC, MIDI, MP2, MP3, OGG, WMA, WMV / AAC, AC3, AMR, APE, AWB, EAC3, FLAC, MIDI, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AC3, AMR, APE, AWB, EAC3, FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AC3, AMR, APE, AWB, EAC3, MIDI, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AC3, AMR, APE, AWB, FLAC, MIDI, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDB, PPT, TXT, XLS / DOC, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, JPS, MPO, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, JPS, MPO, PNG, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, MPO, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPS, MPO, PNG, WBMP, WEBP
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA+ / HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: No
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 306
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 5.1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Games, SOS / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:412 / MSM 8916T

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 6.0.1 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow / Cyanogen 12.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.4 / 7.5 / 70.5
Height :14.4 / 14.8 / 144.4 / 7.5
Weight:148 / 70.5
Width:14.4 / 144.4 / 7.05 / 70.5