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BQ Aquaris U2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of BQ Aquaris U2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The camera and battery also get good opinions, but many are negative about the screen. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BQ Aquaris U2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Marcus Herbrich (notebookcheck.net)

BQ Aquaris U2 Smartphone Review

 

Stock Android experience for price-conscious users. The Spanish smartphone manufacturer BQ is known for a slim UI very similar to stock Android. The Aquaris U2 is no different in this regard. While utilizing only average hardware, the low-priced...

fast Wi-Fi ; dual SIM ; expandable storage ; decent camera ; barely any bloatware ; NFC

plastic rear ; broad display bezels ; dark 720p display ; slow SoC ; 2 GB of RAM (small version) ; unlit buttons

One can barely go wrong with buying the BQ Aquaris U2 for the current price of about 160 Euros (~$184). The installed hardware is able to keep up with the competition but has a rather low performance overall.The Spanish manufacturer does many things...

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3100
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:120 / 30
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 640x480@120fps,1920x1080@30fps
Smile detection:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.39 / 1.41
Head SAR (EU):0.645 / 0.657

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold, White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP52
Protection features:Dust resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:520
Display Diagonal:5.2
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:283
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, OGG, QCP, WAV, WMA / AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, AWB, FLAC, Mid, MIDI, MP3, OGG, QCP, WAV, WMA / AAC, ALAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, ALAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC,EPUB DRM,HTM,PDF,PPT,RTF,TXT,XLS / DOC,EPUB DRM,HTML,PDF,PPT,RTF,TXT,XLS / DOC,HTML,PDF,PPT,RTF,TXT,XLS,ePub / DOC,HTML,PDF,PPT,RTF,XLS,ePub
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP / GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,DIVX,MP4,WEBM / 3GP,AVI,DIVX,MP4,MP43,WEBM

Navigation

Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 308 / Adreno 505
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Wallpaper, Widgets / Icons, Wallpaper
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor model:425 / 435

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1.2 / 7.1.2 (Nougat)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:2 / 3
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:10.5 / 25

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Languages support:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.331
Height:5.83
Weight:5.47
Width:2.87