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bq Aquaris X5 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of bq Aquaris X5 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and camera. The battery and performance also get good feedback, but the reception and portability get negative reviews.

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portability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the bq Aquaris X5 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

BQ Aquaris X5 Plus Smartphone Review

 

Bright+. BQ, a Spanish manufacturer, is launching the Aquaris X5 Plus, a mid-range device with a fingerprint sensor, dual SIM functionality and a (very) bright 5-inch FHD screen. In our review, we will find out how well the smartphone fares in the...

sturdy case ; dual SIM functionality ; microSD card can be formatted as internal storage ; USB-OTG, Miracast and NFC ; fingerprint sensor ; precise sensors and good touchscreen ; decent overall performance ; very bright display with good color accuracy...

… but lower quality in poor lighting conditions. ; rough transition between the touchscreen and the border ; internal memory has weak write speeds ; modest contrast of the screen ; no headset or adapter included in delivery ; battery is integrated

The BQ Aquaris X5 Plus is quite impressive for a mid-range smartphone: the processor performance is more than sufficient for everyday tasks and features like USB OTG, Miracast and NFC are great to have. The display is extraordinarily bright and the...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3200
Battery performance:3200
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call Management

Call blocking:Y / Yes
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:120 / 60
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1480
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.253

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold, White / Pink, White
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:620
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:440
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AIFF, APE, AWB, DTS, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, OGG, QCP, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AIFF, AWB, DTS, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, OGG, QCP, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, QCP, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS / DOC,PDF,PPT,TXT,XLS
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, JPS, MPO, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,JPS,MPO,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MOV,MP4,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100,2600
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
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

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included:N
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics:Adreno 510
Graphics adapter:Adreno 510
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:No / Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor:652
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor model:652

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0.1 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow / 7.1.1 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:2 / 3
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:10.6

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.303 / 5.71
Height:0.303 / 5.71
Weight:5.11
Width:2.76
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