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BQ Aquaris X5

BQ Aquaris X5
alaScore 87

75 reviews

Jul, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of BQ Aquaris X5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and battery are overall positive. The camera and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the screen.

performance, price, camera, battery, durability


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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

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 : Andrew Williams (

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 : Chris Barraclough (

BQ Aquaris X5 Review: In Depth


BQ Aquaris X5 Review: We review this O2-exclusive 5-inch smartphone, which boasts the smart and highly customisable Cyanogen OS and a 13-megapixel camera. Here in...

Sharp, attractive screen ; Cyanogen OS ; Long battery life

Iffy performance ; Inferior cameras

The BQ Aquaris X5 costs £19.50 a month from

Dec, 2015


Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

BQ Aquaris X5 Smartphone Review


BQ's Aquaris X5 features a sleek metal design but are the photos it captures as impressive as its design?

Pleasing image quality ; Simple to use ; Decent screen ; Long battery life ; Great Photo Editor ; Slow Motion Capture ; Front "Selfie" LED flash

Can struggle with scenes with a high dynamic range ; Video and slow motion captures are soft ; Purple fringing is present on some shots

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Oh well


never used a smartphone before. inserted the sim into the phone without a tray. argos said its my fault. trying to contact the manufacturer by myself buts thier customer service is hard to get through since they are based on mainland europe. and when...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (

Worst purchase possible


First of all, it takes like 3-5 minutes to start when you turn it on every time (sometimes it doesn't even turn on the first time you try and have to keep trying). Second huge problem: it gets stucked/freezed ALL THE TIME and the biggest issue is that...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (

A good solid phone


It is so good to see a Cyanogen phone that's easily available. A phone without all the nonsense manufacturers often put on.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (

my BQ aquarius x5 cyanogen


i love is very good phone

Jun, 2016

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