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BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition (2015) review

Ubuntu OS v14.10
Mediatek MT6582
Mali-400 MP2
1 GB / 8 GB
4.5 inches (540 x 960 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

BQ announced the launch of the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone with 4.5 inches display, Mediatek MT6582 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition comes with Ubuntu OS v14.10 out of the box, and a Li-Po 2150 mAh battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (540 x 960 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition specifications

BrandBQ
NameAquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition
ModelAQE45U
Release date2015

Body

The weight of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is about 4.34 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BQ phone are average (5.24 x 2.64 x 0.35 inches).

Weight4.34 oz
Dimensions5.24 x 2.64 x 0.35 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition comes with Ubuntu OS v14.10 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionUbuntu OS v14.10
SoCMediatek MT6582
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2

Display

The size of Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches IPS display of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition with 540 x 960 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes, up to 5 fingers

Memory

The internal memory of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 2150 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Po 2150 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BQ phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsDragontrail Glass, Dual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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