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BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition (2015) review

Ubuntu OS v14.10
Mediatek MT6582
Mali-400 MP2
1 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

BQ announced the launch of the Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition phone with 5 inches display, Mediatek MT6582 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition comes with Ubuntu OS v14.10 out of the box, and a Li-Po 2500 mAh battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 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 E5 HD Ubuntu Edition specifications

BrandBQ
NameAquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition
ModelAQE5HDU
Release date2015

Body

The weight of BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition is about 4.73 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BQ phone are average (5.59 x 2.8 x 0.34 inches).

Weight4.73 oz
Dimensions5.59 x 2.8 x 0.34 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The BQ Aquaris E5 HD 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 E5 HD Ubuntu Edition screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes, up to 5 fingers

Memory

The internal memory of BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Aquaris E5 HD 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 camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The BQ Aquaris E5 HD 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 E5 HD 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, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 2500 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 E5 HD Ubuntu Edition is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Po 2500 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 E5 HD 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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