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BQ Aquaris M5 (2015) review

Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Adreno 405
2 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

BQ announced the launch of the Aquaris M5 smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the BQ Aquaris M5 phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The BQ Aquaris M5 comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3120 mAh battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 1920 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 M5 specifications

BrandBQ
NameAquaris M5
ModelAQM5
Release date2015

Body

The weight of BQ Aquaris M5 is about 5.08 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BQ phone are average (5.63 x 2.73 x 0.33 inches).

Weight5.08 oz
Dimensions5.63 x 2.73 x 0.33 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The BQ Aquaris M5 comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
CPUOcta-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 405

Display

The size of Aquaris M5 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of BQ Aquaris M5 with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes, up to 10 fingers

Memory

The internal memory of BQ Aquaris M5 (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Aquaris M5 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
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The BQ Aquaris M5 supports 2G, 3G and 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 M5 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3120 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 M5 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Po 3120 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 M5 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, hall, 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 M5, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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