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BQ Aquaris U (2016) review

Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
Adreno 505
2 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

BQ announced the launch of the Aquaris U smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the BQ Aquaris U phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The BQ Aquaris U comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3080 mAh, non-removable battery.

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BQ Aquaris U specifications

BrandBQ
NameAquaris U
ModelAQU
Release date2016

Body

The weight of BQ Aquaris U is about 4.94 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BQ phone are average (5.71 x 2.81 x 0.33 inches).

Weight4.94 oz
Dimensions5.71 x 2.81 x 0.33 inches
Colorsgray
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The BQ Aquaris U comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505

Display

The size of Aquaris U screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches LCD display of BQ Aquaris U with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeLCD
Screen size5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BQ Aquaris U (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 U 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, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The BQ Aquaris U 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 U comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Aquaris U 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
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3080 mAh, non-removable 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 U isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 3080 mAh, non-removable

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 U 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
SpecialsDual 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 U, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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