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BQ Aquaris V 32G: Pros and Cons

Android OS v7.1.2 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940
Adreno 505
3 GB / 32 GB
5.2 inch (720 x 1280 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus

BQ announced the launch of the Aquaris V 32G smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering this smartphone with 5.2 inch IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 SoC, and 3 GB of RAM. It comes with Android OS v7.1.2 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3100 mAh, non-removable battery. This phone features a high resolution 720 x 1280 px IPS display. The size of screen is 5.2 inch. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus). Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the BQ Aquaris V 32G smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device. The specifications below are from the official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you've seen any mistakes or things missing in these specifications, please let us know.

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BQ Aquaris V 32G specifications

BrandBQ
NameAquaris V 32G
ModelAQV32
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.82 oz
Dimensions5.83 x 2.87 x 0.33 inch
Colorsblack, gold
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of BQ Aquaris V 32G is about 5.82 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1.2 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505

The BQ Aquaris V 32G comes with Android OS v7.1.2 (Nougat) out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. It's a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.2 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.2 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5.2 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services you use. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The Aquaris V 32G has 32 GB. You can expand the internal storage (32 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera8 MP

The single camera can be enough for many smartphone users. It depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Aquaris V 32G comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Aquaris V 32G smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The Aquaris V 32G has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3100 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3100 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of Aquaris V 32G isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging, Quick Charge

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Aquaris V 32G smartphone has an accelerometer. The Aquaris V 32G phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. The fast charging technology comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this BQ phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • low-capacity battery
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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