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BQ Aquaris U (2016) review

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BQ Aquaris U / AQU

The BQ Aquaris U (AQU) smartphone released in 2016. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

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

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BQ Aquaris U (AQU) specifications

Brand
BQ
Name
Aquaris U
Type
AQU
Launch
2016

Body

Weight
140 g
Dimensions
145 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm
Colors
gray
SIM type
Nano SIM

System

The BQ Aquaris U runs on Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but the Aquaris U's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

OS
Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
CPU
Octa-core, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU
Adreno 505

Display

Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 5 inches LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Technology
LCD
Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280 px
Multitouch
yes

Memory

The smartphone's memory (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a microSD card.

RAM
2 GB
Internal storage
16 GB
External storage
microSD

Camera

The camera of the BQ Aquaris U is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone.

Front camera
5 MP
Rear camera
13 MP
4160 x 3120 px
autofocus
Flash
LED

Connectivity

Aquaris U is 3G and 4G capable. This smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. The Aquaris U comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality for transferring content with other NFC-enabled devices. This BQ smartphone has FM radio receiver.

GSM
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network
2G / 3G / 4G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
v4.2, A2DP
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
yes
FM radio
yes
USB
microUSB 2.0
Audio
3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3080 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup.

Type
Li-Po 3080 mAh, non-removable

Features

The smartphone sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The phones's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display. The Aquaris U has Dual SIM capability, which means that you can insert two different SIM cards and use them both from one phone.

Sensors
accelerometer
compass
gyroscope
hall
light
proximity
Specials
Dual SIM

Links

Official site
http://www.bq.com/

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