The Spanish company, Bq did a great job with the last generation of smartphones Aquaris and displaying the rhythm to which moves the industry nobody misses you see that the company launched its new Aquaris E.
On this occasion we show the smartphone Bq Aquaris E5 HD that gives a twist to the original design of the Aquaris line and its predecessor Aquaris 5 HD and offers improvements that go beyond the flat aesthetic.
Xataka Android already analyzed thoroughly the Aquaris E5 HD terminal, with a 5-inch screen and a good value for money. We are facing a terminal dualSIM of mid-range with Mediatek heart that works on Android 4.4.2.
It is the natural successor of Aquaris 5 HD and shows remarkable improvements in the field of design and some more modest in terms of hardware. As we see, the Aquaris E5 HD It makes use of a screen with the same features as its predecessor panel, i.e., a 5-inch IPS and resolution 720 p, a glass finish with resistance to impact and scratches Dragon Trail. It is a screen that looks good, but is behind other terminals of this category, which have already made the leap to 1080 p resolutions. Indeed there is the Aquaris 5FHD model whose main difference compared to the model we show is in the resolution of screen, in addition to the SoC (octa – core) and price.
The processor Mediatek It is one of the novelties of the terminal that looks like the Quad-core go to 1.3 GHz and a Mali GPU 400 MP4. The performance is slightly more than the Aquaris 5 HD and where improvements are really noticeable is in the autonomy thanks to a battery of 2500 mAh.
The design section is where Bq is committed with force and is that we we have a much more lightweight, 132 grams, with a revamped line. We have a back cover with rounded edges, which leaves a black frame in which the display is built-in.
On the left side we have the buttons lock and volume control, on the side right we have two trays for microSIM cards. If you look at the bottom micro-perforations for microphone and speaker as well as the microUSB connector, while the minijack connector we have at the top and a small cover that it hides the slot microSD.
The back reveals a Chamber of 13 megapixel with autofocus and LED flash whose photographs have surprised us even in HDR mode even if leaving is not the fastest on the market in terms of speed of approach.
This terminal is one of the first chip Mediatek to reach the market with Android KitKat 4.4.2 with very little customization, i.e. Android pure except a couple of own applications Bq or the FM radio apart from features like for example, unlocking with double-tap on the screen.
In short, are facing a terminal that is interesting for users seeking a mid-range Smartphone, with a price below 200 euros and that gives a twist to the design of the line Bq by placing them in a good way but does not provide a substantial difference in specifications against his predecessor.