As I anticipated yesterday, the Spanish label BQ just celebrated an event in which have expanded its range of smartphones and have done so with a new series consisting of three models that focus on the middle ranges and input. They are the Aquaris U Lite, Aquaris U and Aquaris U Plus.
While the nomenclature to indicate otherwise, new BQ terminals saved quite a few similar each other, your screen, that in all three cases being the most prominent maintains a diagonal of 5 inches and HD resolution. The differences are found in other sections such as cameras, memory or metallic design and present in the model U Plus fingerprint sensor. But not we advance, we see everything about the new series U Bq.
BQ Aquaris U, Aquaris U Lite and Aquaris U Plus, three flavors in the same size
BQ had remained silent since the announcement of the Aquaris X 5 Plus during the last edition of the Mobile World Congress trade show and for her return offer us not one, but three new models within the range that just opened: Aquaris U.
As we had already advanced, while there are other technical differences, the Spanish firm has chosen the same screen for the three models: a 5-inch LCD with HD resolution and density of 293 ppp, configuration suitable for the range medium is directed to this series. In addition, three panels will be covered with a sheet of heavy duty glass Dinorex.
Have not changed the screen size makes for all three models share virtually the same dimensions and weight, although the BQ Aquaris U Plus is out of the norm and bet by a slimmer chassis made of metal that makes it clear that it is the most complete model of the range, while the models U and U Lite are left with a polycarbonate chassis. But yes, the three share a unibody construction.
We also noticed the superiority of U Plus fingerprint sensor integrated in the rear, a piece that did not find in their presentation brothers and which will come very well to unlock the phone more safely.
BQ Aquaris U, technical specifications
Ye’ve already imagined, the BQ Aquaris U Lite is the most modest of this new trio. One of the differences with the other two members of the range is your processor Snapdragon 425 quad – core, a fairly simple chip that is accompanied by a 305 Adreno GPU.
On the other hand, the Aquaris U and U Plus mounted a Snapdragon 430, Despite being a chip for simple terminals, it offers support for 64-bit and eight cores, improvements to undoubtedly be noticed in the performance. The GPU in this case is a 505 Adreno.
The similarities are back with the memory and the three models integrate 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB capacity, one figure enough for multitasking respond smoothly. However, the BQ Aquaris U Plus scores somewhat and will come in a version that doubles the capacity to 32 GB and elevates the RAM to 3 GB.
We said that cameras are another point in which series or mark distances between its members and logically the Lite model is which stays with the simplest configuration. We are talking about a sensor of 8 megapixel camera with lens f/2.0, While the BQ Aquaris U raises the bar with a sensor of 13 megapixels and phase detection approach -Although that Yes, the lens closed the opening slightly to f/2.2 -.
The BQ Aquaris U Plus commitment by a 16 Megapixel sensor, also with focus detection phase and again a brighter lens (f/2.0). All three models are equipped with manual mode and support for RAW photos, In addition to a front camera of 5 megapixels with lens f/2.4.
In terms of connections, Dual SIM system is present in all three models, but We will have to choose to expand the memory with MicroSD or take advantage of SIM capabilities, the second Groove provides both functions. Also offer LTE, GPS, Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2 and connectors minijack and MicroUSB; the NFC chip is only reserved for Aquaris U. Finally, we highlight that they share the same 3.080 mAh battery and work with 6.0.1 Android Marshmallow.
BQ AQUARIS U LITE
BQ AQUARIS U
BQ AQUARIS U PLUS
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||145 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm and 140 g||145 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm and 140 g||144 x 70.5 x 7.8 mm and 142 gr|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||LCD 5 inches Resolution HD 1280 x pixels and 293 pppDinorex Crystal||LCD 5 inches Resolution HD 1280 x pixels and 293 pppDinorex Crystal||LCD 5 inches Resolution HD 1280 x pixels and 293 pppDinorex Crystal|
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon 425 quad – core GPU Adreno 305||Snapdragon 430 octa – core GPU Adreno 505||Snapdragon 430 octa – core GPU Adreno 505|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB||2/3 GB|
|MEMORY||16 GB + MicroSD 256 GB||16 GB + MicroSD 256 GB||16/32 GB + MicroSD 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|CAMERAS||Trasera:8 MP, f/2.0, shooting RAW, LED flash, manual control Front: 5 MP, f/2.4||Trasera:13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection approach, shooting RAW, LED flash, manual control Front: 5 MP, f/2.4||Trasera16 MP, f/2.0, shooting RAW, approach for detection of phase, LED flash, manual control Front: 5 MP, f/2.4|
|CONNECTIVITY||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS + GLONASS, MicroUSB||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS + GLONASS, MicroUSB||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS + GLONASS, MicroUSB|
|BATTERY||3.080 mAh||3.080 mAh||3.080 mAh|
BQ Aquaris U, price and availability
It is clear that the new series U is focused on the basic range, especially in the case of the U and U Lite, but more pulling the mid-range with U Plus, above all by the metallic design with fingerprint sensor, although not so much in processor. In the case of mobile at this level, a competitive price is essential not to miss in a saturated segment, and here BQ has maintained acceptable figures.
The BQ Aquaris U Plus will be released by 199.90 EUR in the version of 16 GB and 2 GB of RAM (32 GB model price has not been specified but refer to cost between 20 and 30 euros more), while the intermediate proposal, Aquaris U, drops to 169.90 EUR. The Aquaris U Lite is the simplest of the three, and it will cost 139.90 EUR.
About the availability, at the moment we know that BQ Aquaris U and the Aquaris Plus 16 GB and 2 GB RAM U reach the website of the brand this same Friday 30 of September and will be in stores on October 6, although the Plus U will come only in black, the Gold version will be delayed until the end of October. About the arrival on the market of the Aquaris U Lite only we know to be available before end of year.