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Best BQ smartphones

In 2018, the BQ lineup was replenished with several impressive new products at once. And why are they so impressive, you can find out from our rating.

With the advent of the Russian company BQ on the mobile electronics market, domestic users finally got the opportunity to purchase an inexpensive and at the same time non- Chinese smartphone . The manufacturer’s catalog of 80 percent consists of models that, with very decent characteristics, have a price of up to 10 thousand rubles - which means they are considered budgetary.

In this article, we will introduce the five BQ gadgets that deserve special attention for one reason or another: some due to technical innovations, others due to their very modest price.

What line of smartphones are in the 2018 BQ catalog?

The catalog of BQ smartphones is so extensive that it will not be possible to distribute all the mobile devices of this company among the lines. But several rulers can still be distinguished:

  • Fox - super-budget smartphones, the cost of which ranges from 3000 to 4000 rubles. At the beginning of 2018, this line includes 4 gadgets.
  • Strike - a large line of devices in a metal version costing up to 10,000 rubles. In this line you can find, for example, Strike Power with a powerful battery and Strike Selfie, equipped with a 13-megapixel front camera.
  • Shark - protected gadgets. The line is still small - it includes only 2 devices.
  • Space - technological and productive smartphones. At the beginning of 2018, 3 models related to this line were sold - including the frameless Space X, which claims to be the flagship of the company.

Note that Aquaris is not a line of Russian BQ, but the Spanish company of the same name. Therefore, we will not consider Aquaris gadgets - we’ll better pay attention to those devices that, with a certain degree of irony, can be called domestic.


For a child / teenager

BQ-4583 Fox Power

  • Processor : 4-core Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Screen : 4.5 inches, resolution 854 × 480
  • Camera (main / front) : 5 megapixels / 2 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM) : 1 GB / 8 GB
  • Battery capacity : 2800 mAh

    Price: from 3,580 rubles

Advising which BQ smartphone to buy for a child, we focus not on cost at all - after all, in the manufacturer’s catalog there are models cheaper than 3 thousand rubles (for example, UP!). Fox Power is good in terms of price / functionality. The gadget is provided with a 4-core processor, which will allow the teenager to download and install not only games, but also useful applications. In addition, Fox has a “be healthy” battery - comparing with the notorious UP !, you can find that the latter has half the capacity of the battery.

Advantages :

  • Decent performance.
  • Capacious battery.
  • Many color options.
  • Modern operating system (Android 7.0).
  • The minimum price - the gadget is definitely "affordable" to any parent.
  • The presence of a front camera.

Disadvantages :

  • The display is modest in size.
  • Primitive design.

For football fans

BQ-5500L Advance Spartak Edition

  • Processor : 4-core MediaTek MT6753H, 1300 MHz
  • Screen : 5.45 inches, resolution HD + (1440 × 720)
  • Cameras (main / front) : 13 megapixels / 8 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM) : 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery capacity : 2500 mAh

    Price: from 9 490 rubles

The partnership between BQ and Spartak Football Club is no secret; since the 2017/2018 season, the manufacturer of mobile equipment has been the sponsor of the “red and white”. The emblem of the company flaunts on T-shirts "Spartak".

However, apparently, the business cooperation between BQ and Spartak is developing into some kind of a warmer and more frank feeling. In early February 2018, the electronics manufacturer introduced the Advance Spartak Edition. The gadget is different in that it is made in the style of the club - on the back of its face there are many beloved rhombuses and an image of the famous Roman gladiator, which, by the way, is applied using Ultraviolet Rays Printing technology and is embossed. On the design, pleasant surprises for the Spartak fan do not end there - the gadget contains several pre-installed club themes for the desktop, as well as the official anthem of Spartak, which can be put on the phone.

Advantages :

  • A special package of "Spartacus", which includes themes, the anthem of the football club, as well as its official mobile application.
  • Bright IPS screen with a trendy 18: 9 aspect ratio .
  • A wonderful 8-megapixel selfie camera with ONE TOUCH SHOT function - you can release the shutter by tapping on the fingerprint scanner.
  • Support for OTG - the "Spartak" gadget from BQ can be used as a power bank.

Disadvantages :

  • Low performance - the device is provided with a mediocre processor from MTK and a relatively small amount of RAM.

Buy BQ Advance Spartak Edition


The most reliable and durable

BQ-5003L Shark Pro

  • Processor : 4-core MediaTek MT6737, 1300 MHz
  • Screen : 5 inches, resolution HD (1280 × 720)
  • Cameras (main / front) : 8 megapixels / 8 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM) : 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery capacity : 3200 mAh

    Price: from 8 490 rubles

The February 2018 BQ novelty is an improved version of the Shark model. It is equipped with a more modern processor and sufficient RAM - after all, 1 GB of RAM is hardly capable of satisfying even an unassuming user today.

At the same time, Shark Pro is not inferior in reliability to its predecessor. The gadget boasts compliance with the IP65 standard - judging by the reviews, it is reliably protected from dirt and dust and can easily withstand short-term immersion under water without any problems.

Advantages :

  • Low price - as a rule, gadgets like Shark Pro are more expensive precisely because of their security.
  • Display with support for Full Lamination technology, which provides excellent color reproduction.
  • Front camera with high resolution.
  • Capacious battery.
  • Support for memory cards up to 128 GB.

Disadvantages :

  • Significant weight - 224 grams.
  • The design of Shark Pro leaves much to be desired - you cannot call it modern in any way.

With a huge battery

BQ-5005L Intense

  • Processor : 4-core MediaTek MT6737, 1300 MHz
  • Screen : 5 inches, resolution HD (1280 × 720)
  • Cameras (main / front) : 8 + 2 megapixels (dual) / 5 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM) : 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery capacity : 6000 mAh

    Price: from 6 899 rubles

The beginning of 2018 proved to be an extremely productive period for BQ. In addition to the improved secure gadget and the “Spartak” novelty, the company introduced the 5005L Intense smartphone, which is notable for being the most autonomous in its lineup. The manufacturer assures that without recharging the device will definitely last three days - and if you use the device sparingly, you can even count on 4 days.

An important feature of the BQ-5005L Intense is OTG support - thanks to this, you can use the gadget as a power bank and feed other mobile devices from it.

Advantages :

  • A large battery that provides a smartphone with up to 4 days of battery life.
  • Support 4G.
  • The presence of a fingerprint sensor .
  • Dual rear camera for impressive bokeh shots.
  • IPS display coated with 2.5D glass.
  • OTG support.

Disadvantages :

  • Due to the battery, the device has an impressive thickness of almost 12 mm.
  • The screen has quite large frames.

For those who don’t think without a selfie and a day

BQ-6000L Aurora

  • Processor : 8-core MediaTek Helio P25, 2400 MHz
  • Screen : 6 inches, resolution HD + (1440 × 720)
  • Cameras (main / front) : 13 + 5 megapixels (dual) / 20 + 8 megapixels (dual)
  • Memory (RAM / ROM) : 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity : 4010 mAh

    Price: from 14 280 rubles

The flagship device from BQ was “imprisoned” for those who regularly replenish their feed on Instagram with new original selfies . Aurora is one of the few mobile devices that are equipped with dual front cameras . The second “peephole” in front provides the user with a lot of possibilities - thanks to him, you can take widescreen selfies and take pictures of yourself as a loved one with the fashionable background blur effect.

Despite the fact that a paired selfie camera is considered the main advantage of the BQ Aurora, this smartphone has other advantages. He, for example, can boast of excellent performance, which is provided by a modern 8-core processor from MTK. Gamers will not have to compromise - Aurora can cope even with demanding games and applications without any problems.

Advantages :

  • Dual front camera with high resolution and a huge number of preset filters and settings.
  • Fast fingerprint scanner located very convenient.
  • Support for Face Unlock face recognition technology .
  • A sufficient amount of memory - both operational and user.
  • Excellent autonomy - even with its 6-inch screen, the smartphone can live 2-3 days without recharging.
  • Preloaded launcher.

Disadvantages :

  • Design "without a twist."
  • The smartphone does not support NFC - and therefore, payment via Android Pay .

Conclusion

If the buyer “wanders” into the BQ catalog in search of a budget phone, he will almost certainly find what he needs. BQ gadgets "do not grab stars from the sky" and rarely appear in the news, but better than other devices are suitable for the role of "workhorses".

The Russian BQ has already earned an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of "budget", and now is trying to conquer the middle price segment. And it should be noted that if she continues to produce as wonderful devices as Space X and Aurora turned out to be, her success is definitely not far off.

Comment

6 comments

  • Yes, my friend, you’re sick. The most deshmansky China, at a mark-up one and a half times to pay for the Moscow office, becomes “domestic” :) :) :). These devices with original logos cost 1.5-1.7 times cheaper on Ali. Muscovites the most greedy and cunning people on the planet.

  • For me, Aurora is the best smart in BQ, both the camera and the content are very good in principle, and the 4000 mAh battery is very good for android.

  • , I have a BQ5020 strike, I have been using it for 1'5 years, one is satisfied, one minus the battery is rather weak