BQ Aquaris X2 is the latest smartphone from BQ Mobile. The Android One smartphone is bezel-less and an update to last year’s Aquaris X smartphone. The Aquaris X2 comes loaded with lots of amazing features.
Apart from the 18:9 ratio screen the Aquaris X2 prides in, there’s a Snapdragon 636 chip onboard with an octa-core processor. It sports the trending dual rear camera as well, with a fingerprint scanner. Want to know more? Stay with me.
BQ Aquaris X2 Key Specs and Features
・5.65-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Android 8.O One with 4GB/3GB
・Octa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
・32GB/64GB built-in storage, upgradeable to 256GB
・12MP + 5MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・3100mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
The X2 smartphone has a plastic body with an aluminium frame which brings out the beauty of the design. With curved sides and edges, it allows for a perfect grip of the device. The protruding dual rear camera in a vertical position at the top left corner also adds to the beauty as well.
Then there’s the fingerprint scanner at the usual position. There’s a SIM tray by the left, while the volume keys and power button sits by the right side. Speaking of sides, it measures 8.3mm in thickness and weighs 163g overall. It’s available in Carbon Black and Sand Gold colours.
The bezel-less screen is definitely one of the highlights here, even though this isn’t BQ’s first smartphone with the trending display format. However, the screen dishes out an 18:9 aspect ratio with super minimal top and bottom bezel.
The 5.65-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has an impressive resolution for a midrange though. A resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels brings out vivid details and a pixel per inch density of 427. Apart from stretching up to 75.6% screen-to-body ratio, the details on the screen is pretty solid.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
The BQ Aquaris X2 has a Snapdragon 636 from Qualcomm. The octa-core processor clocks at a fast speed of 1.8GHz with 14nm FinFET process technology ensuring fast performance. The Adreno 509 graphics processor takes care of graphics.
Two versions are available here in terms of RAM and storage space, the standard version has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. While the cheaper variant boasts of 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. You can upgrade the storage to 256GB, while the RAM clocks at 833MHz. The BQ Aquaris X2 runs on Android 8.0 One edition.
The 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera takes breathtaking photographs. The 12MP shooter has f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.8″ sensor size and 1.29µm pixel size. Then the 5MP shooter has 1/5″ sensor size and 1.12µm pixel size respectively.
There’s also gyro-EIS, dual pixel phase detection, autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash and other features. The 8MP selfie shooter has f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size and other cool features such as the SoftNeuro patented technology. The technology helps produce a bokeh effect by detecting your face and blurring the background.
The BQ Aquaris X2 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3100mAh battery with fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
BQ Aquaris X2 is available on Shopping stores, starting from $349 to $399, that’s about (N120,000 – N140,000).
BQ Aquaris X2 Full Specs
・Announced: May 2018
・Status: Available. May 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Plastic, Aluminium
・Dimensions: 150.7 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm
・Colour: Carbon Black, Sand Gold
・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Pixel Density: 427ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 75.6%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo One
・Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 509
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/32GB
・Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes