BQ Aquaris X2 Pro is the advanced version of the Aquaris X2 smartphone we reviewed earlier. The Pro version comes with a faster octa-core processor and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One skin, more like a stock Android.
There are other features that experienced improvement here as well, like the 128GB storage and 6GB RAM space. A much powerful Snapdragon 660 chip is doing all the work underneath giving you a faster experience. Let’s find out what else the Aquaris X2 Pro comes with?
BQ Aquaris X2 Pro Key Specs and Features
・5.65-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Android 8.1 One with 4GB/6GB
・Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
・128GB/64GB built-in storage, upgradeable to 256GB
・12MP + 5MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・3100mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
The X2 Pro has an aluminium alloy overall unibody unlike its sibling, this makes the Pro version look more premium and classy overall. That’s not all, there’s a Corning Gorilla Glass at the back, this will make the device reflect light beautifully and amazingly well.
The dual rear camera is still in the usual position at the top left corner with the LED flash underneath. While the fingerprint scanner sits at its usual position. It measures 8.4mm in thickness and weighs 168g, making it heavier than its sibling. You can get it in Midnight Black, Glaze White and Deep Silver colours.
This might be a little bit disappointing to big screen lovers, there’s no bigger screen variant in terms of Pro here. The screen still remains the same in terms of size and 18:9 aspect ratio. As usual, there are no narrow bezels in sight, with super minimal top and bottom bezel.
The 5.65-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen dishes out an amazing display. A resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and a pixel per inch density of 427, bringing out the screen pretty nicely. Apart from stretching up to 75.6% screen-to-body ratio, it has a low-temperature polysilicon.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
Under the hood, the Snapdragon 660 from Qualcomm takes charge having an 8-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The octa-core processor runs at an impressive speed of 2.2GHz with 14nm FinFET process technology ensuring fast performance. The Adreno 512 graphics processor dominates graphics.
Two versions are available here in terms of RAM and storage space, the standard version has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. While the cheaper variant boasts of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space. You can upgrade the storage up to 256GB, while the RAM clocks at 833MHz. The BQ Aquaris X2 Pro 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 Pro is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3100mAh battery with fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
BQ Aquaris X2 Pro is available on Shopping stores, starting from $399 to $449, that’s about (N140,000 – N160,000).
FULL SPECIFICATION OF BQ AQUARIS X2 PRO
・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: Aluminium, Glass
・Dimensions: 150.7 x 72.3 x 8.4 mm
・Colour: Midnight Black, Glaze White, Deep Silver
・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 2.2GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 512
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/128GB
・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