BQ Aquaris A4.5, analysis of the first Android One for Spain

BQ Aquaris A4.5

The Spanish company bq marked a milestone in the history of Android with the launch of its new Aquaris A4.5 , the first device Android One to Spain and Portugal, and the first to officially reached already developed countries.

Google chose to bring us bq Spain this device input range whose main features are its screen 4.5 inches qHD , 4G LTE connectivity, its large 8-megapixel camera and above all the updates guaranteed for 24 months . Like the Nexus, the BQ Aquaris A4.5 will also be the first devices to upgrade to newer versions of Android. Google depends on your support


BQ Aquaris A4.5


BQ Aquaris A4.5

BQ Aquaris A4.5 has come to our market suggested retail price of 169.90 euros with a design and specifications that do not include much about what we can find in other models in the same range input. Made in plastic , we found a device in line with what we are accustomed and the manufacturer, device straight lines and corners slightly round it ** good quality finishes * getting create a device very robust. Your hand is feeling very good.

BQ Aquaris A4.5

All your physical buttons (on and volume) are located on the right side. At that side also we have a slot for microSD. On the left side we have two slots for both microSIM. On the lower side we have the microUSB connection. On the upper side audio output jack 3,5mmm. In the front we see that no physical navigation buttons and has frontal flash. And finally in the back we see that its dual flash camera and are in the upper left side. Its dimensions are 131.77 x 63.48 x 8.75 mm with a weight of only 115 grams .

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BQ Aquaris A4.5, hardware performance

BQ Aquaris A4.5, Specification
Physical dimensions 63.48 x 131.77 x 8.75 mm, 115 grams
Display 4.5 inch IPS
Resolution 540 x 960 (244.77 dpi)
Processor MediaTek MT6735M A53 Quad Core Cortex to 1 GHz
GPU Mali450-MP4 GPU 700 MHz
Graphics Processor ARM Mali T720-MP1 to 450 MHz
Report 16GB + microSD up to 64 GB
Version Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Connectivity 4G LTE Wireless 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
Connections Dual-SIM, MicroUSB and MicroSD
Sensors Brightness Sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, eCompass, Gyroscope
Cameras Rear:
8MP (dual flash and autofocus)
Opening ƒ / 2.0
sensor size 1 / 3.2 “
Focus range 0.1m ~ infinite number of lenses

5P HD video recording (720p) Front

5 Megapixel (flash)
Opening ƒ / 2.0 lens
Number 4P

Battery LiPo Battery 2470
Further details LED notification Dolby® sound technology FM Radio

Double tap 2 Microphones (noise canceller)

Price 169.90 euros

Bq Aquaris A4.5 it is a range of input device highly optimized to work with the hardware completely fluid bearing. It is very balanced. Your MediaTek processor MT6735M A53 quad-core 1GHz MP4 GPU Mali450-700 MHz and 1 GB of RAM have no problem moving fluidly and fast resolution 540 x 960 we found in his screen 4.5 inches (244.77 dpi), which incidentally has a good viewing angle, brightness and color range .

I had no problems on running correctly in the Bq Aquaris A4.5 most most powerful applications and games. Games like Limbo, Real Rancing 3 Hearts Valiants were Unkiller or fluids with a good frame rate, although naturally in many of the latest games will not be displayed with higher graphics.

With 16 GB (about 10.5 GB for the user) of internal memory expandable with microSD will not have storage problems. And with its battery of 2,470 mAh we will not have problems of autonomy, as in normal use can reach two days.

BQ Aquaris A4.5, Performance
AnTuTu 20,283 points
Quadrant 90 089 points
Vellamo Multicore: 1,151
Metal points: 763 points
Chrome Browser: 1620 points
3DMark Ice Storm: 3,279
PCMark 2,777 points
Epic Citadel Ultra high quality: 31.9 fps
BenchmarkPi 310 milliseconds post # 4239
Geekbench 3 Single- Core: 482 points
Multi-Core: 1,300 points


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Bq Aquaris A4.5, software


Bq Aquaris A4.5 we find the whole experience of Google, with almost pure Android. No changes to the interface by the manufacturer, added weight if we find that for example we see in the Nexus phones like the double tap function to lock and turn the display with two light touches, and two applications has gotten serial bq on the device and which we can not uninstall or disable.


bq applications are Bq Plus to contract insurance against breakage and theft, and Dolby Audio application that allows us to change the device equalized through various sound profiles. The remaining applications are are Google, which if we can disable.


Bq Aquaris A4.5 is practically a Nexus range of entry, but with the difference that the Android One usually a little later than upgrade to the new version of Android.



The camera’s Bq Aquaris A4.5 is one of the strengths of the device. It is very good to be a device input range. Its 8 megapixel camera with Opening ƒ / 2.0 and a sensor size 1 / 3.2 “ are defended very well, taking very sharp photos and good color representation when lighting conditions are good. Only it weakens when it is night, where practically becomes mandatory its dual LED flash.

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His way HDR get good results and photos with colors more vivid , very good processing high contrast. The camera really does just fine. With a focus very fast and a range of 0.1 m ~ infinity.


Its front 5-megapixel camera is not far back. With its opening ƒ / 2.0 and front LED flash get good selfies.


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Bq Aquaris A4.5 this is a great range of input device, in which everything will be fluid, with very good camera photos and has guaranteed 24 months faster updates by Google and Bq.

The price is not as tight, for 169.90 euros can find much better options. Here we are mainly paying a premium for the direct support of Google to be seen over the months that speed upgrade to newer versions of Android.

Bq Aquaris A4.5 I recommend it especially for someone very powerful to use the most popular applications to everyday device, but you want the confidence that comes from that Google promises fast support for newer versions of Android. If you want a mobile mainly to play powerful games have to look at other options in the middle or upper ranges.

 bq A4.5 Aquaris


Design 8.0
Display 7.0
Performance 6.0
House 8.0
Software 10
Autonomy 9


  • Google Updates
  • Good camera
  • to expand capacity MicroSD
  • Dual-SIM


  • Price little tight

The phone has been given for testing by bq. You can see our relationships with companies policy

News BQ Aquaris A4.5, analysis of the first Android One for Spain was originally published in Engadget Android by Cosmos .

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BQ Aquaris A4.5, analysis of the first Android One for Spain
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November 27, 2015

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