Some of the common options that all the models in the bq Aquaris M range have is that they all come with LTE connectivity (Cat. 4). In this way, the company takes an important step in this section and allows users to take full advantage of 4G rates. In addition, there is also something important in all devices: the operating system that they integrate into Android Lollipop, which is already clear in the buttons that are included on the front of the phones.
Some differences between devices
One of the most important is that the bq Aquaris M model with a 4.5-inch screen integrates a processor MediaTek MT6735 quad-core (Mali 450MP2 GPU) while terminals with 5 and 5.5-inch displays integrate a Snapdragon 615 from Qualcomm with eight “cores” (Adreno 405 graphics card). The fact is that in all cases we are talking about models compatible with 64-bit architecture, which is a good detail to get the most out of Android Lollipop.
The way of acting with regard to cameras is also maintained, since terminals with larger screens include a main one of 13 megapixels and 5 Mpx front. For its part, the bq Aqueras M with a 4.5-inch screen integrates an 8 megapixel rear and the front is the same as that of its “brothers” in the product range.
As it cannot be otherwise, the batteries are different loads, which is undoubtedly due to the size of the terminals. The smallest model has a 2,400 mAh charge, while the five-inch goes up to 3.00 mAh and, finally, the largest of all the bq Aquaris M has a 3,300 mAh component. Regarding internal storage, this is in a range between 8 and 32 GB (expandable through the use of microSD cards), depending on each model.
Higher quality screens
Yes, this is because the integrated panels in all the models in the range (bq Aquaris M4.5, Aquaris M5 and Aquaris M5.5) are of the type Quantum Color +, which improves the spectrum of light they offer. By the way, they include fingerprint protection so that this is not even a problem on a day-to-day basis. Regarding the resolution of the panels, the smallest model offers 960 x 540 (245 dpi), while the 5 and 5.5-inch models reach Full HD quality (400 and 440 dpi, respectively).
Regarding the colors with which all the models are put on sale, these are the black and white in plastic (polycarbonate). Its resistance has been improved compared to the previous range, since it includes a bilayer for sun protection and, also, anti-fingerprints. The dimensions of the presented phones are as follows:
- Aquaris M4.5: 63.48 x 131.77 x 8.75 mm
- Aquaris M5: 69.4 x 143 x 8.4mm
- Aquaris M5.5: 75.5 x 151.8 x 8.5 mm
By the way, all the members of the bq Aquaris M range will reach the market in free and Dual SIM format. Regarding prices, nothing is known at the moment, but the normal thing is that they are in a range between 200 and 300 euros.