The Russian company BQ, as a rule, focuses on a budget device, releasing for the most part, smartphones and tablets with price less than 10 thousand rubles. But BQ Space X does not fit into the frame, proving, in fact, the flagship of the model range of the company. His ambition, he confirms not only the price of 14 000 rubles, but also a set of features: the aforementioned screen format 18:9 and double the “frontalka” added Qualcomm platform (even if it is Snapdragon 430), rear camera with phase detection autofocus and a number of interesting features.

This removes some of the questions about the price, but still main – about the name. On stage want to be Elon musk, but it most likely will never know about the existence of this smartphone. Well, we assume it is a kind of “cosmic” joke.

Specifications

  BQ Space X Blackview S8 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Honor 6X Meizu M5 Note
Display 5.7 inch, IPS, 1440 × 720 pixels and 282 ppi capacitive, multi-touch 5.7 inch, IPS, 1440 × 720 pixels and 282 ppi capacitive, multi-touch 5.5 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi capacitive, multi-touch 5.5 inch, IPS,
1080 × 1920 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch
5.5 inch, IPS,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch
Safety glass No information No information No information No information No information
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.4 GHz + 4 × 1.1 GHz) MT6750T MediaTek with eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.6 GHz + 4 × 1.0 GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (8 × 2 GHz) HiSilicon Kirin 655: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 2.1 GHz + 4 × 1.7 GHz) MediaTek MT6755M Helio P10: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.8 GHz + 4 × 1.1 GHz)
Graphics controller Adreno 505, 450 MHz ARM Mali T860MP, 650 MHz Adreno 506, 650 MHz ARM Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 550 MHz
RAM 3 GB 4 GB 3/4 GB 3 GB 3/4 GB
Flash memory 32 GB + microSD 64 GB + microSD 32/64 GB + microSD 32 GB + microSD 16/32/64 GB + microSD
Connectors MicroUSB, 3.5 mm USB Type-C, 3.5 mm MicroUSB, 3.5 mm MicroUSB, 3.5 mm MicroUSB, 3.5 mm
Slot for memory card There There There There There
SIM card 2 x nano-SIM 1 × micro-SIM + 1 × nano-SIM/microSD (universal) 1 × micro-SIM + 1 × nano-SIM/microSD (universal) 2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal) 2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)
Cell 2G connection GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G cellular communications WCDMA 900/2100 WCDMA 850/900/2100 DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz
Cellular 4G LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 720 LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7 LTE Cat. 6 (300 Mbps, 50 Mbps), ranges 1, 3, 5, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41 LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41
Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz 802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz 802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.0
NFC No No No There No
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)
Fingerprint scanner There There There There There
The main camera 16 MP, ƒ/2, phase detection autofocus, led flash 13 MP, ƒ/2 + a secondary camera of 0.3 MP, autofocus, dual-led flash 13 MP, ƒ/2, phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash 12 MP, phase detection autofocus, led flash; a secondary camera — 2 MP 13 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video
Front camera 20 MP + 8 MP (wide), without autofocus, with flash 13 MP + a secondary camera of 0.3 MP, without autofocus, with flash 5 MP, without autofocus, with flash 8 MP, no autofocus, no flash 8 MP, no autofocus, no flash
Food Removable battery: 11.4 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 12,08 W·h (3180 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 15,58 WH (4100 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 12,69 W·h (3340 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V)
Size 152 × 72,9 × 8.3 mm 154 × 71,9 × 8.5 mm 151 × 76 × 8.5 mm 150 × 76,2 × 8.2 mm 153,6 ×75,8 ×8.1 mm
Weight 161 g 190 g 165 g 162 g 138 g
Protection from water and dust No No No No No
Operating system Android 7.1.2 Nougat, own shell Android 7.1.1 Nougat, own shell Android 6.0 Marshmallow, private shell MiUI Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell EMUI Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Flyme
Current price 13 990 rubles 13 000 rubles 11 000 13 000-15 000 12 300 rubles
   

BQ Space X – information about the hardware according to the application CPU Z

Design, ergonomics and software

BQ didn’t invent the design Space X, referring to the precepts of the Suprematist Malevich. Turned out, of course, not the black square and black rectangle, but the meaning remains the same. Other color options are not provided – a rarity for our time, when almost every model can be found in 3-4 colors.

But pleasing materials – here the Space X corresponds to its “flagship” (BQ) status: front panel is covered with a slightly curved 2.5 D glass is certainly tough, and the rest of the case is aluminum, with a small plastic “spacers” to ensure that antennas do not just were in the building, and really worked.

BQ Space X, faceplate: display in addition to the two front camera lens earpiece with indicator, light sensor and flash

The beauty of screen format 18:9 – not only is that exactly the same of the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and iPhone X, but that it occupies the maximum area of the front panel. Due to this, in the case of relatively small dimensions (152 × 72,9 × 8.3 mm) it is possible to fit a 5.7-inch display. Personally, I operate it with one hand is still not obtained, but nothing absolutely impossible in this – the side frames are practically absent, the space above the screen and beneath the left also minimal.

BQ Space X, rear panel: the camera unit with its lens and single flash and a fingerprint scanner

BQ was not to be original and in management. Through the use of a large display can be placed on it, the navigation strip without seriously affecting user comfort. As a result, the area under the screen has been possible to reduce extremely. Mini-Jack is left intact – fashion fashion, but we need to respect the boundaries of decency in pursuit of her.

BQ Space X, the left side: slot for a memory card and two nano-SIM

BQ Space X, right side: the power key and volume adjustment

Physical controls (the power key and volume control) placed on the right side, audio Jack on top and charging port and connecting to computer – to-bottom. And it’s microUSB and not the USB Type-C, which expect to see here, looking at the other features of the Space X. Why does rapidly leaving in the past the standard — remains a mystery.

BQ Space X, the upper-face: mini-Jack for headphone/headset

BQ Space X, bottom side: the microUSB port and the lattice dynamics in mono

The fingerprint scanner located on the rear panel, under the camera unit. To confuse them by feel is almost impossible, and from the point of view of human anatomy is the most reasonable way to accommodate this sensor. It can be used to unlock the phone and a separate app – that’s it. NFC-module in the Space X there, so pay at terminals that support Android Pay, it is, alas, impossible.

   

BQ provided unlock using person that you need to set the settings. By default, when you launch the smartphone offers a classic way — with the help of fingerprints.

BQ Space X


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The peculiarity of the smartphone BQ is manifested not in its design and in the design workspace. Here we use the Android version 7.1.2, but with a proprietary shell, with a number of features from the original filled blinds notifications with two screens and redrawn (normally, by the way) fonts to extensive integration of local applications. For example, the browser defaults to Yandex, there is also a feature-rich and UC Browser is not convenient, and in addition to the standard Google search bar on the second screen of the smartphone you can find the same from “Yandex”. In the notifications we see a set of Russian services to which you can attach, for example, the application of the service “Yandex.Zen”. But you can keep the default view – here we have a choice.

In General, the shell is even slightly overloaded, but to call it unsuccessful, I did not turn the language. She works quickly enough, services not pushy, and changes – critical for usability. Is that not enough stability for me during testing was pursued by regular flights from the underlying applications.

Source: 3dnews.ru

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