The Russian company BQ, she is Bright & Quick, produces only budget phones, smartphones and tablets. And in the new reality on the Russian market products are in stable demand. Sometimes even the company allows itself to be original and produces, for example, BQ-5071 Belief, who immediately called the first Muslim smartphone. This is a typical budget Android smartphone, but it is the application to notify you about prayer time, showing the nearest mosques on the map, and establishments with a Halal menu. This “uniqueness” it may seem far-fetched, but why not?

BQ-5032 Element, official portrait

New BQ-5032 Element nothing of the kind is different, but if you look at the prices of the products BQ, it turns out that the hero of today’s review is one of the most expensive. He asked for exactly 9 990 rubles, the most expensive will cost you only BQS-4800 Blade. And means to position the new device should not only as a flagship for the city.

Specifications

BQ-5032 Element ZTE Blade A610 Plus Willeyfox Swift 2 Plus ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Honor 5A
Screen 5 inch, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels, 294 ppi, capacitive multitouch 5.5 inch, IPS,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch
5 inch, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels, 294 ppi, capacitive multitouch 5.2 inches, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels and 282 ppi, capacitive multitouch 5 inch, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels, 294 ppi, capacitive multitouch
Safety glass No data No data Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with oleophobic coating No data No data
Processor MediaTek MT6735: four cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.3 GHz) MT6750 MediaTek with eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.5 GHz + 4 × 1.1 GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937: eight cores ARM Cortex-A7 (8 × 1.4 GHz) Mediatek MT6737M: four cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1,25 GHz MediaTek MT6735: four cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.3 GHz)
Graphics controller Mali T720MP2, 600 MHz The Mali-T860, MP2, 500 MHz Qualcomm Adreno 505, 450 MHz Mali-T720MP2, 600 MHz Mali T720MP2, 600 MHz
RAM 3 GB 2 GB 3 GB 2/3 GB 2 GB
Flash memory 16 GB 16 GB 32 GB 16/32 GB 16 GB
Connectors 1 × microUSB 1 × microUSB 1 × USB Type C 1 × microUSB 1 × microUSB
1 headset Jack 3.5 mm 1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm 1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm 1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm 1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm
2 × micro-SIM 1 × nano-SIM 1 × micro-SIM 1 × micro-SIM 2 x nano-SIM
1 × microSD 1 × nano-SIM/microSD (universal) 1 × nano-SIM/microSD (universal) 1 × nano-SIM/microSD (universal) 1 × microSD
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 DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz DC-HSPA 900/2100 MHz 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, 7, 20, 38, 39, 40, 41 LTE Cat. 7 (300 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41 LTE Cat.4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 20, 38, 39, 40, 41 LTE Cat.4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41 LTE Cat.4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 3, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.0
NFC No No There No No
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Sensors Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), pedometer Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass) Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)
Fingerprint scanner No There There There No
The main camera 16 MP, ƒ/2.2, and contrast autofocus, led flash 13 MP, ƒ/2.0, contractnegotiations, led flash 16 MP, ƒ/2.2, and contrast detection autofocus, dual-led flash 13 MP, ƒ/2.2, and contractnegotiations, led flash 13 MP, ƒ/2.2, and contractnegotiations, led flash
Front camera 8 MP, fixed focus 8 MP, fixed focus 8 MP, fixed focus 5 MP, fixed focus 5 MP, fixed focus
Food Removable battery: 9,12 W ·h (2400 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: 19 WH (5000 mAh, 3.8 V) Removable battery: of 10.26 W·h (2700 mAh, 3.8 W) Removable battery: 15.7 W·h (4130 mAh, 3.8 W) Removable battery: a 8.36 WHr (2200 mAh, 3.8 V)
Size 145 × 70,5 × 8.5 mm 155 × 76,2 × 9.8 mm 143 × 72 × 8,6 mm 149,5 × 73,7 × 8.6 mm 144 × 72 × 8.9 mm
Weight 144 g 189 g 155 g 148 g 132 g
Protection from water and dust No No No No No
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow, own shell Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell MiFavor Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Cyanogen OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell ASUS ZenUI 3.0 Android 5.5 Lollipop, shell EMUI 3.1
Current price 9 990 rubles 14 990 rubles 12 990 rubles 12 990 rubles 8 990 rubles
   

Design, ergonomics and software

As practice shows, the maximum diagonal, at which the smartphone remains usable with one hand, five inches, provided that the side frame is not too wide. Case BQ-5032 Element in this plan was surprisingly good. The frame around the screen is very moderate, and the smartphone is thin enough so as not to bring any problems being in the pocket of my jeans.

Of course, it was silly to expect that the smartphone at that price would be “dressed” in a metal case with exquisite design. BQ-5032 Element is reserved and modest. All items are made of plastic, but the perimeter of the body successfully imitates the aluminium due to the silver edging.


A bit unusual to see microUSB connector, located in the center of the lower end, and at the very edge. At first it may be hard to break the habit of sticking the cable in the center. But in General, we cannot say that the location is unfortunate – it does not prevent you to use your smartphone while charging.

 

The back cover is removable, under it there is a replacement battery 2400 mAh and two slots for SIM-cards, one of which can be put on a flash drive. The cover better to remove and install caution: it is clear that the design is tested, but when removing or installing panels too dangerous crunch of the latch, and the lid is curved – and that look will break. Although something like ribs is present – in the photo they look like a honeycomb. But, frankly, it’s hard to believe that they are able to protect the cover under heavy loads.

In General, BQ-5032 Element is presented in two colors – Golden with white and black. We are dealing with the second option. In reality, this shade looks prettier than in the pictures: the deeper the color of the cover, which from a distance could be mistaken for metal, depending on the lighting seem “wet asphalt”, and blue, and purple.

The smartphone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on nameless proprietary shell. Concerns about the slowness of the operating system was not confirmed – everything works quickly and smoothly. Animation twitches when scrolling fast and frequent switching between screens – smartphone pleased.

   

But the software and pre-installed software raises many questions. First, the smartphone is literally inundated with programs of questionable utility, while the really critical applications there. For example, there is an online store of clothing and shoes, there are app Aliexpress, there is even a client avito.ru but the basic app for taking notes was not. The notebook, of course, can be downloaded from Play Market. But applications with sales of tickets, reservation of hotels, charity and so on also exist in the digital store, but they somehow fixed immediately.

   

Second, the main default screen offers just the search string “Yandex” (which is not so easy to see on Google if you want) and four icons to run the games. Or rather, not even to run and to install them from Google Play. The game can be installed for free, but successfully complete at least one of them without additional payments is unlikely.

   

Thirdly, the category of “gesture Recognition” in the settings contains a bit not what you expect. We can assume that it is configured to draw symbols to quickly open apps in smartphones Huawei, but in fact it is the settings for automatic screen brightness, reminder through the vibration of the quiet operation and pause for alarm when the revolution of the smartphone.

Source: 3dnews.ru

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