Review for smartphone BQ Pro Twin: double classic
In the budget smartphones, the main thing – not to lose in the pursuit of relevance of some seemingly minor but important detail. BQ Twin Pro struggles to balance. Quite a large frame around a 5.5-inch display can be easily forgiven for its Full HD resolution. Plastic case for its neat design and a lack of propensity to collect fingerprints. Not very powerful platform for a decent amount of RAM.
Had BQ in the face of the Twin Pro to offer a universal solution to the question “what to
Stands in the very beginning to note the existence of a twin brother (that’s a pun) Twin Pro under the name Twin from the Pro version it has a reduced amount of memory (2 GB of the RAM + 16 GB of permanent).
|BQ Twin Pro||BQ Universe||Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus||ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1)||Honor 7X|
|Display||5.5 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||6.0 inch, IPS, 1528 × 720 pixels, 261 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||6.0 inch, IPS, 2160 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi; capacitive, multi-touch||5.99 inch, IPS, 2160 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi; capacitive, multi-touch||5.93 inch, IPS,
2160 × 1080 pixels, 407 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|Safety glass||No information||No information||No information||No information||No information|
|Processor||MT6750T MediaTek with eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.6 GHz + 4 × 1.0 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.4 GHz + 4 × 1.1 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (8 × 2 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636: eight cores Kryo 260 (8 × 1.8 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 659: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 2,36 GHz + 4 × 1.7 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||ARM Mali T860MP, 650 MHz||Adreno 505, 450 MHz||Adreno 506, 650 MHz||Adreno 509, 720 MHz||ARM Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz|
|RAM||4 GB||3 GB||3/4 GB||3/4 GB||4 GB|
|Flash memory||32 GB||32 GB||32/64 GB + microSD||32/64 GB||32/64 GB|
|Connectors||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, 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 + microSD card (separate)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM/GPRS/EDGE||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||WCDMA 900/2100||UMTS 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||UMTS 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 20||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 20||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 13 (400 Mbps), ranges 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 40||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20|
|Wi-Fi||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||802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz|
|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)|
|The main camera||Double module: 13 MP, ƒ/2,2 + 2 MP, autofocus, led flash||13 MP, ƒ/2.0, autofocus, led flash||12 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||Double module: 13 MP, ƒ/2,2 + 5 MP, phase detection autofocus, led flash||Double module: 16 MP, ƒ/2,2 + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, led flash|
|Front camera||8 MP, without autofocus, with flash||16 MP, ƒ/2.0, no autofocus, no flash||5 MP, without autofocus, with flash||8 MP, ƒ/2.2, and without autofocus, no flash||8 MP, ƒ/2.0, no autofocus, no flash|
|Food||Removable battery: 11,7 W·h (3080 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 11.4 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,28 W·h (4000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 19 WH (5000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 12,69 W·h (3340 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||154 × 77 × 8.2 mm||155 × 72,2 × 8.3 mm||158,5 × 75,5 × 8.1 mm||159 × 76 × 8.45 mm||156,5 × 75,3 × 7.6 mm|
|Weight||154 g||157 g||180 g||180 g||165 g|
|Protection from water and dust||No||No||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 7.1.2 Nougat, a private shell MIUI||Android 8.0 Oreo, shell ZenUI||Android 8.0 Oreo, Shell EMUI|
|Current price||9 990 rubles||12 990 rubles||10 900 rubles for the version 32 GB 13 700 rubles for the version with 64 GB||12 990 rubles for the version of 32 GB, 14 990 rubles for the version with 64 GB||from 11 000 rubles for a “grey” version with 32 GB memory up to 16 490 official with 64 GB|
Design, ergonomics and software
When some company in his budget smartphone “srisovyvanie” design famous and far more expensive device – it is easy to understand and accept. Apple usually gets that damn logical. The roots of the image of BQ Twin Pro c go to detect difficult – on the one hand, the smartphone looks classic, the other at the first sight of anything specific not like. However, to find the ends, rummaging in memory, still manages – rear panel charged Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Not the most obvious and a very interesting source of inspiration. The manufacturer even chide for it awkward.
The front part of the Twin Pro BQ is covered by tempered glass, and under the screen there was a place touch navigation keys. Old-fashioned, but space is a 5.5-inch display is left untouched by today’s standards, this diagonal is already possible to recognize small, so that such savings are substantiated.
The back is covered with plastic – gray or Golden brown. The smartphone is easily mistaken for a metal – masking is pretty good, but a tactile way to “hide” the plastic impossible. The advantages of such a solution – the stability of the smartphone to the macrocarpon and fingerprints and light weight – 157 grams.
Two camera lens is located in the transverse corrugated-strip, just a suggestive about last year’s flagship Huawei. Also equipped with rebrenyuk power key – nice attention to detail for a smartphone of this level.
But this attention is still a little not enough, when the creators decide where to place a fingerprint scanner. It is on the back – this is logical and correct, it is a natural position for the hands, but the fact that it is located very close to the bottom of the camera lens, inevitably leads to regular near misses and touches of the lens. Thanks though lower camera – not the main, and auxiliary (for forming artificial side) and its permanent suspendet rarely makes itself felt.
The layout of BQ Twin Pro without surprises, it really is a classic smartphone of the year, so for 2016: microUSB (underneath), and triple, not a hybrid, a slot for SIM-cards and memory cards, and a mini-Jack. To the eyes rolls a tear of nostalgia and easy joy for the fact that everything can be so reasonable and simple.
Unblock BQ Twin-Pro can be a variety of ways: with a password, PIN, pattern, fingerprint and voice recognition systems face. By default, the smartphone offers to use the fingerprint method is used for this capacitive sensor. The speed of operation is quite common. Face recognition is done using front camera alone is not too reliable and slower method to unlock the phone.
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BQ Twin Pro works with Google’s operating system Android 8.1 Oreo. Compared to the same BQ Universe did, in fact, has not changed: clean “robot”, but with a lot of preinstalled software. Works quickly and with a minimum of errors.
Display and sound
In BQ Twin Pro a 5.5-inch LCD display with IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. The pixel density of 401 ppi. Smartphone for 10 thousand rubles Full HD display may not be a feat, but still rare. Once again, pay attention to the classic screen format – 16:9. This means that no black frames in a variety of applications you will not see.
There is a polarizing film, and oleophobic coating – find the smartphone, without these layers, is almost impossible. Viewing angles are average color reproduction with a strong deviation of gaze from the perpendicular does not change, but the contrast drops sharply. The touchpad responds to five simultaneous touches, supports multi-touch gestures, work with gloves.
The main problem display BQ Twin Pro – low brightness. The measured level was 342 CD/m2. To use a smartphone on a Sunny day on the street uncomfortable to watch the image is still possible, but color fade, the contrast in the perception of the text is frankly not enough.
Contrast – 1059:1. Normal level for mobile IPS-matrix in this price range.
Configured display medium. The average gamma of the grayscale is to 2.06, and the curves are pretty stable. The color temperature is too high, but not much fluctuations in the level of 8 000 K. the Color space wider than the sRGB standard. Here BQ is likely to go on his footsteps – you may recall the same model Universe with a display that is configured rather to the space of NTSC. The average DeltaE deviation for the extended Color Checker palette (shades of gray + a wide set of colors) is at the rate of 5.44 3.00 and the standard of 2.00. For cheap smartphone – a very normal level.
In BQ the Twin Pro has a mini-Jack that allows you to connect a traditional earphone without adapter. A power supply can count on quality music even on the subway. To expect any audiophile feats from the Twin Pro is not worth it. Bluetooth is there, but without the support of LDAC or aptX protocols – transfer high-resolution audio wirelessly impossible. Single loud speaker, but is on the back – lying screen up smartphone will be smothered sound. All right with the microphone and earpiece to speak with BQ Twin Pro without any problems.