Review for smartphone BQ O Magic: without frames and without a notch
BQ brings flagship chips in their budget smartphones slowly, never introducing them all at once. But Magic O BQ (BQ-6464L) makes a serious leap in this direction: then the screen with minimal framework (okay, it was in the same Magic S), and a hole in the screen instead of the cut-“monobrow”, and triple rear-facing camera, and… the lack of mini-Jack.
The emphasis in BQ Magic O is made primarily on the design, but also features the manufacturer absolutely could not pass over: here is the hardware platform Mediatek Helio P23 with 3 GB of RAM, large LCD display (diagonal 6.35 inch) with HD resolution and battery capacity of 3900 mA·h, and triple the camera should take its not only the number of modules.
Also, perhaps we should say that along with the Magic O, which can be called conditional “flagship” among the smartphones of the brand, released as a Junior model of this series — Magic E: dual camera, small battery (2950 mAh), conventional cut instead of a corner hole, but also a very modnenky at a price of six thousand rubles. Magic O on the start 8 is available for 490 rubles. See what’s included in this price.
|Magic O BQ (BQ-6464L)||Aurora SE BQ (BQ-5732L)||Xiaomi Redmi Note 7||Huawei Y6||8A Honor|
|Display||6.35 inch, IPS, 1560 × 720 pixels, 271 ppi; capacitive, multi-touch||5.86 inch, IPS, 1520 × 720 pixels, 287 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||6.3 inch IPS, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 409 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||6.09 inch, IPS, 1560 × 720 pixels and 282 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||6.09 inch, IPS, 1560 × 720 pixels and 282 ppi capacitive, multi-touch|
|Safety glass||No information||No information||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||No information||No information|
|Processor||Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V: eight cores (4 x Cortex A53 2.0 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.65 GHz)||Mediatek Helio P60: eight cores (4 x Cortex A73 2.0 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 2.0 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660: eight cores Kryo 260 processor 2.2 GHz||Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (8 × 2.0 GHz)||Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 2.3 GHz + 4 × 1.8 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 770 MHz||ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 800 MHz||Adreno 512, 850 MHz||PowerVR GE8320||PowerVR GE8320|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB||3/4 GB||2 GB||3 GB|
|Flash memory||32 GB||32 GB||32/64/128 GB||32 GB||32/64 GB|
|Connectors||USB Type-C||USB Type-C, 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, 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||2 x nano-SIM||2 x nano-SIM||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 MHz||WCDMA 900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 20, 38||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20||LTE Cat. 12 (600 Mbps), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 8, 20||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 40|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 b/g/n/ac; 2.4 GHz/5GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4 GHz/5GHz||802.11 b/g/n 2.4 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, BeiDou|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor||Proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)|
|The main camera||Triple module: 13 + 2 + 0,3 MP, ƒ/2.0, autofocus, led flash||Double module: 13 + 5MP, ƒ/2.0, autofocus, led flash||Double module: 48 MP, ƒ/1,8 + 5 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||13 MP, ƒ/1.8, autofocus, led flash||13 MP, ƒ/1.8, autofocus, led flash|
|Front camera||5 MP, ƒ/2.2, and without autofocus, no flash||8 MP, ƒ/2.2, and without autofocus, no flash||13 MP, without autofocus, no flash||8 MP, ƒ/2.0, no auto focus, with flash||8 MP, ƒ/2.0, no autofocus, no flash|
|Food||Removable battery: 14,82 WH (3900 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: 11,47 W·h (3020 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 11,47 W·h (3020 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||159,1 × 75,2 × 9 mm||149,5 × 72,3 × 8.1 mm||159,2 × 75,2 × 8.1 mm||156,3 × 73,5 × 8 mm||156,3 × 73,5 × 8 mm|
|Weight||179 g||162 g||186 g||150 g||150 g|
|Protection from water and dust||No||No||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie shell MIUI||Android 9.0 Pie shell EMUI||Android 9.0 Pie shell EMUI|
|Current price||8 490 rubles||7 490 rubles||11 990 Rubles for the version 3/32 GB, 12 500 Rubles for the version 4/64 GB, 11 290 rubles for the version 6/64 GB||7 990 rubles||8 390 rubles|
Design, software and ergonomics
The main feature of BQ O Magic I mentioned a couple of times in the beginning. Well, once again: there is no cut instead — a hole in the corner of the screen, almost thedude place in the status bar. Frontalka, however, provided a rather noticeable black border — just perfect to fit the lens in the manner same Samsung Galaxy S20, the BQ did not happen. However this decision, in my opinion, still looks fresher than the cutout of any shape — large or “drop”. Especially in this segment, where analogues of the Magic O, in fact, no.
The back is also not devoid of grace — it is made of plastic, but the eye to distinguish it from the glass pretty hard. To the touch, however, but it’s still worth remembering that we’re talking about the gadget price range “to 10 thousand rubles,” and do not judge strictly.
The body is made in one of three pretty interesting colors: dark blue, dark red or gradient “ultraviolet”. All look impressive, we have tested turned dark red Magic O. BQ Trend to replace the standard black-silver-gold smartphones, even cheap, colored can not but rejoice.
Dimensions BQ Magic O – 159,1 × 75,2 × 9 mm. It’s quite large and weighty gadget, but pocket it fits with no problems, hold it with one hand is also quite simple. The backrest is rounded on the edges so your fingers fall on the body naturally. And by the way, with uneven surfaces, the smartphone does not slip — the plastic is still not as slippery as glass.
Curious ergonomic solutions in BQ O Magic I noticed two. The first is a dual light sensor and proximity on the upper face (on the front panel for them, there simply was not space). The second is the lack of analog audio jacks. This has to come up with a reasonable explanation impossible: a refusal mini-Jack kompensiruet moisture protection and not due to any particular delicacy of the case. No, removed because they could — well, because it is a sign of the flagships. Here are just smartphone users for 8.5 thousand rubles in most not too customized for the purchase of wireless headphones. Included for payment is the USB Type-C mini-Jack, but in any case, the option “listen to music via wired headphones and simultaneously charge the device” is not available for buyers BQ Magic O.
The fingerprint scanner located at the center of the rear panel, it clearly falls under the index finger. This capacitive sensor, it works quickly and with a minimum percentage of marriage. If desired, you can use the method user identification using face recognition — for this use the front camera.
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BQ O Magic runs on the Android operating system 9 Pie with minimal changes: there is the usual set of pre-installed software, well rewritten some core applications like the camera. Running the operating system fast enough, and all pre-installed apps if you want you can remove.
Display and sound
BQ Magic O got quite large by the standards of its class display — diagonal is 6.35 inches, matrix IPS. The resolution in this case — 1560 × 720 (HD+). The density of pixels, respectively, of 271 ppi.
Viewing angles of the matrix of the screen is quite good, there is a polarizing layer. Multi-touch screen cover responds to five simultaneous touches.
The measured brightness level of the display BQ Magic O – 376 CD/m2, contrast — 1136:1.
Customizable display of the standard — they are mainly related to the interface and brightness. Color Magic O change does not, you can only rely on the factory setting.
Color gamut corresponds approximately to the area of sRGB, but slightly offset. Average gamma is increased relative to the norm of 2.61 for nervous behavior of curves. The color temperature is much too high — the vibrations from 8 000 K to 11 000 K. the Average deviation of DeltaE for the extended Color Checker palette (shades of gray + a wide variety of colour shades) is of 9.08 (at a rate of 3.00).
BQ devoid of Magic O mini-Jack, but it at least kompensiruet supplied adapter. Sounds smartphone around as expected from a device of its class. Wireless transmissions are not supported profiles aptX or LDAC. The external speaker located on the bottom of the case, stands out the volume: — miss call will not be easy.