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.

Specifications

  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
Bluetooth 4.2 4.2 5.0 4.2 4.2
NFC There No No No There
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)
Fingerprint scanner There There There There There
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
   

BQ-6464L Magic O – information about the hardware according to the application CPU Z

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.

BQ-6464L Magic O front panel: at the top of the screen – hole with the front camera in the corner and the earpiece

BQ-6464L Magic O, rear panel: in the corner – block triple-camera and single led flash, center — fingerprint scanner

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.

BQ-6464L Magic O left side: slot for SIM-cards and memory cards

BQ-6464L Magic O right side: the power key and the volume/shutter camera

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.

BQ-6464L Magic O, the upper face: a block with sensors

BQ-6464L Magic O bottom side: microphone, USB Type-C and main speaker

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.

BQ Magic O color temperature. Blue line – performance Magic O, the dotted reference temperature

BQ Magic O color temperature. Blue line – performance Magic O, the dotted reference temperature

BQ O Magic, color gamut automatically. The gray triangle is the sRGB coverage, white triangle – scope Magic O

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.

Source: 3dnews.ru

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