Aquaris 5 HD

Aquaris 5 HD

Vibrant colours. High resolution. See the world through a 5-inch IPS screen

Aquaris 5 HD.
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From €229.90

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5-inch HD IPS screen

Definition, intensity and contrast. HD quality

If 5 inches is your ideal screen size, the bq Aquaris 5 HD is your ideal option.

With an IPS screen boasting a high-def resolution of 720 x 1280 px, your images and multimedia content will look truly spectacular.

Colours are sharper and more real, while text appears larger and better-defined, meaning you won’t need to enlarge it.

And thanks to the Aquaris 5 HD’s increased contrast levels, it’s much more comfortable and pleasant for both reading and general use.

Dragontrail Glass

Made in Japan from a strengthened alkali-aluminosilicate and known for its high resistance to scratching, impacts and torsion in the event of a fall.

Viewing angle

View content on your phone from any perspective. The 178° viewing angle of its IPS screen means you’ll never miss a single detail of what’s happening on screen, regardless of the position you’re in.

Panoramic format

16:9 is the aspect ratio used for video and movie playback. Your phone’s screen has the same ratio, meaning playback remains faithful to the original: images won’t be deformed and content is displayed using the entirety of the screen.

9,1 mm | 170 g

Amazingly thin

We understand the importance of a practical, functional design, and the bq Aquaris 5 HD exceeds all expectations.

With a thickness of barely 9 mm, interacting with the phone has never been easier or more spectacular, while a weight of just 170 g means handling and using it is so much more comfortable. Plus, its rounded corners and optimised design ensures it’s comfortable to hold in any position, horizontal or vertical. With the bq Aquaris 5 HD you get all the advantages of a 5-inch screen, but with proportions that make it extraordinarily functional.

Immersive audio

Discover the Dolby experience

Enjoy spectacular sound quality with Dolby Audio Technology™ on your bq Aquaris 5 HD. Thanks to this extraordinary technology, the audio experience is incredibly immersive: simply adjust the different audio profiles to suit whatever activity you’re doing, and turn the volume as high – or as low – as you like. With Dolby, bass frequencies feel sharper and dialogues sound cleaner – and best of all, there’s no distortion.

Dual SIM

One device. Two worlds of possibilities

The bq Aquaris 5 HD can be used with two SIM cards at once, even if they’re from different service providers. This means you can use two different phone numbers at the same time, and choose which of them to use for browsing, calling and sending messages.

Use one of the SIM slots for your work phone number, and when you get home simply deactivate that SIM and dedicate your phone to personal use only. Thanks to the bq Aquaris 5 HD’s dual SIM feature, you’ll have two devices in one.

eMMC memory

Intelligent storage

The bq Aquaris 5 HD boasts 16 GB of eMMC internal memory. This new storage format lightens the load for the CPU by allowing it to focus on other tasks, thereby improving the general performance of the smartphone and making the processor more responsive. And with a capacity of 16 GB, you’ll be able to store all the data, apps and multimedia content you need and much, much more.


Quad-core power. Immerse yourself in an alternate reality

The bq Aquaris 5 HD incorporates a Cortex A7 quad-core processor that runs at speeds of up to 1.2 GHz: that’s four cores of power on just one chip.

This processor not only optimises multi-tasking, but also increases the agility and responsiveness of the device.

Video playback is exceptionally fluid, while even the most demanding apps run without lagging or freezing.

Get the most out of your smartphone and discover how far it can take you!

First-class software

Always up to date

bq devices are updated OTA (Over The Air), via a system that notifies you when a new firmware update is available and allows you to install it directly onto your smartphone. And because the OTA system as well as the updates are developed by bq, seamless integration with your device is guaranteed.

Technical specifications

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EAN: 8436545512104 /
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions: 141.8 x 71 x 9.1 mm
    Weight: 170 g
  • Screen
    Size: 5”
    Technology: 5 points IPS capacitive multi-touch screen. Dragontrail Glass
    Resolution: HD 720 x 1280 px. 294 HDPI
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Viewing angle: 178º
  • Memory
    16 GB of memory
    48 GB of memory
  • Processor
    CPU: Quad Core Cortex A7 up to 1.2 GHz
    GPU: PowerVR™ SGX544 up to 286 MHz
    RAM memory: 1 GB
  • Battery
    2100 mAh Li-ion battery
  • Compatible formats
    Text format: .txt, .pdf, .xls, .doc, .ppt
    Image format: .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png
    Video format: .3gp, .mp4, .H264
    Audio format: .mp3, .wav, .ogg, .amr, .aac, .midi, .flac, .mkv, .eac3, .ac3
  • Operating System
    Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    3G+ connectivity
    • HSDPA 42 Mbps
    • HSUPA 7,2 Mbps
    • A-GPS
    • EPO (Extended Prediction Orbit)
  • Connections
    Dual SIM card slot
    Jack 3,5 mm TRRS for earphones (CTIA)
    Micro-SD™ slot up to 64 GB
  • Supported bands
    GSM: 800 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    UMTS: 900 y 2100
  • Functions
    Frontal camera: 1,2 Mp
    Rear camera:8 Mp with flash and autofocus
    Record video in Full HD
    Light sensor
    Proximity sensor
    Dolby Audio Technology™
  • Other system functions
    Email client
    Clock and alarms
    Video player
    Audio player
    Photos viewer
    Files explorer
    FM Radio
  • Box content
    bq Aquaris 5 HD
    Micro-USB to USB cable
    AC/DC charger
    Hands-free (headset with microphone)

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** The battery's duration in hours is calculated on the basis of its performance in the laboratory. These figures are not binding. The level of energy consumption depends on whether applications are running in the background, whether the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, whether Bluetooth is activated, the brightness of the display, and other factors.


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List of errata

The bq Aquaris 5 HD has two SIM-card slots. Due to a printing error, the packaging for some units incorrectly states that one of the slots is for a micro-SIM card.

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