Aquaris U


Aquaris U

Cameras that exceed all expectations.

With Android Nougat.

Enjoy the best of Android Nougat on your BQ. Multi-window view lets you have two apps open simultaneously, night light mode reduces the blue light from the screen helping you rest and notifications are now bundled, more interactive and you can respond directly from them.
Discover these, and many more features, here >

Smile at the camera!

You now have no excuse not to take fantastic photos. The rear 13-MP camera with f/2.2 focal aperture allows you to freeze action thanks to Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology or take pictures of subjects with high contrast between light and dark tones using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology that eliminates non-existent light and shadow making the photos more realistic. Plus, if you want to retouch your photos you can save them in RAW.


  • Selfies fit for framing with your front camera.

    Your selfies will now be much better. Thanks to the Selfie Indicator function that tells you where to direct your gaze so that you always come out looking at the camera. This, combined with the quick shutter speed, makes it much easier to take them: no more juggling acts!

  • Panoramic and manual modes.

    Taking panoramic photos is now going to be easier with a preview mode showing you the quality of the image in real time. In addition, we have redesigned the camera application to offer you the best possible manual adjustments with parameters such as exposure time, focus, and ISO settings.

  • Videos that are brought to life.

    Record videos that will astonish everyone thanks to its FHD resolution and take photos while recording them. Or, create really beautiful motion clips such as the sunset, roaming clouds, or the in-coming tide with the Time Lapse mode.

Obsession for detail.

A good design is full of small details. For example, the side corners of the Aquaris U are not only for aesthetic purposes rather they improve its ergonomics. Its slightly curved back case reduces distortion from diffraction and improves acoustic perception. Even the screen has some finer details included: Dinorex™ by NEG scratch and shock resistant, anti-fingerprint glass.

A battery that marks its own rhythm.

Your days are very intense but also for your smartphone: photos, videos, games, books, GPS, calls, music, exercise, etc. You need a device that copes from morning to night, such as the Aquaris U with its 3,080 mAh LiPo battery. All this in a light and slim device. Plus, so that your consumption is even more efficient, configure your device to automatically turn on/off when you want.

A processor that fulfils your expectations.

Qualcomm is synonymous with power, updates and energy efficiency. Eight cores, films, games, and applications, but also quick downloads, long-lasting battery life, better graphics and ultra-fast connectivity. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 Octa Core processor will never let you down.

Small improvements that make your life easier

Even though we are committed to Android in its purest form, we have developed new features that make your user experience more convenient and practical without modifying its baseline.


  • The power of gestures.

    With the function Tap back, you go back to the application you were using previously with two quick taps on the right touch button. Plus, with Double tap, you active the screen with two taps and deactivate it by tapping twice on the notification bar.

  • And the music plays on.

    The equalizer processes the sound making changes to improve it. It comes with 5 widths, 11 pre-set modes, +1 configurable mode, and the option to boost the base. If you like listening to music with the screen deactivated and you wish to change the song, you can use the Next song mode to go to the previous or next track by long-pressing the volume buttons.

  • Personalise your notifications.

    Thanks to the configurable LED mode, you can choose the flashing colour and frequency, add notifications or modify its behaviour when charging or in Do Not Disturb. With Ambient display, you can receive notifications while the screen is deactivated, making it light-up enough to be able to read without having to use up your battery.

More memory in less space.

The slots for nano-SIM and microSD cards share the same tray. You can choose the nano-SIM + microSD card option and increase its capacity to 256 GB or the Dual nano-SIM option and activate two telephone numbers.

Always connected.

With Near Field Communication (NFC) technology you can add new features to your smartphone and make payments by just bringing your phone close to a sales terminal in stores. We have enabled the Wi-Fi Assist mode to prevent your Aquaris U connecting automatically to Open Wi-Fi networks without having access to the Internet. Before connecting, Wi-Fi Assist checks if the network is connected and, if not, asks you if you wish to continue. It now comes with Bluetooth® 4.2, making it much faster, efficient, and safe.

DMA Control. Quality is the first step

Our DMA Control methodology covers all the development phases of a device (Design, Manufacturing and Assembling) thereby ensuring the quality of our smartphones.


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    Design. Design is not just beauty

    One of the most important phases is that of design. We have more than 100 engineers involved in defining device aesthetics, characteristics, components and the interaction between these. This is the phase that requires the most time and resources, and it is here where we employ QFD tools oriented toward design quality.

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    Manufacturing. Every component is crucial

    Just as the ingredients are essential for a good dish, so too are the components for the functioning of an electronic device. More than 20 engineers are dedicated to analysing the relationship with our partners, controlling component quality and their manufacturing process by carefully applying the failure mode and effects analysis method.

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    Assembling. The most important phase

    We supervise the manufacturing process from start to finish so as to ensure that it is carried out in compliance with our stringent quality standards. We use sector-leading machinery and meticulously control every aspect of the process, including apparently trivial ones, such as the soldering temperature used for the components.

Discover the entire Aquaris U line.


    • Aquaris U


      Aquaris U

  • Dimensions and weight

    • 71,5 x 145 x 8,3 mm
      145 g~
  • Screen

    • 5 "
      HD 720 x 1280 - 294 ppi
      400 nits
      • IPS A-SI LCD
      • Multi-touch - 5 capacitive points, OnCell
      • Dinorex™ glass (NEG)
      • AF coating
  • Processor

    • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 Octa Core (MSM8937) @1,4 GHz
      Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 @450 MHz
  • Interface

    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
      English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian and many more
  • Memory

    • 16 GB
      2 GB
      10 GB
  • Battery

    • LiPo 3080 mAh (typ) / 3000 mAh (min)
  • Camera

    • Samsung 3L8, 13 MP
      5 lenses
      Aperture ƒ/2.2
      Single flash
      Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
      Fast motion and Time Lapse
      Capture in RAW format
      Parameters’ manual setting (shutter speed, focus, ISO)
      Panoramic mode
      Omnivision OV5675, 5 MP
      3 lenses
      Aperture ƒ/2.4
      Video resolution 1080p@30fps
      Selfie Indicator
  • Audio

      • Speaker + DRC AW8737s
      • 2 microphones (Noise canceller)
      • FM radio
  • Connectivity

  • Sensors

      • Brightness sensor
      • Proximity sensor
      • Accelerometer
      • eCompass
      • Gyroscope
      • Hall Sensor
  • Connections

      • Dual nano-SIM
      • Micro-USB OTG
      • 3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack (CTIA)
      • MicroSD™ slot, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot). Available space for storing multimedia files.
  • Other system functions

      • Tap Back
      • Next song
      • Ambient display
      • Double tap
      • Equalizer
      • Customizable LED
      • Schedule ON OFF
      • Vibration Itensity Modifier
      • Wi-Fi Assist
  • Compatible formats

    • .txt .pdf .xls .doc .ppt
      .bmp .gif .jpeg .png .wbmp .jps .mpo .webp
      .3gp .mp4 .flv .avi .mov .mkv .3g2 .wmv
      .aac .mid .mp3 .ape .flac .aac+ .eaac+ .m4a .ogg .aiff .dts .awb .wav .qcp
  • SAR values

    • 0,470 W/Kg (10 g)
      1,160 W/Kg (10 g)
  • Box contents

*BQ device specifications may vary depending on the country/market.