Aquaris X5

From 219,90€

Aquaris X5

Defy the rules.

From 219,90€ Buy

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Android Marshmallow.

With new privacy options, the Google Now launcher and optimised battery consumption by apps, Android Marshmallow brings a long list of improvements to your device. The app drawer is now ordered vertically and is searchable, making it easier to find your favourite apps. Sound and volume management is simpler and includes the Direct Share option, making sharing your content easier than ever.

A forward leap into metal-based design.

The Aquaris X5 started off as an outline that challenged the limits of our of design standards. Straight lines and curves have been combined to enhance the properties of a new material: metal. The final result is a smartphone with a light and ultra-thin aluminium body. It is radically different, but faithful to the principles of BQ. To achieve this, we have made use of pioneering manufacturing techniques such as injection moulding, die casting and nano moulding technology (NMT).

Near impossible thickness.

We wanted the Aquaris X5 to stand out, not only just for its design but also in terms of battery autonomy - a signature feature of BQ devices. One of the greatest challenges in mechanical design was fitting a 2900 mAh LiPo battery into a device weighing just 148 g, with only 7.5 mm thickness. We were able to achieve this by carefully selecting the components and distributing them layer by layer with meticulous precision - to the millimetre.

The devil is in the detail.

The Aquaris X5 is bursting with details and features that meet both the aesthetic and functional demands. Take the curved laterals, for example, which enhance the ergonomics of the device, as well as emphasizing the sheen of the metal. Or the aluminium frame which, in addition to forming part of the antenna, also provides a subtle elegant finish.

Style and resistance can go hand in hand.

The Aquaris X5 will be available in a choice of three colour combinations so that you can select the one that best suits you. This variety of colours was made possible by anodisation, a process which protects and reinforces the metal with a durable and even coating. What´s more, to increase the anti-scratch resistance of the Aquaris X5 even further, the aluminium has been double-anodised.

Commitment to quality in both cameras.

The 13 Mpx rear camera of the Aquaris X5, is equipped with a Sony IMX214 sensor to enable you to take sharper pictures with greater detail, in addition to 5 lenses, double flash, autofocus and a focal aperture of f/2.0. The 5 Mpx front camera has 4 lenses, flash and focal aperture of f/2.0. Both of the cameras record in Full HD.

A step further with the sound box.

The sound box consists of a resonance chamber and speaker which modulates the audio output of your smartphone. Integrating this component into a mobile as thin as the Aquaris X5 meant every detail had to be carefully reconsidered, even the design of the speaker grill, in order to achieve spectacular audio quality.

Breakdown the barrier of stereo sound.

Dolby Atmos 3D audio technology ensures that multimedia content will come to life all around you. The Dolby algorithms process the audio signal so that when you listen to music or watch movies, you get the sensation of being surrounded by multiple sources of sound. This results in a three-dimensional surround sound effect that transports you right into the action. Only available with the Android version.

Freedom far beyond the specifications.

We firmly believe that users should have freedom of choice, not only in terms of the specs, but also in selecting the operating system. For this very reason, we bring you the Aquaris X5 in two options: Android or Cyanogen OS. Cyanogen is an Android-based operating system which allows you to fully customise your user experience, as well as the privacy and security options.
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Go faster and further with Qualcomm Snapdragon 412.

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 412 up to 1.4 GHz processor is synonymous with speedy downloads, great battery performance, amazing graphics and ultra-fast connectivity, all thanks to the Qualcomm X5 LTE modem. This processor offers up to 15% higher clock speed than previous versions, which means that apps will load even faster. What´s more, the Aquaris X5 includes a Qualcomm Adreno 306 GPU of up to 465 MHz.

Optimised for an ideal user experience.


  • X5. Un botón con personalidad propia.

    Bespoke buttons, custom-built by BQ.

    We have redesigned the capacitive buttons of the Aquaris X5 to give them our own personal touch. The central button is made up of the five points of the BQ logo. Simultaneously, it represents the fingertips of the human hand, which is our main creative tool and the part that technology physically touches.

  • X5. LED de notificaciones.

    Notification LED

    Configure your LED notifications to suit you. Assign colours to each type of notification: email, social networks, missed calls, etc. You can even decide when LED notifications are enabled or disabled.

  • X5. Números de emergencia.

    Emergency numbers

    Access your emergency contacts when the screen is locked. We know safety matters, so you will always have access to these contacts.

Master professional photography.

The Aquaris X5 is equipped with a camera app developed in-house at BQ. The app is intuitive, simple and fast, enabling you to access all the features conveniently using only your thumb. You can manually adjust any setting, such as the focus or the exposure, to play around with the light and effects in the pictures. The new modes also enable you to record videos in slow motion up to 120 fps, captures images with time lapse and record videos in black and white or using fixed flash.

Get the best from each shot.


  • X5. Panorámicas como nunca antes.

    Panoramas like never before.

    Taking panoramic photos has never been so easy: the preview mode shows the status of the image in real time to help you get the perfect shot. And it has never been quicker, because the processing time has been reduced from 40 seconds to less than 1 second.

  • X5. Selfies que sacan lo mejor de ti.

    Selfies which bring out the best in you.

    When taking photos with the front camera, face beauty mode automatically detects faces and modifies their brightness and softness to achieve a uniform and flawless effect.

  • X5. Luz y colores en equilibrio.

    Balanced light and colours.

    The HDR (High Dynamic Range) function improves the processing of colour to obtain greater dynamic range in photos. When activated, you will maintain colour fidelity in variable lighting conditions, such as a landscape at sunset or a backlit shot.

Two nano-SIMs in one slot.

As with all BQ smartphones, the Aquaris X5 comes fully unlocked and with DSS dual SIM functionality. This time, we have gone one step further by integrating two nano-SIM cards into a single tray to free up and optimise the space inside the device. With 4G connectivity, you can enjoy browsing the internet, listening to music and playing videos at speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

Accessorise your Aquaris

5-year warranty at no extra cost.

We want you to enjoy your device with total peace of mind. Protect your Aquaris X5 with a 5-year warranty* and the best customer service.. We even offer technical support 365 days a year. If you have any issues with your device, please contact us.

*2-year legal warranty + 3-year commercial warranty. Consult the terms and conditions>


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  • Dimensions and weight

    • 70.5 x 144.4 x 7.5 mm
      148 g
  • Screen

    • 5 "
      Multi-touch - 5 capacitive points Dragontrail
      HD 720 x 1280 - 294 ppi
      Quantum Color +
      NTSC 85%
      Battery-saving system
  • Processor

    • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 412 Quad Core MSM8916T up to 1.4 GHz
      Qualcomm® Adreno™ 306 up to 465 MHz
  • Interface

    • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
      English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian and many more
  • Memory

    • 16 GB / 32 GB
      2 GB / 3 GB
      11.8 / 27.8 GB
      The space available for the user may vary according to the firmware version installed.
      The remaining memory is allocated to the operating system, cache memory and other system elements.
  • Battery

    • LiPo 2900 mAh
  • Camera

    • Sony IMX214
      13 Mpx (dual flash and autofocus)
      Aperture ƒ/2.0
      Focus range 0.1 m~infinity
      Number of lenses 5P
      Size of sensor 1/3.06”
      Samsung 5E2
      5 Mpx (flash)
      Aperture ƒ/2.0
      Number of lenses 4P
  • Connectivity

      • 4G (LTE) FDD (800/1800/2100/2600) - (B20/B3/B1/B7)
      • 3G HSPA+ (900/2100) - (B8/B1)
      • 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
      • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
      • GPS + GLONASS
      • Bluetooth® 4.1
  • Sensors

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

      • Dual nano-SIM
      • Micro-USB OTG slot
      • MicroSD™ slot, up to 64 GB. Available space for installing applications and storing multimedia files.
      • 3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack (CTIA)
  • Other system functions

      • Notification LED
      • FM radio
      • 2 microphones (Noise canceller)
      • Dolby Atmos® sound technology
      • Double tap
  • Compatible formats

    • .txt .pdf .xls .doc .ppt
      .bmp .gif .jpeg .png .wbmp .jps .mpo .webp
      .3gp .mp4 .flv .webm .avi .mov .mkv
      .aac .amr .awb .midi .mp2 .mp3 .ogg .wav .wma .ape .flac .eac3 .ac3
  • SAR values

    • 0.491 W/kg (10 g)
      0.760 W/kg (10 g)
  • Box contents