BQ Aquaris U2 Lite, analysis, price and opinions

BQ Aquaris U2 Lite, very economical mobile with great autonomy

The Spanish manufacturer BQ has taken advantage of today to present no less than four new mobiles. All of them belong to the mid-range, but we have two more affordable models. They are the BQ Aquaris U2 and the BQ Aquaris U2 Lite. Both have been developed to, according to the company,  democratize technology by making some higher-end features accessible to anyone . Some specifications among which are a large battery and the guaranteed update to Android 8. The BQ Aquaris U2 Lite will hit the market in November with a price of 160 euros. Let's get to know it more in depth.

BQ Aquaris U2 Lite data sheet

screen5.2 inches with HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, Dinorex Glass, Brightness up to 520 Nits
Main chamber8 MP Samsung S5K4H8 sensor, 1.12 µm pixels, f / 2.0 aperture, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), Flash, RAW shooting, Manual parameter control
Camera for selfiesSamsung S5K5E8 5 MP, 1.12 µm pixels, f / 2.0 aperture, Front flash, 1080p video resolution @ 30fps, Face Beauty, Selfie Indicator
Internal memory16 GB
ExtensionmicroSD up to 256GB
Processor and RAMQualcomm Snapdragon 425, 2GB RAM
Battery3,100 mAh
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.2 (upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo)
ConnectionsLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
DesignHigh quality polycarbonate, Beckers finish, Protection against dust and splashes (IP52)
Dimensions148.1 x 72.9 x 8.4 mm (155 grams)
Featured FeaturesQuick Charge 3.0 (fast charge)
Release dateNovember 2017
Price160 euros

Modest technical set

The BQ Aquaris U2 Lite is a mobile aimed at users who are looking for their first experience with a smartphone, or do not want to spend a lot of money on it. So it includes a modest technical set . However, BQ has us used to offering a lot for very little, and this terminal is no exception.

launch BQ Aquaris U2 Lite technical set

On the one hand we have a polycarbonate design, but very careful. Offers a design where the frames are reduced to give prominence to a screen of 5.2 inches with HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels . This screen offers a brightness of 520 nits, curved finishes thanks to the 2.5D glass and Dinorex protection, which prevents scratches and makes it more resistant to shocks.

Inside the BQ Aquaris U2 Lite we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor . This is accompanied by 2 GB of RAM. For storage we will have 16 GB internal, but we can expand it through a MicroSD card of up to 256 GB.

Also inside we find another of its great characteristics. And is that the BQ Aquaris U2 Lite offers one of the best autonomies in its price range, thanks to a 3,100 milliamp battery and its Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging function from Qualcomm .

With respect to photography, at the back we have a camera sensor 8 megapixel Samsung S5K4H8 . This camera offers an f / 2.0 aperture, 1.12 µm pixels, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and 1080p video recording at 30fps. In addition, we also have manual functions and the possibility of shooting in RAW available.

On the front, the BQ Aquaris U2 Lite includes a 5 megapixel Samsung S5K5E8 sensor and f / 2.0 aperture . It also has front flash, Face Beauty, Selfie Indicator and HDR.

Finally, BQ guarantees, at least, an update of the version of the operating system on all its smartphones. That is, the BQ Aquaris U2 Lite has the update to Android 8 Oreo guaranteed .

Price and availability

launch BQ Aquaris U2 Lite price

In short, a very cheap mobile that guarantees us a more than acceptable technical set and have the latest version of Android. In addition, thanks to its large battery,  it becomes a great candidate if your priority is autonomy .

The BQ Aquaris U2 Lite will be available in Carbon Black and Sand Gold colors from November with a price of 160 euros .