I must confess I'm won over as well, especially by the slick design. My only concern before buying was the screen protection (Asashi instead of Corning). But then I saw that Sony uses the same, so... I've had it for a month or so, and until now no scratch.
Great device overall, and thumbs up to BQ.
Great phone for the price. Snappy, nicely built, good battery and camera.
Can anybody tell me why I have no volume on my video clips. It has a restriction bar reaching 15 only. Even wearing headphones there is no sound.
Been using this phone for an year now and is nothing but awesome. Also it support Nougat and CM. I'm using 7.1.1 right now! :) Amazing piece of HW!
It has been announced by bq that the Aquaris M5 will receive Android 7.0 Nougat in 2017. Source (in German): https://www.facebook.com/notes/bq-deutschland/aktualisierung-auf-android-70-nougat/1784054991861265
bq m5, 07 Nov 2016when i update my bq aquaris m5 to the last marshmalow, i notice that my phone performance has ... moreFirst time I hear about this. You can always flash old releases using the bq Flash Tool: https://www.bq.com/en/support/aquaris-m5/support-sheet
when i update my bq aquaris m5 to the last marshmalow, i notice that my phone performance has been reduced.. how can i go back to lollipop ?
Cobol, 06 Sep 2016My BQ M5 only arrives with the USB wire, it does not come with any charger.No Cobol, only cames with a data and power cable
My BQ M5 only arrives with the USB wire, it does not come with any charger.
The BQ Aquaris M5 is now officially supported by CyanogenMod! You can find more information at https://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Piccolo_Info
VE, 01 Sep 2016Hi Harism,
Please keep informed before giving wrong information to the rest of the users, I h... moreUnfortunately you have to pay extra if you want BQ to be delivered with accesories.
In original it comes only with the USB cable.
You can visit their official online store to see that it is true...
Cable micro-USB a USB
No dispone de adaptador de corriente
But this is not a big deal as chargers can be bought in any electronics store...
harism, 21 Aug 2016I bought this phone without knowing it does not come with a charger and earphone. Thankfully I... moreHi Harism,
Please keep informed before giving wrong information to the rest of the users, I have two BQ phones, and I can tell you both of them arrived with charger. So I do not understand who may have told you that wrong information you have.
Just bought it 1 month ago an i confirm it is excellent, BQ support is amazing, they give you access to the tools to allow you to root and unlock your equipment. My advice: buy the 32Gb and 3 GB or ram version, install TWRP, root the device, unlock bootloader and install Cyanogen mod 13, for Aquaris M5 is piccollo version. Higly recomended phone.
I bought this phone without knowing it does not come with a charger and earphone. Thankfully I read some comments here and canceled order in time. If BQ believes chargers are hurting environment, they should stop manufacturing mobile phones as well as they constitute more of the hi-tech waste then chargers and earphone. Also missing fast charging which has otherwise become a very common feature.
Everybody has got this phone here in Spain and they are all love this phone and this brand
TJ, 29 Jun 2016Just returned this phone due to having a really unresponsive screen and being laggy compared t... moreI know quite a few users who run this phone with stock ROM, but nobody had the issues you are describing here. It runs perfectly fine before and after the upgrade!
When in doubt, check the reviews on Amazon or have a look at public forums.
Marchel, 24 Apr 2016I have this phone now 1 month and i am positive surprised. Camera is good. Sound is very good.... moreJust returned this phone due to having a really unresponsive screen and being laggy compared to my current S3 Neo Duos.
Sometimes had to tap an icon 3 times precisely in the middle for the phone to responded. Really annoying.
Perhaps this is cause by the shitty update to Android 6.0 which i did not feel like going through all that trouble to make it undone. But i'm not sure and won't find out since it is going back.
Having stock android is not always a benefit since everything looks like shirt with childish big sized icons AND Googly adds A LOT of bloatware themselves to the phone to so again you need to install a EMUI and root acces to make it look nicer.