Smartphone Silver Surfer

Frameless displays are becoming more frameless! It sounds like a slogan, but if you look at their development, then it is. The next step in this evolution is cut into the screen, without which it is difficult to realize all the functions of a smartphone. Now and BQ have such a screen.

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The model, which will be discussed today, called BQ Universe. Among other nice features, such as the presence of the NFC, separately stands out unusual for this brand display design, which first got cut.

The main feature of

Due to the cut-out, managed to make a display with an aspect ratio of 19: 9. The resolution is 1528 by 720 pixels, and diagonal - 6 inches. Judging by the fact that with the brightness and viewing angles in the smartphone there is no problem on it worked well.

Smartphone Silver Surfer

and software optimization of Android 8.0, installed "out of the box" in terms of the flow interface cutout on the screen does not cause any problems. Everything looks very elaborated and quality.

At the bottom of the screen frame is still there, and the top producer was able to pick up a speaker so high that only a cutout is necessary to accommodate the front-facing camera. If it does not, then no cut-out could be dispensed with altogether.


Externally, the smartphone looks very unusual. On the one hand, its back wall shimmers in the rays of light like polished metal, but in reality it is plastic, though, and made very high quality. Because of this, there is a slight discrepancy between the weight and appearance. Smartphone looks like a metal or glass, and in his hand is very easy. Here it becomes clear material from which the rear wall is made.

Smartphone Silver Surfer

The body can not be disassembled, and the battery 3000 mAh battery is already installed in it. Tray slot for SIM-card and memory card is on the left, the microUSB - bottom, headphone jack - on top, and buttons - on the right. In this case, the Power button has a very nice texture and gives a right to understand if the finger falls on it.

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Powered smartphone running an eight processor Qualcomm 8940. Four energy efficient cores running at a frequency of 1, 1 GHz, and four productive - at 1, 4 GHz. The processor is more than sufficient for everyday comfortable work with your smartphone. During the tests, there was no slowdown or freezes the interface, browser or messenger.

Smartphone Silver Surfer

With demanding games will be a problem, but for those who prefer to type game, "three in a row" and do not enjoy games, productivity BQ Universe is enough.

RAM model 3 GB and 32 GB integrated, but can be expanded with microSD cards with up to 128 GB. Tray slot for a memory card combined. We have to choose between Simcoe and the second memory card.


Both chambers of the smartphone single, despite the fact that the back looks like a double. The second eye is actually a flash. Solution looks very harmonious.

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basic module is 13 megapixel resolution, but there is a special mode in the normal camera app, which allows you to programmatically increase the detail and to raise the resolution to 64 megapixels.

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manual mode lovers will not be disappointed, because a lot of settings, but also in an automatic camera takes very good time. For it failed to reveal explicit the white balance displacement of the test in any one way, as it often happens in smartphones in this price segment.

The camera is capable of capturing video in FullHD, but optical or electronic stabilizer is not equipped.

Smartphone Silver Surfer

The front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels, which allows it to do really good selfie. It is worth noting that the camera works well in backlit conditions. Sources are not so hard-rayed, and the picture as a whole is obtained sufficiently harmonious.

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In addition to standard photo and video, front facing camera can do the same pan and improve the appearance of the three parameters (size of the eye, the skin, the shape of the face).

Other features of

Among other features worth noting the presence of the smartphone NFC module, which will not only produce ordinary operations, but also to use contactless payment, refusing to wear the usual plastic cards.

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The identification is done by fingerprint, password or scan of a person who is also in the BQ Universe.


As you can see, the test results showed that the smartphone could well be a decent option for each day, if you do not require him to performance in tight games. But this is true for all low-cost smartphones.

Separate pride BQ Universe is a good screen, and then how to beat the slot in the screen, as well as the fact that it has the NFC, which will allow him to lay part of the wireless features, such as releasing the pocket of unnecessary credit cards.

If you do not need a smartphone more than described in this review, the BQ Universe could be a good option for you.

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Smartphone Silver Surfer