No thicker than a ballpoint pen: a review BQ Slim

Choose inexpensive and a good smartphone? Recently, it has become a real challenge: the range is not just big, it's a giant, and not very difficult to get lost in it. So when new smartphones reputable manufacturers enter the market, their smartphones deserve close attention. For example, as BQ Slim.

No thicker than a ballpoint pen: a review BQ Slim

The retail this device appeared not so long ago, but what he really caught the attention of our editorial staff, it's price, which is about 8,500 rubles. It is noteworthy that for the money BQ Slim offers capacious battery and not very "low" characteristics.

On the box it shows that the manufacturer has decided to focus on stylish design - design in the spirit of BQ as though "shouting" about it. Options, as befits the public sector, minimum: micro-USB cable and power adapter and documentation. Trifle, of course, but it's nice.

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In view of the smartphone is very interesting. Although his body is considered to be collapsible, it looks as an integral structure. However, it is unlikely you will need to take the same battery - 3000 mAh capacity is almost enough to head. Under the hood hides two slots for SIM-card and one for microSD memory card (this is in addition to the 8 GB of internal memory). I am glad that the BQ did not save money and make a separate slot for the second "Sims", and not combined with a microSD.

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Of course, the base material is a plastic (want aluminum for the price a crime), but here the manufacturer found how to vary the appearance of the device: a removable cap has a gloss coating (prints collects, yes), and on it are arranged barely visible inserts under the antenna . Almost all controls are located on the same side - the right, here the volume buttons and the screen lock button, which is traditionally responsible for the switching on and off of the smartphone. Left - the camera shutter release button, it is not enough, in many smartphones. Under 5, 7-inch IPS-display resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels are touch buttons, top - front camera flash, proximity sensors and lighting on the back - the main chamber, and near to it flare.

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Bottom - micro-USB connector for charging, and top - Port 3, 5 mm for headphones. Yes, iPhone X there, and here - please. Even at the lower end you will find two speaker grilles - watch movies or listen to music without headphones, you can without any problems.

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Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: 1, 3 GHz, quad-core, MediaTek MT6737H
  • Display: 5, 7 inch, IPS, 1440 x 720 pixels
  • Main camera 13 megapixel with flash
  • The front camera is 5 megapixel with flash
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Built-in Memory: 16 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, 3, 5 mm
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 155 x 73, 5 x 8 mm 2
  • Weight: 151 g

Pleased build quality, which is not quite typical of budget models: the extra clearance and backlash of elements not in the hands of the smart phone is very good and does not slip. Another unusual detail BQ Slim - 5, 7-inch IPS-display (instead TN) with HD + resolution. The screen has wide viewing angles, but the brightness of the sun stock is sometimes not enough.

No thicker than a ballpoint pen: a review BQ Slim

At the heart of the smartphone - MediaTek MT6737H processor with a clock speed of 1, 3 GHz. Onboard 2GB of RAM and a 16 GB internal. Of course, 2 GB is not enough for demanding games, but for familiar applications like enough of social networking. In addition, at that price it would be strange to see 4-6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

As for battery life, then this is a smartphone that's all right: capacity 3000 mAh enough for a day of active operation of the device. Watch movies can be almost continuously for 8-10 hours, standby smart phone can work for about a month. Sound capabilities are provided by a special audio chip. Among the advantages of new items also worth noting support for Android 7.0 Nougat, the presence of Bluetooth 4.0 and OTA-update.

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The main chamber 13 is represented megapixel module autofocus flash. Photographs smartphone a solid four, in low light conditions, you can even try, but the day the pictures are very good. However, if you want to take a picture of an object in motion, get, most likely, "porridge". On the other hand, expect dual cameras with optical zoom clearly not worth it here, not the price segment.

No thicker than a ballpoint pen: a review BQ Slim

Example picture on the main chamber BQ Slim

No thicker than a ballpoint pen: a review BQ Slim

Example photos on the main camera BQ Slim

No thicker than a ballpoint pen: a review BQ Slim

Example photo on the front camera BQ Slim

For this reason, in this device there is no use run benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench, especially to compare it with a high-level devices. But if you are still interested, then it is a little more than 35,000 points in AnTuTu.

To sum up the brief, BQ Slim - an excellent smartphone for the money. For those who are looking, for example, a cheap second phone or on a tight budget to buy, it is an excellent choice thanks to the IPS-display, the latest version of Android and capacious battery.

No thicker than a ballpoint pen: a review BQ Slim