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First Ubuntu Smartphone—Review, Specs, Price and Release

Windows, Android and iOS seem to have acquired another competitor in their line of service and business. Just last week BQ and Cannonical announced the first Ubuntu smartphone in world history during their own event in London, UK.  The mobile dubbed as Aquaris E4.5 runs the Ubuntu OS mobile version is said to be available at the price of €170 in its unlocked version.

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Aquaris E4.5 is dressed in  an elegant monochromatic skin with modest lines.  While it impresses outwardly, many are still questioning the ability of this device, particularly the Ubuntu operating system.  Many testers complain about its “laggy”state, interfering with the interaction between user and handset. However, Canonical seems to makeup where Ubuntu has failed to deliver. Though, hopefully, the company could drive interests from developers in order to bring its smartphones into a new level.  This is no easy feat, as we all understand.  Development is crucial for technology and is the basis for win-or-lose fate of a manufacturer.


Let’s talk about the specs of this Aquaris E4.5.  While the sticker price is a bit on the affordable side, you can’t expect the mobile to have it all, right? The handset bears a mere 4.5-inch screen display with qHD 540 x 960 pixels resolution.  It is further protected with the technology of Dragontrail glass.  Inside the simplicity of the exterior case is MediaTek chipset with a processor clocking at 1.3GHz and runs with the aid of 1GB RAM.  Other features include an 8MP primary snapper with dual LED flash.  Up front, a 5MP selfie snapper is located. Storage is a roomy 8GB and can be expanded through a maximum of 32GB microSD.  Considering the specs, it is still a good deal for an entry-level price.


Aquaris E4.5 Specifications

  • Display : 4.5 qHD, 540 x 960 pixels resolution
  • Chipset/CPU : MediaTek, 1.3GHz processor
  • RAM : 1GB
  • OS : Ubuntu
  • Storage : (internal) 8GB; (external) up to32GB via microSD
  • Camera : (primary)8MP; (front) 5MP