Review BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition – The First Ubuntu Smartphone

The first Ubuntu smartphone – BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition come with Scope centric OS and magic edges design, will be available in the coming days on, through a series of “flash sales” cost 169.90 Euros (~ $193 / £127). The exact date, time and URL of the flash sales will be announced on the Ubuntu and BQ Twitter accounts as well as the Ubuntu Facebook and Google+ pages starting this week.


  • Scoce-centric feature.
  • Shipped with native browser, music, camera, gallery, media player, calculator (along with phone/messaging/contacts apps of course) apps and so on, with more available via Ubuntu Store.
  • Able to run HTML5 web apps as well as native QML apps.
  • Magic Edges uses all four screen edges for navigation, app switching, settings and indicators

Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition hardware specifications:

  • Screen: 4.5”, 540×960 resolution
  • Dimensions: 137 x 67 x 9 mm / 123 g weight
  • CPU: Quad Core Cortex A7 up to 1.3 GHz MediaTek
  • GPU: Mali 400 up to 500 MHz
  • Camera: 8 Mpx rear interpolated (Dual-flash and autofocus), 5 Mpx front
  • Internal memory: 8 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Battery: LiPo 2150 mAh
  • Dual micro-SIM
  • MicroSD slot, up to 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
  • 3G HSPA+ (900/2100)
  • GPS and A-GPS
  • LED notification, Dolby® sound technology, FM radio, microphone, noise canceller
  • Price: €169.90