BQ-5008L Brave Review

The main advantage of the model BQ brave is a screen that is able to withstand the load of 30 kg and drop from a considerable height.

Even the most affordable devices of the company BQ have their own "highlight" - and this approach of the producer certainly deserves praise. "Fishka" model BQ-5008L Brave worth just 6,490 rubles - the screen, durable so much that Gorilla Glass "rests." In the catalog BQ, there is another model with a similar advantage - BQ-5022 Bond - but it was released a year and a half ago, its technical characteristics had time to lose relevance.

Can Brave become a "new Bond"? We strive about it after you will get acquainted with a novelty closer.


  • Materials: Plastic, Glass
  • Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: 4-nuclear MediaTek MT6737V, clock frequency up to 1.3 GHz
  • Operational / user memory: 2 GB / 16 GB (free 9. 6 GB )
  • Slot for Memory Cards : There is a maximum volume of 64 GB
  • Display: 5 inches, resolution 1280 × 720
  • (5 1) Main Camera:8 MPIX (Interpolation up to 13 megapixels)
  • Front Camera: 5 MPIX (Interpolation up to 8 MPIX)
  • Fingerprint scanner : No
  • Wireless modules: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • Dimensions: 72 × 144 × 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 177 grams

Equipment and design

BRAVE smartphone packaging is made in the traditional BQ version - this is a rectangular cardboard box of red and white. True, there is a new element in front - a mark on the main advantage of the apparatus.

equipment is modest. In addition to the smartphone in the box:

  • cable and power supply.
  • Coupon for warranty and instruction book.
  • Discount coupon in the amount of 20% on branded accessories BQ.

The film, which is glued to the screen, can also be considered a complete accessory. But the case will have to buy separately - and it is better not to tighten with this, because, unlike the screen, the device is not shock-resistant.

The rear lid of the gadget is made of conventional plastic. It is easily removed. Slim cards are installed under the cover (in the amount of two) and the flash card microSD. You can take all the slots at the same time. SIM size - Micro.

The design of the phone is quite simple, but some features still have. A connector for recharging MicroUSB is put on top end - I wonder why? Manufacturers are sometimes doing that to "clear" from below the place for perforation of the greater dynamics. But the brave speaker is behind. This, by the way, is also a pretty controversial solution - because if you put the device, the surface will be swirling the sound.

The lower end end of the case remains empty as the left face.

All mechanical elements are placed on the right (buttons " Power" and adjust the volume) and on the top Next (except MicroUSB 3.5-mm connector for headphones).

Brave is produced in 3 colors: black, gray and gold. We got a black apparatus - in this embodiment, the smartphone looks like a low-tear, but strictly and tasteful.

BQ does not disclose how the technology is called the Brave screen, but this is not so important. The pledge of strength is the high content of aluminum and silicon, so that the screen is withstanding:

  • load in 30 kg.
  • Fall from the height of human growth.

In addition, the screen is protected from scratches, so you can wear a gadget in one pocket with a huge bundle of keys.

Note that protection for the image quality on the screen does not affect negative. The Brave smartphone display is covered with 2.5D-glass and has a resolution of 1280 × 720 points - sufficient for a diagonal of 5 inches. It did not have any complaints of comprehensive colors, but if you still seem not enough for the picture, you can adjust the image parameters thanks to the Miravision function.


Images made on the rear and front chamber Brave will not exceed 8 MPIX and 5 MPIXs, respectively - although in characteristics Devices, as a rule, appear completely different numbers. It is simply explained: the gadget software allows you to interpolate photos - that is, to increase their permission without loss of quality. Such technology is present on many other BQ models.

Flashs are on both chambers of the device. The rear is distinguished by F / 2.0 lights. This gives her the opportunity to make enough bright pictures even in conditions of insufficient illumination.

Quality Photo Complies with the status of a smartphone - budget. Snapshots made using Brave are suitable for Instagram, but the pickly fan of photo art can hardly be able to satisfy.

Productivity and software

"Stuffing" at the BQ-5008L Brave standard for the budget model. For , the performance of corresponds to the MT6737V 4-nuclear chipset and 2 GB of RAM. The built-in memory of 16 GB is a bit, but you can add another 64 GB, putting a MicroSD flash drive. What is especially nice, for this you will not have to "sacrifice" one of the SIM cards.

Initially, we had suspicions: didn't you put the BQ on Brave your firmware that will slow down the device? For such thoughts, we came across the appearance of the "Management Center" - on Brave it looks somewhat different than on other models of the manufacturer. But no: the smartphone is running "clean" Android 7.0 and is quite "shrust."


A large plus novelties from BQ is that it supports the transfer of data to Wi-Fi at 5 GHz. Even more expensive models cannot boast. We tested the data transfer rate on SpeedTest - the results did not upset.

4G Brave, of course, also supports.

a little disappointing a large number of programs that are installed on the smartphone by default - the user may have the impression that he is imposed on them. In fact, among pre-installed applications, there are many useful - for example, " Yula," BLABLACAR"and" Yandex. Money". However, if the user considers that these programs cannot be quickly removed from " settings.


The ring volume slider almost immediately had to lead to the middle of the scale - in order not to scare people in the subway in the morning. Brave is pulling the sound so loud that you yourself begin to experience discomfort and awkwardness. Concerns about the location of the dynamics were only partly confirmed: the surface is really jammed when the gadget lies "on the back", but even taking into account this phone perfectly audible.

Phenomenal volume is a consequence of the use of the strengthening technology " Besloudness". You can activate / deactivate this feature through sound settings.


Unlike other new BQs - Balance models - Brave did not equip the heavy duty battery. At 5008L there is a battery with usual for budgetary devices with a capacity - 2500 mAh. However, even such a battery allows the smartphone to work without recharging at least a day.

For 12 hours of active use by the gadget (periodic search for information on the Internet, connecting to Wi-Fi, correspondence in messengers, several calls) The battery of the device was discharged a little more than 50% (from 85% to 29%). In this case, the device was activated " energy saving in standby mode" - a wonderful function that acts so carefully that the user does not feel any restrictions related to the salary of charge.

BQ-5008L Brave is, in fact, "improved" Bond. In the novelty the same dimensions and characteristics of the screen, but more modern filling and software, more powerful chambers. The Brave smartphone lacks the fingerprint scanner (which, by the way, "outdated" bond is endowed), but it has, in our opinion, an even more useful "feature" - support Wi-Fi at a frequency of 5 GHz. Wireless Internet on Brave is more stable and faster than analog.

In general, Brave can be described as a durable and inexpensive phone - not claiming to be called "the killer That's there ", but with a functionality sufficient to perform" vital "for the user's operations.