Smartphones of the brand BQ cannot be reproached for one thing - quiet sound. Alarm clocks on devices BQ should not be set at full volume, since you can wake up the neighbors, and some of them do not need to work at all. But despite the fact that the majority of Bright & Quick are very loud, they lack one thing to be considered musical. Namely stereo.
With the release of the BQ-5707G Next Music, the manufacturer bridged this gap. The target audience of the company is now also music lovers. In this article, we will tell you why a true music lover cannot pass by the novelty from BQ for 6990 rubles.
- Materials: plastic, glass
- Operating system: Android 8.1
- Processor: MediaTek MT6580P quad-core, clock frequency up to 1.3 GHz
- Video accelerator: Mali-400 MP2
- RAM / user memory: 2 GB / 16 GB (about 11.2 GB free)
- Slot for memory card : yes, maximum capacity 64 GB
- Display: 5. (4 8) 7 inch, resolution 1440×720
- Rear camera: 13 MP
- Front camera: 8 Mpx
- Fingerprint scanner : yes
- Navigation: GPS, A-GPS
- Wireless modules: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz
- Battery: 2800 mAh
- Dimensions: 74.8 × 155.5 × 9.2 mm
- Weight: 185 grams
Equipment and design
From the point of view of packaging design and packaging, Next Music does not differ from other budget BQ models. The smartphone is delivered in a red and white cardboard box, inside which, in addition to the device itself, are:
- Power supply (5V).
- USB cable.
- Instructions and warranty card.
- 20% discount coupon when buying accessories in the BQ online store.
A battery is also in a separate bag - the battery can be changed on the Next Music model.
BQ-5707G is released in 4 color options: grey, black, red and gold. A golden smartphone came to the review, and although we did not have a chance to see other options live, this execution seems to be the most advantageous. The back cover is made of matte plastic, which is visually indistinguishable from metal and which is not covered with fingerprints. Just above the logo on the back is a neat shiny circle of a fingerprint sensor. Almost the entire front panel is occupied by a screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. The only thing that seems to hint at the budgetary status of the gadget is a significant thickness of the case (9.2 mm). But even so, it is difficult to suspect that a smartphone with such a wonderful design can cost only 6,990 rubles.
As for the arrangement of the mechanical elements, there are no surprises here. The power and volume buttons are located on the right side - while the left is completely empty. On the bottom is the charging port and microphone, and on the top is the headphone jack.
Frankly, your obedient servant has never held a smartphone in his hands, which would have had a rear cover removed in the presence of a fingerprint sensor - but Next Music is exactly like that. There is no SIM tray on the device - cards are installed under the cover, like a flash drive. To expand the memory, you don’t have to “sacrifice” one of the sims.
No special sound enhancement technologies were found in Next Music. In the settings you can find only the sound amplifier slider “ BesLoudness ”, however, most BQ devices are equipped with this “improver”.
The new smartphone is called musical because it has 2 speakers. Both are located in front - one closer to the top edge, the second - to the bottom. Due to the pair of speakers, stereo sound is provided.
The sound is really powerful and clear enough - you can't fault it here. The manufacturer did not deceive, because the smartphone roars like a wounded animal, even when the “ BesLoudness ” function is turned off. But it is somewhat disappointing that we did not find an equalizer on the device - as on the Space X model. Apparently, the equalizer is a “feature” of the BQ firmware, which Next Music, alas, is deprived of.
Next Music's 5.7-inch HD screen, perhaps, corresponds to the status of the device itself - that is, the average level. The image quality remains quite high until you go outside in sunny weather. Then the display “fades”, and even at maximum brightness you have to cover it with your hand in order to read the text or see the picture.
Alas, Musical BQ doesn't support the MiraVision technology we loved so much. On the company's previous smartphones, it allowed you to adjust the contrast, color temperature and other image parameters on the screen.
It is commendable that the manufacturer, having focused on the musical component of the device, did not forget about other functions. The main 8-megapixel camera with interpolation up to 13 megapixels does not make photo masterpieces, but it shoots well enough that it would not be a shame to put the photo on the general court on Instagram.
camera resolution is more modest - 5 megapixels with interpolation up to 8 megapixels. But on the other hand, the selfie camera has a flash, which is a wild rarity for the budget segment. You can make "selfish" using the fingerprint as a shutter key. This is very convenient - you do not have to rack your brains over how to contrive so that your finger does not get into the frame.
Performance and Software
Next Music is BQ's first smartphone to run Android 8.1 Oreo, which is why we've been waiting to test him with such impatience. The shell of the 8th Android from Yandex did not disappoint, but it did not particularly surprise either. Unlike, for example, Space X (which has a proprietary shell), Next Music has a menu, as well as a control center accessible by one swipe.
It seemed strange that in the settings to one and the same function could be reached by several different ways. For example, " Adaptive brightness is available immediately in 2 sections:" Battery"and" Screen". Flawlessness or, on the contrary, convenience?
"Heart" of the device is a 4-core processor from MediaTek with a clock frequency of 1.3 GHz. Do not say that the top decision, but also not the worst of what the modern market offers. Smartphone pulls 3D games (for example, World of Tanks) - Let not at the maximum graph. The tasks are simpler - for example, to lose the HD video or run 2D-arcada - it clicks like seeds.
Embedded memory at Next Music is a bit - 16 GB. But we will not forget that the smartphone is primarily a musical - such a volume is enough for at least several extensive discographs. If there is still little memory, you can put a flash card microSD with a capacity of up to 64 GB.
One of the main advantages of Android 8.1 is energy efficiency. In the fact that the devices with Oreo live longer, it is easy to believe. How otherwise to explain why our Next Music with a battery with a capacity of just 2800 mAh with moderate use calmly kept a day?
With 40% of the charge, the smartphone predicts 4 days of autonomous work - although it is certainly about standby mode. In this mode, the gadget really almost does not lose energy. If the device lies on the shelf, about 5-7% per day.
BQ-5707G Next Music is a phone player at a regular player. Gadget is great not only for listening to music in the speakers, but also for watching movies and atmospheric rollers. An important advantage of the device is the latest operating system Android 8.1 OREO, thanks to which the gadget is capable of working for a long time without recharging, even having a battery modest on board.