BQ Aquaris M10 FHD

Legacy | frieza

Overall progress

The first Ubuntu tablet and the first to offer desktop-mobile convergence, the rear camera shoots surprisingly good stills, particularly HDR mode. A quad-core powers the M10, 64-bit MediaTek MT8163 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz in the HD model and 1.5GHz in the FHD model reviewed here. The GPU is a Mali-T720 MP2, clocked up to 520MHz (HD) and 600MHz (FHD). Both models have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 64GB by plugging a card into the external MicroSD slot.


Runs very smoothly without any flaws. The experience on this device will be comparable to other mobile OSes on the market.

Port progress


What works

  • Actors:

  •  Manual brightness
  •  Notification LED
  •  Vibration
  • Camera:

  •  Photo
  •  Video
  •  Switching between cameras
  • Endurance:

  •  Battery lifetime > 24h from 100%
  •  No reboot needed for 1 week
  • GPU:

  •  Boot into UI
  •  Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  •  Anbox patches
  •  AppArmor patches
  •  Battery percentage
  •  Offline charging
  •  Online charging
  •  Recovery image
  •  Reset to factory defaults
  •  RTC time
  •  SD card detection and access
  •  Shutdown / Reboot
  •  Wireless External monitor
  • Network:

  •  Bluetooth
  •  Flight mode
  •  WiFi
  • Sensors:

  •  Automatic brightness
  •  GPS
  •  Rotation
  •  Touchscreen
  • Sound:

  •  Earphones
  •  Loudspeaker
  •  Microphone
  •  Volume control
  • USB:

  •  MTP access
  •  ADB access
  •  Wired External monitor

 Working  Partial  Not working  Untested

A link to issue report is available when a feature isn't fully working

Some issues might not depend on the device, these are marked as global

Device specifications

CPUQuad-Core Cortex-A53 1.5Ghz
ChipsetMediaTek MT8163A
Android VersionAndroid 5.1
Battery7280 mAh
Display1920x1200 pixels, 10.1 in
Rear Camera8MP
Front Camera5MP

BQ M10 FHD devices that are sold with Android have a locked bootloader, so those need to be manually unlocked by installing the manufacturer's Ubuntu image before switching to UBports' release of Ubuntu Touch.

How to install

You can install Ubuntu Touch on this device using the UBports Installer on your computer. Select the appropriate package for your computer:

Plug in your device and follow the on-screen instructions. The Installer will take it from there.

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