Description

A solid entry-level smartphone. The Bq E4.5 was one of the first commercially available Ubuntu Touch devices!

Features & Usability

Pro Tip

Use GitHub to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.

Device with data State: In development

This rating shows whether or not a device has received updates recently, if so, it has a good chance to be maintained in the future, but that's not guaranteed.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Misc: AppArmor patches

Automated Usability (beta)

Basic functionalities are not working yet. If you have the skills to continue the porting process, this could be your next device.

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Notification LED
  • Torchlight
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

  • Flashlight
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Switching between cameras
  • Cellular:

  • Carrier info, signal strength
  • Data connection
  • Dual SIM functionality
  • Incoming, outgoing calls
  • MMS in, out
  • PIN unlock
  • SMS in, out
  • Change audio routings
  • Voice in calls
  • Volume control in calls
  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

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

  • Bluetooth
  • Flight mode
  • FM radio
  • Hotspot
  • WiFi
  • Sensors:

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

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

  • MTP access
  • ADB access
Working

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '

Partial

Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Untested

Subject to port development

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release Channel Version Release Date Description
Xenial stable OTA-24 11/21/2022 Stability over newer features (recommended)
Xenial rc 2022-W47 11/21/2022 Testing before the next stable release
Xenial devel 2023-02-02 2/1/2023 Daily built development releases
Xenial edge 2022-11-21 11/21/2022 Here be dragons

Bq Aquaris E4.5

Specifications

CPU Arm Cortex-A7 Quadcore @1300MHz
Chipset MediaTek MT6582
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2 Dual Core @500MHz
Storage 8 GB
Memory 1 GB
Android Version Android 4.0, upgradable to Android 4.4.2
Battery Li-Po 2150 mAh, removable
Display 4.5 inches, 55.8 cm2 (~60,8% screen-to-body ratio), 540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~245 ppi density)
Rear Camera 8MP 3264x2448, 2MP 1920x1080@30fps
Front Camera 5MP 2560x1920
Architecture armV7
Dimensions 137 x 67 x 9 mm (5.39 x 2.64 x 0.35 in)
Weight 123 g (4.34 oz)

Note: Bq E4.5 devices that are sold with Android have a locked bootloader, so those need to be manually unlocked by installing the manufacturers Ubuntu image before switching to UBports’ release of Ubuntu Touch.

Port Resources

Contributors

Report an Issue for
Bq Aquaris E4.5


Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that it really doesn’t?

Start by searching the bug device issue if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.

Couldn't find it?

Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.

1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.

2. Then (this time), head to GitHub Issues and submit it, so the porter knows about it.

The Bq Aquaris E4.5
Subforum

Post to UBports forum

17 Forum Discussions