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

Features & Usability

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

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

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Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device


Subject to port development

Release channels

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

Ubuntu Release
Release Date
Xenialdevel2022-09-2726-09-2022Daily built development releases
Xenialedge2022-09-2726-09-2022Here be dragons
Xenialrc2022-W30/226-07-2022Testing before the next stable release
XenialstableOTA-2321-06-2022Stability over newer features (recommended)

Bq Aquaris E4.5


CPUArm Cortex-A7 Quadcore @1300MHz
ChipsetMediaTek MT6582
GPUARM Mali-400 MP2 Dual Core @500MHz
Storage8 GB
Memory1 GB
Android VersionAndroid 4.0, upgradable to Android 4.4.2
BatteryLi-Po 2150 mAh, removable
Display4.5 inches, 55.8 cm2 (~60,8% screen-to-body ratio), 540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~245 ppi density)
Rear Camera8MP 3264x2448, 2MP 1920x1080@30fps
Front Camera5MP 2560x1920
Dimensions137 x 67 x 9 mm (5.39 x 2.64 x 0.35 in)
Weight123 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.

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