Description

A solid entry-level smartphone. The Bq E5 HD was one of the first commercially available Ubuntu Touch devices!

Features & Usability

Pro Tip

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Media and communication State: Community maintained

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:

  • - GPU: Hardware video playback

Automated Usability (beta)

Boots and runs well, essential features work correctly. It can be used as a mobile device running Ubuntu Touch OS. Recommended for advanced users.

  • 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

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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 E5 HD

Specifications

CPU Arm Cortex-A7 Quadcore @1300MHz
Chipset MediaTek MT6582
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2 Dual Core @500MHz
Storage 16 GB
Memory 1 GB
Android Version Android 4.0, upgradable to Android 4.4.2, ubuntu edition Ubuntu 15.04
Battery Li-Po 2500 mAh
Display 5 inches, 68.97 cm2 (~68,58% screen-to-body ratio), 750 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)
Rear Camera 13MP 4128x3096, 2MP 1920x1080@30fps
Front Camera 5MP 2560x1920, 0.3MP 640x480@30fps
Architecture armV7
Dimensions 142 x 71 x 8,7 mm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.34 in)
Weight 134 g (4.73 oz)

Bq Aquaris E5 HD 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.

Contributors

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Bq Aquaris E5 HD


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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.

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