A solid entry-level smartphone. The Bq E5 HD was one of the first commercially available Ubuntu Touch devices!
Features & Usability
Pro TipUse GitHub to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.
Essential Feature Support
Q: What does this port need to get better?
A: Complete the following features:
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.
Community strength (beta)
- Manual brightness
- Notification LED
- Switching between cameras
- 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
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- AppArmor patches
- Battery percentage
- Offline charging
- Online charging
- Recovery image
- Reset to factory defaults
- SD card storage
- RTC time
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Flight mode
- FM radio
- Automatic brightness
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '
Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
Subject to port development
The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.
The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.
- Anbox patches (deprecated)
- Wireless charging
- Wireless External monitor
- Fingerprint reader
- Double touch to wake
- Wired External monitor
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|16.04 - xenial||stable||OTA-25||4/13/2023||Stability over newer features (recommended)|
|16.04 - xenial||rc||2023-W15||4/13/2023||Testing before the next stable release|
|16.04 - xenial||devel||2023-04-14||4/13/2023||Daily built development releases|
|16.04 - xenial||edge||2022-11-21||11/21/2022||Here be dragons|
|CPU||Arm Cortex-A7 Quadcore @1300MHz|
|GPU||ARM Mali-400 MP2 Dual Core @500MHz|
|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|
|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.
Report an Issue for
Bq Aquaris E5 HD
Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that
it really doesn’t?
Start by searching the 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 the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.
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