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bq Aquaris M10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of bq Aquaris M10. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are overall positive. Some have doubts about the size and performance, and comments about the reliability and usability are mixed.

screen, battery

durability, performance, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the bq Aquaris M10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

 

If I were to walk into a pub and ask a random person what they thought of Ubuntu, I'd probably be greeted by a blank expression. This is a little sad, since the OS is actually one of the most interesting around.

The above may make it sound like it’s all doom and gloom for the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, but this isn’t the case. Sure, the tablet isn’t ready for consumers, but that’s because it’s a work-in-progress. In the world of open source, early releases...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet Review: In-Depth

 

BQ Aquaris M10 Review: We test out the very first Ubuntu tablet, a 10.1-inch slate which can convert into a fully fledged desktop computer.

Convergence ; Decent battery life

Lack of mobile optimisation ; Juddery performance

As already stated, the Aquaris M10 is definitely not a tablet for consumers, while its occasionally juddery performance, lack of mobile optimisation and random bugs/quirks make it a tricky recommendation for Ubuntu lovers too. Still, the likes of...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Richard Trenholm (cnet.co.uk)

​BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition hands-on: The first Ubuntu tablet is a desktop too

 

Not only is it a 10-inch tablet, but connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse and the M10 becomes a PC.

Expert review by : Gabe Carey (digitaltrends.com)

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Black review

 

The world's first Ubuntu tablet is a disaster.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Richard Trenholm (cnet.com)

​BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition hands-on: The first Ubuntu tablet is a desktop too

 

Not only is it a 10-inch tablet, but connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse and the M10 becomes a PC.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Richard Trenholm (cnet.com)

This is the dawning of the age of Aquaris -- and Ubuntu, too

 

BQ's new edition of the Aquaris smartphone will be one of the first to market boasting the Ubuntu OS.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet

 

Vivid display ; Not powerful enough; Weak speakers; Runs hot; Apps not touch-optimized ; The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition runs the Linux operating system out of the box but struggles at multitasking.

Not powerful enough; Weak speakers; Runs hot; Apps not touch-optimized ; The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition runs the Linux operating system out of the box but struggles at multitasking.

The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition runs the Linux operating system out of the box but struggles at multitasking.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : JC Torres (slashgear.com)

Ubuntu BQ Aquaris M10 Review – Part 1: Hardware

 

The mobile market today has practically been what former Microsoft-then-Nokia-then-Microsoft-again exec Stephen Elop loved to refer to as a two-horse race. Android and iOS have been butting heads quarter after quarter, year after year. Despite their...

When it comes to hardware, the bq Aquaris M10 can perhaps be best described as something that “Just Works”. That can be taken both ways. On the one hand, it has a no fuss approach to features, with hardware that performs decently for the price you are...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Richard Trenholm (cnet.com.au)

​BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition hands-on: The first Ubuntu tablet is a desktop too

 

The BQ Aquaris M10 is the first Ubuntu-powered tablet.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Atmos
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:0.7

Battery

Battery Capacity:7280
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:25.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1900 x 1200 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:149 / 160 / 224 / 240
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Mali T720 MP2

Media formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,FLAC,HAAC,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV / AAC,AAC+,FLAC,M4A,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV / AAC,FLAC,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC,PDF,PPT,TXT,XLS
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG / BMP,GIF,JPS,PNG
Video compression formats:3GP,AVI,FLV,MOV,MP4 / 3GP,AVI,MOV,MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,MOV,MP4

Memory

Internal Memory:2

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, Micro-USB / MICRO-USB / USB
Headphones included: Yes
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, FLAC, HAAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV / AAC,FLAC,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS / DOC,PDF,PPT,TXT,XLS
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPS, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Position location:Y
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4 / 3GP,AVI,FLV,MOV,MP4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:No / Y / Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor boost frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:MT8163A / MT8163B

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 5.1
Operating System Version:5.1
Platform:Android / Linux / Ubuntu

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:171 / 24.6 / 8.2
Height :171 / 24.6 / 8.2
Weight:470
Width:17.1 / 246