BQ Magic S: smartphone review

BQ Magic S: smartphone review


  • BQ Magic S: smartphone review

  • Technical specifications BQ Magic S

  • Overview of BQ Magic S photography features

  • BQ Magic S. Conclusions

BQ Magic S: smartphone review

BQ 5731L Magic S

Smartphones from BQ Mobile are already known to our readers. At one point, we tested one of the models of this brand – BQ Strike Power 4G, which surprised us. In terms of price and features, this device has proven to be very worthy.

Today, BQ Magic S, also known as BQ-5731L, a kind of flagship brand, came to our test. At first glance, it is clear that this child is serious in this regard: at its relatively low price, it has a nice glossy case, with the back in the gradient, a fingerprint scanner in the back, a dual camera and a screen with a small fringe in it. which is hidden 16 MP front camera.

So, the BQ Magic S has a main unit with two rooms:

  • 16 megapixel wide-angle camera with f / 2.0 aperture, autofocus and LED flash;
  • An auxiliary camera of 0.3 megapixels that helps the main one in portrait mode to determine the depth of the scene.

A 16MP front camera with f / 2.0 aperture, as mentioned above, is located in the display case.

Specifications BQ Magic S
display 5.84 ″, IPS, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19: 9, 432 ppi
processor UNISOC SC9863A with eight cores, 1.6 GHz
random access memory 3 GB
Built-in memory 32 GB
Memory card there is a separate slot
card dual SIM support
The main room 16 MP, f / 2.0, AF, LED flash + 0.3 MP, scene depth sensor
Front camera 16 MP, f / 2.0
Fingerprint scanner behind
communication support for 4G LTE Cat.6 networks (300/50 Mbps), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, 3.5 mm audio jack, microUSB
geolocation A-GPS, GLONASS
battery 3650 mAh which cannot be disassembled

Overview of BQ Magic S photography features

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/2208 s, 3.5 mm equivalent.

We started our test in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, where it was mostly rainy and cloudy, but we managed to catch sunny weather. We will immediately clarify that we did not expect something incredible from the smartphone, because we are still talking about the device of a budget price segment – BQ Magic S costs less than ten thousand rubles.

At the same time, in daylight, the smartphone is photographing very well. It proves a smooth, well detailed image, with the correct reproduction of the colors. However, it could not do without reorienting itself on the hundred percent crop, which is inherent in almost all smartphones of our time. But here it is at a normal level and even the small details about the construction of the Hungarian parliament have not turned into a mess.

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/1595 s, 3.5 mm equiv.

In cloudy weather, it has proven to be somewhat more difficult to get a high-quality image: the gray sky has created problems for the smartphone. But overall, the result was pretty good for us.

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/243 s, 3.5 mm equiv.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/158 s, 3.5 mm equiv.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/128 s, 3.5 mm equiv.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/179 s, 3.5 mm equiv.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 64, F2, 1/50 s, 3.5 mm equivalent.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/480 s, 3.5 mm equiv.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/717 s, 3.5 mm equiv.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/136 s, 3.5 mm equiv.

The BQ Magic S smartphone has an HDR mode, which is automatically activated by default. The electronics themselves determine the conditions and use it or not.

By forcing it and stopping, we obtained the following results. The smartphone worked better in the dark areas and worked only slightly with overexposure. It turned out to be not bad, however, I would like to get a brighter picture. To get a similar result, you can edit the image in Google Photos, which is used here as a gallery application.

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F49, 1/1276 s, 3.5 mm equiv.

We remind you that the smartphone has a dual camera unit. The second room plays a supporting role in determining the depth of the scene in portrait mode. At the same time, she is doing very well with her work. You can compare a photo in portrait mode (photo above) with a photo automatically (photo below). In the first case, despite the complex contours of the object (a small monument of the tank was the model), the smartphone did well. In the second, we obtained a high quality image and the ability to evaluate the optical blurring of the smartphone camera.

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/1276 s, 3.5 mm equiv.

In addition, I took several pictures with the portrait of the girl, and the result suited us, and Magic S surprised me. The smartphone has a function to determine the gender and age, operating in portrait mode and it was a surprise for us to receive information about the model on the screen of the smartphone. In this case, the device most often determines the age correctly. However, we will not tell you how old our model is!

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 160, F49, 1/33 s, 3.5 mm equiv.

In rooms with artificial lighting, the smartphone becomes much more difficult. One of the problems is the lack of optical image stabilization. Therefore, in order to get high quality images, you need to hold the device firmly and evenly. There are also difficulties with various light sources: overexposures and problems with color reproduction may occur.

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 250, F2, 1/13 s, 3.5 mm equivalent.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 80, F52, 1/50 s, 3.5 mm equivalent.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 160, F2, 1/33 s, 3.5 mm equiv.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 160, F2, 1/33 s, 3.5 mm equiv.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 160, F2, 1/33 s, 3.5 mm equiv.

And here's the interesting thing: the device's camera has trouble shooting indoors, but we got the most beautiful photos in low light conditions. This allowed us to hope that after sunset, the smartphone will perform well.

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/1247 s, 3.5 mm equiv.

And it turned out that this is indeed so. Yes, due to the lack of optical image stabilization, shooting on a smartphone in the dark becomes more difficult, but in automatic mode and in a special night mode (yes, it also appeared in BQ MAgic S), good results can be obtained . The main thing is to hold the smartphone in your hands.

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 200, F2, 1/20 s, 3.5 mm equivalent.
BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 320, F2, 1/13 s, 3.5 mm equivalent.

A special emphasis in BQ is on the selfie camera. Its resolution is 16 megapixels, and the aperture is f / 2.0. There are beauties, which can be activated if you wish.

BQ-5731L INSTALLATION: ISO 100, F2, 1/50 s, 3.5 mm equiv.

The result is very good: the picture detail is high, the colors are right – there is everything you need from a modern selfie camera.

BQ Magic S. Conclusions

And again, I was caught by BQ. If you give up the use of flagship smartphones and take a fresh look at the Magic S, then there is virtually nothing to complain about, especially when you know that the gadget costs less than 10 thousand rubles.

There is a high quality display with good color reproduction, wide viewing angles and good brightness indicators. The appearance of the smartphone has proven to be pleasant and modern. Yes, there is a plastic case, but first of all, it is budget and secondly, we will be honest, not everyone likes the glass. Interestingly, BQ has occupied a niche where there are not many smartphones, especially compact "one-handed" devices. And this is a plus of this device. In addition, the advantages are a separate microSD card slot and a fairly large battery.

You may find faults with the microUSB port and possibly the front panel fretboard – after all, we're already used to dripping in for selfie cameras. But none is critical.

The room as a whole turned out to be pretty good. Of course, there are problems: difficulties in rendering color in the room, lack of image stabilization. However, when shooting at night, you can apply the proper mode, which allows you to get a better result. In summary, we can say that BQ Magic S thanked us. The smartphone is really small, but accessible from a distance. And he is the last one to surpass the famous scales in his favor, all other things being equal.

Pro:

  • high quality IPS display;
  • compact size, can be used with one hand;
  • bright appearance;
  • universal room;
  • the confident work of a selfie camera;
  • good power;
  • separate microSD slot;
  • 3.5mm audio jack;
  • good indicators of autonomy;
  • 4G support and NFC presence.

versus:

  • Difficulties when shooting indoors
  • there is a resurrection in images;
  • no optical image stabilization;
  • without USB Type-C;
  • not everyone will like a plastic case.

BQ 5731L Magic S

Photo evaluation

Editorial evaluation

7

opportunities

6

convenience

7

Price justification

8


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