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Bq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)

Side by side comparison between Bq Aquaris E5 vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 8A XBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)07Points
Bq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)
5"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2500
mAh

(Removable)

vs
18PointsXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Compare Bq Aquaris E5 X
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

12
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)7 Advantages Bq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)vsRedmi 8A (32GB/2GB)18 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
+134 grams (4.69 ounces)40%
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+8.65 millimeters (0.34 inches)9%
Thinner
vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+294 PPI8%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs271 PPI
+(back) 13MP7%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
1.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core130%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GBvs+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (13GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)62%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
720x1280 pixelsvs+720x1520 pixels19%
Higher resolution screen
5"vs+6.2"24%
Larger screen
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.2" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches25%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 8MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 4.4.2 KitKatvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
3G+ HSPA+vs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2500 mAhvs+5000 mAh100%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

24 Common items in both devices
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
ModelAquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Other model namesbq Aquaris E5 Quad Core (16GB + 1GB RAM) C000060Xiaomi Redmi 8A M1908C3KG, MZB8457IN, MZB8458IN, MZB8459IN
Country or region availableSpain(Europe)
Spain, (Europe)
(Global, International)India
(Global, International), India
BrandBqXiaomi
Release dateJune, 2014September, 2019
Depth8.65 millimeters (0.34 inches)9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)71 x 142 millimeters (2.8 x 5.59 in)75.4 x 156.3 millimeters (2.97 x 6.15 in)
Weight134 grams (4.69 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Bq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Chipset32bit - MediaTek MT6582 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 505 650Mhz
RAM memory1GB2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (13GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~68.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1520 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)294 PPI271 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassGorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 400 nits
Mobile networksBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800 (China), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 900/2100Global, India version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

China version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4
VoLTE

Global version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

India version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)

China version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, Black on white
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LED notification
- 18MP interpolated back camera
- 8MP interpolated front camera
- Dolby sound
- Viewing angle screen of 178º
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
- MIUI 11
- Sony IMX363 back camera sensor
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2500 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2520 minutes | 42 hours | 1.8 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateBq Aquaris E5 HD (16GB/1GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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