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Bq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAM vs Xiaomi Mi A1

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Bq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAM vs Xiaomi Mi A1 phones. Which is the best phone?

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07 Bq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAM vs 15 Xiaomi Mi A1

Bq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAM





64bit Octa


Non removable

Xiaomi Mi A1





64bit Octa


Non removable

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Xiaomi Mi A1

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!

07 Advantages Bq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAM

Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMvsMi A1
144 grams (5.04 ounces)vs165 grams (5.78 ounces)
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
441 PPIvs401 PPI
+Higher resolution main camera
13 megapixelsvsDual 12 megapixels + 12MP f/2.6 50mm
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.0 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3120 mAhvs3080 mAh
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceCompassvsNot supported
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFCvsNot supported

15 Advantages Xiaomi Mi A1

Mi A1vsAquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAM
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (54GB user available)vs16GB (12GB user available)
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 256GB vsUntil 64GB
7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage+This device has a LTPS LCD screen, which are brighter and more vividLTPS LCDvsTFT LCD
+Larger screen
Advantage+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesDigital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Advantage+Android 7.1.2 Nougat is newer and saferAndroid 7.1.2 NougatvsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceBiometric (fingerprint)vsNot supported
Advantage+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMOvs802.11 b/g/n
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster4.2 version A2DPvs4.1 version A2DP

25 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution screen1080 x 1920 pixels
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flash
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo only main camera
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies5 megapixels
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary cameraFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
+The 4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use2 slots Dual-SIM
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB) / USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysDragontrail Glass / Gorilla Glass 3

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
ModelAquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMMi A1
Also known asbq Aquaris M5 16 GB - 2 GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1 MDG2, Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One, Xiaomi Tiffany
Country or region where it's soldEuropeEuropeHong KongIndiaIndonesiaVarious (International)Vietnam
Release dateMay, 2015September, 2017
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)69.4 x 143 millimeters (2.73 x 5.63 in)75.8 x 155.4 millimeters (2.98 x 6.12 in)
Weight144 grams (5.04 ounces)165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Bq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
Operating systemAndroid 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A15
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 405 550MhzQualcomm Adreno 506 650Mhz
Internal storage16GB (12GB user available)64GB (54GB user available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
Screen size5" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassDragontrail GlassGorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
Dual SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS 900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
4G networkLTE Cat4 800/1800/2600 (Bands 3,7,20)LTE Cat6

Global version:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300/2600 (Bands 38,40)

India version:
LTE 850/1800/2100 (Bands 1,3,5)
TD-LTE 2300/2500 (Bands 40,41)

Hong Kong/Indonesia/Russia/Vietnam version:
LTE 800/850/900/1700/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300/2600 (Bands 38,40)
2G network SIM2GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary camera / Back cameraBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
Main camera13 megapixelsDual 12 megapixels + 12MP f/2.6 50mm
Main camera resolution4128 x 3096 pixels4000 x 3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.25µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
Front camera5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592 x 1944 pixels2592 x 1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
Ambient Light
Ambient Light
Biometric (fingerprint)
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LED notification
- Sony IMX214 sensor camera
- Quantum Color+
- Dolby sound
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Rose gold
- Android One
- Aluminum frame and back
- Oleophobic coating screen
- 450nit brightness screen
- 2x optical zoom back camera
- 720p@120fps slow motion
- Fast battery charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyBq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
Battery technologyLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removableLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Battery capacity3120 mAh3080 mAh
Battery modelBQ 31205V 2A = 10W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Bq Aquaris M5 16GB 2GB RAMXiaomi Mi A1
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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