BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk is a smartphone released under the stable of BQ Mobile in Russia. Many of the smartphones that are released in Russia are always of good quality. This new BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk smartphone was released in October 2018. It is beautiful, sleek, and affordable.

It has all the features targeted at those who don’t have a lot to spend on buying smartphone. In this review, we are looking at the specifications of the device, such as design, display, camera, network, hardware, battery, and other features.

Design and Display of BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk

Design type is plastic, but sleek enough for the word to be added to the name of the device. Dimensions are 71.8 x 149 x 9.1 mm. It weighs 170 grams, and comes with pink, violet, gray, and brown colors. The device lacks a secondary display and is not water resistant.

Display type is HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touch screen of 16 million colors. The screen size is 5.45 inches and pixels resolution is 720 x 1440. Pixel density is 295 ppi, screen to body ratio is 71.88 percent, and aspect ratio is 18:9. Furthermore, protective features include multi-touch, and the device is also scratch resistant.

Camera Features

At the rear of the BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk, there is a single main camera of 8 MP which produces less than desirable images for those who love high quality images or photos. There is also LED flash in the rear camera, and the video produces 720p@30fps FHD recording.

Other features include auto focus, continuous shooting, digital zoom, exposure compensation, face detection, geotagging, HDR, panorama, scene mode, self-timer, white balance settings and other features.

To the front, there is a single 5 MP that comes with front flash and minimal features. It comes with f/2.4 aperture.

Hardware and Software of BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk

Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition runs inside the BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk as the operating system and it has a modified user interface. The hardware consists of MediaTek MT6739WW process technology 28nm. Similarly, the CPU is Quad-core 1.3 GHz 4-Cores, and the GPU is PowerVR GE8100 2-Cores.

Storage and Sensors

The internal memory of BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk is 8GB of RAM which is not expandable but the internal storage is 8GB. However, this can be increased to 64GB through the use of a microSD card. Sensors include accelerometer, proximity, and ambient light. No fingerprint sensor is found in the BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk.

Network and Connectivity

There are various network connections in the BQ-5520L Silk and they are 2G, 3G, and 4G. In view of this, there is GSM, WCDMA, HSDPA, and LTE. There are other connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, hotspot, USB Type-C, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack, and other commons. There is no provision whatsoever for NFC and infrared.

Battery Life BQ-5520L Silk

Powering the device is a 2500 mAh Li-Po battery which is not removable. The department is devoid of any wireless charging or fast charging technology.

Price and Availability

BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk sells at $59 or thereabouts because price differs from store to store. The BQ Mobile BQ-5520L Silk was announced in the month of October 2018 and also released in the same month. In this way, we can say that it available for purchase.


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