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Bq Curie 2 1.6GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

1.6GHz Android 16GB 8" Feb 2014
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7 Reasons For

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Four Processor Cores

The Curie 2 is a four processor core tablet.

We compared all the other 4 processor core tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the Trekstor SurfTab Xiron 7.0 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the bq Curie 2 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Curie 2. The processor clock speeds of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Curie 2 range from 1GHz to 2.3GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the SM-T9000 Galaxy Tab Pro (£150.00) (1.9GHz), or the SM-T320 Galaxy Tab Pro (1.9GHz) both from Samsung or the LG V500 (£249.99) (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on tablet computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the bq Curie 2 has a quite large internal memory compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago. The smallest internal memory of tablets of a similar age and type to the Curie 2 is 0.25GB, the largest is 8GB, and the average internal memory is 1.5GB.

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Very Thin

The Curie 2 has a quite thin thickness (only 8.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Curie 2. The average thickness of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Curie 2 is 51mm, and the thicknesses range from 4mm to 280mm.

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Very Narrow

The Curie 2 is one of the narrower tablet computers that came out more than two years ago (only 154 millimeters) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The widths of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 100mm to 470mm, and the average width is 210mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Curie 2 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Curie 2, the bq Curie 2 is not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active (£369.38) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Browsing Time

Tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Curie 2 have browsing times of between 4h and 18h, and the average browsing time is 8.9h. With a browsing time of only 6 hours, the bq Curie 2 has a quite short browsing time compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Rear Camera Resolution

The Curie 2 has a maximum rear camera resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 7% less rear camera resolution than the most frequently found rear camera resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago the rear camera resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 3288 x 2472 pixels.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the Curie 2 is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 62% less maximum video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all comparable spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago the maximum video resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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4 Other reasons to consider the bq Curie 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Curie 2 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Samsung SM-T320 Galaxy Tab Pro (32GB), or the Microsoft Surface Pro (64GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 8 inches, the bq Curie 2 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

If this tablet screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the LG V500 (£249.99) (8.3" and higher rated), or the Samsung SM-T320 Galaxy Tab Pro (8.4" and higher rated).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Curie 2 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Curie 2.

Other 2MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Trekstor SurfTab Xiron 7.0.

Tablets with a higher rear camera resolution that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active (£369.38) (3.1MP), or the LG V500 (£249.99) (5MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Processor Architecture
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Mini HDMI Port
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Accelerometer
Personal Info Management App
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Browsing Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Kids Tablet
WiFi

User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 March 2014 by Gorka

You will not regret your purchase. It has good capacity both process memory to install many apps and the screen quality is as well as sensitivity to click on the screen.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bq 02bqcur04
Barcodes 08436545511305

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