Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (3GB RAM)  Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)  
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (3GB RAM)Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
magic score91.855.5
PriceRs. 11,999 onwardsRs. 14,299 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2016May, 2016
Screen Size5.5 inches5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant Display (Gorilla Glass 3)Super AMOLED
Processor1.8 GHz1.2 GHz
Processor TypeOcta CoreQuad Core
Processor NameMediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPUMali T860 MP2Adreno 306
Secondary Camera8.0 MP5.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness8.45 mm8.1 mm
Weight165 gm158 gm
Battery Capacity3500 mAh3100 mAh
Battery Talktime33.00 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)18.00 hrs21.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersBattery Standby Time (4G): 364 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 14 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 71 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Nice metal unibody design and brushed metal finish - feels good to hold
  • Smaller and slimmer than the K4 Note
  • Bundled clear cover for protecting the phone
  • Good display - solid brightness levels, contrast ratio, sunlight legibility and viewing angles
  • Display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection unlike the K4 Note
  • Lenovo‚Äôs Vibe UI adds some useful features on top of Android
  • Good speed/performance, including with games
  • Multitasking is smooth too, thanks to the ample RAM
  • Built-in support for VR glasses, similar to the K4 Note (ANT VR headset has to be purchased separately)
  • Decent, fast rear camera, especially for daylight shots - macro shots are good too and HDR shots came out well
  • The 8MP front-facing camera is good for selfies and video chats - colors are vibrant and the images are sharp as well
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Thanks to Dolby Atmos, Wolfson WM8281 audio codec and 1.5W speaker, loudspeaker output is good and clear even in full volume
  • Audio output through headphones is good as well
  • Good call quality
  • Good battery life - a definite improvement over the K4 Note - lasts a full day
  • Useful power saving modes to further reduce battery consumption
  • Top-notch build quality, and good looking design
  • Good display with accurate color reproduction, and good legibility even under sunlight
  • Good software package with Samsung's Touchwiz UI
  • Great multimedia app package with an advanced music player, and FM radio too
  • Decent front and back cameras with good colors and contrast levels (although detail could have been better)
  • Decent battery life
  • Good audio quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot lets you either use dual SIMS or a memory card, but not both together
  • No special support for quick charging unlike some of its competitors
  • Low-light camera performance of the phone is strictly average - with plenty of noise in the shots
  • The dated Snapdragon 410 chipset means that although the phone performs decent in daily tasks, it falls quite a bit short of phones with more modern chipsets in this price range
  • Average loudspeaker
  • No fingerprint sensor
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