Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (3GB RAM)Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (3GB RAM)
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magic score91.479.8
PriceRs. 11,999 onwardsRs. 16,900 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2016Sep, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 6.0
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant Display (Gorilla Glass 3)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Processor1.8 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor NameMediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Exynos 7870
GPUMali T860 MP2Mali-T830MP2
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 256 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness8.45 mm8 mm
Weight165 gm167 gm
Battery Capacity3500 mAh3300 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): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrs
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
  • Solid build
  • Well designed - the metal body and the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass spread across the front, give it a premium feel
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Comes with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android, which is now lighter than before, and works well
  • Useful new features include S Power Planning (battery management) and S Secure (privacy), apart from Ultra-data saving mode and S bike mode
  • Good all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including heavy games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
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
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)
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