Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM)  Lenovo Z2 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)  
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM)Lenovo Z2 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)
magic score91.279.1
PriceRs. 13,499 onwardsRs. 17,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2016Sep, 2016
Screen Size5.5 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant Display (Gorilla Glass 3)LTPS IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Scratch Resistant Display (Gorilla Glass 3)
Processor1.8 GHz2.15 GHz
Processor TypeOcta CoreQuad Core
Processor NameMediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
GPUMali T860 MP2Adreno 530
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
FM RadioYes
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Weight165 gm149 gm
Battery Talktime33.00 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)18.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersBattery Standby Time (4G): 364 hrsN/A
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
  • Good build quality with a fibreglass frame to keep the weight down and a magnesium alloy roll cage for sturdiness
  • Chic, premium design (similar to the iPhone 5S)
  • Compact, convenient size with a 5-inch screen making it one of the few easy-to-handle premium smartphones in the market today - something that will appeal to a lot of people who want power and quality, but not large phablet-esque dimensions
  • Manages to keep a relatively slim profile and manageable weight of 150g
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor (embedded in the home button) - significantly improved compared to the Zuk Z1
  • Extended home button functionality is very nicely implemented, and allows for quick navigation via gestures
  • Very good display - sharp, clean and bright, with colours that are fairly accurate and natural-looking
  • Display customization options includes colour temperature, as well as a night mode
  • Lenovo's ZUI launcher, is mostly stock Android, with a few customisations
  • Excellent speed/performance throughout - on par with top-end Android flagship smartphones - and yet at a mid-range price!
  • Decent rear camera - handles colours and finer details well
  • The 8-megapixel on the front is also good and delivers crisp and wide shots
  • Decent call quality
  • Very good battery life - can muster over a day and half 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
  • As is the case with phones that have a glass back, it is a bit of a smudge magnet
  • The charger included in the box is an ordinary 10W unit rather than a Fast Charge 3.0 capable charger - which means that the phone's fast charging capabilities don't get fully utilized
  • Average loudspeaker
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