Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM)Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM)
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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
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magic score90.352.5
PriceRs. 13,499 onwardsRs. 15,990 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2016May, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 6.0
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant Display (Gorilla Glass 3)Super AMOLED
Processor1.8 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor NameMediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Exynos 7870
GPUMali T860 MP2Mali-T720MP2
RAM4 GB2 GB
Secondary Camera8.0 MP5.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness8.45 mm7.8 mm
Weight165 gm169 gm
Battery Capacity3500 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Talktime33.00 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)18.00 hrs23.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersBattery Standby Time (4G): 364 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 15 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 21 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 96 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
  • Well built
  • Quite good at heat management - doesn't heat up even when put under a lot of stress
  • Decent camera
  • Great battery life (can easily last over a day)
  • Useful "Ultra Power Saving" mode
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
  • Looks cheap and utilitarian, compared to the much more premium designs of its competitors
  • The dimensions are a tad too big, at least for people with small hands
  • Display on the J7 falls short of expectations - colors are a little off, it's a bit on the dim side, and lacks an auto-brightness setting
  • No Gorilla glass protection on the display
  • Overall performance is good, but the phone is still underpowered compared to its top competition
  • Average camera
  • Loudspeaker is not particularly loud, and having it on the back makes it cumbersome still
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Also lacks notification LED, gyroscope and a magnetometer or magnetic sensor
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