Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM)  Xiaomi Mi5  
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM)Xiaomi Mi5
magic score91.288.2
PriceRs. 13,499 onwardsRs. 19,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2016Apr, 2016
Screen Size5.5 inches5.15 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 428 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant Display (Gorilla Glass 3)Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment, 95% NTSC Color Gamut
Processor TypeOcta CoreQuad Core
Processor NameMediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
GPUMali T860 MP2Adreno 530
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Secondary Camera8.0 MP4.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
FM RadioYes
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness8.45 mm7.25 mm
Weight165 gm129 gm
Battery Capacity3500 mAh3000 mAh
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
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful, premium, stunning design with a curved backing - this phone is a looker
  • Rounded rear makes it comfortable to hold
  • Compact and light-weight - fits snugly in your pocket
  • Excellent display with good brightness levels, high contrast, and outdoor readability
  • MIUI is one of the better, and neater Android UIs around and has useful customization options
  • Excellent performance with top-of-the-line hardware, that stands up against the very best, including the Galaxy S7 which is at a much higher price point
  • Very good camera performance with instant focus, fast shutter speed, better than expected low-light performance, plenty of resolved detail, high dynamic range, and excellent colors and contrast
  • Very good battery life, with fast charging support
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Good fingerprint scanner
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
  • Video recording quality is underwhelming
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