Our Opinion

The Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM) is a slightly better phone than the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 64GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM)!

Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM)  Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Lenovo K8 Plus Lenovo Vibe K5 Note
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Excellence Score
28.1
24.9
Value for Money Score
81.1
61.3
Price ₹ 8,447 onwards ₹ 13,156 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2017 Feb, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Oreo Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P25 MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10
GPU Mali-T880 Mali T860 MP2
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 5MP), 5P Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Dual-tone LED Flash Phase Detection Auto Focus, F/2.2 Aperture, Dual-tone LED Flash
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 84-degree Wide-angle Lens, LED Flash 1.4 um Pixels
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.99 mm 8.45 mm
Weight 165 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 33.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 18.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Battery Standby Time (4G): upto 401 hrs, Battery Talktime (4G): upto 26 hrs Battery Standby Time (4G): 364 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; WiFi Dual-band; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; TheatreMax Dolby Atmos; Wolfson Audio Technology; TheaterMax Technology - Virtual Giant Cinematic Experience; USB On-The-Go
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Well built
  • Ergonomically sized, comfortable for one-handed use
  • Useful physical button that can be setup to to play/ pause music, switch tracks, or launch a custom app
  • Dedicated slots for dual SIM cards and memory card (which is a always a good thing when many other phones are choosing to come out with a hybrid SIM/memory slot)
  • Fingerprint scanner at the back is easy to reach, and quite responsive
  • Decent Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection - viewing angles are good and colour reproduction is decent
  • Stock Android UI keeps thing nice and simple, and will be much appreciated by Android enthusiasts
  • Good all-round performance backed by solid hardware - multitasking is easy with several apps running in the background, and games run well too
  • Decent dual-camera setup on the rear - decent bokeh shots (as long as you set it up right), good macros, and indoor shots are also pretty good
  • Decent front camera too - photos taken with the the front camera are good and can be used on messengers and social networking apps - also, the front flash is handy in dark areas
  • Very good battery life - the phone can run for a day and a half with regular use
  • Pretty decent charging speed - takes about 2 hours to charge fully
  • On the whole, if stock Android and good battery life appeal to you, then the Lenovo K8 Plus is a good choice
  • 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’s 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
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit on the thick and bulky side, measuring 8.99mm and weighing 165g
  • Sunlight legibility of the display could have been better
  • Rear camera is pretty good but could have been a bit better in landscape mode, and with HDR
  • Also the camera tends to sometimes lag a bit in depth (bokeh) mode
  • 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
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