Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 32GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 8,890 onwards

launchAug, 2016

23.6

excellence score

69.1

value for money score

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Design

  • Good build quality
  • Nice metal unibody design and brushed metal finish - feels good to hold
  • Fast fingerprint sensor

Display

  • Good display - solid brightness levels, contrast ratio, sunlight legibility and viewing angles
  • Display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection unlike the K4 Note

Software

  • Lenovo’s Vibe UI adds some useful features on top of Android

Performance

  • Good speed/performance, including with games
  • Multitasking is smooth too, thanks to the ample RAM

Camera

  • 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
  • Low-light camera performance of the phone is strictly average - with plenty of noise in the shots

Audio

  • Built-in support for VR glasses, similar to the K4 Note (ANT VR headset has to be purchased separately)
  • 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

Battery

  • Good battery life - a definite improvement over the K4 Note - lasts a full day
  • Useful power saving modes to further reduce battery consumption
  • No special support for quick charging unlike some of its competitors

More

  • Smaller and slimmer than the K4 Note
  • Bundled clear cover for protecting the phone
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot lets you either use dual SIMS or a memory card, but not both together

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 32GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10
GPUMali T860 MP2
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Battery Talktime33.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)18.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Standby Time (4G): 364 hrs
Dimensions
Weight165 gm
Thickness8.45 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Dual-tone LED Flash
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 1.4 um Pixels
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes
More
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Wolfson Audio Technology
  • TheaterMax Technology - Virtual Giant Cinematic Experience
  • USB On-The-Go

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