Our Opinion

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 32GB) is a significantly better phone than the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (2GB RAM), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 32GB)!

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 32GB)  Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (2GB RAM) 
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note Lenovo Vibe K5
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Excellence Score
21.0
15.4
Value for Money Score
53.8
48.7
Price ₹ 12,499 onwards ₹ 8,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2016 Mar, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatNo more updates expected Android 5.1 LollipopNo updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Ranked #53 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616Ranked #61 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali T860 MP2 Adreno 405
RAM 4 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Phase Detection Auto Focus, F/2.2 Aperture, Dual-tone LED Flash HDR, Guidelines, Omnivision OV13850, 5 Piece Lens, F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features 1.4 um Pixels 4 Piece Lense, F/2.8 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 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 (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.45 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 165 gm 142 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh 2750 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 33.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 18.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Battery Standby Time (4G): 364 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Dolby Atmos; Wolfson Audio Technology; TheaterMax Technology - Virtual Giant Cinematic Experience Noise Filtration; Dual Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos; SHAREit; SYNCit
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Nice metal unibody design and brushed metal finish - feels good to hold
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good battery life - a definite improvement over the K4 Note - lasts a full day
  • Useful power saving modes to further reduce battery consumption
  • Smaller and slimmer than the K4 Note
  • Bundled clear cover for protecting the phone
  • Good build quality
  • Good looking smartphone, which feels good to hold as well
  • Good, sharp display with vibrant colors, and good viewing angles
  • Lenovo's UI on top of Android is pretty decent
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Good camera for still photography
  • Excellent audio performance, one of the best in this category, with two Dolby Atmos enabled speakers at the back, as well as great sound quality via headphones
  • Decent battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Low-light camera performance of the phone is strictly average - with plenty of noise in the shots
  • No special support for quick charging unlike some of its competitors
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot lets you either use dual SIMS or a memory card, but not both together
  • The metal rim on the sides are the back are prone to scratches
  • Display lacks Gorilla Glass protection
  • Video recording quality of the camera is affected by an over eager auto-focus
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