Lenovo A5 (2GB RAM, 16GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 5,999 onwards

launchNov, 2018

21.3

excellence score

74.9

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 3 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Decent design, with a plastic back and a metal frame, and an overall good build quality
  • Compact form factor, light-weight
  • There are round-edges on the phone and it comes with a curved back which makes the device comfortable to hold in hands
  • Comfortable single handed use
  • Decent fingerprint sensor, as well as face unlock

Display

  • Decent, tall display - the phone features a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution - colors come out looking good
  • Sunlight legibility could have been a bit better
  • With the relatively small display (by modern standards), the phone is not meant for those who love watching movies and videos on a large screen - it's rather targeted at those who might value ergonomics more

Software

  • Lenovo's ZenUI over Android is pretty decent - the user interface does not feature app drawer and all apps are right on the home screen - the software is overall quite clean with some limited bloatware - and the UI is fast and easy to use - transition animations are smooth with no noticeable lag

Performance

  • Decent performance for day-to-day use - which is all you should expect in this price range - heavier games are a no-go

Camera

  • Decent rear and front cameras on the whole, given the price bracket - can take decent shots in well-lit conditions
  • The rear camera also comes with a software bokeh effect which works reasonably well
  • Low light performance is pretty average though, as expected

Battery

  • Huge 4000mAh Battery gives you a day and a half of use, with moderate usage

More

  • The A5 is a decent option especially for someone who wants to prioritise battery life - but it will face stiff competition from better 'all rounder' phones in this price bracket - like the Redmi 6A and Realme C1 - both of which offer better chipsets

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  1. A good buy for people who are planning to migrate from feature phone to a touch-screen phone and to those who want a secondary phone
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  2. Faces stiff competition with the Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Realme C1
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Lenovo A5 (2GB RAM, 16GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.45 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Quad Core, MediaTek MT6739Ranked #75 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR Rogue GE8100
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight160 gm
Thickness9.8 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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