Update: The standard version of Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus - Lenovo Vibe K5 is now available for pre-order in Greece with a price tag of €199. This price seems a bit on the higher side while comparing with the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus with a price of Rs 8,499 ($126) in India.
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is a new phone released on MWC 2016 with full specs and now it is available for purchase for users worldwide with a budget price. Here's a Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus review with Lenovo's latest mid-range smartphone at a budget price but offering impressive specs.
Review Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Specs -Release Date
The Lenovo Vie K5 Plus was firstly introduced to the public on the MWC 2016 on February 22nd in Barcelona, and this budget smartphone is designed for emerging market, so it is only available in some developing countries like India or China and India is the first country to get this new 2016 smartphone. Users in the America and most of the Europe countries can’t buy this Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus budget smartphone.
Review Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Specs -Price and Availability
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is officially rolled out in India on March 23 at a price of Rs 8,499, around $149, and it is exclusively available to be sold on Flipkart online store. The new Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus will be a successor to the Lenovo A6000 series, which had an extremely success in India.
Review Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Specs -Design and Display
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is a compact smartphone providing good hand feeling. This budget smartphone features a 5.0-inch touch screen and has rounded curves at the rear that makes it easy to hold and the device will definitely please consumers who are not fond of large screen smartphone. However, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus does not provide a really good look and feel that is unique. The metal body of the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is a good selling point according to the launch presentation on MWC 2016, the company said that the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus smartphone is entirely made up of metal. However, the quality of material used in the build is very basic and feels plastic, not like most of the full metal body smartphones, such as Elephone S3 and OPPO F1 Plus. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which is priced similarly like Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, but it gives a more premium feel in hands than the Vibe K5 Plus. This might be mostly caused by the three parts of the back cover, where the primary camera and LED flash locates, and this design is like Elephone’s M3. Under the removable back shell is the 2750mAh battery for power of the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus.
The display of the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is much similar as most of the midrange budget smartphones at this price range below Rs 10000. The device features a 5.0-inch FHD IPS touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution display.
Review Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Specs - Hardware and Storage
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus comes with a Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 64-bit octa-core processor, doubled with 2GB of RAM, which offers the basic performance for running multiple Apps and playing games without any major issues. It is reasonable for the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus to pack this 2GB of RAM for its cost price, but this makes the budget smartphone really seem entry level while comparing with most of the big 6GB RAM smartphones.
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has 16GB of internal storage with max expansion up to 32GB via microSD card.
Review Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Specs -Camera
Moving to the camera part, The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has a 13MP primary camera with F2.2 aperture and a 5-piece lens system on the rear, along with a LED flash aside. The front camera features 5MP for selfie. The pictures taken by the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is much satisfactory with appropriate conditions.
Review Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Specs - Battery
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is powered with a 2,750mAh battery that can last for one-day time with moderate usage handling the 1080p display and an octa-core CPU, but not efficient enough for users who are fond of playing games and watch videos on their smartphone. A 3,000mAh battery would be preferable to meet the demands, of course, it is much better if the device comes with a big battery up to 10000mAh like OUKITEL K10000.
Review Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Specs - Connectivity
As far as the connectivity goes, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is a dual-SIM smartphone that supports 4G LTE on both the SIM cards. Besides, all standard connectivity options are provided, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and OTG support.
Review Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Full Specs
- Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 octa core processor of quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 with Adreno 405 GPU
- 5.0-inch IPS capacitive Full HD touchscreen of 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution display,
- 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, extendable to 32GB via MicroSD card
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama
- 5MP front camera for selfie
- Removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery
- Dual SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, GPS/A-GPS, microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go, 2G/3G/4G networks: 4G-LTE; 3G-HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100; 2G-GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900