Since Lenovo has acquired Motorola, Lenovo is on its way to success as they launch one smartphone after another with adding some brilliant features. Lenovo is already a well know producer of technology, and you're likely familiar with the brand in the laptop world. Today, we are going to talk about another Smartphone, recently launched by Lenovo, Vibe K5.
After owing Motorola, many people thought Lenovo would stop making good smartphones in affordable budget and use the name of Motorola in smartphones, but I guess Lenovo has proved many people wrong. It may have only recently purchased Motorola, a much more established name in the UK mobile market, but it's now looking it get its own-brand handsets onto our fair shores as well.
Right now, what we have is Lenovo Vibe K5 and we are all set to discuss its Features, Specifications, Price, Release Date, Availability:
Lenovo Vibe K5 Features:
- The K5 is a rebadged Vibe K5 Plus from Lenovo's Eastern activities
- Vibe K5 boasts a 5-inch display
- It has octa-core processor
- It also has got 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal space
- Talking about Camera specifications, Vibe K5 has13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
- If we talk about Power Source, Lenovo K5 has 2,750mah removable battery and Dolby Atmos speakers.
After having its features, let's now look at some of the positive as well as negative aspects:
- Low price
- Solid specification list
- Removable battery
- Older Android Version
- No App Drawer
Display and Design:
- Considering the price point, that's a very good line-up of specs.
- There's a microSD card slot too, and it'll also land as a dual-SIM phone - allowing you to slip two separate cards in so you can harness the power, allowances and coverage of more than one network.
- You'll also be able to pick it up with a black front and a gunmetal grey back.
- The back cover, which comes off the phone giving you access to the battery and various slots, is covered in a thin veneer of metal.
Speakers with its Atmos Technology:
- The Lenovo K5 feels the slightly cool, metallic finish giving this budget smartphone a slightly more premium finish. It's no where near the quality of the iPhone 6S or HTC 10, but it provides a pleasing presence in the hand.
- Flip the phone over and towards the base you'll spot two speaker grilles.
- Now these aren't your standard internal smartphone speakers, as Lenovo has teamed up with Dolby to infuse the K5 with its Atmos technology.
- That gives you richer audio from the speakers, but it's not going to drown you in sound. This is still a smartphone.
- The placement is also less than ideal. Front facing speakers would really showcase the power
Lenovo Vibe K5 Screen Review:
- On screen things aren't quite as lovely - Lenovo's heavy Android skin is a stark contrast to Motorola's hands-off approach and the result is a gaudy colour scheme and a missing app draw.
- It's not as oppressive as Huawei's Emotion UI, but it's leaning that way and UK palettes may struggle to fully embrace it.
- There's also the issue that this phone, launched over six months after the arrival of Android Marshmallow, is still running Android Lollipop.
- It's not like the Snapdragon 415 processor and 2GB of RAM are not capable of running Google's latest OS, and both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus come with the newest version.
- Things at least look good on the 720p 5-inch display, and navigation was smooth with the K5.
Lenovo K5 Price and Release Date:
Its first offering is the Lenovo K5, a budget phone that when it launched would set you back just £129 SIM-free, and from the looks of it that's a pretty good deal.
It's now even cheaper and we've seen deals for around £100 (approx. Rs.7400). The US aren't quite so lucky with the phone sticking around $200.
- It's out now - but you may find it hard to find
- Lenovo have given it a price drop making it an even more attractive deal
Lenovo finds itself in a tricky position. Sure the K5 is a decent budget handset, but it's not a brand name people in the UK associate with mobiles. It's likely to be overlooked as people's eyes land on more familiar territory. Motorola and Samsung are safer bets.
That said, the K5 does offer more premium design than many of its peers, and if you can get over Lenovo's interface then you may well enjoy this low cost option.
Also, the cost price is very elegant and simple, so you need not worry about the features. Overall, it is a wonderful smartphone