Lenovo K5 Note (2018)
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About the Phone
- The responsive, capacitative, multi-touch screen offers a more interactive experience.
- A powerful camera with Auto Focus helps to capture sharper images.
- Has LED flash for clicking pictures in low light settings.
- It supports full HD video recording.
- It has a slim and classy design.
- It has a fingerprint sensor.
- Slightly on the heavier side (176 gms)
As you can see, the pros list outweighs the cons list. Lenovo K5 is a budget phone that does come with many useful and attractive features.
The new Lenovo K5 Note (2018) sports 6-inch (15.24 cm) display packed in a sleek metallic body. Now, the device has the updated Android v8.1 (Oreo) version (previously it had Android v6.0 Marshmallow). It is fuelled by an Octa-Core, Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and has an increased RAM of 3GB (the earlier version featured 2GB RAM). For enhanced graphical performance and experience, Lenovo has equipped the phone with Adreno 506 GPU. Lenovo K5 comes with a battery power of 3760 mAh.
Also, now the phone boasts of dual camera setup. Apart from this, K5 features an array of sensors including Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Compass. Plus, it comes with a fingerprint sensor which was missing in the earlier version.
There are three colour variants for Lenovo K5 – Black, Blue, and Grey. In India, it has been priced at around Rs. 9,000
The design of the phone is pretty basic. It features a metallic back-design, on the right side of which lie the volume and power buttons. On the top left corner of the back, you can see the dual camera setup with the LED flash. And the upper middle section lies the circular fingerprint sensor, placed quite conveniently. There are two SIM slots. The phone has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB.
As mentioned before, Lenovo K5 comes with a 6-inch touchscreen HD IPS LCD screen (resolution of 720×1440 pixels and aspect ratio of 18:9). It has a pixel density of just 268 PPI, so you can’t expect extreme clarity. However, the phone does boast of a 2.5D Curved Glass Screen and combined with HD resolution.
The phone has a 1.8GHz Cortex A53 Octa-Core processor coupled with 3GB RAM. The combination is good enough to handle multitasking with ease without displaying any signs of lagging. Add to that, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, which further enhances the productivity and performance of the phone. To further enhance the overall graphical experience, Lenovo has added the Adreno 506 graphics processor that makes your gaming and viewing experience top-notch.
Lenovo K5 comes with a dual camera (16-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a second 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture) with an LED flash. While the LED flash allows you to click good snaps even in low light settings, the 8MP selfie camera is also quite sharp, allowing to take some great selfie snaps.
The device is powered by a non-removable 3760 mAh battery which lasts for quite a long period for medium usage. Considering that the processor isn’t very demanding, the battery backup of the phone is pretty decent.
Coming to connectivity, Lenovo K5 does have the basic connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.20, Mobile Hotspot, Micro-USB, FM radio, 3G, 4G, and GPS. There’s also Compass and sensors such as Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, and of course, Fingerprint Sensor.
If you’re on the hunt for a mid-range smartphone that has impressive usability quotient, excellent performance and a decent battery backup, Lenovo K5 is a good choice. At just 9k it does pack some useful features like a vibrant display, dual camera, metal body, and a decent battery.