Lenovo is a major brand whose smartphone have obtained a good response in India. With the introduction of Lenovo Vibe K5 Note, the company looks to intensify competition in the mid-budget segment. The Vibe K5 Note of Lenovo is bundled with new features to address diverse needs of the consumers. Before spending money on it, let us explore the features and specs.
Features and specifications
The brand new Vibe K5 Note of Lenovo flaunts a transparent touch friendly IPS HD screen of 5.5 inches that supports a sharp display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and color density of 401 ppi. The smartphone runs on the platform of Android v6.0 operating system that comes with basic and premium pre-loaded applications. For producing seamless and powerful performance, the phone is stocked with the chip of Mediatek 6755, Mali T860 Graphics processor unit, 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Processor and 3GB RAM. Running on 4G over LTE networks in India, the phone arrives with a host of latest multimedia options.
Design and Quality
Vibe K5 Note by Lenovo sports a shiny plastic outer surface with sharp metal strips along the edges to produce a premium textured look with no exaggerated patchwork in the middle. The display screen offers an excellent view of movies, videos, text documents and app icons from various angles without putting a strain on your eyes. The screen also features technologies like contrast ratio, NTSC color optimization and others to enable you in adjusting the brightness and color contrast level while watching movies or reading texts. The phone feels a bit heavy as it weighs 165 gram and cannot be fully slipped inside the pocket due to the dimension of 152 x 75.7 x 8.49 mm. The power and volume buttons are situated on the right side of the outer surface with better tactile feeling.
Os and Tech
The phone is powered by the latest OS i.e. Android v6.0 backed by 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Processor and 3GB RAM. The phone is ideal for dealing with heavy and moderate multi-tasking activities. Multi-tasking is definitely a good experience due to the powerful RAM. For the gaming enthusiasts, playing of HD games and videos can be a pleasing experience. The onboard User Interface of the company further encourages users to explore various unknown features without running out of battery power.
Camera and Multimedia
The 13-megapixel rear camera is bundled with essential features like dual tone LED flash, geo-tagging, touch-focus, HDR and others for capturing sharp images in any environment with absolute clarity. This camera is quite appropriate for shooting videos at the rate of 30 frames per second with the resolution of 1080 pixels. Day-time images appear pretty good but low-light captures might not be up to the mark. The 8-megapixels front camera is ideal for snapping sharp selfie images or carry out video calls with your friends and family. There are plenty of modes to play around with the camera and capture images as per conditions or moods of the users.
Battery and memory
The phone absorbs power from a battery of 3500 mAh that promises to offer a decent talk-time of over 8-9 hours while a standby duration of upto 72 hours. The battery capacity would certainly encourage users to engage in different online and offline activities for long hours without worrying about charging the phone. The onboard memory of 32GB helps users to store plenty of data, applications and folders without any space crunch. For more storage requirements, the dual micro-SD card slots of 128 GB comes in handy.
Pros and Cons
- Latest Android operating system i.e. Android v6.0
- Powerful RAM of 3GB
- Impressive camera performance backed with a range of customization modes
- Competitive Price below Rs.12,000
- Battery becomes bit warm
- User Interface sometimes getting lagged.
- Speaker does not work properly
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note falling at a price tag of around Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 is the ideal smartphone for students and professionals who want to experience premium features at a budget price. Running on Android Marshmallow and offering 4G connectivity, it can offer hard competition to major players in the segment that include Moto G Turbo Edition, Xiaomi Mi4i, Honor 5C 16 GB and others.