Hi, in this review we are going to know about the Lenovo Vibe k5 Note. This is the latest selfie smartphone from the Lenovo with a 20MP camera which has a surprising configuration. Let’s see how it really works.
Lenovo Vibe K5 note comes with a metallic body and the black color is nice as I have seen after a long time as all the smartphones now are coming in the gold colors. It is provided with a screen guard. On the box, it comes with a USB cable and the charger. And there is no headset. The battery is sealed inside and cannot be removed.
In the Vibe K4 note you get the front firing speaker but here the speaker is moved towards the back. But it still has Dolby Atmos. There is no IR blaster available. We have the chamfered edges. It comes with plastic sides which are a bit strange. On the bottom, we have the micro USB slot and the main mic. And on the left side, it has the sim slots. Like usual, the branding of the Lenovo looks quite outstanding.
Overall it looks nice, you get a 5.5-inch display. There is a fingerprint scanner on the back just below the camera. The volume rocker and the power on/off button are located on the right. Moving to the rear facing camera the K5 note has a 13MP camera. The dimensions of the smartphone are 152 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.49 mm. The weight of the mobile is 165 grams. It comes win Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver colors also.
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with a 5.5-inch display. And the display type is LCD/IPS giving around 16M colors. It comes with a 2.5D glass and bears a corning Gorilla Glass. It is packed with full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It is a multi-touch capacitive screen.
Lenovo Vibe K5 note is running on a 64-bit Helio P10 octa-core processor. It is running on the Lenovo Vibe UI (based on Android 6.0). It has an internal memory of 32/64GB and RAM of 3/4GB LPDDR3. The expandable memory provided up to 128GB.
Having primary camera of 13 MP PDAF with 5-piece composite lens with LED flash. 1W Stereo speakers are given supporting Wolfson® WM8281 audio codec. It comes with Dolby Atmos audio on earphones. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. Up to 8 MP fixed-focus selfie camera is provided.
And also supports fingerprint sensor. Moving to the battery this one is having a 3500mAh Li-polymer battery. The battery life on Active Standby is Up to 15.2 days (4G) and Talk Time is Up to 33 hours (2G).It comes with Micro-USB and SD card slots. It has dual sim device with GSM and HSPA support. It comes with Gravitation, Proximity, Light, E-Compass, Gyroscope sensors.
The device runs on the Vibe UI. It comes with a lot of bloatware which is preinstalled. And you can uninstall these apps. It is running on Android marshmallow. This is the 3GB RAM model. Let’s look at the storage of 32GB. You get around 24.4GB internal free space. The Helio chipset provided is decent for day to day activity.
It is provided with VR mode if you have a headset you can instantly use the device. The Geek benchmark scores are 785 on single core and 3022 on the multi-core. The AnTuTu benchmark score is 49391. And the quadrant benchmark score is around 24300.The fingerprint scanner is fast and the moment you tap it, it is working perfectly. Lenovo Vibe K5 Note price is reasonable.
It has a 13MP rear facing the camera. The color reproduction is good in well-lit conditions. If you zoom in the high level of detail is evident. The camera is good in well-lit conditions. In indoor, the pictures are sharp enough. The camera looks to be average in low light conditions. There is a little bit of noise in the artificial lighting.
There is no optical image stabilization and the aperture is f2.2. The rear facing camera can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. The video quality is average. The level of details are ok and the colors are acceptable. Talking about the selfies the K5 note does a good job. While the dynamic range is perfect.
Talking about the gaming, I played the unkilled game which ran smoothly. There are no issues. In terms of gaming, the phone is good. The Mortal combat X also played without any issues.
The 1080p screen is good. The viewing angles are really good. Though it has a single speaker on the back, the speaker quality is good, loud and clear.
Finally, at the end of the day, I felt the phone is perfect in all ways at this price range. This Lenovo Vibe K5 Note, with a 5.5-inch display smartphone, is available at a price of Rs 12,900 which is currently high. It got a great set of cameras. This is an incredible smartphone which is reasonably priced.