Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus – New Low Cost Phone

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Not long after revealing Vibe K4 Note, Lenovo has launched yet another low cost phone; we present the – VIBE K5 PLUS! It was first launched in India, and for its price of about $130 US, it has a lot to offer. Having in mind that there are many great phones for a price bellow $150 US, Lenovo clearly wants to get in on that competition. The new VIBE K5 PLUS is more than just an update of the K3 NOTE with a lower price and even more premium look.

LOOK AND DESIGN

The new LENOVO VIBE K5 Plus, comes in three colors: silver, gold and grey which reminds us a little of the iPhone 6 models. There are three navigational buttons bellow but they are not back lit which might make it a bit difficult to find them when dark. Above the 5 inch screen there is a front camera and a sensor window. The back camera is in the corner with a LED flash next to it. It also has Dolby stereo speakers which is pretty rare on a low budget phone. It has a 3.5mm audio socket and a Micro USB port on top, while the power and volume buttons are on the right. It has a removable battery which you need to take out in order to get to the Micro SIM and Micro SD slots. With the phone you get a 1.5A charger, USB cable, a screen protector but no headset. The phone has an all plastic structural frame but still cool to the touch which gives it a nice feeling and good look.

THE SPECIFICATIONS

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH Announced 2016, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2016, April

 

BODY Dimensions 142 x 71 x 8 mm (5.59 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)
Weight 142 g (5.01 oz)
SIM Dual SIM

 

DISPLAY Type IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~68.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes

 

PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 405

 

MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM

 

CAMERA Primary 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP

 

SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Dolby Audio

 

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go

 

FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY   Removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time

 

 

CONCLUSION

Lenovo has made another great low budget phone, which could be as popular as the K3 with even a smoother look and a lower price. The only issues with this phone may be its battery life and the higher heating when running a more complex operation.

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