Lenovo as expected launched the new Lenovo K5 Note in India today. Lenovo was teasing fans on social media websites, Twitter and Facebook for couple of days with the leaks about the upcoming Lenovo Vibe K5 Note. The smartphone was originally launched in China on January 27, 2016. The smartphone came with a similar processor but with just 2 GB of Ram.
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with the “Vibe” pre-fix which was not there before the Lenovo K4 Note. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is the successor to the Lenovo K4 Note which was launched in the Indian market on Amazon India on 19th Jan 2016. Lenovo is moving fast and much faster to the competition’s liking.
Within just couple of months they have launched the successor to the K4 Note which is still quite successful and high selling mobile. The K4 Note price has been reduced by Rs. 1000 and now costs 10,999 from earlier Rs. 11,999.
We reviewed the K4 Note back then – Read full review Lenovo K4 Note.
The Vibe K5 Note has several improvements over the Lenovo K4 Note in terms of design , Specs and Camera capability. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with a all metal uni-body design with theater Max VR experience.
Price and Launch Offers
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note will be available in 2 variants starting 3rd August 2016 on Flipkart exclusively. The lower variant priced at Rs. 11,999 will come with 3 GB RAM while the higher priced variant will cost Rs. 13,499. You can also buy the Lenovo AntVR headset for Rs. 500 and the Theatermax controller too for Rs. 500 as launch day offers. Otherwise both the gadgets cost Rs. 1,000. You can enjoy Games , videos and 360 degree photos in the VR , and it is also one of the cheapest option to explore the world of virtual reality.
Display and Sound
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with 5.5 inch display with Full HD resolution and 401 PPI. The quality of display was good on the Lenovo K4 Note and we expect the same in the K5 Note too. The K5 Note display comes with night mode for protecting eyes while reading at night. There is also dolby dts sound which enhances the standard sound output for audio through headphone and speakers. Lenovo Vibe K5 Note uses Wolfson WM8281 audio codec to deliver high quality sound output.
Performance and Storage
The smartphone is powered by the Mediatek 6755 Helio P10 Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. The smartphone comes with MaliT860 MP2 GPU for playing graphics intensive games.
The performance will be definitely better in gaming when compared to the Lenovo K4 Note which uses a Mediatek 6753 Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz.
There is 32 GB of Internal Storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with near stock android user experience very similar to the K4 Note with least amount of bloat.
OS and Other features
The smartphone runs on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 Operating system out of the box. The front camera is improved on the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note with 77 degree wide angle camera utilizing a 8 mega pixel lens. Lenovo has kept the rear camera as 13 Megapixel with PDAF to click clear images.
Secure Zone – You can enable this feature and run two instances of Apps like WhatsApp or Wechat in your Lenovo K5 Note. The smartphone comes with Gravitation, Proximity, Light, E-Compass, Gyroscope sensors.
The smartphone comes with Dual Sim support and also has 4G LTE support. The smartphone comes with a large battery capacity (3500 mAH) and even larger than the K4 Note. The battery is sufficient to last all day with moderate to high usage.
The smartphone has 8.5 mm thickness and weighs 155 grams. The smartphone will be available in Gold , Grey and Silver color options.
Initial Thoughts And Competition
The Lenovo K5 Note looks promising for the price, the positive additions over the K4 Note include a metallic build , better front camera , more ram and processing power and a slightly increased price. Compared to the competition Le2 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note stands own it’s own with good specs and price, along with a very large service network in every nook and corner of the country.
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