Brief comparative review of budget smartphones Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus

New smartphones Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus have inessential differences not only in characteristics, but also in price. First variant has HD-screen and CPU Snapdragon 415, second has more high-power 8-core CPU Snapdragon 616 and FullHD-display.Brief comparative review of budget smartphones Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus

Novelties appeared in sale in a month after official presentation, which took place in February at exhibition MWC 2016. Cost of Lenovo Vibe K5 is $129. For additional advantages in productivity and screen resolution, buyer needs to pay $20 in addition.

Design and dimensions

Models Lenovo K5 and K5 Plus have identical design and the same dimensions. Monoblock body with dimensions of 142 x 71 x 8,2 mm looks quite standard: rounded corners, metal back panel with cut-in of plastic, chromized border at the top border of side-frames. Under screen they have 3 sensor buttons without lighting.

Displays and cameras

Basic version has IPS display with 1280 х 720 points resolution. Pixel density is 294 ppi. Display of advanced model has much higher pixel density (441 ppi) thanks to 1920 х 1080 points resolution. Display diagonal of each gadget is 5 inches.
Budget smartphones K5 and K5 Plus have got quality cameras (13 MP and 5 MP). Rear cameras have LED-flash; they support autofocusing and HDR function. Maximal video resolution is 1080p; recording speed is maximum 30 frames per second.

Hardware platform

In AnTuTu test K5 Plus has got a little bit more than 35 000 points, and K5 model – 32 000 points.

Advanced device has more high-powered 8-core CPU Snapdragon 616 (1.5 GHz) and video chip Adreno 405. K5 model has CPU Snapdragon 415 (1.5 GHz) and the same graphics accelerator Adreno 405.

Both models have 2048 MB of RAM and 16 GB of in-built memory. You can also expand the storage with MicroSD card up to 32 GB. K5 and K5 Plus have the same operating system — Android 5.1 Lollipop, which occupies 5.03 GB of device memory.

General features

  • Battery on 2750 mAh can work without charging during 1-2 days
  • Loud volumetric sounding is provided by two stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos technology
  • Mobile communications standard – LTE (4G)
  • Other features – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS