A number of new impressive budget devices were unveiled at MWC 2016, with one of this being the Lenovo Vibe K5. Lenovo has done a good job on this smartphone which will appeal to many users with its elegant design and impressive specifications, including an HD display and an octa-core processor.
Design and Display
The Vibe K5 looks like what might have been considered a premium device last year with a metal feel. It has a relatively slim body and is somewhat lightweight at 142 grams. The colour options of platinum silver, champagne gold and grey further enhance the aesthetic appeal. The phone, which is also known simply as the Lenovo K5, uses a 5-inch display with an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels.
Camera and Storage
For shot taking, the Lenovo Vibe K5 comes with an impressive 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter. You will also find a 5-megapixel snapper on the front for taking selfies and making video calls. The device packs ample storage capacity of 16 GB for storing your photos and videos. Storage space can be pushed further by another 32 GB using a microSD card.
Processor, RAM and Operating System
It looks like the Lenovo Vibe K5 will deliver great value for money in terms of performance. This is because it is armed with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor with an Adreno 405 graphics solution. The CPU is given support by a respectable 2 GB of RAM for smooth multitasking. The Vibe K5 will boot Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system which delivers feature-rich user experience.
Power will be supplied to the Lenovo Vibe K5 by a 2,750mAh battery promising all-day usage on a charge. It allows you separate work from play with the availability of dual SIM slots. Blazing-fast 4G LTE connectivity is also promised for this budget-friendly smartphone. Connectivity options also include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo Vibe K5 is expected to go on sale from this month at a price of only $129. That price converts to a price in the range N26,000-N42,000, based on the current wide variation in exchange rate. This phone represents a better deal than the 4G version of Acer Liquid Zest, which in itself is well-priced.
Lenovo Vibe K5 Specs at a Glance
– 5” HD display
– 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras
– Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 CPU
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB onboard storage with 32GB microSD card support
– Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
– Dual SIM
– 2,750mAh battery