Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Hands On: A Good Deal for Rs 8499

After launching the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note and Vibe X3 in India, Lenovo is back with yet another budget friendly smartphone. Announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus finally made its way to the Indian smartphone market. It features great features and will come at a price of Rs. 8,499.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

The device has a pretty decent display with a size of 5 inches sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The screen is of IPS variety, and comes with wide viewing angles. With its rounded edges and adequate screen size, the smartphone is quite easy to use even with one hand. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop version with Lenovo’s own skin on top. This makes the device in line with all the Lenovo devices we have in the past.

To power the device, the company has included an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 64-bit processor and is accompanied by Adreno 405 GPU. The combination of a powerful processor and a good GPU, the performance is quite good, especially considering the price of the device. It also has 2 GB of RAM, which further makes multitasking easier and faster. It has an internal storage of 16 GB, which can be expanded up to 128 GB.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is a dual-SIM device and supports 4G connectivity, if you’re one of those who want to try the latest technologies at the earliest. For clicking pictures, there is a 13 MP shooter on the back, and is accompanied by an LED flash for better low light shots. the camera seemed quite OK in our few minutes of usage. The front facing 5 MP shooter also takes good quality selfies.

Like most of the Lenovo devices, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus also comes with dual speaker system with Dolby Atmos technology, but are situated on the back, and get muffled up when lying on a flat surface. It is powered by a battery capacity of 2750 mAh, which should last for a day at the least.

It will be made available exclusively on Flipkart, and its open sale will start on 23rd March. For a price of Rs. 8,499, the device is definitely a value for money proposition. Lenovo is also special upgrade offer for existing Lenovo A6000 and A6000 Plus users during the first sale, in case you wish to upgrade from your existing Lenovo device.Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Also Read: Hands On Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Specifications

Display: 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display, 450 nits brightness

Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU

Memory: 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16 GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128 GB with microSD

OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Camera: 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash, Omnivision OV13850 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lenses, 1080p video recording; 5 MP front-facing camera, f/2.8 aperture, 4P lenses

Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, dual speakers, Dolby Atmos, PM8916 audio codec

Dimensions: 142 x 71 x 8.2 mm; Weight: 142 grams

Connectivity: Dual SIM (micro + micro), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS

Battery: 2750 mAh removable battery

Colour: Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold and Graphite Gray colour options

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