Lenovo K5 Note Review: With the coming of 2K16, it seems Lenovo has resolved itself to be the king of smartphones with its new series of Android phones, be it Vibe X3 or Vibe Shot. This time, they tried their luck with their new launch Lenovo K5 Note, which has been the most awaited smartphone of the year. Lenovo had announced its launch in January 2016 and since then smartphone buyers have been waiting eagerly for this new smart-looking phone to come into the market. And finally, their curiosity ended when this high-quality, sleek and sexy phone entered the market at Lenovo K5 Note Review – Now with fingerprint sensorthe beginning of the New Year lashing out all the sale stocks and leaving behind its other contenders. Lenovo has always tried its hand in every kind of smartphones catering to the needs and demands of different people.
It focuses on great appearance but still stands up to the performance level. And indeed, when it came to the budget segment, Lenovo ended up producing its most amazing Lenovo K5 Note for the mid-range buyers. The Lenovo K5 Note is a wonder for all the smartphone lovers with its all stunning features and looks worth speaking in detail. And the quality it provides in such an affordable price is just worth mentioning it in the top launches of this year. This time, too Lenovo gave goose bumps to everyone by its new Lenovo K5 Note, which continues to be on top of the heap under the Lenovo flagship. Before K5 Note, company launched one more phone from Note series – Lenovo K4 Note Review.
Lenovo K5 Note Review: Now new K5 Note comes with fingerprint sensor and more features
Design and Look: The Lenovo K5 Note has wrapped off the market with its amazing features and great style and continues to swap away its competitors by providing all the attributes which might cost way more. The screen appears to be enormous, and the back has got a matte finish which is resistant to fingerprints and smudges. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which elegantly extends to cover the front camera and sensors. This trendy smartphone features a 5.5” FULL HD display which gives you an excellent feel every time you touch your screen. It has an unmatched design among the phablets at its price, with subtle curves that give it a stunning appearance. It has a fingerprint sensor at its back and sleek look that has garnered attention among many smartphone buyers.
Touch and Display: This newly launched phablet has an LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and flaunts a display of 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution with 401ppi pixel density which gives a detailed look. The 5.5 inches display of this phone provides it a 72.5 percent screen to body ratio. The display is rich and vibrant although it gives a little sense of a bit higher saturation and added warmth. The viewing angles of this smartphone are great and give you a great experience while watching movies or playing any hard-core games. Its display is one of the most impressive features of Lenovo.
Software and Hardware: This phone works on Android’s v5.1 (Lollipop) version, and the chipset is powered by the undisputable MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10. The CPU is of Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53, and there is a dedicated slot for micro-SD, up to 128GB. The Lollipop OS on this smartphone is overlaid with Vibe UI just like the Note K4. The storage capacity of this smartphone counts to be of 2GB RAM along with 16 GB internal.
This storage capacity is somewhat inadequate especially when there are other smartphones in the line at the same price with better storage facility. This new phone comes with the connectivity features like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n./ac, Wi-Fi Direct, v4.0 Bluetooth, NFC and a GPS. The NFC and the fingerprint scanner are the new specifications of this smartphone and the earlier Lenovo version of Note 3 even lacked all the above-mentioned connectivity features.
Camera: K5 Note features a 13-megapixe f/2.2 aperture camera at its rear side. It is also equipped with dual-tone LED Flash and auto phase detection which would make your photos come out live. As the phone is incomplete with its sharper front camera for selfies, hence Lenovo has provided an 8-megapixel front camera for the selfie lovers. This smartphone’s camera supports many features like- Geo-tagging, touch-focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, etc. Its rear camera can also record a video at 1080pixels, which is not at all bad.
Battery Life: Lenovo K5 Note has a terrific battery back-up of 3500mAh which is much better than its earlier version Note K4. It provides a 24 hours talk-time in 3G networks and supports all other required daily workload over the phone such as net browsing, texting, game playing, listening music, etc. Lenovo K4 Note leaves a decent impression in this regard. The battery standby under 3G network coverage is 543 hours and the talk time under the same is 27 hours and 30 minutes as declared by Lenovo.
Variants and Price: This smartphone falls under the budget segment and hence is more popular among the new generation college going students mainly due to its affordable price. The Lenovo K5 Note is priced at Rs.11,999 and is available in two colors- Silver and Gold. Both the colors seem to add elegance to this gadget.
Suggestions: The specifications, all-round features, appearance, style and most importantly the price that it contains has indeed set a benchmark. This phone is found to be a perfect balance between cost and performance. The Lenovo K5 Note is a mixed bag providing a sharp display and a fantastic audio performance. The slightly curved top and bottom edges give this phone a unique statement of its own. There is a separate SD card slot which allows you to expand the memory. The battery life is amazing. Concerning build and design, this phone earns a decent rating.
Even in the terms of durability, this phone stands out among the rest. The fingerprint scanner is quite accurate and optimized. Regarding performance this smartphone is quite fast and zippy, light in weight but the graphics part narrates a different story altogether. Though the battery performance is one among the best, the gaming experience cannot be considered so good on this phone, so if you are a game lover, then there are chances that this phone is going to disappoint you. Or else for an amount of Rs.11,999 this Lenovo smartphone is a good choice.