Lenovo launched its mid-range android smartphone namely Vibe K5 Note (Dual-Sim and VOLTE support) in India which is priced at 11,999/- (3GB RAM Variant) and 13,499/- (4GB RAM Variant) sold via Flipkart. It is available is Grey, Silver & Gold shades. The online links are given below so check them out to keep track of current price & availability or to pick one of them.


5.5 inch 1080p IPS Display

8.49mm Slim & Weighs 165gms

32GB Storage with MicroSD

13MP Rear & 8MP Front Cameras

Mediatek Helio-P10 (Octa-Core CPU)

Mali-T860MP2 GPU with 3/4GB RAM

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Fingerprint & Gyroscope sensor

USB OTG, Theater Max

3500 mah Battery 

Lets Dive Into The Review!

The design of this phone is very good. It has Scratch resistance glass on front and an alluminium back panel and feels great in hands. It is slim at 8.49mm and weighs 165gms. It has 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD display of resolution 1920 x 1280 with 401ppi. The viewing angles are and sunlight legibility of the display is very good. It runs on Vibe User Interface. The display supports 10 multi-touch points and the brightness of the screen is very good. The display has color balance settings amd overall display quality is quite great.

It has 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable upto 128GB. The device features dedicated multimedia apps like google play music for songs and a stock gallery and a video player which are good. FM radio comes pre-installed too. When it comes to multimedia experience from the device is Excellent overall thanks to big screen, the video watching experience is quite great and adding to the experience is the audio quality both from loudspeaker and from headphone jack is Excellent wth thanks to Dolby Atmos support. Connectivities like 2G, 3G speeds upto 42.2mbps download & upto 5.76mbps upload, 4G speeds upto 150mbps & upto 50mbps upload, Wifi a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band Wifi, Wifi hotsopt, A-GPS & GLONASS, USB OTG & Bluetooth 4.1 support come standard. It also has Fingerprint scanner which performs excellent in terms of accuracy and responsiveness, Gyroscope sensor which works very well with 360 degree videos and also comes loaded with excellent feature list including fingerprint gestures and more. It also supports Lenovo's Theater Max Technology which works very well with VR headset in my opinion but video quality should be around 1080p mark for very good experience. 

It has a 13MP (F/2.0 Aperture, 5-Pieces Composite Lens, Samsung 1/3.06 CMOS sensor, 1.12 Micron pixel) rear camera with Phase detection autofocus and LED flash which features Simultaneous image and video recording, Geo-tagging, Touch focus for still image and video, HDR etc. The camera clarity is Excellent overall. Daytime the images are Excellent and has great sharpness, great colors & details respectively but in the night is where the noise starts to become more visible and to get better details at night HDR mode images with bit of steady hands helps to produce slightly better images still image quality at night is quite very good. It does 1080p@30fps video recording with video stabilization and stereo sound having bit-rate of 17 mbps respectively and stores in mp4 format. The video recording clarity is Excellent overall. Daytime the video clarity is quite excellent and has great sharpness, great colors & details respectively but at night video clarity is quite very good but the video stabilization could have been bit better. It also has a 8MP (F/2.2 Aperture, 1.4 Micron pixel) front camera for selfe's which does 1080p video recording and clarity is quite good.

It runs Android (OS) 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. It has a Mediatek Helio P10 (MT6755V/BM) 64-Bit SOC (System On Chip) running an Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.8 GHZ (ARM Cortex-A53 Architecture) with 3GB/4GB RAM and Mali-T860 MP2 (upto 550MHZ Single-Core) GPU. The performance is Excellent overall which provides high graphic intensive games pretty much fine without any major issues for most part, I was able to run asphalt 8, Modren combact 5, Real racing 3 & Nova 3 and the gaming performance was very good overall didn't notice any major lag but with asphalt 8 at high settings there was minor frame drop still very much playable though thanks to excellent optimization of the hardware and low/medium shld run perfectly fine, from Epic citadel graphics score tells the gaming performance is very good. When it comes to heating I found the device gets warm not uncomfortably warm/hot which is pretty good. The general performance of the device was very smooth didn't notice any lag from the UI (User Interface) which is excellent in my opinion. The benchmark scores are quite great for the hardware and quite very good for this price range which is given below.
QUADRANT : 24550.
ANTUTU 6 : 48050.
GEEKBANCH 4: 684 (Single-Core) & 2679 (Multi-Core)
EPIC CITADEL : 59.5fps (High Quality) & 40fps (Ultra High Quality).

It has a Non-Removable Li-Po 3500 mah battery with power saving options. The battery life is very good which is given below.
BROWSING : upto 9H.
TALKTIME : upto 24H(2G) / upto 22H(3G).
STANDBY TIME: upto 520H(2G) / upto 500H(3G).
SCREEN ON TIME (SOT) : upto 6:15H.
Heavy usage upto 13H battery life with upto 5H SOT.
Light/Medium usage upto 1.5/2 days battery life with upto 4H SOT. 
*Battery life is subjective depends on usage, These stats are based on my testing.

*Very good build quality with great in-hand feel.
*Great display and viewing angle.
*Excellent Overall Performance.
*Excellent Overall camera and video recording clarity.
*Excellent audio output with headphone jack & Loudspeaker with Dolby Atmos feature.
*4G with VOLTE & USB OTG support.
*Fingerprint Scanner & Gyroscope sensor support.
*Very good ovearll battery life.
*TheaterMax technology support via ANT VR headset and excellent overall features.
*Great pricing.

*Non Removable battery.
*Better SOC could have been used compared to competition but optimization is Excellent though which slightly makes up for the SOC.  
*Hybrid Sim Slot.
*No NFC support.
*No Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
*No dedicated camera key.

CONCLUSION : An excellent overall package phone from lenovo. Which variant to choose?
If you are on a tight budget then 3GB RAM Variant makes more sense. Or if you are on a plan of keeping the device for slightly more than year or so then 4GB RAM Variant makes more sense.

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