Recently Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus launched in India at Rs 8,499 with a open sale on Flipkart.starting 23rd March, 12 noon, at Rs 8,499. During the first sale there would be an exclusive exchange & upgrade offer for existing Lenovo A6000 and A6000 Plus users.
Vibe K5 Plus comes with Dolby Atmos.With the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, you can now explore the world of entertainment, be it watching movies on TheaterMax or listening to chartbusters via Dolby Atmos or playing interactive HD games. K5 plus brings Full HD experience and SnapDragon 616 power to the Indian market.
Built Quality and Design
Guys when we come to the built of the device, it is made up of full metal but not a uni body design as its back cover can also be removed which is just great, as the devices which are coming these days are not having removable back with metal built.
The sides power button and lock key, as well as the camera ring will also come with same color, according to the color variant you have bought. The front side looks like crome polished on it.
On top of the phone there is 3.5mm audio jack, a Micro USB port. On left side there is nothing just the plain bezel. On right there are volume rocker and a power lock key which gives good haptik feedback. when we come to down there is only a primary mic which is obviously required for voice calling.
When we come to the front of the device it is having a earpiece on its top, with 5 MP camera and different sensors, you can check the full specs of the device given below for it. When we come a bit down there are 3 capacitive buttons which wont light up while pressing them. they are just like we got on ASUS devices.
At back there is a primary 13 MP camera with a Single LED Flash and a secondary mic. below that there is a LENOVO branding and while moving a bit more down there is a twin speaker which offers Dolby Atmos output, which sounds really great.
Over all the Primary camera offers Average image quality and records the video upto 1080p with no 4k Support in it.
When we come to front facing camera it also camera average quality pics and has different modes in it like beauty mode and many others.
Hardware & Performance
Vibe K5 Plus comes with 12.7 cm full HD IPS display, which when combined with the revolutionary TheaterMax technology by Lenovo but they are not offering free VR with this you need to separately buy it from the website. It delivers awesome viewing experience for users on a super-size virtual screen.
The device is being Powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octacore processor, 2GB RAM and a 16GB built-in-storage which can be expanded upto 128GB by added a Micro SD card to it. The UI experience is blazing-fast and even performance on switching between apps works without lags. The Vibe K5 Plus is packed with a 2750 mAh battery to last an entire day. Both the SIM Support 4G LTE. IN the onboared storage you get 9.6GB and it also comes with Android Lollipop out of the box which i think should be updated as Android N is soon to be there for all flagship devices.
This device even after its price range going to compete a lot with Coolpad Note 3 Lite and LeEco le1s and even with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 as there is not much difference between the prices of all these devices.
Vibe K5 plus
Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS 178⁰ wide-view display,
Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 441ppi
Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. YES Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Snapdragon 616
CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 1.7Ghz 64-bit Octa-core processo
GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 405 (up to 550MHz 3D graphics accelerator)
RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2GB LP DDR3
Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB eMMC built-in storage
Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Up to 128GB microSD
Fingerprint recognition or fingerprint authentication refers to the automated method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Fingerprints are one of many forms of bio metrics used to identify individuals and verify their identity.
Sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water. Dual Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos PM8916 Audio codec support
Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Gravitation, Proximity, Light, E-Compass
Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 13MP F2.2,
1080p @ 30fps
5 piece lens, OV13850 Sensor
Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) YES dual tone
5MP F2.8, 4Pc Lens
SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Micro SIM
LTE TDD Band 38/40/41 NW (2555MHz--2655MHz); FDD Band 1/3/5/7 /8/20
Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
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