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Lenovo Vibe K5

Specifications

Lenovo Vibe K5
Lenovo Vibe K5 (Vibe Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
142 g ( = 5.01 oz / 0.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70.75% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 62%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 69%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo Vibe K5

Hands on: Lenovo K5 review
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo finds itself in a tricky position. Sure the K5 is a decent budget handset, but it's not a brand name people in the UK associate with mobiles. It's likely to be overlooked as people's eyes land on more familiar territory. Motorola and Samsung are safer bets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2016
72% Lenovo Vibe K5 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lenovo Vibe K5 is fairly impressive in terms of the camera it provides and the performance, and even presents decent battery life. The Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime is admittedly better, but the Vibe K5 is fairly recommendable, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 72%
Lenovo Vibe K5 review
Source: GSM Arena English
It means a removable battery, two SIM compartments and another dedicated microSD slot, all of those underneath a removable metal back cover. A pair of booming stereo speakers is another area where the K5 delivers above its pay grade. The K5 is about as dependable a photographic tool as you could expect for the money - good output when the light is right, less so in dim scenes. Video hasn't been fixed from when we reviewed the K5 Plus and its erratic focusing renders it unusable at times.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2016
70% Lenovo Vibe K5 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
You definitely don't get what you don't pay for, which in this case is performance. Of course you can buy a better product if you can spend even just a little more, but clearly Lenovo has identified a target audience and it's nice for everyone to have this option. The Vibe K5 makes sense if you're on a water-tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Lenovo K5
Source: Tech Smart English
Getting your hands on an entry-level device that sports the screen, camera, battery and price tag of the Lenovo K5 is a rarity. Add to that, the device is solidly constructed, equally good at multitasking, and looks a little different from your run of the mill Android smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/27/2016
Affordable smartphone with metal design
Source: Laptop Media English
All things considered, Lenovo Vibe K5 is a more affordable phone than its Plus version. At first sight you may notice several noteworthy differences but they aren’t that significant. Perhaps most users will not notice the difference in screen resolution – HD in the affordable version, and Full HD in the Plus smartphone. In both cases you have a 5-inch screen and an image that is detailed enough. This combined with an IPS panel can make one more than happy. The same goes for the mobile CPU which is also different but our tests proved that there is no significant variation in performance and exterior temperatures.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2016
Lenovo K5
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo K5 isn't really a phone to get excited about, but it's a solid lower-end device that I'm sure will get the job done. I'd recommend saving up a bit more cash and plumping for the Moto G, but that's not taking anything away from the K5. It's more important as a signal of intent from Lenovo which has, until now, had little presence in the UK phone market. Will this lead to a more high-powered device? I'd like to think so.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2016
Hands on: Lenovo K5 review
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo finds itself in a tricky position. Sure the K5 is a decent budget handset, but it's not a brand name people in the UK associate with mobiles. It's likely to be overlooked as people's eyes land on more familiar territory. Motorola and Samsung are safer bets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2016
Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus Hands on
Source: Android Authority English
At MWC 2016 we had the opportunity to go hands on with the Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus, two new entry-level handsets from Lenovo, which were formally announced by Lenovo over the weekend. Priced under $200, what do Lenovo’s latest budget-friendly handsets bring to the tablet? Let’s take a quick look.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/23/2016
Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Thankfully, we took note and returned to Lenovo's booth for some hands-on time with the units. First things first - a quick specs rundown. Both models have a 5-inch display the difference being in the resolution - 720p for the basic one and 1080p for the Plus. Both LCD panels look perfectly adequate, although not exceptional in any way. Sharpness and colors seem good, but glare is perhaps a bit too much for our taste. Still, it might be the show floor lighting and we won't rush to any judgment.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2016

Foreign Reviews

74% Lenovo Vibe K5 Review En Español (Video)
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 64% display: 82% mobility: 44% workmanship: 64%
Prueba Lenovo K5. Irrumpe en España con fuerza
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good display; beautiful design; quality speakers. Negative: Average cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2016
64% Lenovo K5
Source: Esperienza Mobile Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 70% performance: 65% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 65%
Recensione Lenovo K5 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2016
Rating: price: 90% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Recensione Lenovo K5, Android Dual Sim da 189 euro
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent speakers; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2016
71% Recenzja Lenovo K5
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 75%
81% Vibe K5'i enine boyuna inceledik
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 82% performance: 82%
70% Test: Prisvenlig Lenovo-mobil leverer varen
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 100% performance: 40% display: 70% mobility: 80%
64% Test: Lenovo K5
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 64%
مميزات و عيوب موبايل لينوفو كيه 5 نوت
Source: Reviewzat →EN
Positive: Metal case; long battery life; good display; decent hardware; good cameras and speakers. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot; unsupport fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/10/2016

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
415 MSM8929: Mid-range ARM-SoC with 8 CPU cores (64-Bit Cortex-A53 with up to 1.4 GHz)» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.142 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


70.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-16 (Update: 2016-04-16)