Lenovo K5 Review – A Solid Low-End Phone That Gets the Basic Stuff Done

The Lenovo K5 is a very affordable offering and while it won’t make you part ways with your Samsung Galaxy S7, it does provide some potential. It is equipped with a 5-inch display and it is powered by an octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM for its memory. It has an internal storage capacity of 16GB and that can be expandable with the use of a microSD card. It has a 2,750mAh cell which does provide ample battery life. Overall, it can get the basic stuff done.

Lenovo K5 Review - A Solid Low-End Phone That Gets the Basic Stuff Done

The Lenovo K5 is a Low-End Phone That Has the Right Kind of Potential

For its price point, the Lenovo K5 does seem reasonable enough especially since it comes packed with a decent spec list. Aside from the specs that were introduced earlier, it also has support for dual SIMs. It is also interesting to point that out since dual-SIM devices are still quite a rarity in the UK market, which is where this particular device is going to be introduced.

While this is hardly a flagship level smartphone, its selection of features and hardware specifications makes for a totally smooth experience. Apps will be able to open up quickly and lag won’t be seen with minor to medium use. Of course, don’t expect that the performance will still run as smooth when you run heavy apps on it.

At its rear, you can find a 13-megpaixel snapper while the front camera is that of a 5-megapixel one. Image qualities for both cameras don’t really stand out too well when comparing it to the competition, but once again, they do get the job done.

When moving towards its design, you won’t be completely blown away by it. It is slightly large and it does borrow the plasticky look of the Moto G4. But still, Lenovo makes it a bit better than Moto’s G4. On the hand, it has the right level of weight on it and it does feel cool. It has a thin layer of metal covering on it on an otherwise completely plastic offering. Of course, it is not in league with the likes of the iPhone SE or that of the HTC 10, but it is pretty decent, especially with its price.

The Lenovo K5 is a heavily skinned phone, which means that it ditches the app drawer in lieu for an iOS-esque look. Icons are almost universally different and there is a bunch of bloatware going around. Therefore, the software is practically the biggest downside of this otherwise very practical smartphone.


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