Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus budget smartphones launched at MWC 2016


Lenovo aren’t perhaps the first name that springs to mind when we think about the smartphone market but they are certainly present at this year’s MWC and they are trying all they can to make sure that they don’t go unnoticed. They may not be centre stage but they are keen to get their two mid-range phones out in the marketplace for everyone to see.

The Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus are likely to appeal to anyone who is working to a budget so they definitely have a place in this sector.

As the name suggests the Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 plus have essentially the same hardware platform and the 5 inch display but there are some subtle differences that set the two apart.

The basic model has a 720p screen whilst the Vibe Plus has 1080p so a significant difference when it comes to picture quality.

The next serious difference is with the processors. The Vibe K5 has a Snapdragon 415 powering the model whilst the Plus edition has Snapdragon 616.

Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus

Both models read in a similar fashion when it comes to the rest of the specs. 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a slot where you can insert a microSD card to boost your storage and a 2,750 mAh battery that can be removed and replaced.

Of course the phone comes complete with 2 cameras to the front a 5MP camera whilst the main camera at the rear is a 13MP number. Both devices are LTE-enabled, are capable of being dual SIM and boot up using the Android 5.1 Lollipop. Sound is naturally important and this pair boast audio centric Dolby Atmos with 2 speakers.

The Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus goes on sale in March for $129 and $149 respectively, roughly 4,700 THB and 5,300 THB.

Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus specs

  Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Lenovo Vibe K5
Display 5.00-inch 5.00-inch
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels 720×1280 pixels
Processor 1.7GHz 1.4GHz
Storage 16GB 16GB
Rear Camera 13-megapixel 13-megapixel
Front Camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
OS Android 5.1 Android 5.1
Battery capacity 2750mAh 2750mAh

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