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Lenovo K5 Note Review - Camera, Design, Display, Processor, Battery, Pros and Cons

Lenovo smartphones have always been a reliable brand, and they continue to be so, with new smartphones being manufactured by the company these days. In the last one year, Lenovo has gained good popularity for giving some of the best phones of the year. Lenovo K5 Note was released in January 2016 and is expected to provide the same user reliability that other Lenovo phones provided in the past. It works on the dual sim card technology supporting nano sim card sizes. It also supports dual standby mode of operation. The entire body of the phone weighs around 159 grams, which considered as normal weight in the present smartphone models. It also comes with the fingerprint sensor technology, which is found in very few phones that too which are too costly. The complete review of the product could grasp in the following categories.


K5 Note comes with a display screen of size 5.5 inches, which is an LTPS IPS LCD capacitive screen. The screen supports a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, which could consider as HD quality. It also supports multi-touch functionality. The screen also comes with an extra protective layer of Gorilla Glass for scratch free operation. With multitouch support, there is a good scope of gaming and other editing tools.


The processor that comes with Lenovo K5 Note is of top quality and can be considered a real advantage altogether. It runs on an octa-core processor of 1.8 GHz, which can be classified as one of the best processors for the smartphones of its price because generally smartphones of this range use a dual core or a quad core processor. This processor is expected to provide clear-cut user functionality without any disturbances on the hardware side. A MediaTek chipset accompanies it. The processor has received excellent reviews, and there is no negative rating of the phone heating after constant usage.


K5 Note works on the Android operating system v5.1.1 (Lollipop), which comes with all the pre-installed applications like Gmail, Hangouts, Google Chrome and many others. The phone comes with the option of viewing notifications on the lock screen, with a new look of the icons. Since it is a new model in the market, an update to the next version of OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) and the next OS version can be expected very soon in the future. This smartphone runs on a RAM of size 2 GB, making it a rather fast paced phone. With such a good RAM, it is expected to work fine with no lags. Also, the RAM supports extensive multitasking and background running of applications, with the support from the powerful processor it comes with.


The phone comes equipped with a nonremovable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery, which is a rather powerful one since all other phones provide only 3000 mAh battery mostly. Also, this battery is expected to provide a backup time of up to 27 hours on 3G mode and 540 hours on stand-by mode. With such a powerful battery, it sure is a key point for this phone’s widespread acceptability.


Lenovo K5 Note comes with an internal memory (ROM) of size 16 GB, with lots of free space for the users to store their files and media contents. Also, the external memory is usable and can be expanded up to 128 GB using an external memory card. The phone comes with a dedicated slot for the memory card and does not need to be inserted in the slot provided for the SIM card.


The camera quality is yet another factor that could assess as a key feature of this phone. The primary camera comes with a quality of 13 MP with its features like the dual-LED flash, face detection, and autofocus. It also supports other options like geotagging, touch focus, HDR and panorama picture capturing. It also supports HD video capturing and playback modes at 1080 pixel quality. Meanwhile, the front camera supports a quality of 8 MP, making it a good choice to capture some good selfie portraits. The phone is expected to work fine for audio modes too.


K5 Note is undoubtedly a good choice because of its affordable price and its rich features. The key points that provided with this phone include its RAM, memory, processor and camera quality. The user reviews also tell us that they are very much happy with the phone’s performance in all aspects. If you are looking for a decent smartphone model that provides you with all the minimum features but at a high quality, then this phone is recommended for you.