Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus review

1. Introduction

Affordable smartphones with specs that don’t just scratch the spec sheet surface – those have been getting quite popular, and Lenovo is keen on being a part of it with the Vibe K5 Plus.

A 5-inch Full-HD screen, last year’s top-selling midrange chipset rehashed for 2016, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, dual-SIM connectivity, and a dedicated microSD slot sound like Lenovo’s been paying attention to what’s in demand. Certainly not going to shake up the Galaxy S7, but at around $130, it’s a whole different piece of the pie the Vibe K5 Plus is after.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus review

First things first though – that name call for a little clarification. The K5 family consists of three models so far, the plain Vibe K5, the Vibe K5 Plus we have here, and the Vibe K5 Note. While some makers use the Plus to identify a larger screen, here it denotes the Full-HD resolution as opposed to the regular K5’s 720p, and a Snapdragon 616 instead of a Snapdragon 415. And that’s the entire list of differences.

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