Quick Review of Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

The Good
  • Solid build quality with a compact design that is great for one handed usage
  • Thanks to Dolby Atmos powered dual speakers at the back, the audio output is good from the phone
  • The phone supports ANT VR headset that Lenovo sells separately
  • Sharp display with vibrant colour output
The Bad
  • The capacitive buttons below the display are not backlit
  • The chrome ring running around the phone picks up scratches easily
  • Battery really struggles to make past a whole day on moderate usage
  • There is no mention of any sort of protection on the display

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: March 2016
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: A6020
Display   8 / 10
Screen Size 5 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 441 PPI
Bezel Less No
Chipset   7 / 10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.5GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
Processor Type Octa-Core
Graphics Adreno 405
Camera   8 / 10
Rear Camera Resolution 13MP
Dual Rear Camera No
Front Camera Resolution 5MP
Dual Selfie Camera No
Camera Details White balance settings, Continuous shooting, Panorama, ISO settings, Scene mode, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, HDR, Geotagging, Touch focus, Self timer, Face detection
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 5.1 Lollipop
OS Detail Vibe UI
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features Stereo Speakers, GPS, FM Radio
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope
Dimensions (mm) 142 x 71 x 8.2
Weight 142 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Gold, Silver, Dark Gray
Build Material Polycarbonate
Device Warranty 1 Year
In The Box Device, Charger & Cable Separate, User Manual, Warranty Card, Cover
Storage   8 / 10
Internal Storage 16GB
Approx. User Available Storage 10.5GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 32GB
OTG Support Yes
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Micro SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Micro SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Micro SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Bands UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Bands LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 / MHz LTE-TDD 2300 (B40) / 2500 (B41) / 2600 (B38) MHz
Battery   6 / 10
Battery Capacity 2750mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Features

Lenovo launched the Vibe K5 Plus in February 2016 as an affordable device aimed to win the hearts of consumers looking for a phone with a lower budget in mind. In terms of hierarchy, the K5 Plus stands below the K4 Note which is priced higher with a slightly better specification list.

Design and Display

The Lenovo K5 Plus features a slim and elegant looking metallic build topped with a 5-inch IPS LCD display rocking a Full-HD resolution. The display reproduces vibrant colours and maintains a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. In terms of standout design features, the smartphone has its charging port at the upper edge.

Performance and Features

Under the hood, the device is powered by a quad-core, 1.5GHz Cortex A53 built upon a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616. To enhance gaming and video performance, it also features an Adreno 306 GPU. The phone also offers dual speakers on the lower edge of the device which is powered by Dolby Audio. On the interface front, the Vibe K5 Plus runs a custom user interface called Vibe UI which is built upon Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Camera and Memory 

The smartphone has two cameras integrated into its frame, the primary camera situated at the back and the selfie camera situated on the front. The primary camera is a 13MP sensor having an aperture of 2.2. The camera is complemented with an LED flash for capturing images in low light. As far as the selfie camera is concerned, it features a 5MP sensor that captures selfies in decent detail. In terms of memory, the device has 2GB of RAM coupled with 16GB of internal storage memory that can be expanded to 32GB via a MicroSD card.

Connectivity and Battery

The Vibe K5 Plus supports Dual SIM cards with 4G LTE connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro USB. The battery capacity of the device is decent at 2750mAh and should get you through a day of low to moderate usage. The device battery is removable and can be swapped for a different one.


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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does the phone have good speakers?
    Ans: Yes, the phone has dual speakers on the back and are Dolby Atmos certified.
  2. Will the phone run on Reliance Jio Network?
    Ans: No, the phone does not support VoLTE on the Reliance Jio Network at the moment but Lenovo has told us it'll enable it via a software update.

  3. Does the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus have a dedicated MicroSD card slot?
    Ans: Yes, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is a Dual SIM device and has a dedicated card slot for MicroSD. 

  4. Does the phone support USB OTG?
    Ans: Yes, the phone supports USB OTG out of the box. 

  5. How is the display on the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus?
    Ans: The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has a 5 inch Full HD Display and has one of the highest pixel density for a phone at this price.
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Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Ratings

User Reviews for Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Total: 9)
By Ashutosh Jain on August 10, 2017 | Verified Owner
The phone is pretty good with the specifications at this offer price. The only phone with 1080p screen resolution in this price range. Touch response is great. But within a few months, the phone started having charging issues.
The Good
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By Vandana on October 14, 2017 | Verified Owner
I got this phone for my everyday use.
The Good
  • Good camera quality
  • Sensitive smooth touch
  • Separate slot for SD card
The Bad
  • In first few weeks of its use it started getting hanged
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By Tanya Singla on October 26, 2017 | Verified Owner
I got this phone one and a half year back , just after a month of launch the initial working of phone and process was pretty much good and as such no major issues in 1year but after a year i faced several problems like hang of phone, fading quality of front camera, heating of phone
The Good
  • Pocket friendly
  • Good back camera
  • Perfectly manageable size
The Bad
  • In first few weeks of its use it started getting hanged
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By Shweta Wadhwa on November 1, 2017 | Verified Owner
I have used this phone over a while
The Good
  • Full HD Resolution
  • Supports dual sim
The Bad
  • degrading results after 1year
  • Color of metal body is somewhat fading
  • Quite heavy
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By Akash Chaubey on December 13, 2017
Good phone which fits your budget. Camera is also good in the price range.
The Good
  • Light weight
  • Manageable RAM
  • Good metallic silver body
  • Rear camera is also good
  • Full HD display
The Bad
  • Battery problem
  • Heating issues
  • Mobile hangs at times.
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By ROHIT RAj on February 3, 2018 | Verified Owner
Bought the phone from a local dealer and using it for around a year. The phone was really a value for money because of it's metal finish and is quite handy, But due to less storage and after updating the device has become slow and lags a lot.
The Good
  • Dolby atmos speaker
  • Dedicated sdcard slot
  • Removable battery
  • Great metallic body
The Bad
  • Poor battery life
  • Back is prone to scratches
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Position of speaker not good
  • Heating and hanging problem
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