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Lenovo K5: for just $145, you can get this 5.7-inch smartphone with dual 13MP-5MP primary camera

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After a long silence from Lenovo, they are about to come with the K5 which will feature a dual primary camera with an affordable price tag.

Seven months have passed since Lenovo came out with anything, then all of a sudden there’s a lot of good stuff that we can expect from them. And the good thing is all of them are very affordable and is targeting the mid-range segment of the market.

Let’s start off with the S5 which was the first for this year as per below specs:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~424 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front glass and aluminium body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 128GB
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual sim and 4G LTE
  • April 2018 expected release date
  • 999 Chinese Yuan or ~159 USD for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage,     1,199 Chinese Yuan or ~189 USD for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 1,499 Chinese Yuan or ~239 for 4GB RAM + 128GB storage

Lenovo S5 is a start of more good things that we can expect from the Chinese manufacturer in 2018. Time and again, they never disappoint us in coming out with a great value-for-money smartphone, and the S5 is no different at all.

With that in mind, what is in store for us with the K5 then? Here you go with the following:

  • 5.7-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~282 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6750V/CB chipset, Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T860MP2 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 128GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual sim and 4G LTE
  • April 10th 2018 release date
  • 899 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 145price tag

From the price, we can already assume that the K5 is one level down as compared to the S5. But does the reduction in price comes with a huge penalty?

Let’s drill down further, starting with the 5.7-inch IPS screen that still comes with Fullview display; but only in High Definition resolution. There won’t be a metal body as well, to its disadvantage.

In terms of performance, the K5 will be lagging behind with its average Mediatek chipset and slow octa-core processor. But still reasonably fast for daily use, but don’t expect too much out of it.

Camera-wise, the good thing is that the K5 will be featuring a dual 13MP+5MP primary camera and 8MP secondary camera combination. This alone makes it worth a lot.

Moving on to the storage side of things, the 32GB internal storage should do just fine for you to install all your favorite apps and some games on the K5.

A reasonable 3000 mAh battery is seen to be enough to power up the smartphone for a full day of use.

Finally, the biggest disappointment of all in the fact that the K5 will only be running on the dated Android Nougat 7.1. When the S5 is expected to be available with Oreo 8.0? Now that’s something very cruel.

Conclusion:

With the price difference very minimal between Lenovo K5 and the S5, it looks that the S5 is much more attractive. There’s practically very little reason for you to go the K5 in this case.

The pre-order for Lenovo K5 has already started and is expected to be released on April 10th for $899 Chinese Yuan or ~$145 USD price tag. It will be available in Midnight Black and Flame Red.

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