Lenovo vibe k5 (Lenovo vibe k5) review and specifications

All technical characteristics of the Lenovo Vibe K5 A6020a40 smartphone and video review of the model. Smartphones from the Chinese company Lenovo are one of the market leaders. The company's main production is in the field of computers and laptops, however, many smartphone models meet customer expectations, representing an excellent balance between price and quality. Lenovo is a fairly young company, but during this time it has become one of the world's largest manufacturers of everything in the field of technology.


Smartphones, to put it mildly, do not differ much in their technical characteristics and parameters. There are only two main differences: displays and processors, and the rest is absolutely identical. Both new products have a five-inch screen and support for Dolby Atmos technology, which allows you to reveal all the facets of the sound of your favorite music. If you acquire relevant and correctly compiled content, then it will be generally good.

External speakers (yes, there are two of them) play loud enough (above average) and with high quality. Still would! What else with Dolby Atmos support?


The Lenovo K5 case is made of plastic, glass and metal. The manufacturer offers several color options: light gray, dark gray or graphite and gold.

The front of the phone looks standard. Above the screen there is a speaker, a front camera with 5 megapixel expansion, as well as light and proximity sensors. There is also a notification indicator that is located in the top right corner. It can change its color to green and red. Below the display are the standard Android navigation keys. They are not backlit, but have reflective paint.

On the right side there is an on/off button, as well as a volume rocker. The left side remained empty. There is a hole for a microphone on the bottom side. made of plastic. The upper end is made of plastic, which is not easy to do, but to improve the signal of the antennas. There is also a MicroUSB charging output and a standard 3.5 mm jack for connecting a headset or headphones.

The back cover is made of aluminum with plastic inserts. It is removable. The lid is not very pliable, but nevertheless can be removed, which can generally be considered a plus. The main frame of the lid is made of aluminum, but the top and bottom strips are made to look like metal, although they are plastic.

Under the cover there is a removable lithium-ion battery, two microSIM slots and a separate slot for a memory card. On the back cover there is the main antenna, under it there are several contacts from it.

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There are two speakers on the bottom. One of the main features of Lenovo K5 is the presence of two stereo speakers. This, combined with Dolby Atmos technology, allows you to get pretty high-quality sound. True, the technology can only be fully appreciated with headphones. The sound is loud and spacious.

At the top there is a peephole of the main camera with an LED flash (its expansion is 13 megapixels), and below it is a second microphone for noise reduction. In the middle is the Lenovo logo.


  • Height - 142 millimeters;
  • Width - 71 millimeters;
  • Thickness - 8.2 millimeters:
  • Weight - 142 grams.

Lenovo K5 turned out to be a hefty smartphone due to its metal back cover.

The device lies comfortably in the hand.

The phone can be easily controlled with one finger. There is a coating on the back cover, but despite this the smartphone still slides.

Detailed specifications of Lenovo K5 and K5 Plus

Both gadgets have a 2750 mAh battery and, according to the manufacturer, talk time on the 2G module is up to 32 hours, 3G – up to 15.1 hours, standby time up to 322 hours. Of course, there is support for LTE networks. There is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 32 GB using Micro SD memory cards. Both new products have support for 2 SIM cards in Micro format and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.

The technical characteristics of the Lenovo VIBE K5 and the plus version are best compared visually, using a plate. In green I mark more interesting specifications in the extended version.

Lenovo VIBE K5Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus (Model A6020a46)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 415 (64-bit, 8 cores) with a frequency of 1.4 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 616 (64-bit, 8 cores) with a frequency of 1.5 GHz
Video acceleratorAdreno 405 up to 550 MHzAdreno 405 up to 550 MHz
RAM2 GB2 GB (1180 MB free)
Built-in memory16 GB eMCP16 GB eMCP (9.14 GB available)
Memory card supportYes, Micro SD up to 32 GBYes, Micro SD up to 32 GB
DisplayIPS, 5 inches, 1280 x 720 pixelsIPS, 5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Main camera13 MP13 MP
Front-camera5 MP5 MP
Battery2750 mAh2750 mAh
OSAndroid 5.1.1Android 5.1.1
cellular2G, 3G, 4G (LTE Cat 4)2G, 3G, 4G (LTE Cat 4)
Wireless interfacesWi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, GPS, A-GPSWi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, GPS, A-GPS
SIM card supportTwo Micro SIMTwo Micro SIM
ConnectorsMicro USB 2.0 (OTG yes), 3.5 mm audio outputMicro USB 2.0 (OTG yes), 3.5 mm audio output
SensorsAccelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensor, digital compassAccelerometer, gyroscope, light and proximity sensor, digital compass
AudioTwo speakers, two microphones, Dolby Atmos supportTwo speakers, two microphones, Dolby Atmos support
Dimensions142 x 71 x 8.2 mm142 x 71 x 8.2 mm
Weight152 g152 g

There was no regular version (VIBE K5) at the company's stand. There was only K5 Plus. Already from this indirect sign we can conclude that the model without the “plus” prefix is ​​of no use and there is no reason to be released. Later, I will explain why, but for now let’s take a closer look at the device and the short, but still user experience.

Our review of the Lenovo Vibe K5 smartphone

Judging by the review, the sound and speakers are the strongest point of the Lenovo Vibe K5. The screen also does not herd the rear. Everything would be fine, but the setup with flash memory is puzzling. As for the camera, for such a price they could have come up with something better. The same Meizu and Xiaomi install much better cameras in smartphones that cost $50 less. So this smartphone is either for true Lenovo fans and music lovers, or for those who do not care about the camera and performance in games.


Externally, the smartphone is nothing special.

The design is the most common and there are simply a huge number of similar smartphones on the market. Personally, the new product reminded me of the long-gone Samsung Galaxy Star Plus GT-S7262.

White, plastic, strongly protruding chrome frames around the perimeter of the front side.

Above the screen there is a standard set of front elements: a 5 MP camera, sensors and a speaker.

At the bottom there are touch-sensitive system control buttons. They are not backlit.

At the back, the device has a metal cover and plastic inserts at the top and bottom. All this is very boring and we have seen it more than once from a variety of companies.


The box is made of white cardboard with an image of the gadget on the front. In addition to the phone, the kit includes:

  • Quick start instructions and warranty card;
  • charger 5 Volt, 1.5 Ampere;
  • MicroUSB cable;
  • earbud headphones;
  • thick plastic case;
  • protective film.

Quite a rich set, which is not so often seen.

System and performance

The device runs on Android 5.1 OS. Since the new product is completely new and many manufacturers are already installing Android 6.0 (the latest series of devices from LG, for example), the release of new devices with an outdated operating system is a strange step. However, the shell and software are well optimized.

The animation flies, switching between applications does not slow down - everything is fine with this.

In AnTuTu K5 Plus scores about 35 thousand points. Not a bad result, but not a breakthrough at all. The most important thing is that the device does not behave like a budget defect and works quite stably.


The K5 has a 5-inch display with HD 1280 x 720 pixels. This is a very average figure for today. The screen is made using IPS matrix technology. Density: 204 pixels per inch.

The viewing angles are quite good and high quality. The fonts look smooth. It can be noted that the screen in this gadget turned out to be of high quality with a good margin of brightness.

Supports the display up to 5 simultaneous touches. There is a light oleophobic coating on the surface. The finger glides well, but it feels like the coating is weak, and it may rub off over time.


It was decided to install a front module of 5 and a main module of 13 megapixels in the device. The lighting at the stand wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t a total disaster either, so the smartphone had a chance to show off its photography capabilities.

It's nice that he coped with the test. The photos are of quite decent quality, a good level of detail, no problems with autofocus, and so on.

The only thing that confused me were the errors that the automatic mode made when setting the exposure. Out of about 20 frames, I left only seven. The rest were either overexposed, or the system made a mistake when setting the white balance. In general, if you're going to shoot with the K5 Plus, take a few shots at a time. By the way, this is a general rule that applies to any photographic equipment, even if it is a SLR camera.

Results and price

What do we get in the end for 7 thousand rubles? As always, there are pros and cons.


  1. Interesting design.
  2. Separate SIM cards and memory card, that is, you don’t have to choose anything.
  3. High quality screen.
  4. Loud stereo speakers.


  1. Not all games run well; Lenovo's optimization is a little lame.
  2. Very weak battery.
  3. Price for this device.
  4. Cameras.

The Lenovo K5 is, in principle, a good smartphone that is suitable for most everyday tasks, but you shouldn’t expect more from it.

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