Lenovo announced the Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. We are live at the event and got our hands on both the smartphones. So let’s take a detailed look at the hardware and specifications of both the phones that have an identical design.
Both the phones sport a 5-inch display however, the Vibe K5 has a (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display while the Vibe K5 Plus has a (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display. The Vibe K5 is powered by a 1.4 Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU and comes and the Vibe K5 Plus is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU. Both the phones run on Android Lollipop 5.1 and come with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB with microSD.
A 5MP front-facing camera is present at the front of both the phones along with an earpiece and the usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors. They have three capacitive touch buttons at the bottom of the display on the bezel that offer haptic feedback but not backlit.
The power/lock button and volume rockers are present on the right side of both the phones.
There is nothing on the left side. Both the phones measure 142x71x8.2mm and weigh 142 grams.
There is a primary microphone at the bottom of the phone.
A 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port is present at the top.
Both the phones sport a 13MP rear camera at the back along with LED Flash and support 1080p video recording. Also present is the secondary microphone below the camera module.
The Lenovo branding is present at the back and two stereo speaker grills are there at the lower back. In addition, the phones come with Dolby audio for an enhanced audio experience. Both the phone support Dual SIM.
Connectivity options on both the phones include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS while there is a 2750mAh battery.The Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe V5 Plus come in Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold and Graphite Gray colors and are priced at $129 (Rs. 8,860 approx.) and $149 (Rs. 10,240 approx.), respectively. These phones will roll out starting from March, 2016.
Sneha Bokil contributed to this post