Lenovo has been primarily concentrating on the mid-tier price segment and have now launched two affordable smartphones namely the K5 and K5 Play. They offer premium build and a lot more while keeping the price under check.
Firstly, the Lenovo K5 sports a large 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 1440 X 720 pixels. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6750 SoC, an octa-core chipset clocked in at 1.5GHz. This is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage which is expandable, thanks to microSD support.
As for optics, a dual rear camera setup is present consisting of a 13MP primary lens with f/2.0 aperture backed up by a 5MP secondary camera with aperture f/2.2 . Upfront we have an 8MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
The Lenovo K5 Play on the other hand is the cheaper variant of the two smartphones. It sports the same exact display panel as the Lenovo K5. The difference however lies in the internals. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 430 SoC and comes in 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB RAM-storage options. Just like the Lenovo K5, the K5 supports expandable storage.
The Lenovo K5 Play too features a couple of lenses at the back consisting of a 13MP sensor and a 2MP image sensor. The same 8MP selfie shooter makes its way to the front.
Both the devices run on ZUI on top of Android Nougat. They are fuelled by a 3,000mAH battery underneath.
While the Lenovo K5 costs RMB 899 (approx Rs 9,000), the K5 Play comes in at RMB 699 (approx Rs 7,000). At these prices, they seem like a good deal. Do you agree? Let us know below.