Lenovo K5 Pro Review
It has been observed that Lenovo (Chinese smartphone brand) didn’t please their fans worldwide for a long time with amazing smartphones of the average price category. But the release of Lenovo K5 Pro in Australia and other countries radically changes the situation. The overall appearance or look of Lenovo K5 Pro is quite impressive and developers have tried making the design eye-catching for an extensive amount of potential buyers worldwide.
Though Lenovo K5 Pro has already been announced in India a couple of days back with four cameras and a whopping 6GB of RAM Australian availability is still under covers. The smartphone is currently one of the cheapest smartphones with such an amazing amount of RAM – although there’s a cheaper variant with 4GB of RAM. Other key highlights related to the K5 Pro are 4050mAh non-removable battery, dual front and back camera, Snapdragon 636 and gorgeous 5.99-inches screen. Let’s find out more.
Price and Availability
The official Lenovo K5 Pro release date in Australia isn’t decided, for now, but it’s most likely to be landed somewhere in November 2018. Be noted, it’s just over-educated guess as Lenovo itself didn’t reveal K5 Pro’s availability in Australia.
However, K5 Pro will officially launch in China and other regions on October 25 and will be available to pre-order with immediate effects.
As far as Lenovo K5 Pro Price in Australia is concerned, it’s also unknown. But based on several rumors and suggestions, Lenovo K5 Pro will set users back around AU$202 if you get your hands on 64GB with 4GB RAM variant whereas 64GB with 6GB RAM variant will go for AU$222.
There is another variant – 128GB with 6GB of RAM which will cost users around AU$262. We’ve converted it via quick currency converter as Australian price is yet to be revealed.
Lenovo K5 Pro Specifications
The handset comes with IPS LCD screen with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, Snapdragon 636 Chipset, 64GB/128GB of onboard memory and an exquisite 6GB of RAM. Further Lenovo K5 Pro specifications in Australia are listed below.
- Dimensions: 156 x 75 x 8 mm
- Weight: 165 grams
- Display Size: 5.99-inches IPS LCD Screen (79.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Display Resolution: 1080 x 2160 Pixels (403 PPI) (18:9 aspect ratio)
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
- CPU: Octa-core
- GPU: Adreno 509
- RAM: 4GB/6GB
- ROM: 64GB/128GB (Expandable Further Up to 256GB via microSD)
- Rear Camera: 16MP + 5MP
- Front Camera: 16MP + 5MP
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
- Bluetooth: 4.2
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted),Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass
- Battery: Non-removable 4050mAh
- Colors: Black and Gold
Lenovo K5 Pro Design and Display
The Lenovo K5 Pro looks quite different from what we have already seen from Lenovo’s K-Series. The device comes with a curved antenna line at the top and bottom corner whereas a dual rear camera is positioned vertically on the top left corner of the smartphone. Alongside a rear dual camera, there’s an LED Flash for capturing detailed images even in a low-light condition.
Out front, you’ll see a 5.99-inches frame-less IPS based screen without a cut form a nice looking exterior. The dimensions are 156 x 75 x 8 mm and weigh 165 grams. Users have 2 color options to choose from – Black and Gold.
Display-wise, there is not much to discuss but a gorgeous and eye-catching 5.99-inches FHD+ IPS LCD Full view screen. The screen itself is endowed with an impressive resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels at 403 PPI with an aspect ratio of 18:9 for stunning visuals. The screen stretches up to 79.1% screen to body ratio and is sharp with good color reproduction, brightness and sunlight accuracy. The viewing angles are also great and take your enjoyment to the next level while watching HD movies or playing 3D games.
Lenovo K5 Pro Camera
On paper, Lenovo K5 Pro is equipped with a dual rear and dual FaceTime sensor. The rear side is covered by 16MP + 5MP for an excellent detailing of images and the naturalness of their color reproduction during an entire day while maintaining a satisfactory picture quality. The rear camera also has an LED flash which enables users to capture bright images and record HD videos. A pair of 16MP + 5MP FaceTime sensor is delighted for selfie lovers.
Lenovo K5 Pro Software and Hardware
The flagship runs on outdated Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box and most important of all, Lenovo didn’t reveal if it will start getting updates of Android Pie 9.0. Digging down inside, Lenovo K5 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Chipset which is coupled with a remarkable amount of RAM – 4GB/6GB and Adreno 509 manages a graphical department quite well. One should expect seamless and flawless performance while working on more than one apps or playing heavy graphics games.
Onboard memory-wise, K5 Pro comes in 2 tiers – 64GB and 128GB. The 64GB is available with both 4GB and 6GB of RAM whereas 128GB only comes with 6GB. Whether you go for 64GB or 128GB, both are upgradable further up to 256GB with a help of microSD card.
Lenovo K5 Pro Battery
No savings on battery capacity which take along up to an extraordinary 4050mAh. The company claims it can easily last for more than a day with moderate user whereas a heavy user can go through an entire day with 15% juice left. The phone comes with fast charging technology which restores juice up to 50% in a couple of minutes. Upset the lack of NFC and wireless charging, however, a wide range of advantages give us the opportunity, without a shadow of a doubt, to call it a future hit.
Should you buy this phone? Well, it’s not only a good but also an important question. To be honest, Lenovo K5 Pro comes with an extremely affordable price-tag even budget-conscious buyers who are looking for a flagship-level smartphone, can get their hands on one. Making a comparison of its onboard features, it can be one of the best options in its range. The smartphone is backed by an excellent pair of cameras on both sides - front and back - making users fall in love with each and every click. Not only this, but 4050mAh impressive amount of battery is also very good and lasts even heavy users an entire day with ease. Altogether, Lenovo k5 Pro shows no sign of any drawback.
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