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Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Hands On and First Impressions

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We have the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus! Yesterday at an event in BGC, Lenovo Philippines unveiled the Lenovo Vibe K5 series – the regular Vibe K5, Vibe K5 Plus and the Vibe K5 Note. We were able to secure a review unit of the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus bundled with freebies and we are excited to share our first impressions.

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus:

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor
  • Adreno 405 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Dolby ATMOS surround sound technology
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB OTG
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,750 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI
  • Price: P8,999

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note Unboxing and Hands On video – please skip go to 10:40.

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What comes with the package?

  • Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus unit
  • VR Headset
  • TheaterMax game controller
  • Clear Case
  • Screen Protector
  • USB cable
  • Wall Adapter
  • Earphones

Holding the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus seems like the familiar look and feel. Some of the design cues are from the Flash Plus 2 especially the concept of a removable metal and plastic combo back. We do love the shift of many brands from plastic to metal because it give a touch of premium and elegance to the device. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has a slippery surface good the plastic top and bottom at the back are not as slippery. Good thing Lenovo included a clear case when you buy one.

This device still runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI on top of it. Lenovo, however, promised an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by September. Just like any other Chinese OEMs, no app drawers is present here so all apps are on the home screen. If you don’t like this set up you can just download a third party launcher.

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The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus left us with very good impressions after having it for 24 hours. As of this writing we have not installed much of the apps we actually use and just social media apps and some games. We will be using the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus for two weeks as our daily driver and full review will be up soon.