The Lenovo K5 Play is a stripped-down variant of the Lenovo K5. However, the smartphone has a nice build and comes at a price that does not break the bank. Lenovo K5 Play is suitable for average users that want a simple smartphone that can stand its ground.
Released among the iteration of devices launched by Lenovo in 2018 it is still a great bargain in 2020. Lenovo seems to have integrated recent looks in smartphone design in the K5 Play.
Where to Buy Lenovo K5 Play
Lenovo K5 Play Key Specs and Features
- 5.7-inch IPS LCD Display, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
- Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 CPU with 2GB / 3GB RAM
- Android 8.0 Oreo (ZUI 3.7)
- 16GB / 32GB Built-in Storage, up to 128GB Memory Card
- 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
- 3, 000 mAh Non Removable Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
The trio of the smartphones released which includes the Lenovo K5, K5 Play and S5 has a striking similarity. As per designs, the Lenovo K5 Play is quite a decent smartphone crafted with nice round edges that makes handling much easier.
Up front the smartphone has a 2.5D curved glass and slim bezels to compliment. Moreover, the smartphone looks sturdy with fairly solid ergonomics.
Going by the standards of budget smartphones, the Lenovo K5 Play has a good enough display. It is also suitable for watching movies and other day to day activities.
With a 1440 X 720 resolution, the smartphone is squared with most of the other smartphones in its category.
Battery and Camera
Most smartphones nowadays don’t really offer much as regards battery power and you most certainly will have to charge at the end of the day.
This is inevitably the case when it comes to the Lenovo K5 Play with just 3, 000mAh battery capacity and no quick charge.
In the camera section, there’s the usual dual rear camera seen in a sizeable percentage of the budget smartphones produced now. However, the cameras include a 13MP camera couples with a 2MP sensor at the back and an 8MP camera for taking selfies.
Hardware and Software
On the hardware front, the smartphone comes with a low tier Qualcomm’s chipset unlike the MediaTek seen in the Lenovo K5.
Nonetheless, you’ve got a Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset consisting of two quad-core CPU running at up to 1.4GHz and up to 1.09GHz respectively, and an Adreno 505 GPU in charge of graphics rendering.
Furthermore, the Lenovo K5 Play is of two models, a 2GB RAM with 16GB storage space model and another with 3GB internal memory and a 32GB storage space built-in.
Storage space can be expanded on both smartphones up to 128GB and runs Android 8.0 Oreo with ZUI 3.7.
You can also watch our unboxing video of the Lenovo K5 Play.
Lenovo K5 Play Price and Availability
Lenovo K5 Play price in Nigeria starts at around 29,990 Naira. The phone starts at around $119 on AliExppress, See Offers.
The Lenovo K5 Play is an affordable smartphone starting at around $120 for the 3GB RAM / 32GB model. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in your country.
Lenovo K5 Play Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lenovo K5 Play:
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (ZUI 3.7)
- Processor: Octa-core (1.4GHz quad-core and 1.09GHz quad-core) Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Memory: 2GB / 3GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Gray, Blue
- Dimension: 153.8 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 155g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi), 18:9 Aspect Ratio
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP Camera, 10800p [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP camera, 720p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 16GB / 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Video Player: MP4/H.265 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3, 000 mAh non removable Li-ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –